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Wrestle War puts the player in the role of a rookie pro-wrestler, Bruce Blade, who has to go through a series of bouts to win the championship. The "Sega Wrestling Alliance" wrestling promotion in which the wrestlers compete is fictional. There are no real-life wrestlers or any licensed tournament used in the game; however, many of the characters bear a strong resemblance to popular wrestlers or movie characters.

The ring is done in pseudo 3D. The graphics are sprites, but the wrestlers can move along the Z and X axes and the ring will instantly rotate 90 degrees to give a better view of the action if the player's view gets blocked. The available moves are punch, kick, and grab. The objective is to wear down the opponents' life bar, then pin them.


Wrestle War Genesis Mohawk Kid lands a flying kick.
Wrestle War Genesis Title screen
Wrestle War Genesis Main menu
Wrestle War Genesis Both of us fall to the mat.

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Alternate Titles

  • "レッスルウォー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Family Friendly Gaming Jan, 2017 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Nov, 1991 26 out of 100 26 Mar 21, 2011 1 out of 10 10


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Ace of Sevens (4474) added Wrestle War (Genesis) on Aug 16, 2006
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