6 Most Ingenious Wrestling Games Ever Made
As bizarre as professional wrestling can be (and it is, make no mistake, it is very weird), the video games based on it have been quite straightforward. Most titles, from the original Pro Wrestling on the NES to the most recent WWE 2K game, are straight-up simulations. They were pretty much what you would expect.
It’s like this: “No Holds Barred,” starring Hulk Hogan, is a movie about professional wrestling. Although it’s not a great movie about pro wrestling, it fits the description. It is also quite standard. No Holds Barred could have been made from the perspective of a turnbuckle. Or if it switched genres and went all From Dusk ‘Till Dawn on us. This is also true for video games that pro wrestling.
You’ll still find some odd ones, just like any other genre. We’ve compiled a list that is at most slightly off-topic of video games that are based on sports entertainment. Although these games aren’t necessarily bad, most of them aren’t, let’s not pretend otherwise – but each one has something that makes them…well, strange.
Let’s begin with a classic, which seems perfectly normal for a wrestling videogame right up to the end.
Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special was directed and written by Goichi Suda (AKA Suda51), the man behind Killer7, Lollipop Chainsaw, and the No More Heroes games. It was his second directorial effort.
Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special was not that different from other games in the series. It featured the same gameplay and graphical design. It featured the same mix of Japanese pro wrestlers licensed by the company. It was also good. It still works today.