WWF King of the Ring
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|WWF King of the Ring|
NES cover art featuring Bret "Hitman" Hart; inset photos featuring Mr. Perfect vs. Razor Ramon, "The Narcissist" Lex Luger and Hulk Hogan
|Developer(s)||Gray Matter Inc.
WWF King of the Ring is a professional wrestling video game based on the World Wrestling Federation, released in 1993 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy. It was the final WWF game released for the NES, and third WWF game released for the Game Boy. In this game, players can vie for the title of King of the Ring by competing in an eight-man single elimination tournament. Additionally, players can battle the entire roster through a string of singles matches to become WWF Champion. Also available are exhibition matches in singles and tag team modes for one or two players.
The NES version features eleven wrestlers: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, Bam Bam Bigelow, Yokozuna, Mr. Perfect, "The Narcissist" Lex Luger, and "You" (a generic wrestler that the player can name and assign attributes for). Undertaker and Bigelow are not in the Game Boy version.
Each of the game's wrestlers possess the same basic moveset, consisting of punches, kicks, a body slam, a suplex, a throw, a dropkick, stomps, elbow drops, and a move off the turnbuckle. There are no signature moves. However, each wrestler varies in speed, strength, and stamina attributes.