These Photos Of WWF Superstars Visiting Acclaim In 1995 Are Incredible

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The mid-90’s were pretty weird when it comes to wrestling games. Technology at the time was more focused on getting relatively picture-perfect visuals and actual, non-midi audio into the game than creating anything playable, and Acclaim pretty much cornered the market on unplayable. While WCW vs. NWO was working towards gameplay perfection, WWF was pushing their brand experience.

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In 1993, Acclaim produced Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game, which was a fun arcade beat-em-up that doubled as a good bit of kayfabe propaganda for the WWF. The fighters really hit each other, and their special moves were less lethal versions of Mortal Kombat‘s fatalities, which were all the rage at the time. In 1995, Acclaim followed-up with the Playstation 1, Sega Saturn and PC version of the game titled WWF: In Your House. The whole gimmick was that the stages were in the homes of the fighters. Funny enough, each house had their own ring that was themed just like the fighter! Undertaker had a spooky dungeon with skulls on the turnbuckles. While Wrestlemania¬†was perfectly acceptable as a quarter eater, In Your House sucked. It was awful, even if you could visit Stu Hart’s dungeon.

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