World Championship Wrestling

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a game by FCI
Genre: Sports
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 6/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 4.7/10 - 3 votes
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See also: Championship Games, World Championship Games, Sport Games

The crowd roars as you climb slowly into the ring. You're Ricky Steamboat of big time wrestling fame-and you're going head-to- head against eleven other National Wrestling Association stars.

Ding, ding-there's the bell! Come out of your corner stalking your opponent warily about the ring. You lunge and throw your speciality move, the "Flying Body Press." One! Two! Three!-pin your opponent for the count!

Pick Your Man

World Championship Wrestling from FCI introduces you to the rough and tumble NWA by enabling you to be one of the twelve most popular NWA wrestlers. Besides Ricky Steamboat, you'll recognize such greats as Road Warrior "Hawk" (whose favorite moves include the Brain Buster and the Boston Crab), Kevin Sullivan (who favors the Cranium Kick and the Cobra Twist) and Michael Hayes (who likes to wrestle opponents to the mat with the Atomic Drop and the One-Hand-Back-Breaker).

Show Them Your Moves

Once you've picked your wrestler, begin the game at the Mode Select and Favorite Moves screens.

These two features make World Championship Wrestling one of the best wrestling titles to date.

The Mode select screen has four game types to choose from, including the One Player Vs. the Computer mode. This mode pits you against each of the eleven other computer opponents twice before you finally face the WCW master.

ProTip: Against the Master you must use the Running Move to have a chance at victory.

It's tough, but don't worry -- there's a password feature. WCW also features One-Player Tag Team vs. the Computer, a Two-Player Wrestler vs. Wrestler, and a Two-Player Tag Team vs. Tag Team as well.

The Favorite Moves screen enables you to choose four moves per match out of each wrestler's eight favorite moves-including such memorable body crunchers as the Cobra Twist, Boston Crab, Back Drop, and the infamous Pile Driver. Each wrestler also has a favorite specialty move. If you're near the center of the ring and your opponent's power points are below a certain level, let loose with a move like Sting's deadly Scorpion Death Lock. You'll max up your power meter and do serious damage to your opponent.

In addition to all of your Favorite Moves and your Special Move, you can Run, climb onto the corner posts to execute such moves as the Diving Body Press and Diving Knee Drop, Fall on your opponent, and Drag your opponent by the feet. Even better, your moves aren't confined to the inside of the ring! Launch your attacks from on top of the ropes, climb outside of the ring to grab deadly weapons, or best of all, toss your opponent right out of the ring!

There are three kicking actions you can use to defeat your opponents. First, try standing and kicking, it that doesn't work, try kicking and then moving forward and kicking. It this tails, try kicking, then moving backwards and kicking. Remember, it takes a little timing and practice to master these moves.

Hit the Mats

Try four paths to victory. Get a Fall Count of three or drive your opponent's power bar to zero so they give up. Likewise, trick your foe into a Penalty Count of five or keep tossing him out of the ring until he's out of the match.

The quickest ways to get a win: First, throw your opponent out of the ring. Next, wait until 12-14 seconds have gone by and perform a favorite move. Finally, wait until the IB second mark and heave your opponent into the stands. II dune correctly, you should win by an Out of Ring count.

Altogether there's enough wrestling action here to keep even the heavyweights hustling. Add up the scores from the judges Championship the unanimous winner.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

The newest entry into the video game Wrestling sweepstakes is FCI's World Championship Wrestling. This cart combines all the bone-crunching moves and back-breaking holds of the real 'sport', and carries the endorsement of the NWA! You can now control well-known competitors like Lex Lugar and Ricky Steamboat in single or tag-team matches against a computer or human opponent. Great graphics, customizing holds, and fabulous voice effects round out this cart.

People say:


Once you learn the proper methods of initiating attacks, this game becomes a load of fun. It has a much greater attention to detail, both in terms of animation and game play, than similar efforts and promises to delight wrestling fans who got burned with WWF Wrestlemania.


Not a bad wrestling game! The selection of holds and moves in WCW is good, but the ability to execute the moves is only average. What gives the game the rating is the ability to select which moves correspond to which directional control. The graphics are average, but the audio is outstanding.


I'm not into wrestling games, but this is the best one I've seen so far. It features 12 different stars of the NWA, but the only difference I could see between characters were their special moves. Nice graphics, sound effects, and the Road Warriors...what more could you want in a game!


The most notable thing about this game are the great voice effects! Seriously, this wrestling game improves upon previous attempts by allowing players to power-up their characters with super moves. The graphics are also handled much better, with re-cognizeable images of the NWA wrestlers.

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