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 Post subject: Technos' WrestleFest returns...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:43 am 
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Completely out of nowhere, IGN have released a new version of the Technos classic wrestling game, WrestleFest for the iPhone with other versions planned for later in the year.

http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/offic ... -released/

I found WrestleFest to be a typical shallow arcade experience but definitely a lot of fun too. Not sure how it would play out today but I prefer stuff like this over THQ's usual WWE games. Also, whilst I welcome the inclusion of the current WWE roster (some of the original characters like Demolition are missing probably down to typical BS wrestling politics), I'm not completely sold on the visuals. Is it really that hard to do decent 2D graphics in HD? Saying that, the more I see this, the more I accept them and at least the gameplay and presentation looks to be in tact, which is more than you can say about most remakes of this type.

Hopefully the PS3 and XBox versions will be even better.


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 Post subject: Re: Technos' WrestleFest returns...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:37 am 
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It seems more like a new game trying to imitate the style of the Wrestlefest arcade game than an actual port or remake. Million isn't even mentioned on the copyrights (not that they need to, since the Wrestlefest trademark isn't even theirs).


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 Post subject: Re: Technos' WrestleFest returns...
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Gahhhh...they use the crappy look of those "click here" banner flash "games" you see on websites of questionable repute. Why oh why?
They shoulda used the look of the original. I HATE how "HD" games soften the look of arcade pixels(Final Fight xbox, Super Street Fighter 2 HD, Double Dragon Xbox from a few years ago)

If they would have either 1) used the look of the original graphics or 2) used SNES/DS/GBA graphics, I'd be beyond stoked. I LOVED WWF Superstars and Wrestlefest, and even though Im not a fan of modern "WWE", the idea of mixing new and old I think is great(like the November 2010 "Retro Raw" episode) They even have Mean Gene and the 80's logo style which is cool.

But yeah, the soft undefined palette look turns me off, otherwise I'd be rather excited.

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 Post subject: Re: Technos' WrestleFest returns...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:45 am 
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I have the iPhone demo and it's not bad. It certainly has some potential but if anything, I don't like bashing hell out of my screen. Old controls were certainly much better than this.

It's certainly not the worst remake in the world but I think they could do much more with it. As I said, hopefully the console versions will fare better.


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 Post subject: Re: Technos' WrestleFest returns...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Do the Double Dragon brothers make cameos in this one also?

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 Post subject: Re: Technos' WrestleFest returns...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Never mind- that was WWF Superstars...

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