Action Arcade Wrestling Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

Our Action Arcade Wrestling Review invites you to remember everything you love from 90’s wrestling games as this game brings its own twist of chaos and fun. Join the action and step through the ropes in this fast-paced, arcade wrestling extravaganza to superkick the overly simulated wrestling games out of the ring! Choose from a roster of 30+ outrageous wrestlers executing their powerful attacks and superhero-like abilities in the most over-the-top wrestling game ever conceived.

Action Arcade Wrestling Review Pros:

  • Decent cel shaded style graphics.
  • 803MB Download size.
  • Opening tutorial with 28 lessons.
  • Full voicework.
  • Arcade Wrestling gameplay.
  • Download user creator content for wrestlers, arenas and federations.
  • You have a separate app/game to create and then import your creations.
  • The profile shows all your stats and your current rank level.
  • Sixteen match types – 5v5 elimination tag, 4v4 elimination tag, 3v3 elimination tag, 5v5 tag, 4v4 tag, 3v3 tag, tag team, 1v2, 4 person elimination, 4-way dance, 3-way dance, battle rumble, battle royal, 3v3 tornado tag, 2v2 tornado tag, and 1v1.
  • Three difficulties – Easy, normal and hard.
  • Match length – arcade or normal.
  • 22 ready-to-go wrestlers at the start.
  • Really easy to pull moves off.
  • Silky smooth animations.
  • Excellent fun.
  • Earn points from performing moves, winning and doing spots.
  • Spot call is where a random objective will pop up and you get a time limit to do it.
  • Powerups will randomly appear and are things like healing, stronger punches, or better grappling.
  • You have full control of what to do and who is in it, championships and names.
  • End of match breakdown of your score.
  • Create your own championship belts.
  • Rank up to unlock new wrestlers, arenas, and taunts.
  • Moves can show up on the screen as a prompt.
  • Create or download your own federations.
  • A true dream match up Simulator.
  • Have the targeting work automatically or manually.
  • You can do tag team moves.
  • Double team an opponent to get them over the rope in the rumble.

Action Arcade Wrestling Review Cons:

  • No intros.
  • You have to go out of the game to make the most of the game.
  • Cannot create your own moves list.
  • No story mode or anything.
  • The loading screens are uneventful.
  • Would be nice to have a clear target indicator so you know straight away who’s your target.

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Action Arcade Wrestling:

Official website.

Developer: VICO Game Studio

Publisher: Reverb Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


This wrestling game has no official characters, locations, or events but what it does have is a full-on creation tool. Already you can download a stable of classic characters and federations, hell you can even grab a load of amazing Transformers to wrestle with. OK so the deal here is it’s more of a toy box with tools, you get a load of match types and the framework of belts and characters but to get the most out of it you visit the website and create anything you want. It really is impressive, powerful, and easy to create your wrestling world. I wish it was all in-game but to be honest it’s not that much hassle especially as most of the classic wrestlers are already done for you! To me, it’s all well and good having the characters but if the game plays crap then it’s all for nothing. Action Arcade Wrestling is a fun and easy to play wrestling game that nails so much, they have managed to implement a functioning exp leveling up system with rewards, the game is a straight-up arcade but it’s snappy it’s responsive, and more importantly, it has style. I lost hours reliving my favorite fights over the years and setting up my dream matchups, out of the box the game is just a good game but downloading and getting into the customisation makes it a special game. I have played many bad wrestling games over the years and Action Arcade Wrestling is not one of them, in fact, it’s more fun than the 2k games in a lot of ways. All wrestling fans need to play and own this game, it’s fucking fantastic.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!