Pro Wrestling [Model NES-PW-USA]
A 31-year-old Nintendo NES Cart. by Nintendo of America, Inc.
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): prowres prowresu1 prowresu
Pro Wrestling © 1987 Nintendo of America, Inc.
It's a reverse bulldog, a double nogin-knocker, a leap off the top turnbuckle - it's pure pandemonium! Welcome to the world of Nintendo Pro Wrestling, where you take on six of the meanest, baddest, most rotten guys around. With names like The Amazon, Giant Panther and Kin Korn Karn. You'll begin the match by choosing a wrestler and an opponent - either the computer or a friend. Then with a flick of the wrist you'll perform drop-kicks, body-slams, head-locks and dozens of other bone-crunching moves designed to annihilate your opponent. But be warned. Each wrestler has his own arsenal of back-breaking moves. Which means you'll have to think fast and move even faster to pin your opponent, hold him for a three-count, and become champion of Nintendo Pro Wrestling!
Released in December 1986.
This was the first Wrestling game on the NES.
The names of the promotions depicted in this game, the Video Wrestling Alliance (VWA) and the Video Wrestling Federation (VWF), were most likely based on the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which were the 2 biggest U.S. wrestling promotions at the time.
The game contains the very well-known 'engrish' line, 'A Winner Is You.', which was named the 5th worst game line ever in the January 2002 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly.
In 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment released a shirt which parodies the cover art for Pro Wrestling which features an '8-bit' portrayal of WWE Superstar John Cena.