Basic Idea: Wrestle like the pros do. Button mash!
Review: We had four cartridges the first day we got our Nintendo. All four games made the list, and Pro Wrestling is ranked the highest. Considering it’s little more than a button-mashing game, the ranking may be generous. But pretty much everything else about the game is perfect. You have seven distinct wrestlers with distinct special moves (my favorite has always been Fighter Hyabusa, though I’m not sure why). The controls are very easy to learn. The graphics are bland but well-detailed; it’s easy to tell what moves are being performed in all their-bone crushing glory. There is actual tension, especially when you are close to being pinned or when you’re out of the ring and trying to beat the 20 second rule. And I love the long trek to try and defeat the Great Puma and win the game. To this day, I’ve only done it once.
The game if played for any length of time will surely make your fingers tired and calloused. Still it’s worth it to know that a winner is you!