Improved Action-Packed Wrestling Game
Wrestling Empire is a new & improved release from the same developer that created hit games like Super City (Superhero Sim), Hard Time (Prison Sim), School Days, and Wrestling Revolution. It is an updated version of the latter title. However, fans can expect better graphics, higher frame rate, zero loading delays, an expanded roster, plus plenty of new features.
Players can choose from ten different brands or promotions, a myriad of match types, and dynamic ways to grow each superstar in the game. The best part is that this installment retains the familiar retro-inspired style that fans have come to love.
Build a Wrestling Career
Your quest to stardom in Wrestling Empire begins with selecting a character. Besides gender, you have to choose a wrestler while considering a variety of stats. Profiles differ based on strength, agility, stamina, skill, popularity, and attitude. Therefore, deciding who to choose is a balancing act.
There are plenty of tools in the game to customize wrestler appearances and choice of costumes. Additionally, you will be able to manage your athlete’s wrestling moves and even relationships with tag-team partners and managers.
It is your role to steer the career of your superstar to great heights. You have to excel not just in the ring but also backstage and when it comes to training. Make the right moves, and your superstar can retire from a career worth remembering.
Keep in mind, though, that getting to the top will not be an easy feat. There are up to 350 opponents to encounter across multiple rosters in the vast in-game universe.
When it comes to playing Wrestling Empire, the controls offer plenty of functions that mimic the real-world sport. For starters, navigation options allow wrestlers to run, jump up, duck down, or move left and right. The eye button toggles the view of your character. By facilitating movement toward specific targets, it comes in handy when facing more than one opponent.
Using movement controls along with the attack button directs your character where to land strikes. Adrenaline also builds up with consecutive combos. When at peak level, you can grab your opponent to execute the finisher.
Furthermore, you will have a taunt button to mock the competition, which adds an element of fun to matches. It doubles up as the pin control as well, which works only when your opponent is lying on the mat.
The grappling control set up most of the power moves, submissions, as well as the finisher. You also have a pick-up button that allows you to collect chairs, baseball bats, bells, and anything that can be used as a weapon when standing right next to it. Although tempting, not all matches allow the use of foreign objects. So, unless permitted in the stipulations, do not use weapons to avoid disqualification.
Beginner Tips & Tricks for Playing Wrestling Empire on PC
• Complete the Tutorial
If you are new to MDickie titles or wrestling games, make sure to go through the in-game tutorial first. From footwork, striking, and grappling to sparring, showmanship, and using weapons, there is plenty to learn from Coach Emerson. You will find him in the in-game Wrestling School promotion from the training section.
• Avoid Rope Breaks
If you decide to pin your rivals, make sure to do it as far away as possible from the ropes. Taking this precaution will prevent your opponent from placing one leg under the bottom rope, which compels the referee to call off the pin for a rope break.
• Know When to Use High-Flying Moves
Admittedly, top-rope moves are not only fun to pull off but also impressive. However, if you don’t know when to use them, your wrestler will likely miss and land on the mat, floor, or something else.
Ideally, opponents with a low agility level of above 70 tend to move slower and are easy to land on when flying off the top rope. Check your character’s weight as well. Smaller wrestlers are more likely to excel in these moves, especially those weighing 220 pounds or lighter.
• Win Often
Getting signed up by an actual promotion that pays your superstar every week instead of wrestling for free is what everyone aims for in the early stages. The best way to accomplish this is by raking up a winning streak. In the worst-case scenario, a draw or tie is better than losing.
Setting the difficulty level to moderate from the options is one of the tricks you can use to increase your chances of victory. Also, don’t forget to spend plenty of time in the Wrestling School honing your in-ring skills. If your wrestler keeps winning and training, it will only be a matter of time before getting called up by a promoter for a contract signing.