1. wiitendo84

    OP wiitendo84 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 3, 2014
    United States
    The year is 1997 and the N64 gets WCW vs NWO World Tour.
    For those of you who don't know, its a semi-sequel to WCW
    vs The World for Playstation. This game started whats now
    some of the best games of the N64. On to the review.


    At the time that it was released, it was about on par with
    what was out at the time. It did have blocky textures,
    clipping, and overall most characters barely resembled their
    actual wrestlers. The pictures used to represent them were
    more cartoonish and while some were good, others were pretty
    bad. The audience members were flat and only had a small amount
    of movement. Due to limitations this would be the standard
    for the N64 wrestling games but I will say that this one was
    probably the worst about it. The rings were very basic with
    just a little bit of difference in between them, just minor
    words and color swaps.


    This set the standard of the best games that were to come.
    Now having said that, being the first game out, it did have
    some problems. Understanding how to actually play this game
    was of course a bit different than what players were used to
    at that time. We had games like WWF in Your House and WWF
    Wrestlemania: the Arcade Game. These were more like Mortal
    Kombat and used digitized sprites. So playing this required
    weak and strong grapples, along with weak and strong attacks.
    As you fight, you build up your spirit meter. This allows
    you to utilize your signature move when you do a strong
    grapple. Each wrestler had their own set of moves and had
    their own special moves that could be done only in a front
    and back grapple. Not very many style of matches to choose
    from. Just basic tag team, singles, and handicap matches. It
    did introduce easy to get weapons that could help turn the
    tide of the match.


    The audio is very basic. Just a couple of random background
    music, an announcer that says fight and counts, a crowd that
    oohs and aahs, and the punches/kicks sound like someone skipped
    a record and recorded it. Actually, the punches/kicks kind of
    remind me of fight sounds from movies in the 50's and 60's. So
    its not all that great. Once again though, I don't know if it
    was due to limitations with the N64 or just inexperience. There
    were no actual entrance music used either. To me it wasn't a big
    deal but I knew some kids who had issues with it at that time.


    It was good when it came out, but was quickly overshadowed
    by its successor. Playing it now, there's so many better
    options. With only a handful of actual WCW/NWO wrestlers and
    the rest being "rebranded" characters from other countries
    did hurt it in my opinion. There were no create a wrestler
    options, the first one of those would be introduced in WWF
    Warzone, so noone could make their new wrestlers.


    As it goes for now, I give it a 5 out of 10. There's better
    games out there but it's still a game that should be played
    at least once. If you can find it for cheap, pick it up. At
    least you can see how the games had progressed up to No Mercy.
    Last edited by wiitendo84, Apr 6, 2020
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  2. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy

    Feb 26, 2018
    Game has 1 thing over Revenge. Being that you can play as the Nature Boy Ric Flair WOOOOOO!
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  3. wiitendo84

    OP wiitendo84 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 3, 2014
    United States
    I'm going to do a review this weekend on revenge. It was a lot better than world tour.
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