Real Talk By: EC
WrestleFest Premium Is an arcade fighting game for the iOS, based on the World of Wrestling Entertainment. The look and feel of this game is definitely a throwback to the 16-bit era, and to add onto the nostalgia, it has all the greats back from when WWE used to be WWF. The Game starts you off with 8 playable characters, and has 20 characters that can be bought as four separate DLC packs, which each include 5 characters and a new arena. After a loss or a win a sprite depicting Mean Gene Okerlund appears at a desk talking about the match that you just played, which is a nice touch to the nostalgia of WWE.
The Game play utilizes the Transparent Joy Stick, Red and Blue button for moving and fighting. The Simple controls don’t give you many fighting options. Playing through the first exhibition, I won by button mashing the red (punch) button, as did the CPU opponent I was fighting whenever I tried to kick him (blue button), so the game leaves no room for strategy. Nearing the end of the first Exhibition you go into Triple Threat mode where it’s a free for all for 3 fighters including yourself, this mode requires you to take down only one of the opposing wrestlers, but when I started I assumed it was going to be a last one standing sort of thing, so naturally, I stayed away until one of the others was taken down first, but when this happened I lost which I was then greeted by Mean Gene telling me about my failure.
Overall the game is pretty easy, I wouldn’t personally kill 5 minutes with it, I’d give it MF MF out of 5. I liked the retro feel of it, but the lack of moves threw me off, I would have liked to step out of the ring or climb the cage during a cage match, but that’s asking for too much. I attempted to play Online, but never got passed the loading screen.
Wrestlefest iOS Gets
Out of five
+Has a nice retro feel to it.
-Controls don’t really give you much to work with.