Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 [Model NUS-NVPJ]

A 21-year-old Nintendo 64 Game by Asmik Ace Ent.

Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 [Model NUS-NVPJ] screenshot

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Information for the following ROM(s): vprowres


Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 © 1997 Asmik Ace Entertainment.

So Many Wrestlers.
So Much Excitement.

Featuring wrestlers from the new World order of wrestling such as Hollywood Hogan, The Outsiders, Syxx, Scott Norton, Buff Bagwell and Eric Bischoff as well as World Championship Wrestling such as Sting, The Giant, Lex Luger, Ric Flair, The Steiner Brothers, Dean Malenko, Eddy Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Steven Regal, Rey Mysterio Jr. and Ultimo Dragon in addition to including many others from all over the globe, Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 features 78 wrestlers each performing 30 to 40 moves including their own signature moves. It features six different modes of play and supports simultaneous four player action with the tag team and battle royal modes.


Players: 4
Control: 8-Way Joystick
Buttons: 7
=> [A] Grapple, [B] Strike, [C-Up] Enter/exit ring, tag partner, [C-Down] Run, [C-Right] Change focus, [L] Dodge, [R] Block


Released in Japan in December 19, 1997.

Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 is an enhanced updated re-release of WCW Vs. nWo: World Tour, but features much more wrestlers and Diamond Dallas Page and Macho Man Randy Savage are initially selectable. However, Glacier and Wrath aren't featured. WCW and nWo wrestlers are fully licensed but the other wrestlers in the game appear under fake names like in the original Virtual Pro Wrestling, so the following is a list of who these wrestlers are based on:

NEO STRONG WRESTLING features the following characters based on New Japan Pro Wrestling wrestlers:

Riki Choshu
Tatsumi Fujinami
Shinya Hashimoto
Keiji Mutoh
Masahiro Chono
Jushin Thunder Liger
Shinjiro Ohtani
Kensuke Sasaki
Shiro Koshinaka
Junji Hirata
Kazuo Yamazaki
Hiroyoshi Tenzan
El Samurai
Koji Kanemoto

Empire Wrestling Federation has the following characters based on these All Japan Pro Wrestling wrestlers:

Mitsuharu Misawa
Toshiaki Kawada
Kenta Kobashi
Jumbo Tsuruta
Steve Williams
Stan Hansen
Jun Akiyama
Akira Taue
Johnny Ace
Masanobu Fuchi
Gary Albright
Hiroshi Hase

Wrestle of Universe contains characters based on the following shootfighters and mixed martial artists:

Nobuhiko Takada
Yoji Anjoh
Akira Maeda
Volk Han
Masakatsu Funaki
Ken Shamrock
Masahito Kakihara
Yoshihiro Takayama
Kiyoshi Tamura
Dick Vrij
Minoru Suzuki
Bas Rutten

Dead or Alive Wrestling has characters based on the following Hardcore/Garbage wrestlers and free agents:

Genichiro Tenryu
Koji Kitao
Atsushi Onita
Kodo Fuyuki
Big Van Vader
Abdullah the Butcher
Ultimo Dragon
Tarzan Goto
Road Warrior Hawk
Tiger Jeet Singh

INDEPENDENT LOCAL PRO-WRESTLING includes characters based on wrestlers from Michinoku Pro Wrestling:

The Great Sasuke
Super Delfin
TAKA Michinoku
Shunji Takano
Jinsei Shinzaki
Gran Naniwa
Dick Togo
Yoshiaki Fujiwara


In Champion Road, you can unlock hidden characters based on other wrestlers, shootfighters, mixed martial artists and even Joshi (women) performers:

Andre the Giant = Win the WCW Heavyweight Championship.
Manami Toyota = Win the WCW Heavyweight Championship with Andre the Giant.
Antonio Inoki = Win the NWGP Heavyweight or Tag Championship.
Seiji Sakaguchi = Win the NWGP Tag Championship.
Muhammad Ali = Win any championship with Antonio Inoki. Hold Z over Antonio Inoki to highlight Muhammad Ali.
Tiger Mask = Win the NWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Kuniaki Kobayashi = Win any championship with Tiger Mask. Hold Z over Tiger Mask to highlight Kuniaki Kobayashi.
The Dynamite Kid = Win the NWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship with Tiger Mask. Muhammad Ali and Kuniaki Kobayashi must be unlocked first.
The Great Muta = Win the NWGP Heavyweight or Tag Championship with Keiji Mutoh. Hold Z over Keiji Mutoh to highlight The Great Muta.
Naoya Ogawa = Win the NWGP Heavyweight Championship with Shinya Hashimoto. Hold Z over Shinya Hashimoto to highlight Naoya Ogawa.
Power Warrior = Win the NWGP Heavyweight Championship with Kensuke Sasaki. Hold Z over Kensuke Sasaki to highlight Power Warrior.
Giant Baba = Win the EWF Heavyweight or Tag Championship.
Bruiser Brody = Win the EWF Tag Championship.
Rickson Gracie = Win the WOU Championship.
Maurice Smith = Win the WOU Championship with Rickson Gracie.
Terry Funk = Win the DOA Singles or Tag Championship.
Dory Funk Jr. = Win the DOA Tag Championship.
Dos Caras = Win the ILW Singles or Tag Championship.
Mil Mascaras = Win the ILW Tag Championship.
The Destroyer = Win every championship in the game.
Rikidozan = Win every championship in the game.


1. Virtual Pro Wrestling (1996, Playstation)
2. Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 (1997, Nintendo 64)
3. Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 - Oudou Keishou (2000, Nintendo 64)

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