It premiered on the N64 with the discharge of WCW vs. nWo: World Tour in 1997 (aka Digital Professional Wrestling 64 in Japan), and was then improved upon the subsequent yr with WCW/nWo Revenge, which included new wrestlers, animated entrances, weapons, and improved ending strikes. Alas, this might be the final sport THQ and AKI would produce for WCW, because the WWF (now the WWE) swept in and grabbed the license out from below them, placing out WWF Wrestlemania 2000 after which WWF No Mercy, a sport that’s regarded to be top-of-the-line, if not greatest, within the style.
Wrestlers gained additional frames of animation, making movement extra fluid; a narrative mode was launched; the create-a-wrestler grew to become a full-fledged characteristic, as an alternative of only a pallet swap; and you would even combat backstage and in ladder matches. Nonetheless, followers of WCW have been left wanting, as the remainder of its makes an attempt to get again into the online game world (WCW: Mayhem and WCW: Backstage Assault) have been…unhealthy. Very, very unhealthy.
Proper across the time WCW disappeared and was absorbed into the ever-growing WWE, AKI stopped making devoted wrestling video games. Their final makes an attempt have been the Def Jam collection, however even that ended after the Ps 2, Gamecube and Xbox period. Whereas AKI has not produced something new formally, this did not cease followers from wanting extra. Enter the mod neighborhood, and WCW: Really feel the Bang.
Developed by GenHex, OSR, and WLF of the Nextwave-64 neighborhood, WCW: Really feel the Bang is basically the sequel to Revenge we by no means bought. Even higher, it is free. Using the No Mercy engine, and operating on the Undertaking64 emulator, it injects model new textures, facial sculpts, entrances and ending strikes for over 50 wrestlers from all through WCW’s historical past, together with “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Scott Corridor, Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Web page, Sting and Ric Aptitude. There are even deeper cuts like Billy Kidman, Disco Inferno, Ron Simmins and Sub-Zero clone, Glacier. There are over 30 completely different levels to select from, and gameplay modes that weren’t in different iterations of N64 WCW video games akin to ladder matches and battling contained in the metal cage.