(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Natsume Championship Wrestling (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Game Profile

Step into the ring!

Choose from 12 outrageous wrestlers and bring it on! Wield the massive power of Asteroid, the lightning-fast strikes of Viper, the underhanded attacks of Phantom, and many more mad men of the ring!

With its robust grappling system and over 50 moves to master, Natsume Championship Wrestling delivers the deepest and most realistic wrestling action of the 16-bit era! Test your might against the crafty AI, or up to 4 players can compete in exhibition, tag team, and round robin matches!

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Puts up a fight

It might seem strange that there has not been a single wrestling game on Virtual Console in the West so far, but when you really think about it, it makes sense. Almost every single wrestling title out there features the likenesses of real people, meaning...

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User Comments (14)

KeeperBvK

#1

KeeperBvK said:

What the? Natsume's releasing a Wrestling game on VC? How about Harvest Moon 64 first?

KeeperBvK

#3

KeeperBvK said:

Judging by the prices in the upper right, I guess it was unreleased on this side of the great pond.

vio

#8

vio said:

Wow... Does anyone realize this is a first? Never before has a wrestling game seen the light of day on VC!

edhe

#10

edhe said:

The only wrestling game they need to release on the Virtual Console is Saturday Night Slam Masters.

Unless this one is just as good. I've never played it...

(NCW has Awesome music btw...)

ToxieDogg

#11

ToxieDogg said:

It's a 16 bit wrestling game by Natsume, so the chances are it will play like WWF Road To Wrestlemania, Wrestlemania X8 and WWE Survivor Series for the Game Boy Advance, all of which Natsume also developed.

And all of which sucked. :( They have lousy collision detection at the best of times, VERY limited movesets, no real differences inbetween any of the wrestlers aside from their appearances and easy ways to exploit the AI and get cheap victories every time, even on the hardest difficulty setting.

The video above makes this game look very similar to those games as well, a lot of the frames of animation even look the same. I'm a huge wrestling fan but I'm going to hold fire on this one I think...a case of me having given Natsume wrestling games 3 failed chances to impress me already....:(

Banana_Jane

#13

Banana_Jane said:

I played it again and it's really not as good as I remember it, but still a lot better than the WWF SNES ones.

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