WWF Wrestlemania Challenge Reviews (NES)

WWF Wrestlemania Challenge NES Title screen


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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
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Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.6

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1UP! (May 07, 2004)
Avec ses modes finalement nombreux et ses catcheurs aux attaques plus diversifiées qu'il n'y paraît au premier abord, Wrestlemania Challenge est un très bon jeu, particulièrement avec un ami. C'est aussi un jeu bien fait quoique peu ambitieux, "la qualité plutôt que la quantité" colle parfaitement à ce titre. Par exemple, plutôt que d'avoir trois ou quatre catcheurs sur le ring, ce qui aurait été possible mais au risque de sacrifier l'affichage, Rare a opté pour le système d'aide avec Select. Du coup, seuls les catcheurs de passage dirigés par l'ordinateur clignotent, et pour dix secondes, cela ne gêne pas. Par rapport aux autres jeux de catch, l'environnement graphique est très différent, mais est en fait bien plus agréable. Ceux qui s'en plaignent le plus sont les trop grands fans de "wrestling", la même catégorie d'oiseaux qui pinaille sur le manque de sérieux de Nintendo World Cup. WWF Wrestlemania Challenge est un titre un peu oublié qui mérite d'être redécouvert.
At first glance the game looks a tad spartan - there's not much to see and it all appears a little whiffy - but looks can be very deceiving! Pick up that joypad and all of a sudden you discover a great little game that'll have you thumping the canvas for more! With a wide variety of moves on offer, including some truly stupendous gob-smacking wrestle whacks, this is a laff from beginning to end. The computer opponent's pretty good, and it'll take you quite a while to flatten him which guarantees the testability of the game. Generally this is a fine title which does the whole WWF phenomena proud, and here's a cart I know I'll be going back to again and again for a bit of a laugh!
VideoGame (Jul, 1991)
Wrestlemania Challenge é a segunda versão do já conhecido Wrestlemania, um jogo de luta que você ficou conhecendo em VIDEOGAME n.º 2. E, claro, agora com novos campeões, todos prontos para subir no ringue e aplicar aquela surra no adversário.
Mean Machines (Nov, 1991)
WWF is a fun game which pretty much manages to capture the atmosphere of the real thing. Playability is its strongest point, with plenty of neat features and options - each wrestler's range of different moves is superb. The computer opponents are good, but the two-player mode is best, with plenty of fun-packed grippin' and grapplin' japes. However, the graphics and sound are both disappointing, and don't reflect the overall standards set by the gameplay. WWF fans will certainly enjoy this, but if you're simply after wrestling action and aren't bothered by the absence of such famous names as Big Boss Man and Hulk Hogan, check out Tecmo World Wrestling, which I think is even better!
Questicle.net (Feb, 2014)
The characters remain unbalanced – Andre the Giant and Hulk are, now and forever, cheap – and it’s easy to spam body slamming until you pin your opponent. Regardless, there’s spirit and life on display in Wrestlemania Challenge. Despite its age, it’s an excellent 8-bit interpretation of the WWF.
Der doch recht gute Spielablauf wird außerdem durch die recht flüssig scrollende Grafik und den Sound unterstrichen. Apropos Sound, für jeden einzelnen Catcher gibt es eine eigene kleine Hymne, wie man das auch von den WWF-Kämpfen in der Glotze kennt. Wenn mich nicht alles täuscht, sind es auch noch die Original-Melodien. Kurz und gut, ein prima Catchspiel, mit großer Realitätsnähe und guter Ausnutzung der NES-Hardware.
Climb into the ring with the biggest names in professional wrestling this new World Wrestling Federation game from Acclaim. One or two players can go one-on-one or join together in a tag team match with Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior and other current wrestlers. This one should be a winner with wrestling fans.
Video Games (Jun, 1991)
Um an Catch-Simulationen richtig Spaß zu haben, muß man wohl ein Fan der TV-Schaukämpfe sein. Atmosphäre und Unterhaltungswert des munteren Durch-den-Ring-Werfens kommen beim Durchschnittsspieler nicht so recht rüber; viel zu schnell stellt man sich die Frage "Warum mache ich das eigentlich?" und greift rasch zu einem anderen Modul. Wer aber auf solche Catch-Geschichten steht, bekommt einiges geboten: Eine durchdachte Steuerung, genug Platz im Ring zum Herummanövrieren und ein paar nette Spielmodi machen Wrestlemania Challenge zu einem brauchbaren Modul für Liebhaber dieses Genres.
Power Play (Jul, 1991)
Wer für diese Art von "Sport" nichts übrig hat, wird auch von "Wrestlemania Challenge" kaum bekehrt werden. Freunden des Genres wird hingegen einiges geboten.
For every advance this game made on the previous entry into the series, it took another one backward. An accurate simulation is not to be expected on the hardware of course, but again, if Nintendo can pull a wonderful and brilliant title out for the launch, Acclaim can do one better. Of the four WWF titles for the console, this is probably the most playable and entertaining, but that doesn't really say much
If one can conquer the controls long enough to play the game competently, there is still the high degree of difficulty to contend with, especially when facing someone like Andre the Giant.
The graphics are good and the wrestling moves are quite impressive. But at the end of the day, it's neither challenging nor very exciting.