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WWF Superstars

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For the 1991 Game Boy game, see WWF Superstars (Game Boy). For the similarly titled television programs, see WWF Superstars of Wrestling and WWE Superstars.


WWF Superstars
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
[[Technos Japan Corporation]][[Category:Technos Japan Corporation]]
Technos Japan Corporation
Sports
Joystick, Array buttons
Arcade
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

WWF Superstars is an arcade game manufactured by Technos and released in 1989. It is the first WWF arcade game to be released. A series of unrelated games with the same title were released by LJN for the original Game Boy. Technos followed the game with the release of WWF WrestleFest in 1991.

Features[edit | edit source]

The game features some of the signature moves and trademark mannerisms of the wrestlers in the game. There are also cut scenes featuring Ted DiBiase, André the Giant and Virgil. Mean Gene Okerlund and Miss Elizabeth make appearances as well. Before the first match, the player's chosen team enters the arena via the "ring cart" seen in WrestleMania III and WrestleMania VI.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

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Hulk Hogan and the Honky Tonk Man team up in a tag team match

The game features a basic grappling and attack system. From a grapple, a player can either toss the opponent, throw them into the ropes, or go into a headlock from which two character-specific grapple moves can be performed. Each wrestler also possesses standing strikes, running attacks, running counter attacks, ground attacks, and moves from the top turnbuckle. Brawling outside of the ring and usage of weapons is also allowed in each match. A referee is present in the ring, but cannot be attacked or otherwise affected by the wrestlers.

Players select two wrestlers to form a tag team. The playable wrestlers are Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Big Boss Man, Randy Savage, The Honky Tonk Man, and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. Up to two players can play at once. The players take their team through a series of matches with other tag teams in New York City and then Tokyo. After three matches are won, players get to challenge the Mega Bucks ("The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and André the Giant). The Mega Bucks are not selectable characters. However, there are cheats for MAME that allow them to be used (together or separately), the drawback being that if DiBiase or André get a submission victory, the game will think that the player lost. Also, there can sometimes be graphical errors which will make the in-ring opponent disappear.

If the player wins the title match, a newspaper headline heralding the players' tag team as champions is shown. The player is then taken through another series of three matches (one of which will feature DiBiase) in the other city and a final match against DiBiase and André before the game ends.

References[edit | edit source]


WWE games
SmackDown series
SmackDown!- Know Your Role- Just Bring It- Shut Your Mouth- Here Comes the Pain
Raw series
Raw (1994)- Raw (2002)- Raw 2
Smackdown vs. Raw series
WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011
Program/Pay Per View games
Superstars (1989)- Superstars (1991)- Superstars 2- Royal Rumble (1993)- In Your House- Royal Rumble (2000)- No Mercy- Survivor Series
WrestleMania games
WrestleMania (NES)- Challenge- WrestleMania (1991)- Steel Cage- Super WrestleMania- The Arcade Game- 2000- Road to WrestleMania- Road to WrestleMania X8- X8- XIX- 21- Legends of WrestleMania
Other games
WrestleFest- European Rampage Tour- King of the Ring- Rage in the Cage- War Zone- Attitude- Betrayal- Day of Reckoning- Aftershock- Day of Reckoning 2
Non-Wrestling games
With Authority!- Crush Hour

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