Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling 2: 3-4 Budokan (BEST Wrestling Game on SNES/SFC!) FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH!





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Uploaded on Jan 5, 2011

Here it is, folks. The best damn wrestling game you could play on your Super Nintendo. This is a Super Famicom-only game that features 19 All Japan Pro Wrestling stars, plenty of cool moves (check out the signature moves!), time-based grappling techniques and a killer FATAL FOUR WAY match. For my money, it's better than any WWF or Fire Pro game on the SNES.

Here I am using Akira Taue, and here are some noteworthy moments to observe:

0:22 Kenta Kobashi meets the ropes up close and personal!

0:50 Kenta Kobashi does a nice Ric Flair flop (!!)

1:08 Kenta's patented Machine Gun Chop!

1:34 Akira's Dynamic Kick takes out Eagle from behind, then Akira is dropkicked by Patriot -- nice sequence!

1:47 Whiplash affect off Akira's CHICHUBU CEMENT! :D

2:44 Dynamic Kick into whiplash off the STEEL BARRICADE!!

2:52 I chokeslam (AKA "Nodowa Otoshi") Eagle. Patriot re-enters the ring only to eat a missile dropkick to the back of his head -- ouch!

3:40 Why you taunting, Kobashi?

4:03 Sigh, some people just never learn... I'll try a clothesline this time!

4:12 Tried to "Aftershock" (*evil snicker*) Patriot after I pinned his carass, but he wouldn't have none of that...

5:31 Akira's Ore Ga Taue! (well, close enough anyhow)

6:16-6:43 Some "Aftershock" fun inflicted on Kobashi ;)

6:47 SOB no-sold! Grrrr...

7:35-7:52 Dynamic Kick Heaven! 2.5 count pissed me off, so I gave the bloke five knee drops for his trouble! Meanwhile, the audience erupts in a frenzy at the unfolding drama

7:50-8:00 2.9 count! Even after an UP CLOSE Dynamic Kick. SOB...

8:03-8:26 What a finale... ouch.

8:24-8:32 Something to remember me by, Eagle! Muahahaha

As you can see, this is just an extremely enjoyable wrestling game with plenty of lovable quirks (i.e. whiplash tricks, Aftershock attacks, etc.). Its wrestling is pure, but wild enough for some arcade-like fun. To me it combines the gameplay purity of a Fire Pro with JUST ENOUGH of the zany arcade fun of Saturday Night Slam Masters (though it borders more along the lines of Fire Pro). And thus, this is, in my book, the best SNES wrestling game out there.

It's got one of the best "running attack" systems in wrestling game history. It's so fun to just rush attack people in this game. Creates for some mayhem and plenty of shouting amongst friends, believe me! It's a shame this game is so unknown because it's truly AWESOME.

BTW, US SNES gamers got "Natsume Championship Wrestling" in 1994. NCW was based off the first game in this series, Zen Nippon Pro Wrestling (1993). NCW is easily the best *US* SNES wrestling game IMHO. ZNPW 2:3-4 Budokan though is easily the best, period.

You can read my NCW review here BTW:


If you have any comments on this wrestling game, the match itself, my NCW review, or what you personally believe to be the best SNES wrestling game, comment below! I always enjoy to read the various comments you may have!

PS- Yes I know this video has some transition problems around 3:15-ish and later 6:15-ish. My camera can only record up to 3 minutes at a time, so yeah =P

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