Can you smell what’s cooking in the Rock? Yes, it’s great for playing wrestling games on the go.
One of the most fun and popular games in the world is wrestling. So many different kinds of people from all walks of life come to see people beat each other up and do dangerous tricks. Sports and fighting games have always been popular, but there’s something special about being able to play as your favorite TV hero from when you were a kid or making your own wrestlers and putting them to the test.
Getting the magic of watching a wrestling match on TV or going to one in person and putting it into a video game is a great feat that few games really pull off. The Nintendo Switch is getting in on the popularity of wrestling games, with a lot of new and old games already available and many more sure to come. Wrestling games are some of the best Switch games you can play.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds
Even though WWE 2K Battlegrounds looks different. It plays and looks like a Nintendo Switch game because it is based on action figures. Even though the game’s graphics aren’t very accurate, the huge cast and smooth multiplayer more than make up for it.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a crazy, silly version of the WWE games that is easy to learn and fun to play as a party game with your friends. Compared to other WWE games, it’s a pretty simple package. But if you can get it on sale, it’s a great deal for some sure chaos.
Most new WWE games don’t run very well on the Switch, which is a shame. We still have WWE 2K18 though. Which is a good wrestling game all around and still holds up after all these years. There are a lot of ways to change things. And the moves make it feel like you’re watching a real game. Even though the dialogue isn’t as realistic as it is in some other sports games, it’s still fun.
The career mode is short, but the things you can unlock are worth it. Until AEW finally shows how good it is at making games, it looks like WWE is still the best when it comes to wrestling training games for consoles.
There are a lot of great games for the NES that just won’t die, and the most popular ones are still going strong on the Nintendo Switch thanks to the Nintendo Switch Online service and a lot of ports on the eShop. One popular game that has made it to the Switch is Pro Wrestling. WCW wrestlers were featured in the American version of this game, bringing the wrestling world even more video game coverage than it already had.
Since it tries to adapt the original Famicom controls to the Switch controllers, the controls feel a little strange, but once you get past that, you’re left with a game that is still fun after all these years. Pro Wrestling is a game that shows how images don’t have anything to do with being immortal.
Retromania Wrestling is a new take on the pixel-art style of wrestling games that everyone loves to remember. This game was made as an ode to old WWF games. And it has a live-grappling system like Fire Pro Wrestling for PC.
Retromania came out in 2021, but it does a good job of capturing the standard arcade style of wrestling games without feeling old or hard to play. Retromania Wrestling is a modern throwback game that is fun to play no matter how much it costs, and it goes on sale a lot.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to run a wrestling show? Wrestling Empire has a new ticketing system and a ton of other great features that let you do just that. The animation is freestyle and adaptable, which makes the moves in the ring look more natural and smooth.
You can set up some pretty wild matches and then just sit back and watch the show. Now that you’re in charge, everyone has to fight against everything, everywhere.
Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network
This classic game from 1985 is still popular enough to get a port on a new platform. Mat Mania reminds me of those early morning button-mashing game sessions I used to love. And the port doesn’t change a thing.
Mat Mania can only be played by two people, but it’s a great way to show your friends and family how wrestling games have changed and grown over the years. You can’t forget where you came from, either.
Circle Of Sumo
Aside from Guacamelee, the Switch doesn’t have enough games that are about wrestling in countries other than the United States. Circle of Sumo and its free partner, Circle of Sumo: Online Rumble, help a little bit with that. This game is fun to play no matter which version you choose, even though the pictures aren’t all that great.
Circle of Sumo: Online Rumble has gotten a lot of good reviews, and it’s free, so it’s worth trying out. A front-row spot to a free fight is never a bad idea… In fact, you might be able to.
Big Bang Pro Wrestling
Watch out, Dive Kick, because one of the first two-button fighting games has returned to take its place. Big Bang Pro Wrestling, also known as Neo Geo Pocket Color, has been brought back from the dead for a port on the Nintendo Switch. Flappy Bird game is still fun to play even after all these years.
In the handheld arcade-style wrestling game, you only need six hours to win by mashing buttons. It will never have the charmingly clunky feel of the Neo-Geo Pocket, but it works perfectly on the Switch.
Action Arcade Wrestling
Action Arcade Wrestling is an old-school game that was made in the present. The game’s art and graphics feel like they were made in the same style as the pixelated beat-em-ups that were popular in the 1990s. Action Arcade Wrestling is a mix of all the different wrestling promotions. It has some of the most ridiculous moves ever made in a video game.
It can be played over and over again and is a lot of fun. But most of all, it feels like the best video wrestling game ever. Oh, and in this one, magic is real. The best part is that lightning bolts are allowed moves.