WWF Superstars (handheld video game)
This is the video game for the Nintendo Game Boy. For the arcade game of the same name, see WWF Superstars.
WWF Superstars is a video game released on the Game Boy handheld console by LJN, based on the WWF's syndicated television show of the same name. This game was the first WWF/E game for the Game Boy system.
The game was succeeded by WWF Superstars 2, which was released in 1992 by Acclaim Entertainment. A unique engine was built from the ground up; the developers never attempted to emulate the gaming engine found in the more advanced WWF games.
Before every match, wrestlers cut promos on their opponent. Following the match, Vince McMahon comments on the action. The wrestlers each have two comments. One is a generic taunt, while the second is specific to the opponent.
Nintendo Power reviewed WWF Superstars in their April 1991 issue and rated it a score of 2.9 out of 5.
All wrestlers have the same moves, with the exception of individualized strike attacks. The moveset consists of attack moves (punch and kick), a bodyslam, grappling moves that can only be performed when you pick your opponent up from the mat (piledriver, suplex, headlock with punches), ground attack moves (elbow or knee drop), Irish whip moves (clothesline and dropkick), and flying turnbuckle moves (elbow or knee drop). Players can also wrestle outside the ring by throwing their opponent over the ropes or by performing a dropkick through the ropes. Throwing the opponent out of the ring can be done once per match and causes considerable damage.
Once a player selects a wrestler, they must defeat the other four in a series of matches to be named WWF World Heavyweight Champion. On completion, the player gets a portrait picture of his chosen superstar.