WWF Wrestlemania

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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.


WWF Wrestlemania Atari ST Intro.
WWF Wrestlemania DOS The stadium warms up.
WWF Wrestlemania Atari ST Grappling action.
WWF Wrestlemania Commodore 64 Game over

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jun, 1993 72 out of 100 72
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 24 out of 100 24


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