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Orochi Kusanagi

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Hal Wrestling [GB] - Realistic Hack
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:17:46 pm »
This game came out in 1990, and was developed by Human Entertainment, the original team behind the Fire Pro Wrestling games. Like all of the other wrestling games in the Fire Pro franchise, this used similar but different enough wrestlers so that they could avoid copyright/trademark issues. It used popular and relevant wrestlers from New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and  Newborn UWF. Even if you aren't into Japanese wrestling, there are popular US wrestlers in the game too since they were famous in Japan as well.

The goal of the hack is to restore all of the real names and remake portraits.

The roster is:

Akira Maeda
Antonio Inoki
Riki Choshu
Stan Hansen
Bruiser Brody
Jushin (Thunder) Liger, who will be listed as just Jushin Liger as Thunder wasn't added until later
Road Warrior Hawk
Big Van Vader

And a final boss named Mr. Hu, who isn't based off of any wrestler in particular, but rather represents the developers. It's weird to me that Giant Baba wasn't in the game, so I may consider replacing Mr. Hu with him.

The game might not be able to compete with modern ones in terms of options, but I think it has held up somewhat well. The gameplay is surprisingly smooth, and there are quite a few different moves for each wrestler.

I've already replaced text, and will be drawing custom more realistic portraits as seen here for Inoki:
Left is the new one, right is old

As you can see, I'll be replacing the signature move with their promotion that they were signed to at the time of its release. I will be restoring the nicknames on the pre battle screen that was found on the Japanese one too most likely. I might not though if it ends up looking too cluttered.

I'd also like to put the original Human splash screen and put in a custom title, but this might be beyond my abilities at the moment.

December 05, 2018, 11:11:00 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Most portraits are now done! Only two more and Mr. Hu if I change him.

New Left vs Old Right

« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 11:11:01 pm by Orochi Kusanagi »