THQ are renowned for producing top quality wrestling games and with an impressive list that to date stands at six games for the Nintendo 64 and Gameboy Colour they should be pretty good at it by now.
WWF Wrestlemania 2000 was THQ�s third offering of grappling action on your N64 but the first WWF title.
The two previous �Older Brothers� of WM2K were both WCW games and had taken fighting games to another level due to their revolutionary controls, graphics and execution.
So, its fair to say that Wrestlemania had a lot to live up to when it was released in the UK back in November 1999.
At a time when the Wrestling business was at its peak the game sold well and was dubbed the best wrestling game on any console.
But does it live up to its high praises that the fans sung about it?
The game features over fifty WWF superstars such as The Rock, Steve Austin and The Undertaker.  With their own ring personas, special moves and clothes they are all unique and from the Evil Undertaker to the Outrageously amusing �Blue Meanie� the game has them all down to a tee.
The graphics however, are rather dull and boring and the visuals are nothing to write home about.  The movie quality on the Titantron video�s are terribly grainy and bad quality.
Soundwise the game is a bit flat as well.  Unlike PSX�s Smackdown! Series the sound is not stereo and does not sound like it does on the TV.
Probably one of the top features of the game is the great Make your own wrestler option where you can choose from such things as weight, height and yes even his own special move list.  It�s all so hands on and adds a real edge to the game.
Another great feature is the Multiplayer mode.  You can take on up to three mates (if you have any) in the various modes such as cage, tag and hardcore bouts.  You cannot beat nailing your best friend with a steel chair and watch him grimace next to you with every painful blow.
So overall the game is probably one you should really consider getting, although for the same price you can get the de-bugged, more optionised, more character filled sequel WWF No Mercy.

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