After spending three plus hours playing it tonight I would like to say that Legends of Wrestlemania is ridiculous fun. It's no Fire Pro Wrestling strategy sim kind of game. It's pure button mashing and lots of quick time events. It totally works for the era. If you're a nit picker you'll find things to complain about I'm sure, but my brother and I had a blast. The video packages are all top-notch and really help set the mood for the classic matches.
The Royal Rumble has been taking a beating on message boards for only allowing strikes and one or two grapple moves. Well, we played that mode twice and we didn't miss the grapples. Everything moves super fast. Plus, how much grappling do you see in a Rumble anyway?
This is a game made for true classic wrestling fans.
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Wrestling games on the GameCube (in order of quality) - DefJam Vendetta - Legends of Wrestling #2 - Wrestlemania X8 Special mention goes to Ultimate Muscle, that has GREAT controls, awesome visuals, excellent grappling system....