MDickie’s Wrestling Revolution 3D powerbombs PC

Noted wrestlemaniac Mat ‘MDickie’ Dickie has returned to PC after several years focused on pocket telephones, now delivering Wrestling Revolution 3D [official site] to us. MDickie is perhaps best known for the astonishing biblical sandbox RPG The You Testament but his wrestle ’em ups offer fine fightfun. Resident slamfan Adam even declared that MDickie’s old Wrestling MPire Remix was probably the best wrestling sim. I’m glad that PC matmasters can once again smell what MDickie is cooking.

Along with a career mode and sandbox shenanigans, it also has a booking career where you need to run an entertaining show (and can join in, of course). Multiplayer is local only, sadly.

Wrestling Revolution 3D isn’t pretty and it isn’t slick but it does get that wrestling should be lively and weird. Chaos! Drama! Special matches! Huge matches! Furniture! Ladders! Weapons! Double rings!

I’m sure Adam will shout at us plenty soon. He has already told us a bit, gabbing about Wrestling Revolution 3D’s pocket version in his early access review of Fire Pro Wrestling World:

“I’ve played it a lot on mobile and it’s pretty much the opposite of Fire Pro. The fighting system doesn’t have any of the flow or precision, but the world is packed with competing feds, and wrestlers who move between them, feud, retire, switch styles, compete for titles, and even die on occasion. It’s bonkers and messy and sometimes far too chaotic, but in a way that makes it a very honest depiction of pro wrestling.”

Wrestling Revolution 3D is out for Windows and Mac on Steam. It costs £7.14/9,74€/$9.74 right now, which includes a 35% launch week discount. The pocket version is free but ad-supported, costing $10 to disable ads and unlock all features.

3 Comments

  1. causticnl says:

    love mdickie, his Hard Time jailsim is a thing of beauty.

  2. Siresly says:

    Don’t know that I could call this a good game, but I will. So far I like it, its chunky retro feel and deeper focus on dumb wrestling drama and management.

    It is pretty rough though. I don’t mind the fancy PS1 graphics so much, kind of has a charm to it. But the various UI and usability issues combine to become an actual bother. Primarily menu stuff. It generally works, but there’s a lot of annoying, obscured and sometimes broken stuff, particularly when using a controller.

    For instance I created a wrestler in the wrong federation. You can move wrestlers to another federation, but only if you use the mouse, so you have to turn the controller off and restart the game, then turn it back on and restart. Later I found out I can’t edit this wrestlers friends and enemies to wrestlers from his new federation for some reason.

    And the more wrestlers in a match, the more hopeless it becomes to figure out who you’re controlling or targeting. The UI really needs to become a lot better at communicating this.

  3. cospinol says:

    please god do a write up about The You Testament