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WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game merges the personalities and action of the WWF TV show characters with a Mortal Kombat-style fighting game. This title features digitized graphics of 8 WWF superstars: Doink, Razor Ramon, Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Yokozuna, Bam Bam Bigelow, and Lex Luger.

Although presented as a wrestling title, this game is structured like a one-on-one fighter, features over-the-top special moves characteristic of WWF. Each match is divided into a series of rounds, much like a fighting game. Instead of each round ending in a KO, it simply ends when the player forces the other wrestler(s) to fall by reducing their energy meter. Game modes include single player arcade mode, tournament mode, and versus mode for one-on-one multiplayer.

Screenshots

WWF WrestleMania Arcade In a hold.
WWF WrestleMania DOS Yokozuna Flips Bam Bam Bigelow
WWF WrestleMania Genesis A triple handicap match? My, the WWF would never allow that. Oh, wait, they do.
WWF WrestleMania Arcade Knocked on your back.

Alternate Titles

  • "WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game" -- Home version title
  • "レッスルマニア・ジ・アーケードゲーム" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Lets get ready to rumble. SNES Big C (49)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Dec, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Joystick (French) DOS Dec, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 12, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 04, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Dec, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SNES Oct, 1995 74 out of 100 74
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Jan 30, 2005 6 out of 10 60
IGN SEGA 32X Dec 02, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

Cover art

Since the SNES version of the game lacks wrestlers Bam Bam Bigelow and Yokozuna, the line "Means This Is THE REAL YOKOZUNA!" that was under "DIGITIZED GRAPHICS" in the other versions' covers had to be changed to "Means Wrestlers Look Real!".
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