WWF in Your House
|WWF In Your House|
|Genre(s)||Professional wrestling, Fighting, Sports|
WWF In Your House is a video game for the Sony PlayStation, DOS, and Sega Saturn released in 1996. Developed by Sculptured Software, it is a follow-up to WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game and was published by Acclaim Entertainment, who had previously released WrestleMania for home consoles.
Just like WrestleMania, In Your House is not a wrestling game in the normal sense, as it is heavily influenced by Mortal Kombat. It features digitized sprites of the wrestlers, and many over the top, unrealistic, and magical moves and taunts by the wrestlers. The game also featured finishing moves which are performed before the final pin.
Instead of typical wrestling arenas, WWF In Your House featured personalised stages for each individual wrestler, such as a nightclub for Shawn Michaels, Stu Hart's Dungeon for Bret Hart and a crypt for The Undertaker.
The 10 playable wrestlers in the game include Bret Hart, The Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels (all holdovers from WrestleMania), as well as new additions Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Goldust, Ahmed Johnson, and Hunter Hearst Helmsley (who would all return for 1998's WWF WarZone), plus Vader & The Ultimate Warrior. In-game commentary is supplied by Vince McMahon and "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig.
The game was not well received by critics; it scores of 5.6 (DOS) and 4.6 (PlayStation) on GameSpot. While GameFAQs reviews are more mixed, most agree that the game is a poor sequel to WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game. Some strong points are the enhanced graphics and the addition of a 4 player mode.