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WCW Nitro (PlayStation)

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Take control of your favourite WCW wrestler and battle it out in the ring. The 16 wrestlers (to start) in the game include such greats as Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell and Hollywood Hulk Hogan.

Based on WCW's flagship television program, "WCW Monday Nitro", this arcade-style game puts you (or a partner) in a button-mashing brawl featuring many of WCW's most popular stars and their signature maneuvers. There are single and tag match options for one or two players and a single-player tournament mode, where the player must battle through a series of matches to become a champion.

As you progress, you can unlock new characters to take to the ring, including more WCW wrestlers and personnel, as well as fictional characters and THQ staff members.


WCW Nitro PlayStation Mode selection
WCW Nitro PlayStation Falling on top of the opponent.
WCW Nitro PlayStation Drop kick
WCW Nitro PlayStation Jumping from the ropes.

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The Press Says

PSX Extreme Feb, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Absolute Playstation Jun, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Gamezilla 1998 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Feb 19, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69
Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 6.6 out of 10 66


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WCW Nitro for the PC is an original game. That game was improved and later released for the PlayStation as "WCW Thunder": In addition to the features of the original game, Thunder has weapons, a steel cage, and more of the wrestlers' real-life finishers.

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Adam Baratz (1352) added WCW Nitro (PlayStation) on Apr 16, 2001
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