While there are many common threads that fuel Brandon and I’d friendship, Games and Wrestling are on the top of the list.
With the announcement of both WWE2k22 and the AEW game on the horizon I started to reflect on games that I loved. I could have made a one and done list, but decided to just feature them as I have the chance.
Today I wanted to spotlight WCW vs The World.
THQ put out this game for the Playstation in 1996 and I was so excited because it had a huge roster and Crow Sting. I was so excited to play this game I overlooked one important fact, I didn’t own a game system at the time. However, my buddy Drake did. Drake and I have been buddies since third grade and often back in the day we would geek out and game on Friday nights.
Well I found out that the video store I worked for just got the game for rental so I raced over to snag it an headed over to my Drake’s house. We played for hours and hours, until around 430 am the Playstation tapped out.
WCW vs The World featured 60 wrestlers that ranged from the current WCW/NWO guys to Real life Japanese Superstars, and Fictional Wrestlers, some with resemblance to wrestler we knew and loved.
I loved the game play and the graphics for the 90’s was pretty sweet. I don’t harp on graphics as long as the gameplay is good. I was a huge fan of playing as Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Drake would be the Ultimo Dragon. Needless to say our online matches were better than any real live ones at times. I do miss these times and love playing Wrestling games to this day. If I were to rank this game I would give is a solid 10 Hot Pockets! The gameplay and replay factor for me is off the charts.
Until Next time…..