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IGN has posted a interesting article called IGN Presents the History of Wrestling Games.

Quote:
"On the Sega Master System, Pro Wrestling was a super-deformed tag team mashup, mixing up grapples with knee drops, suplexes and aerial moves. More importantly, it introduced a rudimentary heal/face system to determine which teams could and couldn't fight each other, determined by another early innovation: optional in-ring weapons."

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# 1 GeneralMike @ 11/12/08 11:24 PM
It was a nice try by IGN, but they got a lot of stuff wrong when it comes to the gameplay of the AKI games and such.
 
# 2 TJdaSportsGuy @ 11/13/08 05:54 AM
I enjoyed the look back. I'm always a big fan of these types of articles.
 
# 3 DC @ 11/18/08 01:15 PM
1. Mike what did you disagree with?

2. Wrestling games are dead to me. Maybe because I don't keep up with wrestling now.

3. This article took me back man.

My favorite wrestling games of all time

Domestic
WrestleFest
Tecmo Bowl Wrestling (As I call it)
No Mercy (First AKI Game with the Swanton)
WWF Wrestlemania Challenge - NES (first wrestling game I owned)

Japanese
Fire Pro Series
Virtual Pro 64 Series
Toukon Retsuden (New Japan Series)

Saturday Night Slam Masters was aight too
 
# 4 GoodVela @ 11/18/08 01:32 PM
My all-time favorite wrestling game to play was WCW/NWO Revenge for N64.
 
# 5 sportznut02 @ 11/18/08 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by GoodVela
My all-time favorite wrestling game to play was WCW/NWO Revenge for N64.
same here only if it had a story mode like No Mercy
 
# 6 GoodVela @ 11/18/08 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by sportznut02
same here only if it had a story mode like No Mercy
Yeah that would have been the ultimate. I loved playing as AKi Man and using his Ultimate Punches move. Or Dr. Frank and spin the guy around by his feet. Then he would fall down too.
 
# 7 GeneralMike @ 11/21/08 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by DCAllAmerican
1. Mike what did you disagree with?
The following lines jumped out at me throughout the article:

"Released in 1998, War Zone and Revenge were clear comebacks. And like most comebacks in wrestling, they were short lived."

"EA and THQ, however, kept the rivalry going strong. By late 1999, WCW Mayhem was out and generally underwhelming players, falling somewhere in the middle of the pack, where AKI's WWF WrestleMania 2000 soon arrived to keep it company. That update allowed a career progression through the various shows - RAW, Smackdown!, Sunday Night Heat - on the way to your own Pay-Per-View event and title match, but few cared to spend hours learning over-complicated button combos necessary for pulling of basic moves. Its great claim to fame was updating the roster once again to include new favorites like X-Pac and Chyna, as well as the WWF's greatest and most villainous trio: Stephanie, Shane, and Vince McMahon. "

Complicated button presses in Wrestlemania 2000? WTF?

"Smackdown's graphics were better than the PlayStation deserved, and allowed four-year-old Japanese developer YUKE's Media Creations to do something entirely new for wrestling games: sell the moves."

False.

"WWF No Mercy, a game that took everything WrestleMania 2000 did well, then did it better, Walk-ins with entrance music finally showed up (minus crowd cheers) leading players to, among other things, a ladder match mode that's still fondly remembered by those who jumped into the chaos. "

WM 2000 had even better entrances then No Mercy IMO and was out a year before it.
 
# 8 gbx34 @ 11/21/08 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by GoodVela
My all-time favorite wrestling game to play was WCW/NWO Revenge for N64.
Wow i love that game so much.
 
# 9 Matt_GoBlue @ 11/24/08 12:25 PM
No Mercy was great. I hated handicap matches though.
 

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