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: 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...
Excerpt: Product Description Utilizing the Kinect motion sensor, Hulk Hogan's Main Event is the first performance-based wrestling game, letting players train with mentor Hulk Hogan as they build their own wrestling personalities and learn the art of showmanship to win over the crowd. Players will learn the ropes from the man himself as Hulk Hogan schools them on delivering the best show for the crowd by emulating famous Hulk poses and performing more than 30 punishing combos.
Violent Kinect wrestling sim in which you do the moves.
Common Sense Media
12 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: 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: 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.
Excerpt: Product Description Get off the couch and rule the ring in the first full-body wrestling game on Kinect for Xbox 360! In Hulk Hogan's Main Event, Hulkamaniacs train with wrestling superstar and icon Hulk Hogan himself. As your mentor, Hulk will help you build your own wrestling personality and school you in the art of showmanship to win over the crowd. Entertain roaring fans with stunts, combos, and hard hits that will knock your opponent to the mat.
Eat Your Vitamins, Say Your Prayers, And Play Literally Any Other Game
1 October 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Majesco helps Terry Bollea pay off his mansions
Graphics: It's 2011, and this game doesn't even have the option for wrestlers to have long hair
Sound: Hogan probably contributes no more than 30 words to the game, and the end credits has a hilarious rip-off of "Real American"