The Ultimate Maniacs continue their push for tag team glory in WWF Wrestlefest. Watch me play the greatest wrestling game ever (I can’t say that enough) while I try to go through all of the 80’s wrestling trivia that I can remember. Is everything I say historically accurate? Probably not. But I bet you won’t Google it.
There was absolutely no way that I could play WWF Wrestlefest for one 10 minute episode and be one with it. The only possible option was to make a run at the tag team championship on Saturday Night’s Main Event. It took a quick restart but I eventually got things going with the Ultimate Maniacs. Join me as I take a walk through wrestling history in part 1 of my quest to achieve tag team glory!
As much as I enjoyed WWF Superstars, it does not hold a candle to WWF Wrestefest. It does everything the first one does times 100. The graphics, the moves, the gameplay. It is a perfect wrestling arcade game in my humble opinion. Watch me try to keep from giggling with joy as I play Royal Rumble mode with one of my favorite 80’s wrestlers, Earthquake! Enjoy!
Main Event Time! The Mega Powers are the new number 1 contenders and are set to face Ted Dibiase and Andre the Giant for the tag titles I didn’t know they had in a rematch of Summerslam ’88. Andre in this game might be the first really tough boss in a video game that I remember (I never got to Mike Tyson in Punch Out!). You definitely need a load of quarters to get through these guys. Luckily I’m home and have unlimited credits. I have a good feeling about this. Enjoy!
If you have read this blog during its first run it wouldn’t take long for you to figure out that I am a wrestling fan. More specifically, I’m an old school wrestling fan. That’s why this game was such a big deal to me. WWF Superstars was the first WWF Arcade game and by 1989’s standards they pretty much nailed it. Watch my climb to the top of the tag team division as I lead the Mega Powers to glory. The final match however was so epic (and honestly so long) that it had to be it’s own video. Come back next week for part 2!
Like video games? Like wrestling? Born before 1985? Then odds are you played (and likely loved) WWF WrestleFest. Well guess what, WrestleFest is back and by the look of things it is the same game we know and love. Check out the gameplay trailer:
Available for the iPhone and iPad starting tomorrow, the first thing I noticed is that the roster is a mix of the old and new generations (much like WWE All-Stars). Of course you have Cena, Orton, The Rock and Austin, but you also get Big Boss Man and Jake Roberts from the original game. From what I’ve seen they have the same art style and control scheme that they had over 20 years ago. CM Punk and Triple H lead the DLC, and although Hulk Hogan is absent (due to his TNA affiliation) we do get Randy Savage, who was not in the original.
I can’t say enough how much I loved this game. Other wrestling games existed and while some of them had the big names, they never had the moves those names used. WrestleFest was the first to make each superstar feel different. The Ultimate Warrior had all of his signature moves from the gorilla press to the flying shoulder. Earthquake (my favorite character to play with) gave the thumbs down before stomping around his opponent to perform the Earthquake Splash. They even had all the taunts! It was absolutely perfect for the time. It may not be WWE ’12, but it’ll be every bit the nostalgia trip a guy like me is looking for.