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WWF Wrestlemania is a fun wrestling game, which kick-started the genre. Jacob Quinn (7) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (22 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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VideoGame (Apr, 1991)
Wrestlemania é um sofisticado jogo de luta livre, para ser jogado por um ou dois jogadores. Você pode optar por seis lutadores de caráter e técnicas diferentes.
Tilt (Jun, 1990)
Chaque catcheur a ses points forts et ses coups de prédilection. Il faut impérativement se familiariser avec les spécialités de chacun, car un même mouvement de la manette correspond à un coup différent selon le catcheur que vous avez choisi. La panoplie de coups disponibles est suffisamment vaste pour maintenir assez longtemps l'intérêt du jeu. Un programme amusant et bien conçu qui séduira les fans de ce sport spectaculaire.
Power Play (Nov, 1989)
Die Kämpfer-Sprites sehen nicht furchterregend, sondern eher niedlich und knuddelig aus. Außerdem beherrschen die Ringer wesentlich weniger Kampftechniken und Schläge als bei Pro Wrestling und die Tritt- und Schlag-Arten sind schwerer zu steuern. Dafür sind die Musik und überhaupt das ganze Drumherum bei Wrestlemania schön geraten. Spieltechnisch geht dem Modul aber recht schnell die Luft aus.
So bleibt leider nur von einem Spiel zu berichten, das in keinster Weise den hohen Preis rechtfertigt. Schade, denn aus diesem „Stoff“ hätte man sicher mehr machen können. WRESTLEMANIA - eines der schwächsten Spiele, die man auf dem Nintendo bisher gesehen hat. Wer auf der Suche nach einem guten Sportspiel ist, wird sicher anderweitig fündig werden. Wer sich aber in den Kopf gesetzt hat, seinem Nintendo unbedingt das Catchen zu lehren, der sollte sich gedulden, bis ein besseres Produkt auf den Markt kommt.
GamesCollection (Mar 26, 2008)
In definitiva stategli alla larga! Acclaim ha toppato, e WWF Wrestlemania risulta essere soltanto un ottimo centrotavola da esporre agli amici. Fastidioso come le ortiche durante le escursioni in montagna.
With a few years of development time between this and Nintendo's own "Pro Wrestling," one should logically expect "Wrestlemania" to improve upon that classic. It obviously didn't happen, and it wouldn't get much better in later WWF games on the console either. This is a game that barely even represents the sport it's trying to emulate.
Retro Game Reviews (Jul 24, 2017)
WWF Wrestlemania is a shambles due to its perplexing button layouts, ill-conceived combat mechanics and unbalanced characters. Winning the championship belt takes more luck than it does skill, but the real challenge comes from trying to stay awake long enough to endure the highly repetitive and bland gameplay.
The addition of wrestler-specific health power-ups that can be grabbed at the top of the ring as they float by seems more perfunctory than anything else, and the dark void around the ring doesn’t even make the game interesting to look at. A major disappointment during one of wrestling’s more popular periods.
Gamestyle (Apr 29, 2008)
The graphics are dire and the characters are poorly animated, there is no skill to winning the game other than being able to tap a button fast, the sound is dire and the effects are poor. So basically there is nothing to recommend this game to anyone, instead buy the sequel Royal Rumble which added more variety, signature moves for the characters and a ton more lastability. Steer well clear unless you are a masochist.
25 (Feb, 2014)
Whoever you choose, it’s a pain to pull off any moves other than simple one-button attacks. Button combinations used for special attacks or pinning opponents work only when they decide. Hit detection is garbage. Your pain tolerance may vary for how much you can take of Wrestlemania, but from this outsider’s viewpoint, there’s no nostalgia lost here.
I can think of no greater way to both exacerbate and highlight WWF Wrestlemania's flaws than to toss you into a frustrating series of battles, each made harsher by a progressively escalating challenge factor. It's here that you learn for certain that Wrestlemania is a horribly experimental first attempt at capturing the excitement that made professional wrestling the phenomenon it was in the '80s. With the exception of its music, the game fails to deliver not only an authentic wrestling experience, but a balanced, enjoyable action title to boot.