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A Look at WrestleMania: The Arcade Game

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Wrestling Bios Presents – A Look at WrestleMania: The Arcade Game

While everyone is having fun finding those WWE 2K20 glitches, lets take a look at an old wrestling game.

WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game was released back in 1995 in arcades. While home ports would become available, nothing really compares to the original release. WrestleMania is a different breed of wrestling game, playing more like a traditional fighting game but also retaining a steep learning curve.

The roster here is small, featuring only 8 superstars (6 in the SNES version). Bret Hart, Yokozuna, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Lex Luger, Doink, Bam Bam Bigelow and Razor Ramon make up the entire roster. In comparison to later releases from 2K and WWE games, yeah, it definitely is a small roster. However, each individual superstar plays different, and you’re going to have to put in the hours to master each wrestler.

In this video from Wrestling Bios, we look at WrestleMania: The Arcade Game. While also looking at the original (and best) arcade version, we also look at the home ports to see how they stack up.

A special thanks to Console Wars who allowed their comparison footage to be used in this video. Check them out at

Check out Whang’s video on the WrestleMania endings here:

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215 Comments

  1. I got the Sega Saturn version of this. The loading during the Royal Rumble reminds me of the Shang Tsung loading, with Mortal Kombat 3

  2. This generation people should give respect both to old wrestlers and to retro games….

  3. This generation people should give respect both to old wrestlers and to retro games….

  4. Digitalized sprites games were the best of that era…….hope a that one day someone will repeat those masterpieces adding some more characters or doing a WCW digitalized sprites game

  5. I have played it my childhood using coins ha ha

  6. The coin-op takes the crown as the best ver. of *WWF: WM*. Cartridge-based machines of the day wete still pretty wimpy, so it does make sense the PSX port is the winner; it def. featured superior hardware. Helpful vid…

  7. I love the fact people still to this day talk about games made by Midway. Midway was truly the arcade kings especially with Mortal Kombat 1 2 and UMK3. Amazing video

  8. When I was a young kid, this arcade game really was cutting edge. It used to be the most popular arcade game at most venues at the time. I got the SNES version in the strength of it. I had the purple SNES sent in over from a relative in the US to the UK. I also had the NES version with Rick Rude, Macho man etc had an excellent WWF game for the Gameboy. That game was underrated. As a youngster I had most wrestling games. Wrestling was huge in late 80โ€™s and early 90โ€™s. Peak popularity

  9. CLASSIC VIDEO GAME, RITECHERE, good video. peace

  10. The Royal Rumble game for the Sega Genesis was the more realistic one

  11. 3 Count Bout is the hardest ever wrestling game IMO, it's literally impossible to win grapples from the fourth round onwards. And the only way to win is to cheese the computer with kicks and dropkicks.
    But, I'd say WWE All-Stars is the sequel to Wrestlemania, as it was largely made by the same team.

  12. Can we look back at wwf superstars arcade game…i loved that shit…i appreciate all your videos man!!

  13. I highly recommend the 32X and MS-DOS versions of WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game because they are closer to the arcade version.

  14. This game was ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    Damn I'm getin old . I remember going to the arcade in Annapolis Maryland playing his game 4 hours with my friends at the arcade, along with cruising USA ,NBA jams and mortal Kombat, Street fighters

  15. GREAT LOOK AT WRESTLEMANIA :1995 THE ARCADE GAME !!!

  16. I wonder if the only reason Vince went with Midway was because Mortal Kombat was in the news a lot, and derided by politicians. He follows anything that has a lot of publicity.

  17. I still play my Nintendo 64 the old games are the best.

  18. Another gaming episode! Keep em coming ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Looking forward to your "Day or Reckoning" reviews

  20. I do not like wrestling games with over the top moves and cartoonish fighting. I prefer the simulation style of wrestling game, like Revenge or No Mercy.
    "WrestleMania: The Arcade Game" is THE exception.

  21. So….Nightwolf won't tell us how to unlock Adam Bomb huh..

  22. Funny the snes version was the one I played back in the day as I never saw the actual arcade game. I was totally satisfied and it was tons of fun..but I do remember years later playing the arcade version via mame and being blown away with the graphics and the larger roster … I do wish I got to experience it back then, but this goes to show blissful ignorance is a thing cuz that snes version was hours of fun for me and my friends and we didn't see any issues with it

  23. What does Sal have to lose by telling us how to find an incomplete character in a 26 year old arcade game? If anything does still exist of Bomb in the ROM, itโ€™ll be found eventually, like the EJB menus in the Mortal Kombat games.

  24. This was one of the two games I first ever got for the PlayStation. The commentary wasn't the best, but for its time is was great and if you compare to future wrestling games, commentary is sorely missed on those!
    I thought "In Your House" was OK though. It was basically the same game with customised arenas for each character. It would've been great if they also included the previous roster.

  25. I didn't really like this game…but I did give it a try. Rented but didn't buy

  26. I got this game for pc as a kid that was the best version

  27. How about taking a look at Saturday Night Slam Masters next?

  28. Where'd u get that arcade machine from? I really want to get one.

  29. Press slam with Yoko and throw them out the ring like 3 times in a row and the other character is toast… perfect spam for those title handicap matches.

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  31. Played the heck out of the PC version back in the day, it was a BOMB. So much fun chaos, pushing opponents into their partners' attack, getting thrown out of the ring mid move… The very definition of an "arcade" game (as opposed to simulation and such). Played it again recently and had a blast. A measly 20 or so megabyte arcade game from the 90's providing infinitely more enjoyment than the bloated 100+ gigabyte high budget mictroansaction filled titles of today. As fascinating as it is depressing.

  32. i played the heck out of this on the sega back when i was a kid. It was such a good game. I got really good with yoko an i would just toss fools out the ring an win. lol

  33. Most Mega Drive fighting games run better than their Snes brethren, SNES games tend to look better, Mega Drive ones tend to perform better. Not a set in stone rule mind you but one that applies to the vast majority of fighting games on the 2 systems.

  34. the roster was so weak with only 8 should have at least had 10-12 and added Royal Rumble think it would have done way better

  35. Really wish Randy Savage was in this, Macho Man is a cartoony character who would've fit in perfectly.

  36. This was on PlayStation too, I'm gonna go back and play this one too.

  37. I could imagine Adam Bomb in the game, his super finisher is a nuclear blast and your opponent turns to dust

  38. Had it on the Saturn. Good times.

  39. Sorry to say this, but the PS1 and Saturn versions have no music during the gameplay.

    So MAME all the way.

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