ECW Hardcore Revolution

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ECW Hardcore Revolution
Publisher(s)Acclaim Entertainment
Platform(s)Nintendo 64
PlayStation
Dreamcast
Game Boy Color
ReleaseNintendo 64:
[1]
PlayStation:
[2]
Game Boy Color:
[3]
Dreamcast:
[4]
Genre(s)Professional wrestling
Fighting
Mode(s)Single player
multiplayer

ECW Hardcore Revolution is a professional wrestling video game published and released by Acclaim Entertainment . The game is based on Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). It was the first video game based on their promotion.

It was released for the Nintendo 64 on January 31, 2000 in North America and March 3, 2000 in Europe,[1] the PlayStation on January 31, 2000 in North America and in 2000 in Europe,[2] the Game Boy Color in February 2000 in North America and in 2000 in Europe,[3] and the Dreamcast on February 29, 2000 in North America and in 2000 in Europe.[4] A sequel for the game titled ECW Anarchy Rulz was released six months after. The gameplay was identical to WWF Attitude. Most of it was the same except that the WWF owned materials were switched to Extreme Championship Wrestling material.

Reception[change | change source]

IGN rated the game a 5 out of 10, saying "after secretly sobbing for months at the loss of its lucrative WWF license, Acclaim has jumped back into the wrestling ring once more with ECW: Hardcore Revolution, a game based around the up-and-coming ... federation" and "Revolution is basically the company's WWF game of last year with a few additions".[7] GameSpot gave the game a 4.2 out of 10 and stated "ECW and its fans deserve better than this"[8] Digital Press rated the game 2.5 out of 10 saying "No matter how much you enjoy ECW, pro wrestling, or video games, this game sucks."[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "ECW Hardcore Revolution: Release Data (Nintendo 64)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ECW Hardcore Revolution: Release Data (PlayStation)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "ECW Hardcore Revolution: Release Data (Game Boy Color)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ECW Hardcore Revolution: Release Data (Dreamcast)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  5. "ESRB: ECW: Hardcore Revolution". ESRB. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  6. "ESRB: ECW: Hardcore Revolution (Game Boy Color)". ESRB. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  7. "ECW: Hardcore Revolution Review". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  8. "ECW Hardcore Revolution Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  9. "ECW Hardcore Revolution Review". Digital Press: Classic Video Games. Retrieved 2014-05-21.