The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

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)

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

Tag Team Wrestling (1986 - NES / C64)

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

Cutie Suzuki No Ringside Angel (1990 - Sega Genesis)

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

Wrestle War (1991 - Sega Genesis)

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

3 Count Bout (1993 - Neo Geo)

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

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

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

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

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 (1997 - Nintendo 64)

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

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

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

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

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

Rumble Roses (2004 - PlayStation 2)

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

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

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

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

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