All Japan Pro Wrestling 2 is the long awaited sequel for ''All Japan Pro
Wrestling featuring Virtua'' that hit the Sega St-v back in 1996.
The tag mode
of this game is much better than the way it was setup in ''King Soul''
for the Playstation. Instead of being all the way in the bleachers for
the camera angle, you are right in the ring as you are in the single's
mode. There are double team moves in there. When you go for the pin your
opponents teammate will come running in to make the save, a simple punch
will get him out of the ring, so you don't have to go through as much
trouble with having to guys to fight
against.All of the wrestlers have their own special entrances. They are
complete with the attire they wear to ringside. Kenta Kobashi has his
orange jacket with his name on the back. Stan Hansen's entrance is probably
one of the more mentionable ones. He comes out with his stirrups, vest
and cowboy hat on. He is complete with his rope. He swings the rope at
the fans, just like in real life. The ring introductions are perfect.
The ring announcer is there; the wrestlers have their appropriate actions
as they do in real life. One of the things that I noticed immediately
was the fact that there was referee in the ring. That is something that
has seemingly been missing from a lot of wrestling games. I guess due
to lack of memory for it. It really looks nice having the referee in there
because it makes it look true to real life. Another thing that they threw
in there that really shows that they care about details was the fact that
Toshiaki Kawada has the missing front teeth as in real life. The arena
itself is in full 3D and looks exactly the way the Nippon Budokan looks
in real life when All Japan is running from there. Sega put a lot of effort
into the details, and I have to say they did a great job on it. The sound
is well done; the crowd chants the wrestlers names at different times.
You can hear all the kicks and punches. When a wrestler is slammed down
onto the mat, you hear the I guess you could say bouncy sound that a real
ring makes. The sound was definitely done well.
written by: Dangerous K)