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NTSC cover art featuring Chyna, The Rock, "Mr. Ass" Billy Gunn and Mankind
|Publisher(s)||THQ (WWF SmackDown!)
Yuke's Future Media Creators (Exciting Pro Wrestling)
|Release date(s)|| March 2, 2000
August 8, 2000
WWF SmackDown! (also called Exciting Pro Wrestling in Japan) is a professional wrestling video game released for the PlayStation console by THQ and developed by Yuke's Future Media Creators. It is the first game from the video game series, WWF SmackDown! (later renamed WWE SmackDown vs. Raw, after that simply WWE, now WWE 2k) based on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) professional wrestling promotion. This game was succeeded by WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role.
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The story mode contains two main parts, first with the Pre-Season, but after ten in-game years of playing the Pre-Season, players are allowed to skip it. However, the season mode is nearly impossible to complete. By playing and advancing in the season modes players gain rewards such as unlockables or attires, but instead of unlocking new characters, players unlock new body parts to put on new creations, to play as that "unlocked" character. Once players build a creation, they must fight in a Pre-Season year to build their skills and make their alliances. Once players finish the Pre-Season, they can never replay it, and friends and foes for a creation are set in stone. The story mode contains no voice-overs, instead the characters meet each other backstage with mouths that move to no voice. The game also lacks play-by-play color commentary. WWF Smackdown! has many match types including Singles, Tag Team, Hardcore, Steel Cage and many more.
- "WWF SmackDown! Ratings". GameRankings. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
- "WWF SmackDown! GameRankings". GameRankings. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
- UK Playstation sales chart, August 2000, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 61
- UK Playstation sales chart, November 2000, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 64