Wrestling with Pixels

by HG101

$69.95 AUD

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A book project telling the story of wrestling game development around the world, and cataloging every wrestling game ever made!

Over 300 games across two dozen machines, pachinko machines in the smokiest parlors of Osaka, that handheld Tiger Electronics game you got for your birthday that you hate and love at the same time, every game was played on original hardware and explored. Cancelled games unearthed, a legend who turned the genre on its head and development stories shared, this is the complete journey into the world of professional wrestling video games!

From the late 70s until present day, the match up of pixels and polygons have been many, and like a good wrestling match, the twists and turns must are just as plenty. Step into the ring and feel the megabits!

Specifications

  • Reviews for over 300 wrestling games from 1983 – 2017, across both North America and Japan, including Fire Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, Wrestle Angels, Kinnikuman, WWE SmackDown, and more!
  • 244 Pages
  • LCD games, and pinball and pachinko machines
  • Cancelled wrestling games
  • Wrestlers inspired by video games
  • A catalog of wrestling-themed characters in other video games
  • Interview with Goichi “Suda 51” Suda
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11 Jan 2021
Matt
Australia Australia
Rule 34 of the internet

I feel like you can't take a step in this fandom without running into something unthinkably cool and totally necessary. I purchased this as a gift for my brother who is a wrestling fanatic. Our childhood was made up of penny pinching to purchase WWF, and WCW and NWO video games. This book was written by a fan of both worlds, you can tell through it's use of metalanguage and understanding of the drama behind wrestling. And honestly, they are the people who bought wrestling games. A brutally honest and often funny reflection of a hammy sport finding its feet in an almost antithetical medium of gaming.

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25 Sep 2020
Alex
Australia Australia
Incredible Depth & History

Although quite pricey, this book delivers the goods! Insanely in-depth and full of knowledge. If you are a wrestling game fanatic, you'll love this book. Full of nostalgia, definitely worth it.