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RetroMania Wrestling

Retrosoft Studios
Feb 25, 2021 - PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Game Rant
2.5 / 5
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7 / 10
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78 / 100
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6 / 10
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3.5 / 5
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7 / 10
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6 / 10
Rapid Reviews UK
4 / 5
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RetroMania Wrestling Trailers

RetroMania Wrestling | Official Game Trailer for the sequel to WrestleFest! thumbnail

RetroMania Wrestling | Official Game Trailer for the sequel to WrestleFest!

RetroMania Wrestling: New Trailer (The Official Sequel to WrestleFest comes February 26th!) thumbnail

RetroMania Wrestling: New Trailer (The Official Sequel to WrestleFest comes February 26th!)


RetroMania Wrestling Screenshots



Critic Reviews for RetroMania Wrestling

RetroMania Wrestling is a game designed with a very specific type of professional wrestling fan in mind, and those individuals may be able to enjoy it for what it is. It has a nice selection of arenas and a small but decent roster. The biggest problems with RetroMania Wrestling are its lack of content and high price point, but maybe future updates will make it a more fully-featured game that matches its asking price.

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Despite its dated aesthetics, RetroMania Wrestling can still bring the pain. Unfortunately that struggle translates to issues both in and out of the ring. Sometimes, it's important to consider why design decisions were abandoned in the past, rather than meticulously recreating frustrating mechanics for modern audiences in the name of authenticity.

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RetroMania Wrestling is the perfect sequel to a classic. Not only does it maintain the essence of WWF Wrestlefest but it also develops the mechanics adding depth and strategy. Although there are a ton of gameplay options, the lack of online play and the niche roster may discourage some players. However, even with few missing elements, this is one of the best wrestling games currently available and a must for fans of the sport.

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RetroMania Wrestling looks like WWF WrestleFest, plays (a bit) like Fire Pro and has a wide variety of entertaining arenas to play in. However, the tiny roster, lack of creation modes, lack of online and brief single-player experiences mean you're really going to need to be interested in local multiplayer if you're going to be playing this one for a long time. To give it the Cena test: it's got our respect for going old-school and it'll get loyalty from the cult following it'll inevitably gain, but it still needs a bit more hustle before it's the finished product, whereas just now it feels like The Prototype.

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RetroMania Wrestling continues the action-filled fun established by classic, arcade wrestling titles, but features additional mechanics to please contemporary audiences. It isn't the deepest wrestling game, but that's part of its breezy, accessible charm.

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RetroMania Wrestling isn’t the most technically accomplished wrestling game out there, but it is a joyous arcade brawler that gets more entertaining the more people you can rope in to a match. Like the game that inspired it, it’s not going to occupy you for hours in a single sitting but you’ll keep coming back for another dose of wrestle ’em up action.

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RetroMania Wrestling is an arcade wrestler that looks and plays well, let down by limited scope.

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I love wrestling. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I watch more than my fair share every week, with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday all taken by wrestling shows, and that’s not counting the McMahon empire of WWE. So, when I saw a game advert pop up while watching an episode of NWA Powerrr on YouTube about 18 months ago, I just knew I had to play it.

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