|Title: Pro Wrestling (2nd Review)
Rom Player: NNNester J
Reviewer: Jim The Man
Synopsis: God,I remember this one well,from Fighter Hayabusa to King Slender, I played this one like crazy back in the day. It wasn't the most technically gifted NES wrestling game (that would be either FCI's WCW Wrestling or Tecmo World Wrestling),but this one had lots of heart and a fun factor through the roof.
It's your basic wrestling game premise,fight your way through the ranks of the Video Wrestling Association and eventually take on the champ,which was either King Slender,or Giant Panther if you were playing as King Slender. What I seem to remember most about the game is the nice difficulty arch it had,meaning the farther you progressed through the game,the more difficult it became. I remember Great Puma (the actual last opponent) being tough as all hell.
Also,each wrestler was unique and had different strategies. It wasn't simple pound the buttons gameplay like most of the WWF NES series,and it didn't resort to gameplay gimmicks like Tag Team Wrestling and MUSCLE.
Great game,I suggest anyone who emulates NES to pick it up and give it a go.
Best Cheats: The infamous StarMan cheat: Simply run and use Starman's flying forearm smash repeatedly until you can pin.This makes later opponents esepecially Great Puma a little easier to take down.
Game Play: 9
Overall Rating: 10
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