Wrestling video games are quite varied. It's not just about annual licensed stuff! And, you can always count on the Japanese developers to come up with the craziest ones. So we have selected a few Japanese titles—some of which only came out in Japan—to see how far wrestling games (and muscles) evolved in the past 25 years.


Champion Pro Wrestling (1985 - MSX / SG-1000)

Tag Team Wrestling (1986 - NES / C64)

Cutie Suzuki No Ringside Angel (1990 - Sega Genesis)

Wrestle War (1991 - Sega Genesis)

3 Count Bout (1993 - Neo Geo)

Saturday Night Slam Masters (1994 - SNES / Sega Genesis)

Jikkyou Power Pro Wrestling '96: Max Voltage (1996 - Super Famicom)

Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 (1997 - Nintendo 64)

Big Bang Pro Wrestling (2000 - Neo Geo Pocket Color)

King of Colosseum Red / Green (2002 / 2003 - PlayStation 2)

Rumble Roses (2004 - PlayStation 2)

Lucha Libre AAA: Héroes del Ring (2010 - PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360)

Which Japanese pro wrestling game would you pick as your favorite? Post it with images in the comments below.

sources: GamingHistorySource, Polaventris, sakuraba1982, YouBigNonce, HardcoreGaming101, gamervision, fifkx, AmitDabydeen, Gamefaqs, Konami, Slang