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WCW vs the World Pushed Wrestling to New Heights on Playstation

Carl Williams writes, "WCW vs the World on the Playstation was the first Virtual Pro Wrestling title to come to the United States. This is a serious distinction considering the Virtual Pro Wrestling engine is one of the better ones that gamers saw during this period. The people behind it went onto become Aki Corporation who made No Mercy on the Nintendo 64 (I know, Wrestlemania 2000 is the high water mark). While during the 8-bit era we were limited to eight wrestlers, the 16-bit era upped this a bit but WCW vs the World offered over 50 wrestlers. The breadth of the roster was nearly as deep as it was on the television programs WCW offered on a weekly basis."

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Kribwalker1377d ago

Wcw/Nwo Revenge on N64 was the one that changed the game for me back then. It was amazing

curtis921376d ago

I think the point is that Revenge's engine debuted in this game.

Hoffmann1376d ago

It offered over 50 wrestlers but only around 15 of them were actually WCW guys

curtis921376d ago

Because this was a japanese game, which they marketed towards america with some WCW guys.

Hoffmann1376d ago

I know I know, was actually one of the probably few German guys who imported this because it was not sure that they would release it in Europe.

After doing so I was a bit disappointed there were so few WCW wrestlers in there, but the game itself was better than the wrestling games before, just fun modes like the Royal Rumble that made the SNES WWF RR game so great for its time were missing.

Sucks that they don't make games like this anymore.

Elvfam5111376d ago

Haha I had this. It was a lot of fun.

Bismarn1376d ago

The Aki wrestling games are still the best ever. Many people didn't realize this was the first US release to use the engine that would power WCW/NWO World Tour, WCW/NWO Revenge, WWF Wrestlemania 2000, and WWF No Mercy for the N64; this first was crude but the fundamentals were there.

People also forget that Def Jam: Vendetta for the PS2 and Gamecube was the last game with the engine. The later Def Jam games went in a different direction.

tjg591376d ago

Smackdown 2 was my favorite wrestling game

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