WWF Wrestlemania

Critic Score User Score
DOS
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3.5
Amstrad CPC
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...
Amiga
62
3.5
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Description

WWF Wrestlemania is a wrestling game with arcade elements, which uses the World Wrestling Federation license. The player can control one of the three available wrestlers: Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, or the British Bulldog.

The player either participates in practice matches (against the hopefully-misnamed Mr. Perfect) or in a sequence of five matches to win the Wrestlemania Belt. The opponents have different special moves - watch out for The Warlord's Full Nelson and Sgt. Slaughter's Camel Clutch, for example. Before the fights start, the opponents will deliver a taunt, which the player must respond to as creatively as possible.

The game is viewed from a forced perspective above and behind the action. The player's aim is to pin the opponent to the ground for three seconds, which can only be done once he has been weakened. Kicks, punches and throws will reduce an opponent's strength bar. When a strong opponent is down, stamping on him will pay off more than attempting a pin.

Avoid leaving the ring for too long - 20 seconds out and the match is void, which counts as a defeat. As in real WWF, the frame of the arena can be used to perform moves. Once players are in close contact, the player can waggle the joystick to ensure he wins the grapple.

Screenshots

WWF Wrestlemania DOS The stadium warms up.
WWF Wrestlemania ZX Spectrum Grappling is determined by joystick waggling
WWF Wrestlemania Commodore 64 Hulk Hogan's attributes
WWF Wrestlemania Commodore 64 Lining a move up

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Commodore Force Commodore 64 May, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jun, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Datormagazin Amiga Feb 27, 1992 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 24 out of 100 24
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1992 22 out of 100 22

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  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Beat-'em-ups

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63069)