Nintendo 64x64

38/64

1998

WCW/nWo Revenge

"The best WCW game ever and only bettered by THQ's very own No Mercy. The game engine was the best a wrestling game ever had; simple controls to use, with scope to hone and perfect for expert status. It had a fantastic roster, all WCW arenas and competition for every belt. Revenge should have had a proper create-a-player function - costume change felt lazily added."

7/10 - Steven Smith 64

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User Reviews (2)

"The finest 3D wrestling game engine ever made and even the GameCube's "Day of Reckoning" comes a close second. At the time when WCW ruled our imagination, this game was the most fun you could have on Nintendo 64 and three other like minded friends. The Japanese counterpart "Virtual Pro Wrestling" titles remains AKI's greatest gift to the system's library. Watch for folding chairs!"

9/10 - Shiryu 64

"Still my favorite wrestling game of all time. My friends and I probably invested 300+ hours into playing this one, with some matches lasting hours. It not only has one of, if not the best, wrestling game rosters of all time, it also features arguably perfect gameplay as well. This title was released at the height of wrestling's popularity and was a massive hit."

10/10 - MikeLove 64

Comments (36)

Gerbwmu

These games are still the best wrestling games created. I don't understand why we haven't had a return to this style yet. Someone needs to recreate these games on the modern consoles in some form. Again another game that got played for hours in epic 4 man matches that often times needed pausing to rest cramped and tired hands.

Krambo42

@DualWielding Yeah, this was one of maybe 4 or 5 N64 games I enjoyed. That console didn't do much for me, but this was one of the good ones.

SLiM

I remember one time changing the color of all the outfits to pink. Then when you played the intro to the game (which featured most, if not all the wrestlers on the roster), all the wrestlers would be wearing those ridiculous pink outfits. Like breast cancer awareness to the extreme.

Shiryu

You would not believe how much fun I had with this game. It was only really missing the more indeed Create-a-Wrestler feature from future titles, but since me and my friends where giant wCw fans back in the day, we always came back for more on this.

SLiM

I remember one time changing the color of all the outfits to pink. Then when you played the intro to the game (which featured most, if not all the wrestlers on the roster), all the wrestlers would be wearing those ridiculous pink outfits. Like breast cancer awareness to the extreme.

SLiM

I remember one time changing the color of all the outfits to pink. Then when you played the intro to the game (which featured most, if not all the wrestlers on the roster), all the wrestlers would be wearing those ridiculous pink outfits. Like breast cancer awareness to the extreme.

SLiM

I remember one time changing the color of all the outfits to pink. Then when you played the intro to the game (which featured most, if not all the wrestlers on the roster), all the wrestlers would be wearing those ridiculous pink outfits. Like breast cancer awareness to the extreme.

MikeLove

@bezerker99

No Mercy had a fantastic create a wrestler among other options, but the core roster was basically garbage (maybe 10-15 cool guys, while Revenge features 30+ big time stars) and the slowdown during multiplayer killed it for me.

Even back then, I played Revenge more than no Mercy because it ran smoother and had a far superior roster.

bezerker99

@Beetlejuice I have WWF No Mercy too! It's definitely the better game of the two with it's awesome create-a-wrestler feature. But I, like you, enjoyed Revenge more because I like WCW waaaaaaaaay more than WWF.

The only game I don't have is WCW vs n.W.o World Tour (which was the first wrestling game of this great trilogy)...but I've played that one as well.

MikeLove

@bezerker99

True story!

In 9th grade my buddies and I used to print off the nWo logo and various pics of Hollywood Hogan and stick them in classrooms and on walls all over school.

One day in math class I talked a girl I knew into writing 'nWo 4 Life' on the blackboard before our teacher got there, and I believe she also put 'Buff is the stuff' as well (everyone was watching this stuff back then and the class was loving it).

Anyway, the teacher who was in that room before my class began came back in because she forgot something, saw the board, her expression changed, then she stomped over to her desk and pulled out numerous pictures of Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and our nWo posters and began shouting 'This is gang behaviour!! This crap does not belong at school!! Now I know who is responsible!'

Nothing ever came of it, but I remember she was super pissed! For the rest of that year while walking down the hallways I would see my nWo print outs hanging in the lockers of dozens of the older students, which was kind of cool haha. I think anyone who was lucky enough to be a teenager during those years of wrestling experienced something that will never happen again!

bezerker99

@Beetlejuice OMG, that is an incredible story! The nWo faction was a gang to a certain degree (as much of a gang as you can probably get in professional wrestling).

And YUSSS!!! The Monday Night wars in the late 90's is something that every wrestling fan who experienced it will forever remember. Very special times indeed. I never thought wrestling could be as awesome as the Ric Flair and the Four Horseman days of the 80's but WCW was definitely a hot commodity, especially when it was dominating WWF in the ratings.

I haven't seriously followed wrestling ever since Vince brought the nWo to WWE around 2002 or so.

Thanks for sharing your story, that is just TOOOOOO SAH-WEEEEET~

BurningCold0718

This is probably my favorite series of games ever created. Not just wrestling games, but games period. To this day, I feel a hole in my gaming life where new AKI wrestling games aren't filling the void.

There are actually six games total in this series (eight, I suppose, if you count WCW vs The World and Virtual Pro Wrestling on the PSX). World Tour, Revenge, WrestleMania 2000, and No Mercy hit Stateside, of course. However, Japan had the best deal with Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 and Virtual Pro Wrestling 2. VPW64 was like a super version of World Tour - it featured about 60 additional wrestlers (including almost all the World Tour roster), Revenge's edit mode, and additional moves not seen in World Tour. VPW2 was probably the best of the bunch. A truly amazing base roster of over 100 wrestlers, a fun season mode, and I'd argue the best Create a Wrestler in the series (tons of additional outfit pieces, including a mask editor). I proudly own all of these games, and heartily recommend the Japanese games to any interested in the series!

And, to each some of the other comments, it really was awesome to be a wrestling fan in high school. I had been a fan for years prior, so suddenly I shared a hobby with basically everyone (but knew more about it that anyone else). At a pep rally in 10th grade, the band that was playing music for the event hit the opening of the New Age Outlaw's theme. The entire gym shouted back, "Oh, You Didn't Know?" Good times.

bezerker99

@BurningCold0718 Oh, I totally forgot about WWF WrestleMania 2000 and WCW vs the World! Thanks for the reminder, bro.

RedDevilAde

Awesome game, shame THQ lost the licence to WWE/WCW and the series ended

edhe

The things that sets Revenge apart from No Mercy for me are the intro sequence & end credits.
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My favourite wrestlers were Stevie Ray & Booker T, Eric Bischoff (with his K.O punches & roundhouse kicks) and Brickowski, because he looked so ridiculous.

But I do prefer WWF No Mercy - not least for its CAW mode.
My favourite wrestlers were Stevie Ray, Booker T & Eric Bischoff.

geekysteven

When I go back to this game nowadays, though, I find it a bit archaic.
Still, as a wrestling fan myself, this is a good wrestling title on the N64.

polivar4

I wish I still had this game. So much fun either by yourself or with friends. Using Goldberg and giving him Disco Inferno's Dance Moves provided me and my buddies with countless laughs. Game play was superb as well. I can't think of a bad thing to say about this game really. I'm not a stickler for graphics either. I feel like if you have a good experience with the game then that shouldn't really matter. God I need to buy a N64.

shonenjump86

I never played this one, I would like too. I had a blast playing WWF Wrestlemania 2000 and No Mercy.

Tasuki

@RedDevilAde: THQ didnt so much lose the license as they went out of business.

@bezerker99: Yes indeed that was a great time to be a wrestling fan. I am currently watching all of the WCW Monday Nitros in order on the WWE Network and they bring back so many great memories.

foodmetaphors

Revenge and No Mercy were the only two in this series I owned and were both fantastic, NM is my favorite N64 game, period. And I still find Revenge fun to come back to because of the weapon mechanics and it had some of my favorite wrestlers already built in. I don't care as much about No Mercy's roster, but CAW puts it above Revenge overall, not to mention the added depth in mechanics, career mode and play modes.

Pink_Floyd

Was La Parka in this one or was it Mayhem?

Cyberbotv2

@Tasuki: Wait, they have WCW Nitro on WWE network? Hmmmm...I've been hesitant to get it because the current WWE product sucks. Getting back on topic, Revenge was my first 64 game, and in high school, I found myself rotating between this and Warzone so I could use Bret Hart all the time. Oh, not having games like this today leaves a gaping hole. I'm really surprised we've seen no VC release of this, since WWE has the rights to all things WCW related. Could you imagine an online version of this game on Wii U VC? It would put any modern day WWE game today to shame.

ULTRA-64

Was just playing this last week! Great game that was still immediately fun and easy to pick up after all these years, i was just testing the cartridge and lost 40 mins. I've never even liked wrestling!?!

DerpSandwich

I never liked wrestling, but I remember playing this all the time! Good times!

bezerker99

@Cyberbotv2 @Tasuki I also was not aware of Nitro's being on that WWE subscription. I thought it was just crappy WWE stuff. BTW, WWE stands for Worst Wrestling EVERRRRR!!!

timtimdaunholy

man me and my friends played many matches on this.
this was a great multiplayer game

deferentially worth the 2 dollars they sell for now

Tasuki

@Cyberbotv2
@bezerker99

Yeah they just added all the Nitro episodes last month. They also have every single ECW too so even if your not a WWE Fan there is other things there as well.

WWE = Worst Wrestling Ever

ECW = Extremely Crappy Wrestling

WCW = World's Crappiest Wrestling

Lol

ReigningSemtex

This was an awesome wrestling game and a fun all round brawler, I remember preferring no mercy but it had that game breaking save game bug on all the copies I have played

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