It Came From YouTube: Joe Gagne reviews Royal Rumble for the Sega Dreamcast

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Here’s Joe Gagne’s latest wrestling video game review- WWF Royal Rumble for the Sega Dreamcast!

Apparently this game falls under the “Not bad, just mediocre” category.

I never played it in the arcades or on the Dreamcast so I’ll take Joe’s word for it!

I just love the idea of a Royal Rumble with an unlimited number of participants in it- it’s Russo-riffic!

Did any of you Crappers play this in the arcades or have the Dreamcast port? Did you like it?

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9 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Joe Gagne reviews Royal Rumble for the Sega Dreamcast"
  1. Guilty Party says:

    I played it. It was pretty much the best Dreamcast wrestling game that wasn’t FirePro D.

  2. ak says:

    I never played in in the arcade but I did have a copy of it for the Dreamcast.

    The graphics were easily the best I have ever seen in a WWF wrestling game up until that point. I didn’t even realize there was an arcade version which certainly explains the limited gameplay modes and having to toss Rikishi out of a standard 30 man rumble, 8 times.

    It was fun for what it had to offer but it’s not a wrestling game I’d go back to now and play. For my WWF arcade wrestling fix, it’s WWF: Wrestlemania and WWF: In Your House.

  3. Gouki says:

    I hate this guy’s voice and review style. But the game was ok I guess. I had Giant Gram 2000 for the Dreamcast, along with this game, and the Acclaim WWF and ECW games. Giant Gram was head and shoulders better than the others I mentioned Go check that out if you have a Dreamcast and a Gameshark! 😀

  4. Scrooge McSuck says:

    I would see this featured in advertisements in WWF’s magazines and a small blurb in GamePro, but I never had a Dreamcast and hadn’t been to an Arcade since the Mid 90’s, so I never played it. Graphics looked pretty good for the time, but doesn’t have the replay value of Wrestlefest when it comes to it’s arcade style of gameplay.

  5. Mister Forth says:

    Really shows how arcade games were coming to a point where they were no longer the big deal.

  6. jedi&^$ says:

    no story mode or championship belts to win. you cant go out side of the ring ropes. no tag teams. crappy game, not even worth a look at

  7. Jimbolian says:

    It’s basically a poor man’s version of Smackdown! 2 for PS1.

  8. Symbiote1982 says:

    Wow the guy who made this is either terribly uninformed or just doesn’t bother with research (I assume it’s the former as he does seem to do some research). Dreamcast arcade conversions are notorious amongst gamers who enjoy arcade games for their faithful presentation , due to the Dreamcast’s architecture being near-identical to the SEGA Naomi boards used in many arcade cabinets at the time, so Dreamcast games like Marvel vs Capcom 2, Virtua Fighter 3, SEGA Rally 2 and many more were identical, and occasionally superior, to the arcade versions.
    Royal Rumble was brilliant with 4 players, fast paced, easy to pick up and play and just plain fun, not one for the solo players though if I’m honest, it’s shallow when weighed up against the WWF games out at the same time, Smackdown 2 and No Mercy, due to a lack of, well pretty much everything but as a party game it’s great.

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