It’s WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND, folks, and you know what that means. It means a man in pink takes over this show.
20 years ago today was the originally planned launch day for the N64 in North America, so Roger has five exclusive titles for it! Did your favorite make the cut? Watch to find out!
Roger has once again become The Roger and he’s talking about the sole wrestling game for Sega’s doomed CD add-on, WWF Rage in the Cage!
Wrestlemania is less than two weeks away, so Joey Pink comes by to talk about WWF Raw on the 32x, Game Gear and original XBox!
The final entry for our Wrestlemania Week here On the Stick! Joey Pink is taking on WWF Royal Rumble for the Genesis and the Dreamcast!
Joe and Eric get together with guests Ethan Cheng, Nick Rycar and Jeremy Signor to talk about the history of WWF games, starting with Microleague Wrestling all the way up through the Smackdown vs. Raw series. Madness ensues! Much shorter than last year’s Wrestlemania podcast!
Just dropping in to do some link dropping. The first edition of The Virtually Squared Circle, a monthly column on wrestling games, is now up at FairtoFlair.com, you can read it here. In other wrestling-related news, I did a podcast with Jason Mann of Wrestlespective (also a FairtoFlair editor) about Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper at Starrcade ’96. We also recorded one on Sid vs. Scott Steiner at Starrcade 2000 that’s not up yet, but if that interests you, stay tuned to that site and it will be up sooner rather than later.
UPDATE: The podcast about the Starrcade 2000 main event is now up and can be found here.
Hey, remember these? Well, it’s been awhile, but this digression between Joe, Eric and Ethan about pro wrestling fit the bill, so if you’ve got a spare seven minutes and want to hear us talk about how bad we think Kevin Nash’s match at tonight’s pay-per-view will be or how great we think Colt Cabana is, take a listen to this.
- Steven Regal embarrasses Goldberg
- Why Colt Cabana is Great
- Colt Cabana’s website, home of the Art of Wrestling Podcast
I’m taking a break from podcast and video editing to drop some actual written content into the site. I know we haven’t done a lot of writing here lately, and that is something that’s going to change soon. Right now, I want to talk about “The Game Doctor” Bill Kunkel for a minute.
The big event is tonight! So, while you’re out running errands this afternoon getting ready for the party I know you’re having (or going to, hey come to my house!), why not take a listen as me and Eric are joined by podcast allies Ethan Cheng, Nick Rycar and Jeremy Signor as we go over the rich history of Wrestlemania… for three hours. Hey, it’s long, but it’s thorough. Get it here or on iTunes.
And so, we bring this year’s Wrestlemania Week to a close. Thanks for joining us for it, and enjoy tonight’s Wrestlemania!
EDIT: If you downloaded the podcast before seeing this message, download it again. The sound quality was ass on the first upload. It’s fixed now.
WayForward is a developer that is known for their generally excellent retro-styled games. Things like A Boy and His Blob, Contra 4 and Shantae: Risky’s Revenge show them to be one of the last great major studios doing true 2D work. But it wasn’t always that way. Way back in the early ’00s, they were mostly doing licensed Game Boy Color games for properties like Wendy the Witch and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Lots of witches. But also, wrestling. They did the GBC version of WCW Mayhem, which is the best version of that particular game, as the console versions are godawful. And they also did this game.
Wrestlemania Week continues as my pro wrestling alter-ego takes a look at two Wrestlemania games in this month’s Same Name, Different Game!