developer: Acclaim Entertainment
publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-4
game language: English
game release date for PS1:
ECW Hardcore Revolution is the first ever fighting game based on the ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) license. Acclaim Entertainment is responsible for developing the PS1 version and the game was also released on Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color and Sega Dremcast consoles.
ECW Hardcore Revolution gameplay draws on the formula created for WWF Attitude. The game is about playing out spectacular duels - pressing the appropriate combinations of directional and geometric buttons leads to spectacular attacks and throws. However, this does not deplete the list of similarities between the two productions, because some duels can be won, for example, by throwing a rival outside the ring, which is not the case in fights fought under ECW rules.
Nearly forty real-life fighters and a few secret wrestlers, which can be unlocked during the game are at our disposal. In addition, it is possible to create our own character, which is enabled by an extensive editor.
ECW Hardcore Revolution offers more than twenty types of duels. There are classic one-on-one confrontations and clashes involving four wrestlers or even battles based on Battle Royal rules - thirty fighters (entering the ring at certain intervals) take part in them, and the last to stay alive is declared the winner. All of this is complemented by fights based on specific rules, requiring, for example, execution of a spectacular final attack on the opponent.
In addition to playing solo, the title enables multiplayer gameplay in the company of up to three other players.
ECW Hardcore Revolution is powered by the same technology as WWF Attitude. Joey Styles plays the role of the commentator.