WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling
#82: WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling

Released In: 1994
Beam Software
Publisher: FCI

      Face off in classic WCW wrestling action on your Super Nintendo with a roster that features Dustin Rhodes, Vader, Ron Simmons, Barry Windham, Ricky Steamboat, Johnny B. Badd, Brian Pillman, Rick Rude, Ric Flair, Sting, and the Steiner brothers. Features voice clips, wrestler bios, referee Nick Patrick, and limited commentary from Tony Schiavone.

Syd Lexia: Until the release of Wrestlemania 2000 in 1999, WCW consistently had better video games based on its products. This is especially embarrassing to the company formerly known as the WWF, because their video game licensing was far more profilic. Unfortunately for the good ol' boys at Dubya See Dubya, no one really noticed. Their NES game beat the shit out of all four WWF games combined, but most people didn't give a shit about WCW back in those days. Ironically it wasn't until the release of WCW/nWo Revenge, WCW's last good video game, that gamers would finally take notice of the company. That means that most gamers missed out on WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling, WCW's lone foray into the 16-bit gaming. The game's roster is not ideal. It features only three real stars - Sting, Flair, and Rick Rude. It also features the Steiners brothers, who are so fucking badass that they got to be in the game despite the fact that they weren't under contract to WCW from 1992-1996. And then you have several guys who true fans of the sport will appreciate playing as: former Horseman and NWA Heavyweight Champion Barry Windham, Ron "Farooq" Simmons, Brian Pillman, Johnny B. Badd, and legendary Flair rival Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. You can also choose from Vader and Dustin Rhodes, both of whom were very prominent in WCW at the time. In terms of pure wrestling action, this far outclasses its WWF counterparts on the SNES and Genesis. Not only that, but the game features an in-game referee, wrestler bios, and an animated character selection screen with voice clips of the wrestlers. It's also the first wrestling game to featuring play-by-play commentary. In short, this game is awesome. The only way it could be better is if it included other big names in WCW from this time period like Cactus Jack, "Stunning" Steve Austin, Shane Douglas, and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.

Valdronius: I was never a fan of WCW, and I can't really say I'm a fan of this game. The graphics are rather poor for a 1994 title and the gameplay is pretty blocky. But it's kind of interesting to see who the big names were in WCW back in the early 90s, and I will admit that it's cool the way the wrestlers pop out of their boxes and yell at you on the character select screen.

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