WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game
Reviewed by Dyson Turner
WWF Wrestlemania was a lot like the arcades. Besides the PSX
version this was the best version on the market. It had
great music voices, arcade quality graphics, and best of all
it was a lot of fun.
The wrestlers were digitized from the real wrestling counter
parts so the guys really were like the real thing. The only
problem was the guys were just a little grainy, and faded.
They still were big like arcade and moved just like it. The
crowd looked great, instead of like previous wrestling games
were everyone looked the same. The announcers Lawler and
McMahon who were right next to the ring looked great as
well. Everything in the graphic department was out of the
The player's music was great, it really sounded like the
real themes, and they were all quite close to the arcade.
The voices were good too, maybe not arcade quality but they
get the job done. You can clearly understand what everyone
is saying it doesn't get repetitive though. I especially
like some of the things that Lawler said, no matter how many
times you hear it still is good. The wrestlers have things
they say too. The Sound Fx were arcade quality, from the
Doink's buzzer and the smack of getting hit everything was
great. The sound department was good and went great with the
The game was for 1 or 2 players, you ahd a small but good
list of super stars like; Doink, Razor Ramon, Bret Hart,
Undertaker, Lex Luger, Yokozuna, Bam Bam Bigelo and Shawn
Michaels. Each wrestler had unique moves and combination.
This wasn't your ordinary wrestling game, it had a fighting
game style, because of all the moves like people's hands
will turn into weapons or their feet. When you hit a guy
hard things will come out of them, like Hart and HBK both
have hearts that fly out, Yokozuna has food that comes out.
You can go to the top for either the WWF World title or IC.
You have a tag team mode as well. The difficulty is
adjustable, and there aren't saves or batter back ups.
Overall 9 out of 10
This is a great game, and it is way better than the SNES
version. If you like traditional pro wrestling then you
might not like this, but if you like fun then by all means
get this game. With the combination move system, which did
away with random button mashing this huge leap in the right
direction. The replay value on this is very high, this game
is very fun and even fun to watch. If you don't have this
game you should get it, if you can't find it than get the