Review by Psycho Penguin

"What the heck happened here?"

There have been a lot of wrestling games made over the years, moreso for the WWF than for WCW. The WWF has had some very good games, especially recently, but some of the older games had more problems than mae Young in the nude. This game, WWF Wrestlemania: Steel Cage Challenge, was one of those games. It is probably the worst WWF game I have ever played in my entire life. The graphics are very deformed, and the gameplay leaves much to be desired. The other WWF games on the NES, like King of the Ring, are pretty good, but unfortuantely this game swung for the fences and struck out swinging. Its just not a very good game that should be avoided.

Graphics (3.4/10): Why do the friggin charcater models look so deformed? When you grapple on to your opponent the models kinda blend together which really is pitiful. The whole graphical performance of the game really isnt that good. The ring is too bright and the charcetr models are deformed and look nothing like their real life counterparts. Overall, the graphics are pretty terrible.

Music/Sound (3.2/10): The music and sound effects are uninspiring and very bland. The music that plays while wretsling gets on your nerves after a while. The sound effects sound worse than some Atari 2600 games.

Gameplay/Control (0.9/10): This gameplay is so horrid, its sad almost. The game Features 10 wrestlers: The Mountie, IRS, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Ted Dibiase, Bret Hart, Undertaker, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jake Roberts, and Sid Justice, but they all look nothing like their real life counterparts once you get into the game. You only get about three moves, even the frigign Game Boy games have more variety!!

Replay Value (0.1/10): Only play if you want to see how the WWF used to be back in the late 80's.

Challenge (10/10): Is it humanly possible to beat this game?

Overall (1.5/10): Definetly one of the worst NES games I have ever played.


Reviewer's Score: 2/10 | Originally Posted: 03/04/00, Updated 07/16/01


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