DescriptionFire ProWrestling Returns is a 2D-graphic based wrestling simulation game. The game has a north-south/east-west-axis movement system. This allows for dual-plane movement rendering it to play like a 3D wrestling game (although the moves are still done in 2D).
The game features 327 wrestlers on the main roster, from over 10 major Japanese wrestling and mixed-martial arts organizations. This in-depth roster allows the player to simulate classic matches or matches that could never take place.
Game modes include a standard exhibition match, tag team exhibition match with 2, 3 or 4 player teams, a round robin league tournament featuring up to 64 wrestlers, a sudden elimination tournament featuring up to 16 wrestlers, mixed martial arts matches aka Ultimate Fighting (with either Pride or K*1 Rules), battle royal matches with up to eight players in the ring at the same time, 5-man team elimination matches and for the first time ever in a Fire ProWrestling game, a North American cage match mode.
The edit mode allows you to create wrestlers, referees and even entire wrestling organizations (with their own ring and logo). This mode features over 1,648 moves and holds you can assign to your wrestlers, and you can then tweak their CPU logic, so as to make them behave as you like when controlled by the computer.
The new features for the Fire ProWrestling series debuting in Fire ProWrestling Returns are North American cage matches, face layering on edit mode, and ring seconds (aka managers) that accompany wrestlers to the ring. It also features over 20 brand new moves, including some reanimations of old moves.
There are no PlayStation 2 screenshots for this game.
- "FR" -- Official abbreviation
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The Press Says
|1UP||Nov 20, 2007||10 out of 10||100|
|Game Vortex||Dec 08, 2007||97 out of 100||97|
|Gamernode||Nov 25, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|GameSpy||Dec 05, 2007||90|
|Blend Games||Dec 07, 2007||90|
|The Review Busters||2007||8.75 out of 10||88|
|Retrogaming History||Apr 03, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Shark||Nov 28, 2007||B||75|
|IGN||Nov 14, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|The Video Game Critic||Feb 15, 2009||D||25|
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1001 Video GamesFire Pro Wrestling Returns appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2007 – #5 PS2 Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Fire ProWrestling Returns (Official game website - Japanese)
- Wikipedia: Fire ProWrestling Returns (Information about Fire ProWrestling Returns at Wikipedia)