Lost In Translation/WWF - Wrestlemania
|Main CPU||TMS34010 (@ 6.250 MHz)|
ADSP2105 (@ 10.000 MHz)
399 x 253 pixels
32,768 Palette colours
|ROM Info||22 ROMs|
22,020,096 bytes (21.00 MiB)
|MAME ID||wwfmania · wwfmanib|
About The Game
WWF - Wrestlemania, as its name implies, is an arcade video wrestling game.
8 selectable wrestlers fights in mayhem with punishing head-to-head and team match-ups and grueling WWF and Intercontinental title bouts. Features in-ring commentary by Vince McMahon and Jerry 'The King' Lawler.
Additional Technical Information
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 5 (PUNCH, POWER PUNCH, BLOCK, KICK, POWER KICK)
Released in August 1995.
The Midway coin-op has, within its code, the engine for a graphical reworking of Robotron, to be played like "Pong" in "Mortal Kombat II". However, the graphics were removed due to memory constraints, so the feature remains disabled.
The World Wrestling Federation is now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), having lost a lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund over the use of the abbreviation WWF in 2000. The company changed their name to WWE 2 years later.
At the time of the game's release, the WWF Champion was Diesel (Kevin Nash) who is absent from the game. However, at the time of the game's development, the WWF Champion was Yokozuna, who was a WWF Tag Team Champion at the time of release, his tag team partner Owen Hart (1965-1999) is absent from the game.
Production Team Cameos
If you look in the crowd, you can see the people who made this game possible. Right smack in the middle, is Mark Turmell. Mark Turmell is the main guy responsible for this game. The others are :
- In the crowd from Turmell to the right
- Sal Divita (head artist)
- Sheridan Oursler (hardware tech)
- Josh Tsui (artist)
- Eugene Greer (artist)
- Tony Goskie (artist)
- Mark Penacho (programmer, but not on this game)
- In the crowd from Turmell to the left
- Jason Skiles (programmer and avid Internet user)
- Jake Simpson (programmer) (wearing the MK t-shirt)
- Mancow Muller (radio dj on Rock 103.5 and devout WWF fan)
- Sophia (Mancow's significant other)
- Dewey Gosnell (network tech)
- Jamie Rivett (programmer)
Here are the real names of the wrestlers :
- Bret Hart - Bret Hart
- Shawn Michaels - Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
- Undertaker - Mark Calaway
- Razor Ramon - Scott Hall
- Bam Bam Bigelow - Scott Bigelow (1961-2007)
- Yokozuna - Rodney Anoa'i (1966-2000)
- Lex Luger - Lawrence Pfohl
- Doink - Matt Borne (1st), Steve Keirn (2nd), Ray Apollo (3rd), Steve Lombardi (4th), Dusty Wolfe (5th).
The filming for characters must have been somewhere between July and September of 1993 judging by the appearances of the wrestlers in this game.
The original plan was for all 8 wrestlers to have finishing moves, but once the WWF got wind of it, they ordered Midway to not put any more in.
Tips and tricks
- Moves Names On : Tap Punch 4 times during vs. screen.
- No Blocking : Tap Block 3 times (both players) during vs. screen.
- Buddy Mode : Tap Block 5 times (both players) during vs. screen.
- Random Character : Press Up+Start at the fighter selection screen without moving the selection box from its original position.
- Alternate costume Colors : While holding left (for fighters on left side) or right (for fighters on right side) press P, K, PP or PK when selecting a fighter.
- Mortal Kombat 3 Code : Win 25 fights to get MK3 Unlimited run code.
To perform this fatality, you must win the match, then do the proper joystick/button sequence when 'Pin Him' appears : Up, Down(x2), Punch (opponent must be in mid-left of the ring). The Undertaker pushes his opponent into a coffin which appears from under the ring. The coffin goes back down and a tombstone appears in its place.
- Software & Designers
- Mark Turmell (MJT)
- Jason Skiles (JMS)
- Jamie Rivett
- Jake Simpson (JAK)
- Shawn Liptak (SL)
- Art & Designers
- Sal Divita (SAL)
- Josh Tsui
- Eugene Geer (OEG)
- Tony Goskie (TDG)
- Music & Sound Effects
- Chris Granner
- Hardware Designers
- Mark Loffredo (MJL)
- Cary Mednick
- Steve Correll
- Joe Kalinowski
- John Lowes
- Artwork Tools
- Warren Davis
- Shawn Liptak (SL)
- Todd Allen
- Alias Research
- Hardware Support
- Pat Cox
- Sheridan Oursler
- Al Lasko
- Jeff Peters
- DCS Sound System
- Matt Booty
- Ed Keenan
- Game Testers
- Eddie Ferrier
- Mike Vinikour
Cabinet and Artwork
- Nintendo Super Famicom (1995)
- Sega Mega Drive (1995)
- Sega 32x (1995)
- Sony PlayStation (1995)
- Sega Saturn (1996)
- PC [MS Windows] (1997)