Review by ihatebologna
Reviewed: 07/11/02 | Updated: 07/11/02
WCW rocks the house with this crazy game!
I would like to start off by saying that in September 1999 when I first played this game I was floored! I have been playing the game since September 25th of '99 and haven't stopped liking it since. Well on to gameplay if you wheeeel, as the immortally fat Dusty Rhodes would say.
Gameplay: This game came out as competetion for WWF Attitude and is way more simple in the gameplay department. You see in Attitude it was way to fighting game like, you pressed multiple buttons to do stuff. In Mayhem you just press square to grapple then you press a button and a direction to do stuff. Also in Mayhem to do a signature move you fill your momentum meter by assault your opponent then when it is flashing around the outside grapple and press Square, then bam finisher. Also you can go in the back to fight by going up the aisle and running out. Easy stuff.
Summary: Pick up and play, easy stuff.
Sound: The sound in this game is great. There is commentary from Bobby ''the brain'' Heenan, Tony Schivonie, and introducing the graplers is Mean Gene Okerlund. Funny stuff from ''the brain''. Also in the ring there are grunts and groans, very audible. Also when they are slammed to the mat the mat makes a big sound, loud and realistic stuff here.
Summary: Very realistic fell, sounds great.
Graphics: The graphics in this game are first rate for PSone. With perfect faces, identical to there real life counterparts. Aside from faulty collision detection there are perfect PSone graphics. Beside what PSone wrestling game has good collision detection?
Summary: A side from collision detection, great stuff here.
One player experience: There is Quest for the Best. This is a lengthy run through the ranks of the WCW's top grapplers where you capture T.V. or cruiserweight, U.S., and World Titles. You have to do this 4 times to unlock every one once on easy, normal, hard, and you have to be a cruiserweight. This takes a while, but it's fun.
Summary: Nothing special but still fun.
Multiplayer Experience: Very good multi-player experience. There 1-on-1, 2-on-1, Tag Team, 3 way, 4 way, and battle royale (4 way but over the top rope). Should keep you busy for a while with your friends.
Sumarry: If they had a cage or a longer royal rumble than it would get a five.
Final Score: 10/10
Last words: Good for old school WCW fans.
Rating: 5.0 - Flawless
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