When I was like ten years old, a friend's dad took us to see the WWF. At the time, I knew nothing about wrestling. I had no interest really. But I went because I was invited and I thought this was the kind of stuff that boys are age were supposed to be into. I probably would have said yes to a monster truck show under similar conditions. But that invite never came. Anyway, I don't remember much about that WWF show, other than those guys The Road Warriors were there. Actually, I just googled it and apparently they were known as Legion Of Doom during this period. I don't know. Shrug.
Anyway, the point is I was never a wrestling fan, even when I went to that show. I know who some wrestling dudes are of the late 80's and early 90's because friends were into it. But I have no memory if I actually saw like Jake The Snake or Rick Flare or Macho Man Randy Savage or Andre The Giant. I have no knowledge of the history of wrestling. And it didn't really matter when I was there. Hacksaw Jim Duggan must have been there because we got foam two-by-fours that he may or may not have signed. Again, didn't care and my memory is fuzzy.
The point of all this rambling is to say - wrestling is not something a fan of. However, there are some wrestling games that got some praise over the years and because of my lack of interest I overlooked them. Having just recently acquired a Nintendo 64 not too long ago, I couldn't pass up a WCW Vs NWO cartridge when I saw it at a yard sale. I figured, hey, wrestling games are pretty much just fighting games. I like some fighting games. Maybe I'd enjoy this game - and beef up my new N64 collection on the meantime.
You guys... no. I don't like this game. Not at all.
So first things first, I didn't recognize too much of the roster. There was Hulk Hogan and Sting and I think Rick Flare. But that's it. And maybe his name is Rick Flair? I'm not going to spend any more time googling wrestling stuff tonight, so I don't know. But yeah. I guess this game came out at a time where even hearing about current wrestlers via osmosis was out of the cards for me. So not a good intro to the genre.
Anyway, I gave it a shot but oh man... boring. The main portion of the game is five-on-five matches. I couldn't even build a team of five recognizable faces here. Even worse, the matches go on for what feels like an eternity. I couldn't figure out how to end it. Do you have to pin the other guy? I don't know. And I don't have a manual. And I don't care enough to find out. I also couldn't make myself lose. So it just went on and on and on. Just me as Hulk kicking a dude and flipping him and falling on him. Just really really boring and clunky. I'm all set with this one.