Once again, the four-player mode is addictive and reason enough to buy the game, especially if you're a big wrestling fan. The Revenge grappling system is part of what ensured the game's success and popularity. Released Oct 26, 1998. The system was simple to learn and allowed for a variety of moves to be performed depending on the character. It would quickly reach Player's Choice status and become heavily responsible for THQ's profits in late 1998 and '99, eventually selling 1.88 million copies in the US and ranking substantially among the best-selling N64 games. Like its predecessor, Revenge also won 1998's "Fighting Game of the Year" by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, marking the second consecutive year an AKI/THQ title achieved the honor. Hulk Hogan is a retired American professional wrestler. In IGN's 2008 "History of Wrestling Games" article, Rus McLaughlin also commended Revenge for its expanded roster, authentic venues, and "style to burn.". WCW/nWo Revenge surpassed the success of its predecessor, World Tour. Note: Managers and valets are not playable characters (with the exception of Eric Bischoff), and are not an actual faction within the game. Also, certain wrestlers cannot ascend the top rope unless they are in "special" mode (the time when a player's spirit is maxed out and can perform their finishers). Kevin Nash is a retired professional wrestler who appears in WCW, WWE, and TNA wrestling games. Generally speaking, wrestlers were placed in the WCW divisions based on their position in the company at the time, with top-tier main eventers making up WCW 1, the mid-card wrestlers in WCW 2, and low-card wrestlers forming WCW 3. As the direct sequel to World Tour, Revenge possesses various tweaks and additions. . Perfect" Curt Hennig was an American professional wrestler who appeared in WWE and WCW games. The Revenge grappling system is part of what ensured the game's success and popularity. Other moves which were improved included the Stinger splash, the Outsider's Edge, and the Diamond Cutter. World Tour was released in the United States and Canada by THQ Inc. and was LATER released in Japan under the "Virtual Prowrestling 64" title. Revenge also saw many new moves added since World Tour, as well as existing moves improved or made more accurate. In addition, there are new gameplay mechanics such as more frequent reversals, the introduction of multiple reversals, tall wrestlers stepping over the top rope, and being able to run and slide in and out of the ring. Nintendo 64. My suggestion: if you own World Tour then sell it. It's a much more complete game with tons of style and ambiance. This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other At the time of the game's release, the Monday Night Wars were starting to go in favor of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Wrath was originally going to be in the game but was removed for unknown reasons. Like its predecessor, Revenge features AKI's revolutionary grappling system as well as heavily improved graphics, a championship mode, and a large roster of wrestlers (real and fictional). The other option other than blocking is attempting to press the block button at the exact moment of impact from the attack, which may result in a reversal. Modes Each wrestler also possesses more than 700 frames of animation. He can only be playable with the use of a cheat device. Randy "Macho Man" Savage was a an American professional wrestler who has appeared in WWE, WCW, and Japanese wrestling games. Sting is a retired American professional wrestler who appears in WCW, TNA, and WWE games. For example, popular WCW wrestler Goldberg is only able to perform strong grapple moves using the A and directional buttons. : characters' heads and arms passing through anothers', as well as animation lock-out issues where a player would be invincible from attack, such as when they are getting up. It's Time To Play Some Xbox Series X/S Games. send you an email once approved. . Genre This includes wrestler ring entrances, a larger roster, ringside valets and managers, brighter and more colorful graphics, a cartoon referee modeled after WCW referee Mark Curtis, and real TV and pay-per-view arenas. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Psicosis is a Mexican professional wrestler who has appeared in WWE, WCW, and AAA games. Successfully completing a title mode unlocks the toppled champion. Unlocked by winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Platforms For the first time, THQ introduced actual arenas into a game, such as Monday Nitro, Starrcade, Bash at the Beach, Souled Out, SuperBrawl, and Halloween Havoc. Ric Flair will not be in the game. Masks and other headwear are also interchangeable for wrestlers that possess them. Wrath was originally going to be in the game but was removed for unknown reasons. Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart was an American professional wrestler who appeared in many WWE and WCW games. Despite this WCW/nWo Revengewas generally recognized as the best wrestling game of 1998. . New post-match features include replays of the last moments of the match, as well as a scoring system for wrestlers' performance. "Mr. Eddie Guerrero was an American professional wrestler who appeared in many WCW and WWE games. Also, certain characters like the aforementioned Chris Benoit were given their real finishing moves for the first time. For WCW/nWo Revenge on the Nintendo 64, GameFAQs has 13 cheat codes and secrets. Generally speaking, wrestlers were placed in the WCW divisions based on their position in the company, with top-tier main eventers making up WCW 1 and low-card wrestlers forming WCW 3. "[8] In IGN's 2008 "History of Wrestling Games" article, Rus McLaughlin also commended Revenge for its expanded roster, authentic venues, and "style to burn. [5] It would quickly reach Player's Choice status and become heavily responsible for THQ's profits in late 1998 and '99,[6] eventually selling 1.88 million copies in the US and ranking substantially among the best-selling N64 games. The Revenge grappling system is part of what ensured the game's success and popularity. "[9], North American Nintendo 64 cover art featuring, IGN Presents the History of Wrestling Games, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WCW/nWo_Revenge&oldid=969299292, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 July 2020, at 15:56. Also included is the ability to interchange wrestlers' costumes and apply different colors to them. 01: Games Media, Game ยป Titles include the Cruiserweight, World Television, World Tag Team, United States Heavyweight, and World Heavyweight Championship. The graphics were also infamous for the "floating arms", where a character's arms would often be clearly disconnected from their torso. Scott Hall is a retired American professional wrestler who appears in WCW and WWE games. During gameplay, players can for the first time "steal" their opponents taunts, as well as perform their "down" taunt more easily. Despite this WCW/nWo Revenge was generally recognized as the best wrestling game of 1998. Also, certain characters like the aforementioned Chris Benoit were given their real finishing moves for the first time. During gameplay, players can for the first time "steal" their opponents taunts, as well as perform their "down" taunt more easily. Successfully completing a title mode unlocks the toppled champion. WCW/nWo Revenge is a professional wrestling video game released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 game console. It is the sequel to 1997's WCW vs. nWo: World Tour. For instance, in World Tour, Kevin Nash's finishing move is a generic powerbomb; in contrast, Chris Benoit has a kneel-down double under-hook powerbomb for a weak move. Also included is the ability to interchange wrestlers' costumes and apply different colors to them. Because Asmik Ace/THQ signed with the WWF when Acclaim's contract expired in 1999, Revenge is universally accepted as the apex of WCW gaming. This limited feature would be heavily advanced in future THQ wrestling titles which would boast the acclaimed Create-a-Wrestler mode. As the direct sequel to World Tour, Revenge possesses various tweaks and additions. Raven is a retired American professional wrestler who has appeared in WCW and WWE games. Revenge has an expansive collection of wrestlers, as almost every WCW/nWo wrestler of the time was included in the game. Note that WCW 1-4 are not actual factions. [4] Like its predecessor, Revenge also won 1998's "Fighting Game of the Year" by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, marking the second consecutive year an AKI/THQ title achieved the honor. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll This is a list of all closed-circuit television and pay-per-view events held by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and its predecessor Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP). . Revenge has an expansive collection of wrestlers, as almost every WCW/nWo wrestler of the time was included in the game. Ultimo Dragon is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who appears in many wrestling games. He is best known for saying his prayers, taking his vitamins, and allowing his Hulkamania to run wild. Revenge was the last AKI-developed WCW game for the Nintendo 64. Single-player multiplayer Championship mode While the magic of the gameplay was the offensive attack/grapple Booker T is a semi-retired professional wrestler who has appeared in WCW, WWE, and TNA games. The system was simple to learn and allowed for a variety of moves to be performed depending on the character. It's a much more complete game with tons of style and ambiance. Also, certain wrestlers cannot ascend the top rope unless they are in "special" mode (the time when a player's spirit is maxed out and can perform their finishers). Ratings consists of 1 releases. The game achieved critical favor for its numerous improvements on World Tour. In addition, Revenge introduced a combo system where some wrestlers could execute a combination of strikes followed by a grappling move. According to a 1999 article by IGN, Revenge was the best-selling wrestling game for the N64 console, and at the time, was the top selling third-party Nintendo game ever. Publisher Scott Steiner is an American professional wrestler who appears in many wrestling games. According to a 1999 article by IGN, Revenge was the best-selling wrestling game for the N64 console,[1] and at the time, was the top selling third-party Nintendo game ever.[2].