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Description

Take control of your favourite WCW wrestler and battle it out in the ring. The 16 wrestlers (to start) in the game include such greats as Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell and Hollywood Hulk Hogan.

Based on WCW's flagship television program, "WCW Monday Nitro", this arcade-style game puts you (or a partner) in a button-mashing brawl featuring many of WCW's most popular stars and their signature maneuvers. There are single and tag match options for one or two players and a single-player tournament mode, where the player must battle through a series of matches to become a champion.

As you progress, you can unlock new characters to take to the ring, including more WCW wrestlers and personnel, as well as fictional characters and THQ staff members.

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WCW Nitro PlayStation Options screen
WCW Nitro PlayStation Ric Flair loading screen
WCW Nitro PlayStation Landing on the opponent.
WCW Nitro Windows Goldberg in action

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Critic Reviews

Mega Fun PlayStation Jun, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jun, 1998 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 19, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69
Sports Gaming Network Windows Dec 09, 1998 54 out of 100 54
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 5.3 out of 10 53
All Game Guide Windows 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1998 48 out of 100 48
IGN Windows Mar 15, 1999 4.8 out of 10 48
Video Games Nintendo 64 Apr, 1999 42 out of 100 42
Bravo Screenfun PlayStation Aug, 1998 4 out of 6 40

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Trivia

There are lots of secret characters to be unlocked in the game; actually for every standard character there are 3 secret ones that must be unlocked in succession (beat the game first with the regular, unlock first secret character, beat the game with the first secret character, get the second...). So that makes 4 tiers of characters available. Tier 2 has wrestling celebrities and legends, tier 3 goofy-fantasy characters like Santa Claus, and tier 4 has...the developers!

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