While I’ve never been too much of a fan of wrestling itself as a sport, I’ll admit that at times I’ve dabbled in them in game form. Not so much recently, but particularly in my younger days they were a blast to play with friends as they inspired plenty of trash talking and yelling as you’d knock each other around. I think that’s what AAW has targeted and absolutely manages to capture, throwing you a load of technique, the inclusion of some chaotic match styles, a roster of wrestlers with personality, and loads of classic and signature moves that help propel the fun. Sure, this lacks the polish and prestige of being associated with a top-dollar licensed title, but with its very humble price tag it has managed to extract the elements that are most important, namely the fun and multitude of moves. Given the real lack of competition on the system fans of the sport would likely settle for far less than this delivers, the fact that it checks a load of boxes and shows some promise for being supplemented by community content as well helps cement it as well worth a look for anyone looking for some raucous sports fun.
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