It Came From YouTube: WWF WrestleMania VCR Board Game Commercial

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Check out this weird commercial for the WWF WrestleMania VCR Board Game.

The Macho Man Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth lead a teenager through.. um… some world that reminds me of The Halls Of Medicine from those old Halls Cough Drops commercials

It’s like Randy’s leading the kid through a virtual representation of the WWE’s tape library.

I half-expected Max Headroom to pop up and start talking to all three of them.

VCR board games were very popular in the 1980′s. There were games for NFL Football, NBA Basketball, PGA Golf, and even a VCR Cornhole game.

(Okay, I made that last one up).

R.D has already inducted the game, of course (and Spoony reviewed it) and it’s not anywhere near as fun as you’d think.

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12 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: WWF WrestleMania VCR Board Game Commercial"
  1. PlanBFromOuterSpace says:

    Hey, I wanted to see the rest of that Roberts Food Mart ad…

  2. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    I’ve always wondered how these games played. Considering this one was inducted, I’m going to guess they weren’t very fun.

    • The Gold Standard says:

      Most of those games worked like this….you roll the dice, move your piece, do what square you landed on said. If there was a video link, the square would tell you go to whatever time cue supposed to be that video and you watched. Then you got whatever reward/punishment was at the end of the video. Not very fun, but a novel idea at the time

    • McNuffin says:

      I actually had this game as a kid. It was a regular board game with spots on the board that prompted you to play the VHS tape. One player was assigned red, the other blue. Once you landed on a spot that prompted you to hit play, you would watch a clip from a random WWF match. One wrestler was assigned red and the other blue to match the players. Depending on how your wrestler did you were given points (ex- Red 4 points Blue 2 if reds wrestler did slightly better).

      I don’t remember how you win but I do remember there being a match where one color gets a large amount of points because his wrestlers pins the other. Once you know that, there is no reason to not pick that color if you play again. So basically, the game has zero replay value.

      • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

        These days, with DVD Random Chapter Play option, they actually could make the matches random and thus make the results random.

  3. Mav says:

    I have that game. No, it wasn’t much fun. You’d roll the dice. Land on a space. Cue up the VCR and watch a random match between Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Dino Bravo. Still, has to be better than VCR golf.

  4. bret_owen99 says:

    I still have this game in the garage. Not much fun to play, but the tape was a good piece of history from the time. I always wanted to convert it to dvd.

  5. Dave says:

    Is the kid playing Outlaw Ron Bass?

  6. Alan says:

    I still have this game. It was okay. The video clips were more fun to watch than anything. I also have the NFL game as well.

  7. ScMcS says:

    The tape consisted of something like 150-200 clips, so you could reasonably play the board game over and over before you had to rewind the tape and memorize who scores when. I don’t think many people made it past the first playthrough, though.

  8. Drew says:

    Or, you could just play beer pong with Kurt Angle and then take a scenic ride through the suburbs of Pittsburgh.

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