Natsume Championship Wrestling

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Natsume Championship Wrestling
Natsume Championship Wrestling
Cover art
Developer(s) Natsume[1]
Publisher(s) Natsume[1]
Composer(s) Iku Mizutani[2]
Kinuyo Yamashita[2]
Hiroyuki Iwatsuki[2]
Platform(s) Super NES
Release Super NES
Wii Virtual Console
  • NA: March 21, 2011
  • PAL: February 18, 2011
Wii U Virtual Console
  • PAL: November 20, 2014
  • NA: December 18, 2014
Genre(s) Action[1]
Fighting[1]
Wrestling[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to four players)

Natsume Championship Wrestling is a 1994 Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game that was released in North America.

This game is widely based on a conversion of Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling Dash: Sekai Saikyō Tag (全日本プロレス’ 世界最強タッグ ダッシュ Zen Nihon Puro Resu Sekai Saikyō Taggu Dasshu?, lit. "World's Strongest Tag Team Wrestling Dash 'Japan'"),[3][4][5] a Japanese video game for the Super Famicom. Players must become either the Triple Crown Champion or the Triple Crown Tag Team Champions and achieve the limits of professional wrestling.

Summary[edit]

This game is an unlicensed wrestling game, lacking a license from a professional wrestling promotion like World Championship Wrestling or the World Wrestling Federation.[6]

The player has a choice between an exhibition, a round-robin tournament, and a championship tournament.[6] Players must choose between 12 wrestlers who have ten minutes to knock each other out.[6] Each wrestlers has a very extensive set of moves depending on their situation in the ring.[6] Every victory screen with have both wrestlers' taunts, the time of the match, and the condition that caused the victory. The championship tournament has three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard. Criticism for this game was mixed from very positive to very negative.[6]

There are more than fifty moves to master and an intelligent AI offers up plenty of might for the player.[7] Six levels of energy bars (in order from best to worst: blue, green, yellow, orange, red, black) and the ability to heal help to separate this game from the other wrestling games of that era.[8] However, recovery time is increased when the player is severely hurt.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Soundtrack Information". SNESmusic.org. 
  3. ^ "Translation and Description". Superfamicom.org. 
  4. ^ "Japanese title" (in Japanese). super-famicom.jp. 
  5. ^ "Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling Dash: Sekai Saikyō Tag". GameFAQs. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Basic overview". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Advanced overview". Neoseeker. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  8. ^ a b "Health bar information". RVG Fanatic. Retrieved 2011-05-31.