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RetroMania Wrestling Review

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Posted: 3 weeks ago, last updated 11 days ago.

Author: Jo Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

RetroMania Wrestling is a simple fighting game based on classic arcade wrestling games of the past. It stands out for its retro visuals and plethora of lycra-clad characters and varied locations. Some may bemoan the simplicity and old fashioned playstyle but that's an intentional part of the fun.

You pick from 16 wrestlers and use their unique moves to outmanoeuvre your opponents. The bouts are held in a wide range of arenas each with different furniture and items to make use of should you so wish.

You can play through the Story Mode, but the main attraction is the 2-8 player battles. One-on-One matches, Tag Team matches, 6-Man Tag, 8-Man Tag and even Cages matches offer a range of challenges to take on with your family.

But more than these nuts and bolts of the wrestling game genre, it's the recreation of the pixilated visuals, grand ring entrances complete with entrance music and easy to pick up gameplay that makes this stand out. Even the crowd taunts relate to the action in the ring.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 26/02/2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Platform and Sports

Developer: @RetrosoftStudio

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. Games are played in short rounds.
 
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. 2-8 player local multiplayer.

CostsCosts

RetroMania Wrestling usually costs £22.19 to £24.99.
 

RetroMania Wrestling

Xbox One £24.99
PS4 £24.99
Switch £22.19
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12+ for sexual innuendo.

ESRB TEEN for Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our RetroMania Wrestling Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.

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