Retro Gaming 00’s- WWE Legends Of WrestleMania: (2009)

The 00’s decade was arguably one of the best time periods to be a fan of pro wrestling video games. We got to see the inception on the Smackdown vs Raw series on the PS2 back in ’04 following the release of the critically acclaimed Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain title from 2003. There is no doubt that Yuke’s & THQ had been putting out memorable classics as it related to pro wrestling games every year during the 00’s. In fact, a majority of the pro wrestling games released during the 00’s were arguably better than most of what WWE 2K series had to offer within the 10’s decade. Along with, Smackdown vs Raw 2010 one Yukes and THQ managed to give us the WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania game in 2009. While WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania may not be ranked very high in terms of being one of the greatest pro whales of all-time; it was still an enjoyable title for causal fans who enjoyed the nostalgia that the game had to offer for longtime WWE fans. WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania featured a variety of larger than life superstars including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Ultimate Warrior Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Stone Cold, The Rock and many more.

To some extent WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania was somewhat like Showcase Mode from WWE 2K14 which eventually came out in 2013. While players got to enjoy historical mania matches WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania added a creative twist to them in relation to gameplay. The single-player game modes options known as Relive, Rewrite and Redefine was one of the more intriguing features of WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania. While Relive mode was pretty straight forward Rewrite allowed players to change the outcome of iconic Wrestlemania matches. The idea able to choose the loser of an iconic match and winning in order to rewrite history sounded fun. Also, the conception being able to compete in historical matches under an entirely different stipulation most likely appealed to those who were high in pro wrestling fanfic as far as the great “what ifs” were concerned. WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania also featured a variety of match types including Single, Tag-Team, Triple Threat, Steel Cage, Ladder, Hell in a Cell, Handicap and more in relation to multiplayer gameplay. A Showcase mode was also featured in Legends Of Wrestlemania which was also another nice added touch in terms of giving players something extra. While WWE: Legends Of Wrestlemania may not have been on the same level of popularity as the Smackdown vs Raw series; it was definitely better than the Legends Of Wrestling video games from ’01-’04.

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