My love affair with the WWF (or the WWE, as it’s unfortunately referred to now) lasted two glorious years. From 1999-2001, my buddy Alex and I indulged in Sunday Pay-Per-View matches at his house, courteously paid for by his parents. WWF was knee deep in the “Attitude Era,” and the rise of some of … Continue reading #739-742 – WWF Games
Did this look intimidating in 1990? That’s me in the corner/That’s me on the ground/curled/losing lots of bloood. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Nichibutsu GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: April 1990 Not even the talents of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat can save WCW Wrestling from making a spectacle … Continue reading #713 – WCW: World Championship Wrestling
“Wait, why are we fighting? Black codpiece, red codpiece. They both get the job done!” Served with a side of “shut your mouth.” PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1990 You heard it here first, pansies. Tecmo World Wrestling, the best wrestler … Continue reading #647 – Tecmo World Wrestling
PROTIP: “Arcade hit!” didn’t always mean “NES hit!” Only Round 1?… *sigh* PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: October 1986 “Tag Team Wrestling is some archaic wrestling action, action, action!” but if it were up to me, I’d remove two of … Continue reading #638 – Tag Team Wrestling
One of the best, most hilarious black box covers. Say it ain’t so, Starman! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987 Nintendo covered just about every sport on the NES. From ice hockey to baseball to tennis to football to soccer, and … Continue reading #491 – Pro Wrestling
Ultimate Muscleruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!! Methinks this match is a little unfair. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: October 1986 M.U.S.C.L.E. stands for Most Unusually Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere. It isn’t the most apt description for a wrestling game starring the masked, uh, things from “Ultimate Muscle” … Continue reading #382 – M.U.S.C.L.E.