Hammerlock Wrestling

Hammerlock Wrestling
Hammerlock Wrestling

Wrestling games can be entertaining, but usually only in 2 player mode.  Invariably, the computer gets to cheese out and do things you can’t possibly do, which just gets frustrating.  Here, we don’t see that problem as much.  The computer acts like a wrestler, and makes mistakes too.

Hammerlock wrestling is somewhat entertaining.  You can have a good time with a friend and be all silly.  The game mostly suffers from crappy graphics and sound.  It’s not really SNES worthy.  It feels like a NES game.  It could also give an epileptic seizure to even the most resilient of gamers.

Those flashing white and blue streaks fly by the screen EVERY TIME YOU HIT ANY BUTTON!  It's more distracting than an emu pecking your eyes out.
Those flashing white and blue streaks fly by the screen EVERY TIME YOU HIT ANY BUTTON! It's more distracting than an emu pecking your eyes out.

You have your basic kick, punch, run, and drop-kick.  When your opponent is on the ground, you can do a joint lock, pin him, pick him up, or do a fancy move diving off the ropes.  Pretty straightforward.  Lots of button mashing.  Destroy your controller to beat your friend.

But wait, there’s more!  The game totally features Bruce McGill as Baron Kaiser!

Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Baron Kaiser
Baron Kaiser

Verdict:  Hammerlock Wrestling is an average game that will provide a few fun times and will create a bit of competitiveness between friends.  The computer isn’t as cheap as in other games, but the moves are kinda limited.  Try it out if you’re curious, but don’t get your hopes up for anything epic.

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