Legends of Wrestling
Legends of Wrestling
ESRB Rating: Teen
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• Pro wrestling game
• Choose from 30 all-time legends or create your own
• 12 bone-breaking match types
• Link moves to create devastating combos
• For 1 to 4 players
Product Description: Take extreme action to the limit in this festival of body-slamming, trash-talking WWF all-star brawl from Acclaim. This is the first wrestling game to take the greatest superstars from all over the world and throw them in one game to find out who will triumph. Boasting a brand-new game engine designed, developed and delivered exclusively for use on the next-generation consoles, this is not just a flashy version of outdated technology. The game lets you choose from 42 of the best wrestlers of all time, including Hulk Hogan, Bret "Hitman" Hart, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Rob Van Dam, Terry Funk, The Road Warriors, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Ted DiBiase, George "The Animal" Steele and many more. You've also got the stupendous Intermediate Start Position (ISP) system that lets you link moves together for lethal single-button combinations for superior gaming. The entire experience is beefed up by in-depth match analysis and career guidance by the best managers in the business - Captain Lou Albano and "Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart. You can also explore the awesome Create-A-Legend functionality that allows for the deepest wrestler customization in the history of wrestling video games.
DO NOT BUY! RAW IS SO MUCH BETTER, September 23, 2002
Reviewer: chrisshadybell from The REAL world
I give this game a NEGATIVE 2 STARS. The gameplay is slugish and the characters look TOO cartoonish, like a Mr. T cartoon. WWF RAW is much better and I'm sure WWE RAW 2 will be certainly better also when it comes out. AND to make it even WORSE you come out to some generic music, you don't come out to the wrestlers classic theme music. This game is bootleg. PLEASE BUY WWF RAW and/or WWE RAW 2 when it comes out. I'm begging you. Read my reveiw on WWF RAW and HOPEFULLY see why its much better, people say this is better? All you need to do is get the hang of how to play RAW and You'll love it. I admit there is a lack of matches such as ladder matches,TLC matches,Royal Rumble, but this game does not have it either.
BUY WWF RAW..., September 21, 2002
Reviewer: chrisshadybell from Tenn.
Please buy WWF RAW because it is a 4 or 5 star game. I'll say 4.3 Stars for WWF RAW because a lack of match variety, but other than that RAW IS GREAT. LEGENDS OF WRESTLING IS [bad] you have to buy moves and wrestlers through earning "points" through making so far through different "levels" of the game. Not only that THE WRESTLERS DO NOT come out to their classic ENTRANCE MUSIC, they come out to some GENERIC MENU MUSIC... ,WWF RAW is A whole lot better...TRUST ME!
GOOD GAME, VERY SOLID!, August 8, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Bear, DE United States
this game is very unique because it's character style and music is definately 1980's (like taking a strole down memory lane).
the gameplay is good. at first it seems rather boring and sluggish, but it really gets good after you win a regional belt or two. i know i am two matches into the 3rd region and it is really getting competitive. the more matches that you win the more moves that you can unlock as well as players.
however, i think that people might think of this game as shallow, but it is really good. it's deep (to me), but for the ones out there that didn't like this game; i just don't think that you gave it enough time. speaking of time this game can be time consuming. i think it took me 4 to 5 hours to get to the third region.
all and all, the game is solid and if you JUST GIVE IT A CHANCE you'll really enjoy all the aspects that it has to offer.
GREAT Wrestling Game!!!!, July 27, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Nowhere, USA
I loved this game, it was one of the best wrestling games I have ever played. The controls are sweet and the finishers are easy to do. The only thing it is lacking is a couple legends that aren't there, but you can easily create them in the create a wrestler option. BUT THIS GAME IF YOU LOVE WRESTLiNG!!!!
Beats WWF Raw Hands Down, July 20, 2002
Reviewer: djdirtymike (see more about me) from Detroit, Michigan United States
This is the best wrestling game for the Xbox.I can't wait until the second edition of this game.I would of given it five stars but they need to work on the intros and the wrestlers music.
Better than Raw, at least..., June 10, 2002
Reviewer: tongandeathgrip from MN
Here's a game that should take us twenty-something fans back to our youths--King Kong Bundy, Greg "the Hammer" Valentine, The Rock and Roll Express, Ricky Steamboat... Ahh, those were the days.
Of course, a great deal of "Legends" are missing in this title as well, (and there are also some downright weird additions; is RVD old enough to be a legend, and was Koko B. Ware ever a legend?) but, oh well. You can't expect them to possibly put every single one of your erstwhile favorites in this thing, now can you?
Somehow, though, this game fails to take me on that proverbial trip down memory lane that I'd been hoping for. The music is all wrong, and that oldtime feel is just missing.
Gamewise, though, is where is really counts, and, on that, this title is hit and miss.
The Create-a-Wrestler feature in this one is quite good. Here's a novel concept: you can use music from the Xbox soundtracks that you've created for your entrances, (are you listening, THQ and Anchor?) but you can't really customize your guys's face, nor can you really play with the hues. That's odd, considering that you could do so with Aklaim's old wrestling games.
The menu could have used a bit more planning. When you set the options to your tastes and save them, it makes you load those options every time you start the game. I constantly forget this, and then start matches with the wrong setting. Also, when you load your created character for career mode, it makes you load it twice. What's that all about?
The list of features are adequate, but not great. Missing are hardcore matches, cage matches, battle royals, and lumberjack matches. But at least this thing has a career mode.
Speaking of career mode, this game has an interesting way of doing it. You go region by region, taking on opponents. Once you've won the belt in a particular region, you go to another, conquering each one until you finally are the unified champion. And, instead of having a prescribed amount of matches to win before taking on the champion, you build up your popularity to 100%. The better you do in each match, the more popularity you gain.
There are no announcers in this game. Why not?
Graphics wise, this game in average at best. It doesn't take full advantage of the Xbox.
Gameplay here is good...not great. It's a bit slow, and you can't use the digital pad, you MUST use the analog stick to move your wrestler. I hate that, especially since the analog stick sucks for button combos. Health meters are a tad longer than they should be. After you get your opponent out of the green, their health meter turns red. According to the manual, your opponent is pinnable once you have him to that point, but, in reality, pinning is impossible unless you have the guy almost dead. More often than not, I end up winning by TKO.
Also, we need to talk about finishers. If you have an opponent's health in the red, and you do your finisher on him, that should be it. He shouldn't be able to kick out of it. But, in this game, he does it routinely. Once, I did my finisher on an opponent whose health was red, the guy kicked out of it, then he got up, did one move on me, and pinned me when my health was still in the green! That's just ridiculous. I probably didn't button mash well enough, but still...Also, you have to have your opponent "in the proper situation" in order to do your finisher, but the manual provides no indication of just what that situation is for any of the wrestlers. How annoying.
Still, the controls here aren't nearly as sluggish and they are in Raw. One interesting feature is the reversals. By pushing buttons at the right moments, you can reverse most of your opponents moves. This can lead to some pretty hottly-contested bouts, as the windows get smaller and smaller for each reversal button until somebody finally gets slammed. I like this feature, even though the CPU opponents sometimes reverse too many of your moves.
Actually, the four stars that I gave this game may be a bit generous, but I'm sticking with it. If you are an Xbox owner and you like wrestling games, obviously the abysmal "Raw" hasn't fulfilled any of your needs. This one should tide you over until the (hopefully far improved,) WWE Raw 2 comes out. It's at least worth renting.
Cool idea... AWFUL game, June 4, 2002
Reviewer: John from Texas, USA
Wow, there's so much to say. This is probably the worst game I have played in a very long time. The idea of bringing back old, washed up wrestlers is an awesome idea. I rented (thank goodness) Legends of Wrestling because it had the old Hulk Hogan and many of my favorite wrestlers of yesteryear on the cover. However, when I brought it home, I was very disappointed. The graphics are so-so, the collection of wrestlers isn't all that great, there is a lack of good movie footage, load time is terrible, game options are terrible, and so much more. When the game is loading, it shows a series of about 10 different wrestlers still 3d pics, which is _very_ annoying. The worst thing is gameplay. The wrestler is so hard to control, it's unbearable. The wrestling moves are pathetic. Pretty much everything about this game is pathetic. Don't buy this game unless you want to waste your money.
THIS GAME ROCKS!, April 9, 2002
Reviewer: ellen battistelli from Cloverdale, CA
This game rocks! Wrestler fans dreams come true. Legends in a game, how awsome is that? Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Jimmy Snuka, LOD, One man Gang, RVD, Sabu, King Kong Bundy and many more. The create a legend is GREAT! This is a must buy for all wrestling fans even those who aren't.
Great concept, so so game., February 23, 2002
Reviewer: Jas from The Hill
I got this game for the PS2. X-box games tend to have better graphics and sometimes extras features, but never are that far different from what they are on other systems.
Now the concept of this game is fantastic! Any wrestling fan's dream come true to be able to be so many different past superstars, some of which are no longer with us. Unfortunately, Acclaim (makers of the game), despite creating a new grappling system for this game, still fail at making a great grappling system, so you'll find moves to be very difficult to perform a lot of times. Graphics are on the cartoony side, which didn't really bothered me much and are actually quite good.
You have nowhere near the match options other wrestling games of today, like WWF games, have. no cage match, ladder match, or even barbwire matches.
Overall, if your a long time wrestling fan, buy this game. Your appreciation of the old wrestlers featured in it will justify the purchase, but if your not a wrestling fan or are more into the new style of wrestling and don't really know any of the wrestlers in the game, pass on it. You'll more than likely not like it.
Best Game, February 20, 2002
Reviewer: Jake Hostnik from Buttesville, NJ, United States
This game was the BEST game I have ever played, It should be the largest selling from the sistym, X-Box