It Came From YouTube: WrestleMania: The Arcade Game is a lot like Mortal Kombat

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Joe Gagne reviews the WWF WrestleMania arcade game.

If a wrestling game, and Mortal Kombat had a baby, this would be the end result.

The problem is that wrestling fans don’t want to play a Mortal Kombat game, and Mortal Kombat fans want gore and violence which aren’t in this game.

So, everybody loses!

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9 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: WrestleMania: The Arcade Game is a lot like Mortal Kombat"
  1. Scrooge McSuck says:

    As a kid, I loved the engine used for Rumble and Raw. I found it mind boggling they would make such a drastic change. As said, if I want to play MK, I’ll play MK, not a cheap WWF rasslin version of it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What an AWFUL game.

  3. Dan says:

    That’s probably the first time ever someone has said Poor Kevin Nash although based on him refusing to work in the WCW video games we didn’t miss much.

  4. Brandon says:

    I LOVED this game and In Your House. It was some goofy fighting fun. There are far worse wrestling games out than this. WCW Nitro, Thunder, and Backstage Assault. And just about all WWF games for the NES were worse.

  5. Sean Bateman says:

    At least the game is better than its sequel called In Your House and Kanyon combined

  6. Cactus Mac says:

    This was actually the first wrestling game I ever played, and I enjoyed it very much. I always got a kick out of the over the top moves, I loved setting my opponents on fire with Bam Bam.

  7. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    This game was THE BEST. Loved playing this on my Genesis, SNES and PS1. Haven’t played In Your House yet, but I’ve heard it’s not too good even though that one is less wrestle-y and more Mortal Kombat-y.

  8. VDM says:

    As a Mortal Kombat fan, this one is my favorite wrestling game. It’s also the only one with a real control scheme instead of the standard button mashing most games had back then.

  9. Johnathan Barnes says:

    I think the most fascinating part is the endings, such as Bam Bam Bigelow incinerating thousands of people when he discovered the power of Super Saiyan Rose, or how Razor Ramon unfortunately becomes a destitute despite his success. Other than that, you’re probably better off looking at the arcade version, or the VHS tape that featured Bret Hart executing code and operating a forklift.

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