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Fire Pro Wrestling Returns

aka: FR

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Fire ProWrestling Returns is a 2D-graphic based wrestling simulation game. The game has a north-south/east-west-axis movement system. This allows for dual-plane movement rendering it to play like a 3D wrestling game (although the moves are still done in 2D).

The game features 327 wrestlers on the main roster, from over 10 major Japanese wrestling and mixed-martial arts organizations. This in-depth roster allows the player to simulate classic matches or matches that could never take place.

Game modes include a standard exhibition match, tag team exhibition match with 2 to 4 player teams, a round robin league tournament featuring up to 64 wrestlers, a sudden elimination tournament featuring up to 16 wrestlers, mixed martial arts matches aka Ultimate Fighting (with either Pride or K*1 Rules), battle royal matches with up to eight players in the ring at the same time, 5-man team elimination matches, and for the first time ever in a Fire ProWrestling game, a North American cage match mode.

The edit mode allows the player to create wrestlers, referees, and even entire wrestling organizations (with their own ring and logo). This mode features over 1,648 moves and holds the player can assign to wrestlers, whose CPU logic may be tweaked so as to make them behave as when controlled by the computer.

The new features for the Fire ProWrestling series debuting in Fire ProWrestling Returns are North American cage matches, face layering on edit mode, and ring seconds (aka managers) that accompany wrestlers to the ring. It also features over 20 brand new moves, including some reanimations of old moves.

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1001 Video Games

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #5 PS2 Game of the Year

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  • MobyGames ID: 22508


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by scabadoo.

PlayStation 3 added by Charly2.0.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Last modified March 10th, 2023.