WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It

aka: Exciting Pro Wrestling 3, JBI, WWE Smackdown! Just Bring It
Moby ID: 5404

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WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It is the third installment in the WWF Smackdown series. Like its predecessors, the game allows players to control many real-world WWF wrestlers, as well as create a custom wrestler and train him to become a WWF champion. New modes include six-man tag team matches, as well as six-man and eight-man battle royals (elimination matches), invented specifically for this game. This is also the first game in the series to give each wrestler two finishing moves, as well as allow the player to edit the wrestlers' move sets. The game features many areas to fight outside the ring, such as a parking lot, a dressing room, etc.

An enhanced Story Mode is included, in which the player can take on the career of any wrestler in the game. The player can fight for titles, accept or reject fight offers, and unlock secrets through the story mode, which include additional playable wrestlers.

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Executive Producer
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Vice President of Marketing
Director of Creative Services
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Product Manager
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Average score: 76% (based on 16 ratings)


Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 26 ratings with 1 reviews)

A horrible game...steer clear!

The Good
Call me picky, but I liked three things about Smackdown! JBI:

1) The selection of wrestlers. I don't watch wrestling, and I don't know anything about any wrestler, but there is a large amount of wrestlers for you to choose from in this game, with the addition of hidden characters.

2) The selection of matches. There are a huge amount of matches in JBI, including "Hell In A Cell" and "Cage Match", along with oldies like "Royal Rumble" and "No Holds Barred".

3) The Create-A-Wrestler feature. It offers near unlimited options to create your own wrestler from the ground up. There's about 40 different eyelash variations. EYELASH variations. When you get to the important parts, such as tattoos, shirts and pants, there are about a hundred.

The Bad
Everything else.

Graphics: They are horrible. The people look blocky, the crowd is ugly, the objects look and break like crap. The only redeeming quality is the animation, which is above average for a wrestling game.

Story Mode: This option was highly regarded as JBI's selling feature, and it has let down remarkably. Not only do the mouths move like he's just been oiled as the Tinman from "The Wizard Of Oz", but there is no voice acting whatsoever, and the dialogue is horrendous. The same dialogue is used for each character. If they weren't going to include voices, they should've at least made the dialogue specific to each wrestler.

Sound: Ugh, what sound? The music is terrible, and the grunts, groans, and oofs are just as bad. Ring side announing is called by Tazz and Michael Cole. Tazz is a one-line blunder, who likes to repeat himself over and over. Three times in a row, I heard him call "Oh! Off the ropes!" as I pinned him. Right. A little late there, buddy.

Control: They are awkward and they don't respond well. There's about a one-second delay when you press the button to what happens in the game. To the casual gamer, this may not seem long, but to hardcore gamers, timing is everything.

I'm going to spare myself the trouble and say that every other feature of the game, except for the three listed in the "Good" of the game, suck. I never played Smackdown 1 or 2, but friends have said the first one was good and the second one was bad. Let's just say the series is contiuning it's downhill slope.

The Bottom Line
If you liked the first two Smackdown's, then you'll probably enjoy JBI, even though it sucks on almost every level. The last wrestling game I played was "Royal Rumble" for the Sega Genesis, and I find that to be more entertaining then JBI.

PlayStation 2 · by JPaterson (9484) · 2001

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Game added by JPaterson.

Additional contributors: Kartanym, Exodia85.

Game added November 27th, 2001. Last modified May 29th, 2023.