Excerpt: When I was younger I wanted to be a professional wrestler. There were no schools in my area for that, so I went about my life. I never gave up on the concept of becoming a pro wrestler though. That was until I found out how much pain they go through. The low life expectancy, high drug and alcohol use. Once I learned of those things I decided that being a magazine editor was just fine.
Excerpt: Hulk Hogan’s Main Event is the first professional wrestling game to make use of Kinect’s unique technology, but does it deliver thrills inside the squared circle? As this game uses Kinect to control your grappler, you should expect that the game play is gesture based. A certain movement lines up a series of punches, another sets up a body slam, and numerous other wrestling favorites are on tap, all tied to specific gestures.
Excerpt: Back when “WWF” didn’t stand for World Wildlife Federation, when Andre the Giant first left his feet via a Hulk Hogan suplex, and when Randy “Macho Man” Savage was the luckiest man alive because of Elizabeth, I was wrestling’s biggest fan. I watched Hogan battle the Iron Sheik, I attended local wrestling matches on Saturday nights, and I even caught the WWF (now WWE) when it came to town and had the good fortune to be left with a throbbing hand after the Ultimate Warrior...
Violent Kinect wrestling sim in which you do the moves.
Common Sense Media
16 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Hulk Hogan's Main Event is a game that is built on violence -- with fists, feet, legs, forearms, and hands choking, as well as with chairs and ladders -- and requires the Kinect sensor to play (this game cannot be played with a hand controller). Since you are doing the motions of the wrestler on screen, this is a more visceral experience than games played with traditional controllers.
Excerpt: We’ve seen some good Kinect games, and we’ve seen some bad Kinect games. However, we’ve never really gotten to the point where we’ve seen a Kinect game so awful that it almost made us swear off motion gaming entirely. That is, until this weekend, when a wrestling buddy invited us over to have some “fun” with Hulk Hogan’s Main Event . And by fun, he must’ve meant “trying to figure out how to make the damn thing work”, because, really, we’re still stuck.
Excerpt: Good wrestling matches and games have some common threads. Both call for plenty of action-packed movement, tons of personality, and awesome young talent. Hulk Hogan’s Main Event is completely bereft of all three. It’s the videogame equivalent of Hogan’s Doomsday Cage Match from Uncensored ’96 — it makes a strong case for being one of the worst of all time.
Pros: + Mimicking entrance moves and integrating interview clips are good concepts...
Cons: ? Not that it would’ve helped the game, but why can’t we play as Hulk?
Conclusion: Hulk Hogan’s Main Event is rated T for Teen with an ESRB descriptor of Violence. It’s true that you do punch, kick, and slam your opponents to the ground. It looks especially bad when you wail on the other wrestler as he lay motionless. But, all the characters in the game have a stylized look about them, so it just looks like action figures are fighting each other.
Summary: "Hulk Hogan je ve svìtì wrestlingu velmi známé jméno. Tento legendární bojovník se stal inspirací nejenom pro mnoho dalších wrestlerù, ale také pro herní tvùrce, kteøí pracují na bojových hrách, které mají v názvu právì tohoto bojovníka. Tak jako u hry od vývojáøù z Panic Button, kteøí pro hráèe vytvoøili hru s názvem Hulk Hogan´s Main Event. Tato hra je urèena pro Xbox 360, kdy navíc mùžete využít podporu Kinectu.