Waggling and sports sims - they're pretty much synonymous. Personally I've never
understood the attraction. Why should being able to wiggle a joystick from side to
side dead fast be considered a sporting feat?
But if waggling is your hang and you've spent years developing a good, strong and very,
very fasy technique Wrestling Superstars is the game for you.
There are basically five moves in the game: thump, kick, throw, sit on
or (last but not least) run away from your opponent. If your opponent is sitting
on you or he's attempting to pick you up for the throw then it's a case
of waggle 'til the cows return from their summer hols.
A scale will appear in the bottom left-hand corner. The scale moves down as you
waggle ever more furiously to escape your opponent's grasp. Get your yellow
line to the floor before his and you'll come out of the scrap better.
The graphics are big and bold and there's plenty of crowd encouragement
disguised as a hissing noise. Smort close-ups of the players grimacing as they're knocked
into the middle of the next week add to the amusement factor. And the refereee has got to
be a relation of Bully form Bullseye.
• The waggle meter is a good idea.
• The fighters are fairly impressively drawn.
• The choice of moves is a bit lightweight.
• Naff sound effects.
• All that waggling get a bit wearying, and I don't just mean on your wrists.