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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.

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WCW Nitro Windows A pile driver
WCW Nitro PlayStation Jumping from the ropes.
WCW Nitro PlayStation Throwing the opponent.
WCW Nitro PlayStation Giant vs. Ric Flair

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Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme PlayStation Feb, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun PlayStation Jun, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jun, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Gamezilla PlayStation 1998 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 19, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69
Power Unlimited PlayStation Jul, 1998 6.6 out of 10 66
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 5.3 out of 10 53
IGN Windows Mar 15, 1999 4.8 out of 10 48
GameGenie Windows 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Over Online Windows Dec 06, 1998 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

There are lots of secret characters to be unlocked in the game; actually for every standard character there are 3 secret ones that must be unlocked in succession (beat the game first with the regular, unlock first secret character, beat the game with the first secret character, get the second...). So that makes 4 tiers of characters available. Tier 2 has wrestling celebrities and legends, tier 3 goofy-fantasy characters like Santa Claus, and tier 4 has...the developers!

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