Review: Legends of Wrestlemania – The way rasslin should be! is pleased to finally release the review for the Legends of Wrestlemania. Growing up in the 80’s our family followed the WWF religiously. We were literally hooked on the storylines, characters, action and pure entertainment that wrestling had to offer. Legends of Wrestlemania brings us back to the glory days of Rowdy Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter and Hulkamania.

Controls: Now let me say this from the start, Legends of Wrestlemania is not going to boast the most diverse and complicated controls. You simply grapple, block or strike your opponent. You can jump off the top turnbuckle, perform an Irish whip and perform certain submission holds and use chairs, ring bells and ladders as weapons. There is also a series feature in which you must push the corresponding button that is shown on the screen before your opponent does. This can allow for combination moves to punish your opponent.

Nostalgia: The game ranks very high on this category, since this is the angle that the game was built for. To appease the old school junkies like me.  Let’s face it,  the NES version of Wrestlemania was a poor excuse for a game. Its refreshing to relive the times with today’s technology.  The game features a Wrestlemania montage mode which shows clips of the hype before the big wrestlemania main event. This is a fantastic feature stages the next portion of the mode. Next, you are given objectives that you must meet to earn certain rewards. The objectives actually occurred in the real match, bringing your closer to the past then ever before! My favorite objective was to unload a fury on Sgt. Slaughter at the beginning of the match, Hogan put a pounding on Slaughter due to Slaughters Anti-American rhetoric before the fight!

Graphics– The graphics are superb, from the video montages, to the entrance of the characters, to their mannerisms and even the way they each punch and kick. It really does feel like your controlling the real person!  The fighters are perfectly chizzled, THQ really portrayed the fighters at their respective’s peaks.

The game is a grand slam for people of my generation, it gives the player an amazing perspective of reliving the glory days. The days of Howard Finkel announcing the matches, of managers being an integral part of the match. Steel Chairs, Steel Steps, ring bells, steel cages, spanish announce tables they threw in everything but the kitchen sink on this one. The game was released about a month ago, threfore you might be able to snatch one up moderately used for a discounted price. Well worth the investment as you will have hours of gameplay to divulge in.

Wrestlers included in the game:

-Arn Anderson
– Big Boss Man
– Bret Hart
– Honky Tonk Man
– Hunter Hearst Helmsley
– Jake “The Snake” Roberts
– Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
– Kamala
– King Kong Bundy
– Koko B. Ware
– Michael Hayes
– Mr. Fuji
– Mr. Perfect
– Nikolai Volkoff
– Paul Bearer
– “Ravishing” Rick Rude
– Ric Flair
– Ultimate Warrior
– Undertaker
– Yokozuna
– Hulk Hogan
– Andre the Giant
– Bobby Heenan
– Shawn Michaels
– The Iron Sheik
– Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
– Big John Studd
– Junkyard Dog
– Bam Bam Bigelow
– Sgt. Slaughter
– Dusty Rhodes
– Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
– “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
– The Rock
– Jimmy Hart
– Road Warrior Hawk
– Road Warrior Animal
– “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
– Greg “The Hammer” Valentine
– “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
– British Bulldog
– “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase


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Readers Comments (4)

  1. If only Macho Man & Vader was apart of the roster. Can’t wait to get my hands on this game.

  2. Yes, the most notable exclusion in the game was the macho man randy savage..Perhaps his contract with slim Jims restricts his name being used in games? LOL

  3. @Gonzalo
    Well, I know he has a current feud with Vince McMahon that prevented him from being in the game. Vince better watch his step next time or else this may happen to him again…

    The most hysterical video on youtube!

  4. @knight28
    Wow knight28, Vader was a beast! Good choice.

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