Review by Arcade

"From arcade to home this game still has it!"

''Welcome to Wrestlemania!''

How many of you remember going to the arcade and playing this game? I do, and when I found it for Playstation I had to have it. Though this is an older game and it doesn't have near as many wrestling moves as the newer games, this can still be counted as one of the best wrestling games.

WWF Wrestlemania brought the fans a different style of wrestling game. This game has the standard: punch, kick, rope toss, turnbuckle climb, and a few wrestling moves. But there is something different about it. As Razor Ramon you can slice at your opponent with a machete, as Yokozuna you can bash a bucket of salt across your opponents head.

There aren't many playable wrestlers on this game, having only 8. You can choose to go for the Intercontinental Title or the WWF Title. So there aren't really many wrestling features to choose from either. But the challenge of winning the title with blocking on is one to strive for.

The graphics on here are great. While some of the newer ones have blocky characters that sometimes don't even resemble the wrestler, the wrestlers on here look just like the wrestlers did back in the 90's.

So what wrestlers can you choose to play with? Well, you can play as: Lex Luger, Doink the Clown, Razor Ramon, Bam Bam Bigelow, Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, The Undertaker, Yokozuna, and Shawn Michaels. This isn't really a big selection to choose from, but many people might enjoy playing as 'The Bad Guy' Razor Ramon or playing as that once evil clown, Doink. The Undertaker is his oldschool self *wearing all black and his grey tie*, Shawn Michaels is that once pretty boy who couldn't get enough of himself.

While the re-playability isn't really there due to the fact you might want to have a hardcore 1 on 3 match, it is a great game to relive the memories of some old wrestling. Do you think that you're up to the challenge of taking the title away from Bret 'The Hitman' Hart? If so, what are you waiting for? Go find this game and play it!

I give this game a 7/10 due to: great graphics, great controls, fun with attacking with 'weapons', lack of many matches to choose from, lack of wrestlers to choose from. It's a great game for those of you who want to relive the days of the earlier 90's era.


Reviewer's Score: 7/10 | Originally Posted: 10/30/01, Updated 10/30/01


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