publisher: THQ Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-4
game language: English
game release date for PS1:
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role is a continuation of a sports game released a few months earlier. The authors have expanded the content of the production by adding new modes, types of matches, players and introducing many minor improvements to the mechanics of rolling clashes or graphic design.
Players have twice as many players representing the World Wrestling Federation at their disposal as in the original. Over sixty athletes include Triple H, Steve Austin, X-Pac, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Kane, Buh Buh Ray Dudley and The Rock. Each of them has its own unique ticket, special attacks and characteristic taunts. The authors have made available a dozen or so different types of matches in which two to even four wrestlers can participate at the same time. The skirmishes take place in different places and with different rules. Some allow you to use objects in the fight against opponents, while others roll in a cage or in a car park.
Developed by Yuke's studio, the combat mechanics is based on simple assumptions, but at the same time it allows you to develop your own fighting styles after exploring the secrets. Players have a long list of blows, both normal fist and leg attacks, as well as throws and tricks, which are available after selecting a keystroke combination. They can also use counterattacks and inrun strikes or attacks with ambient elements such as posts, tables or ropes.
WWF SmackDown! 2 offers several play modes. The basic is the Season, during which a wrestler led by the players participates in subsequent gala and related events, trying to win the championship belts. The game is diversified by various random events occurring from time to time. New characters are unlocked for subsequent successes and completed matches.
The creators have also made available a wide range of editors, in which console owners can create their own athlete, taunt or competition from many available elements. WWF SmackDown! 2 allows up to four players to have fun on a shared screen.
Yuke's studio production offers rich content for wrestling fans and WWF federation. The creators used images of the most famous athletes, with their characteristic entrances, attacks and taunts. All these elements have a positive impact on the game environment. The title is compatible with the dedicated PS1 multitap and requires many free blocks on the memory card to store data.
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