WWF No Mercy
Wrestling fans knew this was coming. I said Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is one of the best; well say hello to the very best. Quite simply put, WWF No Mercy is the Mr. Perfect of wrestling video games. For the N64 the visuals look fantastic, The Rock has his cheeky raised eyebrow, Triple-H has his angry, bad-guy scowl. The crowd is vigorous, enhancing the action with every move. The roster is jam packed with the era’s best and brightest. The story modes have branching trees, allowing a quest for a championship to end in multiple ways. But Most of all the action still holds up.
As I child I remember picking Kurt Angle and powering through the women’s division until the Olympic Gold Medalist become the first male to hold the woman’s championship. That’s right, every title is up for grabs here, and it does not matter whom you pick.
It is hard to say what exactly makes No Mercy so good. Is it the ability to fight backstage and slam your opponent through a pool table? Well yes, but it’s not just that. Is it the seamless gameplay? Well, yes but it is not just that either. It is a mixture of all these things. It just feels right, like taking that perfect bowel movement. The developer took a perfect bowel movement and WWF No Mercy came out, forever leaving its mark on the toilet bowl that is the wrestling genre. Sounds like a good analogy to me, and the perfect way to close out our top 5.