Excerpt: It all began as a desperation decision made by a floundering television network. The United Paramount Network (UPN) was getting routinely trounced in the ratings and needed a boost to keep itself afloat. At the same time, wrestling, namely WWF wrestling, was undergoing its most extraordinary revival in years, and was looking to strike a deal with a television network to reach even more of their target audience.
Excerpt: Attention all WWF fans! Finally a wrestling game for PlayStation that doesn't suck! The graphics and sound are both there in WWF Smackdown! You can completely tell which wrestler is who, whether they are in the ring or out. Granted, the audience is as flat as a piece of cardboard, but the wrestlers themselves have actual body types and styles. The only time the crowd is even used is when you go get a weapon out of the stands.
Excerpt: Wrestling games have become almost as popular as the real thing. (Or, I guess in this case, the pre-determined thing.) Either way, there's no arguing that the WWF is the king of the pro wrestling federations. Pulling in close to 7.0 in the ratings every week, the WWF and its stars have become household names.
Excerpt: Acclaim has held the license for the World Wrestling Federation for over 10 years. However, most of the titles they came out with were forgettable. The NES ones were pretty much a joke, and the early releases for PlayStation and Saturn were arcade-based. Only the SNES, Genesis, and the PlayStation Warzone were worth bragging about. On the other end, THQ was having success with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) lineup. Starting with WCW vs.
Excerpt: After months and months of painful waiting, we the WWF fans have finally gotten the most electrifying wrestling videogame ever. Okay so I'll admit it, compared to Acclaim's WWF Attitude, WWF SmackDown makes playing Attitude as slow and boring as watching WCW. First off, not only does the game represent wrestling more accurately but this is by far the most amazing wrestling title ever.