Post by Next Man's GOLLLLLDBERRRRG on Apr 29, 2017 11:55:45 GMT -5
I may have played an arcade game first, likely WrestleFest or Superstars (or one of the unlicensed late 80s wrestling arcade games)... But the first one I owned and played at home was WrestleMania Challenge. Christmas 1991, was the first game I got with my NES apart from the pack-in Mario and Duck Hunt cart. Loved it.
War Zone for the PlayStation in the 1998 with my cousins when I was 6 before I got my own copy. We still played tournaments religiously. Man, people saying the first game they played was HCTP or an SVR game sure makes me feel grown up.
I started watching wrestling in late 1995, and I'm pretty sure the first wrestling game I ever played was the arcade version of WrestleMania: The Arcade Game. A very fun game, I wish WWE would re-create that with like 10 of today's stars in WWE using the exact same engine but with today's graphics.
Playing as "yourself" it's funny I don't remember looking like the most generic wrestler alive. Also Andre being unable to get back in the ring is knocked out. Class.
If I remember this properly, could he not get back in magically if he was computer controlled? I remember dreading being him against Warrior as there was the risk of being thrown over the ropes!
This was my first wrestling game and I was always satisfied with it and accepted it for what it was. Not like now, where I get a game and wish for it to be bigger, better, more accurate and more detailed!