System: Super Nintendo
Developer: Sculptured Software
Genre: Pro Wrestling
Capabilities: Multi-Tap Compatible for up to four players
Review Written: August 1999
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Graphics: 8: The wrestlers were detailed great for the SNES. Though some of the wrestlers look exactly like they do in LJN's previous SNES WWF Game, Royal Rumble.
Sound: 9: WWF RAW features authentic wrestling music for 12 WWF Superstars. The in-ring sound effects were done nicely from the running on the mat, to the sounds of choking your opponent, and whacking them with a chair.
Game play: 8: Game play was easy to pick up, but tough to master. There was the grapple meter where you had to mash the buttons as hard as you can to get your move executed. The harder you increased the difficulty, the more you had to mash the buttons to win the grapple. Wrestling signature moves were easy to execute by either mashing the R button in a grapple, or pressing R by your opponent's feet, or behind you opponent, or on top of the turnbuckle above a downed opponent. The mega moves (unrealistic arcade moves) required pressing a certain combination of buttons.
Replay Value: 9: Their was 12 WWF wrestlers to choose from. (Diesel, Razor Ramon, Undertaker, Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Shawn Michaels, Yokozuna, Bam Bam Bigelow, Doink, Luna Vachon, 1-2-3 Kid, and Lex Luger) There were also lots of game play modes to keep you occupied like RAW mode( a- 6-on-6 elimination match), Bedlam Mode(A Tag Team match with all 4 men in the ring), Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, Tag Team, and Singles mode. The game also can be played for up to 4 players with support of the multi-player adaptor.
Overall Score: 9: Overall, this is one of the best wrestling games for the SNES in the US. With all the wrestlers to choose from, and with a wide variety of game play modes, this is a game you have to add to your SNES game collection.(That is if you still play your SNES anymore)
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