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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.

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WWF Wrestlemania Commodore 64 Taunting back
WWF Wrestlemania Amstrad CPC Loading screen
WWF Wrestlemania DOS Here we are on the mat.
WWF Wrestlemania DOS Then of course there is the British Bulldog.

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Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1992 83 out of 100 83
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Play Time Amiga Feb, 1992 51 out of 100 51
Power Play DOS Apr, 1992 28 out of 100 28
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 (62867)