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WWF: Wrestlemania (rev 1.30 08/10/95)


WWF - Wrestlemania (c) 08/1995 Midway.


Eight selectable wrestlers fights in mayhem with punishing head-to-head and team match-ups and grueling WWF and Intercontinental title bouts. Features in-ring commentary by Vince McMahon and Jerry 'The King' Lawler.


- TECHNICAL -


Midway Wolf Unit hardware


Main CPU : TMS34010 (@ 6.25 Mhz)

Sound CPU : ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 400 x 254 pixels

Screen refresh : 53.20 Hz

Palette colors : 32768


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 5 (PUNCH, POWER PUNCH, BLOCK, KICK, POWER KICK)


- TRIVIA -


The Midway coin-op has, within its code, the engine for a graphical reworking of Robotron, to be played like "Pong" in "Mortal Kombat II". However, the graphics were removed due to memory constraints, so the feature remains disabled.


If you look in the crowd, you can see the people who made this game possible. Right smack in the middle, is Mark Turmell.Mark Turmell is the main guy responsible for this game. The others are :

* In the crowd from Turmell to the right...

Sal Divita (head artist)

Sheridan Oursler (hardware tech)

Josh Tsui (artist)

Eugene Greer (artist)

Tony Goskie (artist)

Mark Penacho (programmer, but not on this game)

* In the crowd from Turmell to the left...

Jason Skiles (programmer and avid Internet user)

Jake Simpson (programmer) (wearing the MK t-shirt)

Mancow Muller (radio dj on Rock 103.5 and devout WWF fan)

Sophia (Mancow's significant other)

Dewey Gosnell (network tech)

Jamie Rivett (programmer)


Here are the real names of the wrestlers :

Bret Hart - Bret Hart

Shawn Michaels - Michael Shawn Hickenbottom

Undertaker - Mark Calloway

Razor Ramon - Scott Hall

Bam Bam Bigelow - Scott Bigelow

Yokozuna - Rodney Anoa'i

Lex Luger - Lawrence Pfohl

Doink - Matt Borne (1st), Ray Apollo (2nd), Steve Keirn (3rd), Dusty Wolfe (4th)


The filming for characters must have been somewhere between July and September of 1993 judging by the appearances of the wrestlers in this game.


About fatalities : The original plan was for all 8 wrestlers to have finishing moves, but once the WWF got wind of it, they ordered Midway to not put anymore in.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Moves Names On : Tap Punch 4 times during vs. screen.


* No Blocking : Tap Block 3 times (both players) during vs. screen.


* Buddy Mode : Tap Block 5 times (both players) during vs. screen.


* Random Character : Press Up+Start at the fighter selection screen without moving the selection box from its original position.


* Alternate costume Colors : While holding left (for fighters on left side) or right (for fighters on right side) press P, K, PP or PK when selecting a fighter.


* Mortal Kombat 3 Code : Win 25 fights to get MK3 Unlimited run code.


* Undertaker Fatality : To perform this fatality, you must win the match, then do the proper joystick/button sequence when 'Pin Him' appears : Up, Down(x2), Punch (opponent must be in mid-left of the ring). The Undertaker pushes his opponent into a coffin which appears from under the ring. The coffin goes back down and a tombstone appears in its place.


- STAFF -


Software & Designers : Mark Turmell (MJT), Jason Skiles (JMS), Jamie Rivett, Jake Simpson (JAK), Shawn Liptak (SL)

Art & Designers : Sal Divita (SAL), Josh Tsui, Eugene Geer (OEG), Tony Goskie (TDG)

Music & Sound effects : Chris Granner

Hardware designers : Mark Loffredo (MJL), Cary Mednick, Steve Correll, Joe Kalinowski, John Lowes

Artwork tools : Warren Davis, Shawn Liptak (SL), Todd Allen, Alias Research

Hardware support : Pat Cox, Sheridan Oursler, Al Lasko, Jeff Peters

DCS sound system : Matt Booty, Ed Keenan

Game testers : Eddie Ferrier, Mike Vinikour


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1995)

Sega Mega Drive (1995)

Sega 32x (1995)

Sony PlayStation (1995)

Sega Saturn (1996)


* Computers :

PC [MS Windows] (1997)