List of Fire Pro Wrestling games

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The following is a list of all video games in the Fire Pro Wrestling series produced by either Human Entertainment or Spike Co. Ltd. starting in 1989. Most of the titles in the Fire Pro series have been released exclusively in Japan, although some of the games have seen release in North America.

Human Entertainment Games[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Platform(s) PC Engine
Virtual Console
Release date(s) June 22, 1989 (JP)
Genre(s) Wrestling
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer

Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag is the first game in the long-running Fire Pro Wrestling series, released for the PC Engine by the now-defunct Human Entertainment. The game was followed by two sequels before finally moving onto the SNES: Fire Pro Wrestling 2nd Bout and Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout. All of the wrestlers featured are all fictional but are obviously based on real wrestlers.

Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag Characters
Victory Musashi
Based on Antonio Inoki
Akira Saeha
Based on Akira Maeda
Tommy Bomber
Based on Jumbo Tsuruta
Thunder Ryu
Based on Genichiro Tenryu
Hurricane Rikimaru
Based on Riki Chōshū
Zombie Masa
Based on Masa Saito
Pirate Number 1
Based on Billy Gasper
Pirate Number 2
Based on Barry Gasper
Star Bison
Based on Stan Hansen
Big the Great Bull
Based on Bruiser Brody
Mascara Condor
Based on Mil Máscaras
Mascara Eagle
Based on Dos Caras
Bloody Allen
Based on Bad News Allen
Mad Tiger
Based on Tiger Jeet Singh
Knight Blaster
Based on Road Warrior Hawk
Iron Blaster
Based on Road Warrior Animal


Fire Pro Wrestling 2nd Bout[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling 2nd Bout
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Platform(s) PC Engine
Virtual Console
Release date(s) August 30, 1991 (JP)
Genre(s) Wrestling, Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Fire Pro Wrestling 2nd Bout is the sequel to Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag and the second installment of the long-running Fire Pro Wrestling series, featuring a few more match types and additional wrestlers than the previous game. Despite these minor alternations, the two games are extremely similar.

Super Fire Pro Wrestling[edit]

List of Fire Pro Wrestling games
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP December 20, 1991
Genre(s) Fighting, Wrestling
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Super Fire Pro Wrestling, or SFPW, was released in 1991 for the Super Famicom game system as part of the Fire Pro Wrestling series. Super Fire Pro Wrestling (commonly abbreviated SFPW) was one of the first wrestling games on the Super Nintendo. Super Fire Pro Wrestling is a Japanese Wrestling game, developed by Human Club and published by Human Entertainment, which was released in Japan on December 20, 1991.

Thunder Pro Wrestling Biographies[edit]

Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden
Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden
Cover art
Developer(s) Human Entertainment[1]
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment[1]
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s) Mega Drive
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports[1]
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer (up to four players)[1]

Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden (サンダープロレスリング列伝 Sandapuroresuringu biographies?, "Thunder Pro Wrestling Biographies") is a Japan-exclusive Sega Mega Drive professional wrestling video game. This is the only game in the Fire Pro Wrestling series to be released for that system. The game features an "Exciting" mode that allows players to take on each other, an elimination mode where ten chosen wrestlers compete to win, and a handicap mode where one wrestler must take on two opponents.[1]

Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s) Mega Drive
Release date(s)
  • JP November 13, 1992
    December 24, 2008
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer


Super Fire Pro Wrestling 2[edit]

Super Fire Pro Wrestling 2
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP December 25, 1992
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer


Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final Bout[edit]

Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final Bout
Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final Bout
Cover art
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP December 28, 1993
Genre(s) Fighting, Wrestling

Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final Bout (スーパーファイヤープロレスリング3 ファイナルバウト?) was released in 1993 as part of the Fire Pro Wrestling series. This is the first game ever created with contribution from Goichi Suda. Due to complaints about the game's difficulty, Human released "Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Easy Type", in this version there is no edit mode but all of the hidden wrestlers are unlocked.

Gameplay
The Ultimate Warrior is helping Hulk Hogan deliver a double vertical suplex on their opponent.

Characters based on wrestling stars such as WWF's Hulk Hogan and WCW's Rick Rude are featured in the game along with Japanese professional wrestlers like Masahiro Chono. Each wrestler is ranked based on their attacking ability, defensive ability, and their running speed. An "edit mode" allows customized wrestlers to be created based on their wrestling type, the color of their skin, and a unique set of customized ring attire. A certain amount of points also have to be spent on developing certain attacks (and their respective defense against these attacks from opposing wrestlers). Digitized voices from the wrestlers and cheers from the audience members are included. Two of the buttons on the Super Famicom controller are used for strong blows while another button is used strictly for low blows. Sprites in the game actually show wrestlers in different sizes to each other (depending on height and weight). A battle royale mode permits four wrestlers to face off against each other simultaneously. There are 56 different wrestlers to control; with eight playable wrestling legends. Referees are available and can be chosen by the player; each referee has his own level of strictness and essentially determine how long the match will last. It is possible to perform up to 300 different professional wrestling moves in the game.

Fire Pro Women: All Star Dream Slam[edit]

Fire Pro Women: All Star Dream Slam
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP July 22, 1994
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer

Officially licensed by All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling

Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special[edit]

Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special
Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special
Cover art
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Designer(s) Masato Masuda
Akihisa Yoshimura
Hiroki Takahashi
Kenji Takaoka
Hiroya Tamura
Masaharu Omi
Composer(s) Masamichi Yamazaki
Chiyomaru Shikura
Yukie Sugawara
Shintaro Jyocha
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP December 22, 1994
Genre(s) Fighting, Wrestling
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special was released in 1994 as part of the Fire Pro Wrestling series. This is the second game ever created with contribution from Goichi Suda. Its controversial ending, which consisted of the main character killing himself after the realization that he was only wrestling to fight off depression, was also evident of Suda's unique approach to video game design and heavy storytelling. Wrestlers from the game are based on popular wrestlers from the WWF in addition to the WCW and several puroesu organizations. The game was only released in Japan on the Super Famicom system.

Fire Pro Gaiden: Blazing Tornado[edit]

Blazing Tornado
Developer(s) Masato Masuda and team
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Designer(s) Kenji Kimura, Kazuo Komuro
Platform(s) Arcade Game, Sega Saturn
Release date(s) 1994 (Arcade)
1995 (Sega Saturn)
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, 4-player
Cabinet Horizontal
CPU 68000
Sound Sound CPU : Z80
Sound Chips : YM2610
Display Raster, 304 x 224 pixels, 8192 colors

Blazing Tornado is a professional wrestling arcade game released by Human Entertainment in 1994. Eight wrestlers take part in wrestling tournaments in single or tag team matches.

Wrestling Universe: Fire Pro Women: Dome Super Female Big Battle: All Japan Women VS J.W.P.[edit]

Wrestling Universe: Fire Pro Women: Dome Super Female Big Battle: All Japan Women VS J.W.P.
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP July 22, 1994
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer

Officially licensed by All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling

Super Fire Pro Wrestling: Queen's Special[edit]


Super Fire Pro Wrestling X[edit]

Super Fire Pro Wrestling X
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP December 2, 1995
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer


Fire Pro Wrestling: Iron Slam '96[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling: Iron Slam '96
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release date(s) 1996
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player

Fire Pro Wrestling: Iron Slam '96 is a Japan-only 3D Pro Wrestling video game developed and released for the PlayStation by Human Entertainment. It is the first game in the Fire Pro Wrestling series to be done in full 3D. Its gameplay, however, retains the familiar timing-based grapple system found in all of the other Fire Pro games. Also, as with the other game in the series, the characters are based on real-life wrestlers that were popular at the time. Unlike its predecessors, it lacks the extensive Create-A-Wrestler mode for which the 2D titles are lauded.

Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium[edit]

Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date(s)
  • JP March 29, 1996
Genre(s) Fighting, Wrestling
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium, or SFPWXP, was released in 1996 for the Super Famicom game system as part of the Fire Pro Wrestling series. Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium (commonly abbreviated SFPWXP) was one of the first wrestling games with an extensive edit mode where up to 80 created wrestlers could be stored and used in the game. The game featured likenesses of over 100 real-life professional wrestlers that were included with fake names to prevent copyright infringement. Fan translations of the game surfaced online with the advent of emulators such as Snes9x and ZSNES. These translations not only converted the Japanese text to English, but also restored the names of each wrestling likeness to its real-life counterpart. Unlike the more frenzied pace and button-mashing of arcade-style wrestling games, SFPWXP focused instead on skill and specific timing. Each wrestler possesses three different 'levels' of attacks, Weak, Medium, and Strong, and must realistically wear down the opponent to use their most powerful attacks without being reversed or countered.

Fire Prowrestling S: 6Men Scramble[edit]

Fire Prowrestling S 6MEN SCRAMBLE
Fire ProWrestling S - 6Men Scramble Coverart.png
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling series
Platform(s) Sega Saturn
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Fighting, Wrestling
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Fire Pro Wrestling S: 6 Men Scramble, is a video game released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn as part of the Fire Pro Wrestling series. Fire Pro Wrestling S: 6 Men Scramble, was the follow up to Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium. As with all games in the Fire Prowrestling series, it features professional wrestlers with fictitious names. The game's story mode was called "Victory Road", which enabled "Title Match" when completed. The matches in Fire Pro Wrestling S: 6 Men Scramble include One Night Match, Open League, One Night Tournament, Elimination Match, Battle Royal, the debut of Death Match and the return of Gruesome Fighting that had not been seen since Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special. The game also includes a deep wrestler edit mode.

Fire Pro Wrestling G[edit]

Super Fire Pro Wrestling X
Developer(s) Human Entertainment
Publisher(s) Human Entertainment
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP June 24, 1999
    February 25, 2009
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer


Spike Games[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling CB[edit]

Super Fire Pro Wrestling CB
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP March 2000
Genre(s) Sports


Fire Pro Wrestling for WonderSwan[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling for WonderSwan
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP August 31, 2000
Genre(s) Sports


Fire Pro Wrestling i[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling i
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP January 22, 2001
Genre(s) Sports


Fire Pro Wrestling D[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling D
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP March 1, 2001
Genre(s) Sports


Fire Pro Wrestling[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) BAM! Entertainment
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • JP March 21, 2001
  • NA June 11, 2001
  • EU June 22, 2001
Genre(s) Wrestling
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Fire Pro Wrestling (released in Japan as Fire Pro Wrestling A) is a professional wrestling video game in the Fire Pro Wrestling series. It was the first Fire Pro game to receive an official English translation and the first to be released on a portable system rather than a console. A direct sequel, Fire Pro Wrestling 2, was released in 2002. True to the series, Fire Pro Wrestling makes the player play with strategy. The games use the A and B buttons for striking and grappling. True to many Fire Pro games, MMA is featured in the game and federations like Pride and The Ultimate Fighting Championship feature with fighters. The Octagon also made an appearance in this game, but was removed in the second for Copyright issues.

Fire Pro Wrestling J[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling J
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP February 4, 2002
Genre(s) Sports


Fire Pro Wrestling 2[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling 2
Fire Pro Wrestling 2
North American cover art
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Bam! Entertainment
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • JP July 19, 2002
  • NA October 23, 2002
Genre(s) Wrestling
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Fire Pro Wrestling 2 (released in Japan as Final Fire Pro Wrestling: Yume no Dantai Unei!) is a professional wrestling video game in the Fire Pro Wrestling series. It is a direct sequel to 2001's Fire Pro Wrestling. Fire Pro Wrestling 2 is not actually the second game in the series; it is merely the second game to be officially translated into English.

Reception

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 30 out of 40.[2]


Fire Pro Wrestling Z[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling Z
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP June 5, 2003
Genre(s) Sports


Fire Pro Wrestling Returns[edit]


Fire Pro Wrestling in Mobage[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling in Mobage
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • JP November 12, 2011
Genre(s) Sports


Fire Pro Wrestling (Xbox 360)[edit]

Fire Pro Wrestling
Developer(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Publisher(s) Spike Co. Ltd.
Series Fire Pro Wrestling
Release date(s)
  • INT September 21, 2012
Genre(s) Sports


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden at MobyGames
  2. ^ ゲームボーイアドバンス - ファイナルファイヤープロレスリング ~夢の団体運営!~. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.122. 30 June 2006.


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