Players who've seen and sampled the Genesis game will bemoan this weak arcade-to-cart conversion.
ProTip: Doink can be pretty sneaky. Crab an opponent, then motion Down, Down-Toward, Toward and hit any Punch button to electrocute a foe.
Get Ready to Grumble
We wouldn't be so unfair as to compare this version to the PlayStation game, but we will say that next to the Genesis and 32X versions this one doesn't have a chance.
The problems start right from the beginning. Yokozuna and Bam Bam Bigelow are gone from the roster! Next up, the game plays so slowly that you could grab a bite to eat between special moves.
The poor graphics feature smaller sprites and fewer colors than the game's 16-bit cousin. Again, the slowdown also takes away from the game's fast-paced fun, and the static backgrounds are washed out.
The sound gets no help from the dismal, tinny sampling or the few announcers' voiceovers that were left in. Even the slams and thuds sound cheap.
Controlling the wrestlers is about the same as in the other games, and the moves are identical, but the slowdown makes things difficult. You never know if a combo is complete until the last slow movement takes place.
What a Ripoff!
WWF Arcade has more going for it than this poor game. Buy the Genesis or 32X (or even the PlayStation) versions, but sweep this one under the mat.
- Razor Ramon: Grab the opponent and hit Punch three times, then Power Punch.
- Lex Luger can be cheap. Try constantly grabbing (simultaneously press Power Kick and Power Punch), then backbreaking (tap Up and Button A).
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