Wrestling game that was no clown!
WWF Wrestlemania: the Arcade game is a purebred wrestling arcader, over the top, fun, with a host of actors, sorry, wrestlers, of about 8, so, yeah, not that many. But at least they are well put together, both from an animation perspective as well as from the point of view of the combo system that animates them. While the controls are mapped to only about 3 buttons, except the directions, of course, the number of special moves that can be achieved are quite a few, and thus you won't feel cheated when playing the game. Polished enough, fun, colorful, as stupid as wrestling could be and as over the top, this game can sure be a winner in his own right! So, yeah, give it a try, see how you like it, I'm pretty sure you're going to find it quite as entertaining as I did if you love the performance art, sorry, the sport, itself. Else, a game in the Guilty Gear series
will go much better for that that treasure grace more than clownery and hulking guys in spandex suits! Not that there's anything wrong with spandex suits on middle aged men, don't get me wrong!
A crazy WWF game
show every now and then is entertaining. WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game was a pleasant surprise for me. While other wrestling game
had a confusing type of gameplay, this one makes it much easier, offering us more like a fighting game. There are a lot of innovations in this game that I have just only seen in recent fighting games. In the game, you fight like in other fighting games: punching, kicking and doing some special moves
. The objective of the game, is that you need to win two rounds in order to advance to the next match. To do so, you need to drain the energy meter of your opponent all the way down. There is no referee to count to 10
when you're holding down your opponent and did not feel the need to have one. The graphics are nice and the use of digitized actors reminds me of Mortal Kombat
. Even the crowd is consisted of these kind of actors. The voice is clear and well done.