Excerpt: Surprisingly fun for a generic game. Unless it is a WWF game, I usually do not play wrestling games. I find most wrestling games to be dulled down versions of fighting. Fire Pro Wrestling is definitely an exception to my usual.
Excerpt: The Japanese Fire Pro series is well known by wrestling fans as one of the longest-running wrestling game franchises available--provided you stay up to date on Japanese releases. While in the United States, developers have tried to capitalize on the strengths of the respective WWF and WCW licenses, but only the Fire Pro series has tried to capture the fun and excitement of wrestling without a federation license, taking it back to the days when Pro Wrestling on the NES...
Summary: Mike Hrusecky hits the mat to bring you the news on the GBA's first wrestling title.
Pros: A huge array of moves and characters, Barring control issues, gameplay is nearly unparalleled in the genre, Japanese wrestling fans have an alternative to mainstream THQ titles, Multi-player is a blast if you can find friends with the game, The ring is large enough to avoid a cluster of wrestlers in one area
Cons: Graphics don’t take advantage of GBA’s abilities, No name recognition for fans of American WWF/WCW wrestling, Players must ignore everything they’ve learned about control in wrestling sims