WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge

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WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge
Cover art featuring (clockwise from top left) Bret "Hitman" Hart, Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Papa Shango and "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase; background has DiBiase wrestling Savage
Developer(s) Sculptured Software/Flying Edge
Publisher(s) LJN
Composer(s) NES version
Paul Webb
Platform(s) NES, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Release date(s) NES:
  • NA September 1992
  • EU 1992
Sega Master System: Sega Game Gear:
Genre(s) Wrestling
Mode(s) Single-player/Multiplayer
Distribution ROM cartridge

WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge is a professional wrestling video game based on the World Wrestling Federation, released in 1992 by Acclaim Entertainment for the NES and Sega Master System gaming systems, and the Sega Game Gear handheld console.

Gameplay[edit]

Papa Shango faces I.R.S. in the game's titular steel cage match.

Modes include One-on-One (regular match and steel cage match variations), Tag Team, WWF Championship (choose one wrestler and defeat all the others to become WWF Champion), and Tag Team Championship (choose two wrestlers and defeat combinations of the rest in a series of tag team matches to become WWF Tag Team Champions).

Ten wrestlers are playable. All versions of the game feature Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, I.R.S., Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase and The Undertaker. The NES version also has Jake Roberts, Roddy Piper, Sid Justice and The Mountie. The Sega versions replace those characters with Papa Shango, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Tatanka.

All wrestlers share the same moveset, consisting of standard punches and kicks, grapples (body slam, throw, headbutt), running attacks (flying clothesline, dropkick), a powerslam to a running opponent, ground attacks (stomp, elbow drop) and a move off the turnbuckle. There are no finishing moves. However, this was the first WWF console-based game to feature a steel cage match (cage matches had previously been seen in the arcade game WWF WrestleFest).

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