Rock'n Wrestle is the first truly 3 dimensional wrestling game, and is
controlled entirely from the keyboard or joystick.
Your are Gorgeous Greg, the tenth ranked contender for the World
Championship Belt. Can you wrestle you way to the top?
Plug your joystick into the front port. Your wrestler, the one in the
bottom right hand corner of the ring is the 10th ranked contender. Your
task ia to overcome all other contenders until you become world
champion. You must pin each opponent within a time limit, without being
pinned yourself. If the time expires you will lose the match by default.
The final bout for the title has no time limit. The game can be started
by pressing your trigger or by hitting the F1 key.
The bottom wrestler is controlled by a joystick in the front port while
the top wrestler is controlled from the rear port. Both players may
choose a wrestler by moving their respective joysticks up or down and
pressing their trigger when the wrestler of their choice appears.
[F1]: Start Game
[F3]: Switch between 1 player and 2 player games
[F5]: Stop current game
[F7]: Switch between joystick and keyboard modes
The winner ia the first player to pin his opponent twice within the
given time limit The game can be startet by hitting the F1 key.
Playing the Game:
Though looking at the demo game may have given you the impression that
'Rock'n Wrestle' is a complex game to play nothing ia further from the
The Simple rule to follow when controlling your wrestler is to watch
carefully which direction he is facing. For example, if he is facing up
screen then moving your joystick up would cause him to walk up. Moving
your joystick down would cause him to walk backwards. Moving the
joystick to the right would cause him to turn and walk to the right. To
turn around (a 180 degree turn) you must either turn to the left twice
or to the right twice.
All moves are centered around the direction in which your wrestler ia
facing. For example whenever you press the trigger and point in the
direction in which you are facing you will make a grab for your
opponent (your arms will extend out). Pointing in the opposite
direction combined with the trigger would cause you to arch back and
kick at your opponent.
When thinking of what move you can do just look at the situation you
are in and try what looks and feels natural. E.g. headbutts, grabs,
pins and slams are in a forward direction. Kick and lifts are backwards.
Arm movements such as forearm jolts, elbow drops and clothes lines are
to the left or right.
The easiest way to practice all your moves is to go into 2 player mode.
Your Opponent will not make any move against you so you should be able
to perfect any move.
Details of the moves available in 'Rock'n Wrestle'. In the following
graphic representation of the available moves it is assumed your
wrestler is facing upscreen.
1.1 Moving around the ring
Turn and walk left - Turn and walk right
To do an about face turn left twice or turn right twice.
1.2 Running and bouncing off ropes
If you continue to walk in the same direction for a few steps you will
begin to run. If you run into the ropes you can bounce off and gain
extra momentum by reversing your joystick direction as your wrestler
lunges into the ropes (YOU will see them bend outward).
1.3 Softening up your opponent
Knee - Forearm Jolt
The lifted knee, the forearm jolt and the kick are softening up moves
designed to sap your opponent's energy and provide an opening for a
1.4 Grabbing your opponent
Pressing the trigger and pushing the joystick forward will result in
your wrestler extending hie arms. You may then try to grab your
opponent by pulling back on the joystick.
lf you are in range and have timed your move correctly you will get
hold of your opponent. lf you are facing him head on you will put a
front headlock on him. If you grab him from behind you will put him in
a full nelson or if you grab him from either side you will have him in
1.5 Arm lock and arm spin
Having trapped your opponent in an armlock. You can then spin him by
keeping your finger on the trigger and moving the joystick in a
circular motion. To release him and throw him into the ropes simply
take your finger off the trigger.
Depending upon the strength of the
spin he will go careering into the ropes and bounce off out of control.
You can spin him faster by jiggling your joystick. Likewise he can
counter and break free by aut-jiggling you.
1.6 After throwing opponent into ropes
Flying Body Press
Clothes Line - Clothes Line
Pushing the joystick forward will launch you into a flying body press
which if successful will see you pinning your opponent. Pull back and
you will let loose with a very powerful drop kick. The clothes line is
a very useful manoeuvre after your opponent has been bounced oft the
ropes. More often than not it knocks the air out of hirn and brings him
to the canvas.
1.7 Front Headlock
Reverse Sulpex - Reverse Suplex - Lift
Having grabbed your opponent whilst facing him, keep the trigger
pressed. Pushing your joystick forward will stagger your opponent with
a head butt. Moving the joystick to either side will result in a
reverse suplex, one of the best looking moves in wrestling.
back on the joystick you can try to lift your opponent above your head.
This will succeed if you have sufficient energy and your opponent is
not resisting too strongly (see 1.12). If you encounter resistance
simply try again. You may catch your opponent oft guard.
1.8 Power lift (having lifted opponent from front headlock)
Aeroplane Spin - Aeroplane Spin
This is a very masterful position to be in as if played right your
opponent is at your mercy. To aeroplane spin him move your joystick.
You can increase the force of the spin by jiggling your joystick.
Likewise your opponent can be counter by out-jiggling you. Release your
trigger anytime to dump your opponent rather unceremoniously onto the
canvas. Pushing your joystick forward will body slam him onto the mat.
Like the aeroplane spin this will produce a very stunned opponent.
Pushing the joystick back will result in one of the most devastating
but difficult moves in 'Rock'n Wrestle', the pile driver. Though few
opponents recover from this neck breaking manoeuvre it is very
susceptible to resistance. (See 1.12)
1.9 Full nelson (rear grab)
Suplex - Suplex
After having grabbed your opponent from behind, keep your finger on the
frigger. A well executed suplex will have your opponent lying on the
mat, gasping for breath. Pushing forward on the joystick will result in
the atomic drop in which your opponent ia driven feet first into the
canvas. Even more devastating is the back breaker, a manoeuvre designed
to rearrange your opponent's spine.
1.10 Opponent flat on the canvas
Knee Drop - Elbow Drop
If your opponent is on the mat you may further attack him by stomping
on him or delivering a well placed knee or elbow drop. If he looks as
if he's in trouble you might try a turnbuckle fly (See 1.11). If you
think he's weak enough to pin push the joystick forward to reinforce
1.11 Turnbuckle Fly
Standing in any of the four corners and pressing your trigger will
initiate the turnbuckle fly, the most glamorous of all wrestling
manoeuvres. You will see your wrestler climb up the turnbuckle and wait,
arms stretched, ready to pounce. Release your trigger and he will
launch himself into the air, flying toward the centre of the ring.
If contact is made, whether your opponent be flat on the mat or standing
upright, this can devastate your opponent, but if you miss you can
really hurt yourself. Also be wary of opponents lying on the mat as
they could be faking, ready to jump away at the last moment.
1.12 What to do in a compromising Position (the joystick jiggle)
Whenever you're caught in a hold such as a headlock you might jiggle
your joystick to frustrate your opponent's dastardly intentions.
Simply move your joystick up and down or side to side as fast as you
1.13 Breaking a pin
to throw your opponent when he's pinning you move your joystick forward
and back (in other words try to get up).
1.14 Getting up from the mat
Advanced players tips:
You may use the joystick jiggle to try and regain control but you must
press the trigger to stand up. You may stay down as long as you like
i.e fake it, by not pressing your trigger.
Power moves are those employing lifts such as body slams, suplexes and
piledrivers. In these moves maximum damage to your opponent can be
achieved by releasing the trigger when it looks like your wrestler is
letting go of his opponent.
LIST OF MOVES IN "ROCK'N WRESTLE":
AEROPLANE SPIN - Like the propeller of an aeroplane the helpless victim
ia spun around and around.
ARMSPIN - Another spin but this time it takes place on the mat before
the victim is flung onto the ropes.
ARM TWIST - Designed to really get your opponent tangled up.
ATOMIC DROP - The victim is lifted up then driven feet first into the
BACK BREAKER - More devastating than the Atomic Drop. This time the
victim's spine is rearranged by his attackers knee.
BODY SLAM - From a great height your poor opponent is splattered onto
CLOTHES LINE - the hapless victim is hung out to dry by an extended
DROP KICK - This time the attacker mistakes his opponent's head for a
football as he lets fly.
ELBOW DROP - First a wind up then the attacker drops his elbow from a
great height onto his victim.
FLYING BODY PRESS - The attacker catapults his body at the victim as if
fired from a cannon.
FOREARM JOLT - A forearm blow to the head.
FULL NELSON - A strength move enforced from the rear.
HEADBUTT - A hard head is always useful weapon against an unsuapecting
HEADLOCK - Applied from the front this manoeuvre gives the
attacker control over hie victim.
KICK - A sneaky kick in the stomach can have the desired effect.
KNEE DROP - A well placed knee drop will do wonders for an opponente
KNEE STRIKE - This manoeuvre can double any opponent up.
MAD CHARGE - Simple but effective, just run straight at your opponent
like a mad bull.
PILE DRIVER - A totally awesome move, the poor victim is drilled head
first into the canvas.
PIN - This is what its all about keep that man covered for a count of
REVERSE SUPLEX - A beautiful move, the victim is flipped right up and
over like an inverted pendulum.
STOMP - Put the boot in while the man is down.
SUPLEX - A graceful way to help your opponent to the canvas.
TURNBUCKLE FLY - Like a falcon you hover ready to swoop on an
Castle Yard House, Castle Yaro,
Richmond, Surrey TW10 6TF
96-100 Tope Street
Game concept - Gregg Barnett
South Melbourne 3205
This game was designed and programmed by the team of:
Gregg Barnett, Bruce Bayley, Cameron Duffy, Damian Watharow
Additional programming - Nigel Spencer, Andrew Pavlumanolakos
Graphics - Greg Holland
Music - Neil Brennan