WWF Superstars is a video game released on the Game Boy handheld console by LJN, based on WWE's old syndicated television show of the same name. This game was the first WWF/E game for the Game Boy system.
The game was succeeded by WWF Superstars 2, which was released in 1992 by Acclaim Entertainment.
WWF Superstars was developed by Rare and published by LJN. It was released in Europe and North America in 1991, which was followed by its Japanese release on February 14, 1992.
Before every match, wrestlers cut promos on their opponent. Following the match, Vince McMahon comments on the action. The wrestlers each have two comments. One is a generic taunt, while the second is specific to the opponent.
On GameSpot.com, customers have given the game a rating of 7.4 out of 10. On GameFAQs, it has received a rating of 7.2 out of 10.
All wrestlers have the same moves, with the exception of one signature move. The moveset consists of attack moves (punch and kick), a bodyslam, grappling moves that can only be performed when you pick your opponent up from the mat (piledriver, suplex, headlock with punches), ground attack moves (elbow or knee drop), Irish whip moves (clothesline and dropkick), and flying turnbuckle moves (elbow or knee drop). Players can also wrestle outside the ring by throwing their opponent over the ropes or by performing a dropkick through the ropes. Throwing the opponent out of the ring can be done once per match and causes considerable damage.
Once a player selects a wrestler, they must defeat the other four in a series of matches to be named WWF Champion. On completion, the player gets a portrait picture of his chosen superstar.