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« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2009, 02:21:19 PM »
Watching the Revenge intro makes me wonder. Who the heck was hopping on one foot with their head cocked to the side?

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« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2009, 02:28:35 PM »
Yeah, that's Piper's taunt in the game.

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« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2009, 02:30:09 PM »
Damn...now I want them to release the WCW Nitro arena as a special arena for the next SvR game or LOWM game.

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« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2009, 02:45:00 PM »
I thought that was him. Has he EVER done that IRL?

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« Reply #54 on: April 09, 2009, 05:14:22 PM »
I recall him doing it at Starrcade '96.

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« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2009, 05:53:48 PM »
Yeah, I think watching the Starrcade DVD and seeing that match was the first time I was able to put Piper's taunt and a real action together.

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« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2009, 12:10:38 AM »
my fav wrestling game is a text-based manager style game called Extreme Warfare Revenge. you get to control your fav fed and book and run it how you see fit. 

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« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2009, 03:52:30 AM »
I remember at TOTSM there was an EWR/TEW thread. That was cool.

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« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2009, 05:39:45 AM »
Oh man, I remember "Rage in the Cage". One of my best friends had that, as he was also the only person I've ever known who actually owned a Sega CD (and the 32X, to boot). I remember thinking, "Who the hell wants to play as Brian Knobbs in a singles match?" Overall I remember the graphics and sound being pretty good for the time, though. The cage matches themselves were the usual lame ass "climb to the top of the cage to win" variety, though.
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« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2009, 06:56:40 AM »
I remember at TOTSM there was an EWR/TEW thread. That was cool.
Along the same lines I kinda dug Adam Ryland's other text based game Wrestling Spirit. Yeah I sucked at it as I do pretty much every video game in the history of man, but there seemed to be something deeper about this game. As if there were more things to strategeize than your typical console game, even if my strategies resulted in me getting demolished in humiliating time.

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« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2009, 09:15:06 PM »
So browsing around e-Bay, I found this...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WWF-BACKLASH-4-CLASSIC-WWF-WRESTLING-GAMES-WIN-CD_W0QQitemZ350197416208QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS?hash=item350197416208&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

From the description, it's WarZone, Road To Wrestlemania, Attitude and No Mercy on PC. There's a similar set with WCW games as well. Now I'm not computer savvy enough to know if this is even possible. I'm tempted to buy it and try because having No Mercy on PC would be great, but does anyone know any more about this and what problems there might be with it?

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« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2009, 11:09:48 PM »
Sounds to me like your paying for 4 N64 roms and an emulator.

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« Reply #62 on: May 08, 2009, 01:10:03 AM »
WWF Wrestlefest. I loved playing it in arcades and even had a mame rom of it on my old computer.

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« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2009, 02:52:59 AM »
I've never been much of a video game guy but I think at the peak of my markdom, my wrestling fandom beat out my apathy towards video games and I ended up playing virtually every wrestling game that came out between 1994 to 2002 and virtually every one that had come out before. Unfortunately, this led me to play stuff like WCW Backstage Assault (which was to wrestling video games what '00 WCW was to wrestling), In Your House (at least that had the always amusing Vince McMahon commentary), and The Simpsons Wrestling. I played those games on a frequent basis. Oy!

I think my overall favorite was Extreme Warfare. But as for actual video games, I'm surprised my favorite hasn't been mentioned...



WWF Superstars

Man, I marked hard whenever I saw this at any arcade. I kind of sucked at it though. I'm not sure if I ever beat The Mega Bucks.

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« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2009, 03:31:44 AM »
+1 to the above!

We used to have one in our local swimming pool. Not in it, of course.

I remember getting all the way to the last match and beating the snot out of DiBiase, and then he'd make the tag to Andre and we just knew it was lights out.

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« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2009, 05:00:06 AM »
We had one in a convenience store at the end of our street. A friend and I actually figured out a way for the machine to give us free credits so we'd spend HOURS at that thing.. My favourite was always Macho Man and his running neckbreaker/hook clothesline. I loved landing that on other players as it always seemed to piss them off. ;)
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« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2009, 09:36:24 AM »
I liked the bucket. Does anyone remember on WWF RAW the SUPER finishers like Owen Hart doing the spinning clothesline?

WWF RAW ALL SPECIALS/MEGA MOVES

Man, those moves were pretty awesome and completely random. I managed to pull off a couple of them, but I have no idea how I did it.

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« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2009, 05:27:32 PM »
I knew it was that game that created the "Raw is War" tag!

Somewhat related to that video, I have a Coliseum Video somewhere featuring Todd Pettingill offering tips on True Lies and Warlock: The Video Game (said video being the only instance of that video game existing I'm aware of).

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« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2009, 04:45:18 AM »
I don't know I'm crazy but I have a memory of renting a video of nothing but Todd Pettingill giving video game tips for like an hour. It may have been centered around one of the WWF video games of that period (WWF RAW or WrestleMania: The Arcade Game I'm thinking). But I remember renting it as part of some 5 for 5 deal at a mom and pop store and being mightily bored. Did this actually exist? The History of WWE's list of Coliseum Video releases doesn't mention anything like this but they don't mention a couple of the non-wrestling releases.

Also, Warlock: The Video Game did exist. I remember one of my brothers rented it, partly because it was shilled so much on WWF TV. Like the movie it was based on, it wasn't very good.

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« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2009, 05:19:43 AM »
I booted up Wrestlemania 19 earlier, i forgot how fun this came can be with pratically everymove being able to put someone through a table.

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« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2009, 05:30:37 PM »
Plus murdering security guards for doing their job at a construction site.

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« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2009, 02:21:15 AM »
I booted up Wrestlemania 19 earlier, i forgot how fun this came can be with pratically everymove being able to put someone through a table.

I was just recently thinking about looking for this game used at a Gamestop. Yeah, Revenge Mode sucked, but by the end when you unlock some of the levels, you can have some stupid/fun matches, like a four-way elimination at one of the construction sites where you win by throwing your opponent off the platform: either off the side or through the floor.

I still think this game had the best HIAC match to date so far, too, especially with the unlocking of the Revenge Camera to allow all the cool angles you can get for the big spots.

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« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2009, 02:27:13 AM »
shame that the game takes up so much space on the memory card :(

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« Reply #73 on: May 11, 2009, 03:01:00 AM »
I don't know I'm crazy but I have a memory of renting a video of nothing but Todd Pettingill giving video game tips for like an hour. It may have been centered around one of the WWF video games of that period (WWF RAW or WrestleMania: The Arcade Game I'm thinking). But I remember renting it as part of some 5 for 5 deal at a mom and pop store and being mightily bored. Did this actually exist? The History of WWE's list of Coliseum Video releases doesn't mention anything like this but they don't mention a couple of the non-wrestling releases.

You didn't dream this, and they also had previews of this at the end of a couple Coliseum Videos. I remember!

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« Reply #74 on: May 11, 2009, 04:50:35 AM »
I have a small feeling you're not wrong Peng.

It's been a long time since I played.

Best I can remember, you could do 1 vs 1, Tag, and Royal Rumble matches.  You could do 1 vs 1, and IIRC, select a 2nd "helper" to interfere in your matches and hit their finisher, or toss you weapons.  The game had some amazing visuals for it's time, but no replay value whatsoever.  Plus, Shane and Vince as the only 2 unlockable characters was a bit of a joke.  Big Show's powerbomb had a nice animation to it.  I got a laugh out of dropping someone on the back of their head, kinda like when Nash dropped Big Show in WCW.  Each wrestler also had alternate attire.  The bad part about this was during a Rumble match, you would have 2 of the same wrestler in the ring, just in different outfits.

Revenge was the game that you could also modify the wrestlers and it changed the intro video sequence. I dressed Randy Savage in all pink and there he was, driving a truck in all pink.

Good times.

I never realized that was supposed to be Savage driving the truck.  The bit of changing the attires for the sole purpose of changing the opening cinemas was one of my favorite parts of the old N64 wrestling games.


One thing I would love to see added to current wrestling games is the ability to switch control to your tag partner once you tag him in.  One of the SD games a couple years back switched controls automatically, but since then, you're pretty much stuck standing on the apron while your AI partner and opponent walk around eachother for eternity.

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« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2009, 05:49:44 PM »
I have a small feeling you're not wrong Peng.

It's been a long time since I played.

In SVR, you can set it so that you control both partners, the only exception being the story mode.

Best I can remember, you could do 1 vs 1, Tag, and Royal Rumble matches.  You could do 1 vs 1, and IIRC, select a 2nd "helper" to interfere in your matches and hit their finisher, or toss you weapons.  The game had some amazing visuals for it's time, but no replay value whatsoever.  Plus, Shane and Vince as the only 2 unlockable characters was a bit of a joke.  Big Show's powerbomb had a nice animation to it.  I got a laugh out of dropping someone on the back of their head, kinda like when Nash dropped Big Show in WCW.  Each wrestler also had alternate attire.  The bad part about this was during a Rumble match, you would have 2 of the same wrestler in the ring, just in different outfits.

Revenge was the game that you could also modify the wrestlers and it changed the intro video sequence. I dressed Randy Savage in all pink and there he was, driving a truck in all pink.

Good times.

I never realized that was supposed to be Savage driving the truck.  The bit of changing the attires for the sole purpose of changing the opening cinemas was one of my favorite parts of the old N64 wrestling games.


One thing I would love to see added to current wrestling games is the ability to switch control to your tag partner once you tag him in.  One of the SD games a couple years back switched controls automatically, but since then, you're pretty much stuck standing on the apron while your AI partner and opponent walk around eachother for eternity.

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« Reply #76 on: May 11, 2009, 06:32:10 PM »
Woah woah woah...

I had no idea that was Savage driving the truck. I thought Hogan was avenging a fallen nWo fan or something. This changes the whole dynamic.

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« Reply #77 on: May 12, 2009, 07:19:18 AM »

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« Reply #78 on: May 12, 2009, 07:32:16 AM »
HE'S JUST GONE BEZERK!!!!!

The wrestler models are pretty realistic on In Your House. Shame that's the only thing that is.

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« Reply #79 on: May 12, 2009, 07:34:16 AM »
Ahmed Johnson being reckless is realistic too.

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« Reply #80 on: May 12, 2009, 07:44:49 AM »
Shawn Michaels burying Vader is pretty realistic too

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« Reply #81 on: May 12, 2009, 07:46:54 AM »
In Your House, another in a long line of terrible wrestling video games that I constantly tried to defend. The wrestler models and the always entertaining Vince McMahon commentary are pretty much the only good parts.

There was a time when I defended Backstage Assault as being decent. Good lord, what was I thinking? It's a wrestling game where there isn't a ring!

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« Reply #82 on: May 12, 2009, 08:48:38 AM »
I recall reading an article about it in GamePro where they talked about how Sunny was filmed on a swing, apparently to be swinging above the ring for no real reason in the background. I don't think that ended up anywhere in the game.

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« Reply #83 on: May 13, 2009, 01:38:34 AM »
I cried the day I got Backstage Assault. These were not two seperate incidents.

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« Reply #84 on: May 13, 2009, 04:04:00 AM »
Wasn't Russo trying to convince the WCW higher-ups (around the time Backstage Assault was released) that the company would be a lot more exciting if they got rid of the ring all-together?  I'll admit the backstage stuff was some of the most entertaining aspects of WCW Mayhem (the game, not the PPV), but I didn't then, and don't now feel that it was good enough to base an entire game off of.

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« Reply #85 on: May 13, 2009, 11:34:58 AM »

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« Reply #86 on: May 13, 2009, 12:45:47 PM »
I've always wondered, was the sequel to Saturday Night Slam Masters as fun? I've never played it, but always was curious.

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« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2009, 12:50:05 AM »
Man, I played the hell outta this game back in the day:


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« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2009, 01:08:17 AM »
Hell yeah . . . playing as "yourself", the Gorilla Press, the big boot, the Andre squash in the corner, the Rude Awakening, and best of all, the SURVIVOR SERIES!
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« Reply #89 on: May 14, 2009, 03:08:16 AM »
That picture made me realize that my boss at work looks exactly like the Big BossMan.

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« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2009, 03:52:55 AM »
I don't think I've ever played any of the NES WWF games besides the first WrestleMania (which was chronologically the first in line of disappointing wrestling games I tried to like). Why NES Games were  still available to rent into the late '90s, I'm not sure but I rented it multiple times.  I never saw the other two or even played them on emulators for some reason.

I did love me some Pro Wrestling on the NES though. Has that game been mentioned? Don't want to rummage through the thread again but I'd be shocked if it hasn't. Great stuff. Up there with Punch Out!!!, RBI Baseball, and Rampage as my favorite games for the classic Nintendo.

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« Reply #91 on: May 14, 2009, 05:50:16 AM »
I picked up a game on the Playstation for like 10 bucks....can't remember the name for the life of me...cam out before WCW vs. The World and I THINK it was with the AKI engine. Virtua Pro Wrestling I think.

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« Reply #92 on: May 14, 2009, 06:14:18 AM »
Power Move Pro Wrestling?  Does it have the Commandant in it?  Or a sliding referee?
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« Reply #93 on: May 14, 2009, 06:51:34 AM »
Power Move Pro Wrestling?  Does it have the Commandant in it?  Or a sliding referee?

hey that might be it...I just remember a dude named Agent Orange.

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« Reply #94 on: May 14, 2009, 07:12:49 AM »
That's Power Move Pro Wrestling.

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« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2009, 05:36:41 AM »
I had the aforementioned WWF Royal Rumble game on Sega Genesis, and I freaking loved it. I played that game for hours.

Def Jam was awesome on the PS2, and this is coming from a guy who doesn't listen to much rap and didn't know who probably half the characters were. The game play was just great.

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« Reply #96 on: May 18, 2009, 01:06:30 PM »
the Method Man and Redman tag team was a fuckin bitch to beat!

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« Reply #97 on: February 21, 2010, 09:42:59 AM »


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« Reply #98 on: February 21, 2010, 10:13:11 AM »
LOL Luger.

Also, Takers speed over all of Bret Hart's stats.

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« Reply #99 on: February 21, 2010, 10:24:44 AM »
The Indy Forever mod for the N64 is a good blast, even if it does have a glitch of giving Ian Rotten a dozen different moves in his repertoire.