The Simpsons Wrestling. Big Ape Productions (2001) PlayStation

Aye carumba, why do I do this to myself? Continue reading

Saturday Night Slam Masters. Capcom (1993) Super Nintendo

Saturday Night Slam Masters-full

Every now and then I stumble across games I have never heard of, Saturday Night Slam Masters is one of them. I came across it in one of those “Top 10 hidden gem” lists.

So… What is Saturday Night Slam Masters, and more crucially, is it any good? Continue reading

WWF: Wrestlemania Challenge. LJN. (1990) Nintendo

Wrestlemania Challenge Cover

This really is a game you need to take the rose tinted glasses off and NOT play, EVER.

There is nothing here. Literally.

OK, maybe figuratively, but the game is sparce. You get 8 real wrestlers, plus “yourself” and 3 fight modes and, a kind of career, but it is oddly a little hidden. Continue reading

WWF: No Mercy, THQ/AKI Corporation. (2000). Nintendo 64

NoMercyGameBox

Let us start by first diffusing a popular myth – the Attitude Era of wrestling was garbage. It really was. Granted, the main event was always a spectacular sight to see, and there was no shortage of colourful characters…but for every Stone Cold Steve Austin, there was a Steve Blackman. For every Chris Jericho, there was a Chaz. For every Rock/Austin epic, there was a 20 minute clusterf*ck of skinny fat guys falling all over each other in their quest for a broken belt that changed hands 800 times a night. Continue reading