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CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCOct 15, 2019

Developer: VICO Game Studio

Publisher: Reverb Triple XP

Genres: Arcade, Sports

Perform a BODY SLAM, knock’em down with a CLOTHESLINE, pull off the classic PILEDRIVER AND… shoot a FIREBALL into your opponent's face?! Whatever you do… don’t find yourself looking up at the lights! Welcome to the world of CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling combining everything you love from the 90’s with the theatrical flair only found in the independent wrestling phenomenon CHIKARA Pro. Join the “CHIKARMY” and step through the ropes in this fast-paced, arcade wrestling extravaganza to superkick the overly simulated wrestling games out of the ring! Choose from a roster of 30+ authentic CHIKARA wrestlers executing their signature moves and unimaginable abilities in the most over-the-top wrestling game ever conceived. If that isn’t enough crazy for you, jump into the Wrestle Factory to create your ultimate wrestler. The Wrestle Factory provides an unprecedented amount of creation tools where gamers can unleash their creativity. Whether it’s your favorite superhero or most feared monster CHIKARA’s Wrestle Factory is only limited by your imagination. Key Features: Stars of CHIKARA – Over 30 official wrestlers, complete with their over-the-top lucha libre antics to faithfully represent CHIKARA Pro including Fire Ant, Solo Darling, Hallowicked, Dasher Hatfield, and many more! Retro Gameplay Action Satisfaction – Intuitive 2-button controls allows players of all ages and skill levels to easily jump into the arcade wrestling mayhem. Online Ruckus - Up to 10 players can jump into an online match - bring the smackdown to opponents across the globe! A Match for Every Style – Over 25 playable game modes are planned including One vs. One, Tag Team, Three-way match, Four-way match, 4-10 Person Elimination matches, Tornado Tag, Battle Royal, King of Trios Tournament and more! CHIKARA Flair – 3D visuals bring a vibrant throwback arcade look that captures the outrageous CHIKARA-style. Animated Madness – Over 700 hand-crafted animations to perfectly capture the movement and antics that make CHIKARA unique to the wrestling world. Customization Galore – The FREE Wrestle Factory Creation Suite puts more creative power in the hands of players. Loads of wrestler and arena options are available including body morphing, texture uploads, face mapping, move set assignments, physics-based accessories and more. Create fearsome monsters, favorite super heroes, rasslin’ icons… go crazy with the creative freedom of the Wrestle Factory!

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There's a lot of potential still waiting to be tapped in Chikara Action Arcade Wrestling, and considering how the game is in a constant state of evolution, it won't be long before it makes the jump from the mid-card to the main event spotlight.

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And then comes the realization that this dutiful throwback to wrestling arcade mashers past can only create a brief spark with its current offerings. Here's hoping they find a way to light an eternal flame.

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It’s an arcade game made to be accessible to anyone, wrestling fan or not. This is evident in its design and stylization. The lack of game modes may be a detriment for many and really hurts the longevity of such a game, but the controls are solid and the game runs beautifully. There’s not much more one can ask for in an arcade experience.

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Though it still has a ways to go, Chikara: Action Arcade Wrestling is a worthwhile pick-up for wrestling fans. Matches are raucously entertaining, and there's enough variety to keep fans occupied for hours upon hours. The CAW feature is brilliantly implemented. Once you get the hang of it, the potential is boundless. Some issues, particularly the AI, still need to be sorted out, but the developer is really keen on delivering consistent updates and fixes.

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