WWF Wrestlemania (NES)

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WWF Wrestlemania
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Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Rare Coin-Op, Ltd.
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WWF Wrestlemania is a mediocre wrestling game for the NES developed by rare. The game lets you select 6 Wrestlemania stars; Ted Dibiase, Bam Bam Bigelow, Honky Tonk Man, Randy Savage, Andre the Giant and of course, the Immortal Hulk Hogan. You move your player around the ring and must pin down your opponent. Your wrestler can do different special kinds of moves but trying to figure them out and trying to use them is a pain to do. Occasionally, a special symbol will move across the screen, which one of the two wrestlers can pick up to restore their health.

Screenshots

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Hulk Hogan ripping of his shirt at the title screen.


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Music

For an early title, WWF Wrestlemania has good music; most of the authentic wrestler themes are present, such as Real American for Hulk Hogan and Pomp and Circumstance for Randy Savage. However, some interesting choices were made, such as Andre the Giant having his own theme and Girls In Cars being used for Ted Dibiase's theme, rather than his theme from Wrestlemania. None of the game's music loops. While there is in-game music, the music switches between the two themes of the current wrestlers.

The game's music was written and arranged by Rare's David Wise. According to Wise, he had to write the music in hexadecimal notation. Due to the limited resources at the time, Wise most likely had to learn the wrestler themes by ear.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title (Bam Bam Bigelow's First Theme) UnknownDavid Wise 0:37
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02 Ted "The Million Dollar Man" Dibiase's Theme (Girls In Cars) Robbie DupreeDavid Wise 1:23
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03 Bam Bam Bigelow's Theme (Bam Bam Bigelow's Real First Theme) UnknownDavid Wise 0:27
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04 Honky Tonk Man's Theme (Honky Tonk Man) Johny HortonDavid Wise 0:42
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05 Randy "Macho Man" Savage's Theme (Pomp and Circumstance) Edward ElgarDavid Wise 0:42
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06 Andre the Giant's Theme (Stand Back) Jim JohnstonDavid Wise 0:44
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07 Hulk Hogan's Theme (Real American) Rick DerringerDavid Wise 0:38
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08 Round Start (WWF Superstars of Wrestling 1987 Theme) UnknownDavid Wise 0:24
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09 Game Over UnknownDavid Wise 0:01
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10 Pause & Win David WiseDavid Wise 0:02
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11 Staff Roll David WiseDavid Wise 0:12
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Credits

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The game's credits are displayed upon winning the tournament. This was only one of five NES games by Rare to feature a staff roll.

Game Rip

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Releases

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Title: WWF Wrestlemania
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-01-??
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Inc.

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