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Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Fire 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.

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Alternate Titles

  • "FR" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

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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
Blend Games Dec 07, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Dec 05, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 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
Armchair Empire, The Feb 11, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Nov 12, 2007 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Feb 15, 2009 D 25

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #5 PS2 Game of the Year

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scabadoo (32) added Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PlayStation 2) on May 24, 2006