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WCW Backstage Assault

video game review Video Game Review: WCW Backstage Assault Publisher: Electronic Arts
Category: Sports, Wrestling
Platform: N64, PS1
ESRB Rating: NONE    Release Date: December 2000

Overall Rating: 0.5 Stars out of 4

Review by Tom Allen
½ Star out of 4
(Review of N64 version)

The WCW has always been known for its silly antics, compared to the more serious WWF. WCW Backstage Assault is definitely one big silly antic, but no one here is laughing.

All game play is backstage in locker rooms, restrooms, garages, etc. You can not play in the ring. The game play is very basic, with a limited number of moves that can only be expanded by unlocking more moves, an irritating stumbling block in the way of the enjoying the game.

The wrestlers look and feel horrible. Their faces are almost interchangeable, and the colors of the outfits are not very accurate to the real-life counterparts.

The create-a-wrestler mode is also very limited, as is the "weapon system." You can only use a weapon so many times before it magically disappears. While this oddity is intended to keep the game play balanced and fair, the developers could have found a more creative and plausible way to get rid of over-used weapons.

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