Championship Wrestling
Copyright/Publisher: Epyx, Created By: Richard Ditton, Elaine Ditton, Timothy Skelly, David
Thiel & Lonnie Ropp, Release Year: 1986, Genre: Wrestling, Number Of Players: 1 to 8

This crusty clincher's really showing its age (over five years!) now. So much for long, crowd-pleasing bouts - these fights are usually over within ten second! And although there's a total of 25 moves to access (via a complex control system), I found I could win most of the time by just punching and kicking till my opponent's energy was low, then jumping on him to pin him down.

Trying to do anything else is frustrating as the control system's too tricky for its own good. The quickness of the bouts makes the multiload even more painful. It's needed to load in two of eight wrestlers, plus their animated pre-match portaits and comments.

As with WWF, each wrestler has a special move, but this time there's no waggling, just combinations of fire and directions to achieve the various moves.

In the championship you fight each of the other wrestlers in succession - game over if you lose any bout. Alternatively you can practise against any computer-controlled wrestler, or up to seven friends in the multi-player mode.


INTRO SCREEN

OVERALL STRIKE! 45%


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