WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling is a video game released for the SNES in 1994. The third World Championship Wrestling (WCW) video game, it is named after the pay-per-view, SuperBrawl. It was the only WCW game to be released on the Super Nintendo, and the last to be produced by FCI.
The gameplay takes place from a ¾ overhead perspective. Each wrestler shares a moveset in the game, with the exception of their signature moves. Every character performs a variety of suplexes, a backbreaker, a tombstone piledriver, an atomic drop, various diving attacks, and a variety of kicks, punches, elbow, and forearm shots. Sound effects utilized throughout the game have the quality of a playback from a keychain's portable digital sound recorder. Several finishing moves have a similar appearance to "weak" moves that are done in the beginning of a wrestling match; like Dustin Rhodes' Bulldog and Johnny B. Badd's basic left hook.
Modes of play include singles, tag team, an eight-man singles tournament, a tag team tournament between four teams, and the "Ultimate Challenge," where a player must defeat every other wrestler in the game. Different stipulations can be selected for matches; bouts can either be contested under one fall, first to three falls, or a time limit of differing lengths where the most falls within the time limit wins the match.During the course of a match, boxes pop up showing the referee counting, Tony Schiavone providing minimal commentary, and wrestlers saying a catchphrase after performing their signature move. The wrestlers will also pop out and say their catchphrase on the wrestler select menu.
- Barry Windham
- Specialty: Superplex (actually a delayed vertical suplex)
- Brian Pillman
- Specialty: Flying Sunset Flip
- Dustin Rhodes
- Specialty: Bulldog
- Johnny B. Badd
- Specialty: Tutti Frutti Left Hook
- Ric Flair
- Specialty: Figure '4' Leg Lock
- Rick Rude
- Specialty: Neckbreaker
- Rick Steiner
- Specialty: Steiner Line
- Ricky Steamboat
- Specialty: Flying Body Press
- Ron Simmons
- Specialty: Power Slam
- Scott Steiner
- Specialty: Frankensteiner
- Specialty: Scorpion Death Lock
- Specialty: Power Bomb (actually a running powerslam)
At the character selection screen, each wrestler's picture stands out and says a catchphrase.
GamePro gave WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. Allgame gave the game a score of 2 stars out of a possible 5. The Allgame website noted the similarity of WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling to its rival games WWF Raw and WWF Royal Rumble; which dealt with performers from WCW's main rival, the WWF.
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