WCW Thunder After playing WCW Nitro for the PSX, I really wasn't going to get my hopes up about this game. And I'm glad I didn't because most everything about this game is wrong, wrong, WRONG! It's not like in WWF Warzone, where you find yourself saying, "why couldn't they fix that?" and "if only....". WCW Thunder really needed a complete make-over, and true fans of the genre appreciate game-play over FMV's. One would also have to wonder why they would base a wrestling game on a second rate television program like WCW Thunder; but that question stands trivial to the other problems that in the game.

Let's start with the good. FMV's. If it weren't for these babies the game wouldn't even be worth renting. Lot's of funny stuff in the rants, the notible ones to check out are: Alex Wright's, "If you wanna see what a real German looks like, then Pick Alex Wright". Kevin Nash's "Look, you don't have the charisma or dexterity to play me, so just pick somebody else...go on..next person". Chris Jericho's, "Pick me, the master of the Jericholics, your hero and paragon of Virtue, and you will never E-E-E-E-E-VER lose this game again." Rowdy Piper's, "Well Nash told you not to pick him, SO PICK MEEEEE!!! Don't pick Hogan, I've put him in the sleeper three times...." And of course Ultimo Dragon's 27 lines of Japenese jibberish.

The FMV entrances with real life theme music for each wrestler in real audio really help build up the look and feel of this game. Thunder has most of the option that you would want in a wrestling game. Packed with a handful of play modes, ranging from a World or United States heavyweight championship to Tag Team play to Battle Royal and Cage Matches, Thunder mimics the real deal to a tee. Players can pick up to 32 regular wrestlers with whom to slaughter ( 32 bonus, totaling 64 in all ). There are 11 total modes from which to choose from. Now that I've gone over the good, yes that's everything, let's take a look all the obvious bads and faults that make this game so horrible.

Can you even tell what the hell is going on in this picture? The first thing that you will notice when playing WCW Thunder, is how dark the arena's are. The graphics seem to have a ridged texture to it, and alot of things could have been polished over more. The control is another major problem in the game. I happen to like the grappling system that Revenge provides, as opposed to this arcade type feel with button combination and life meters. Just trying to move your character around is such a pain in the ass. And unless you know all the button combinations for each wrestler, you basically stuck with alot of button mashing resulting in either a powerbomb, piledriver, or an abdominal stretch. Each player is supplied with a list of moves, but 4 or 5 at most, which is pretty pathetic. On top of all this crap they had the most un-charismatic wrestler in the biz today, Bill Goldberg, doing the commercial's for it.

The game WCW Thunder never really captivated my interest for a long period of time, but there is at least a few weeks worth of stuff in here to keep your interest.

Control- Well this really depends on the player's opinion. If you like the button combination feel then here is your game. If you like the grappling touch, like myself, then don't even bother.
-CONTROL - 1.5

Sound- Some basic audio stuff, but the announcer's are flat out un-inspired, as often forget there even there.
-SOUND - 5.5

Graphics- Thunder gives you a rough ridged look and dark arena's, making this game just a blurry vision, (pun intended) as opposed to Revenge's polished over look.

Gameplay- This is the game's weakest point everything from player movement to camera angles made me grow tired of this game. Not even a very fun multi-player game, which in the long run, is a problem for alot of games. I really could have cared less if I won or lost against my friends, because I always had the excuse that I wasn't the idiot that bought the game.

OVERALL- After hearing everything that I've said coming from a the everyday teenager, there is no honest reason to buy the game. Of course, if you are in the unfortunate position of owning the PSX, ONLY. Well then the game is definetly worth the rental. This game is so bad I hope the people at Inland learn a lesson and LOSE money. I give it a 4.

The site that Hollywood built Thunder codes

nWo/WCW Thunder Codes


All wrestlers

At the main menu, press R1(4), L1(4), R2(4), L2(4), Select to unlock all 128 wrestlers in the game.

Ring select

At the options menu, press R1, R2, R1, R2, Select. Now every time Select is pressed, the current ring will advance by one. To move in reverse, press L1, L2, L1, L2 followed by Select.

Big heads

At the main menu, press R1(7), R2, Select.

Big head, hands, feet, and weapons

At the main menu, press R2(7), R1, Select.

Might meter

At the main menu, press L2(4), R2(4), L1(4), R1(4), Select. Then, the offensive and defensive attributes of each wrestler may now by adjusted.

Bonus wrestlers

Select one of the following wrestlers and win any championship to unlock the corresponding bonus wrestler.

Wrestler Bonus wrestler
"Hollywood" Hogan Eddy Guerrero
Bret Hart Van Hammer
Sting Stevie Ray
Lex Luger Scotty Riggs
The Giant Horace
"Diamond" Dallas Page Rey Mysterio Jr.
Raven Lodi
Saturn Sick Boy
Goldberg Disco Inferno
Kevin Nash Ernest Miller
Scott Hall The Barbarian
Curt Hennig Meng
"Macho Man" Randy Savage Fit Finley
Rick Steiner Reese
Scott Steiner Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Chris Jericho La Parka
Bryan Adams Eric Bischoff
British Bulldog "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Booker T. Miss Elizabeth
Dean Malenko Arn Anderson
Wrath Bobby Henan
Ultimo Dragon Kimberly
Kidman Larry Zbysko
The Disciple Sonny Oono
Chris Benoit Steve "Mongo" McMichael
Scott Norton Kaz Hayashi
Konnan Jimmy Hart
Jim Neidhart Rick Rude
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Mike Enos
Buff Bagwell Psychosis
Kanyon Juventud Guerrera
Alex Wright Rick Fuller

Game Shark Codes

Infinite Health P1 801FB6B4 03E8
Ring Modifier 80079F4C 00??
80079F4E 0000
Unlock Wrestler Codes
Eddy Guerrero 30079F91 0001
Hammer 30079F92 0001
Stevie Ray 30079F93 0001
Scotty Riggs 30079F94 0001
Horace Hogan 30079F95 0001
Rey Mysterio Jr. 30079F96 0001
Lodi 30079F97 0001
Sick Boy 30079F98 0001
Disco Inferno 30079F99 0001
Ernest Miller 30079F9A 0001
Barbarian 30079F9B 0001
Meng 30079F9C 0001
Fit Finley 30079F9D 0001
Reese 30079F9E 0001
Chavo Guerrero Jr. 30079F9F 0001
La Parka 30079FA0 0001
Eric Bischoff 30079FA1 0001
Mean Gene 30079FA2 0001
Miss Elizabeth 30079FA3 0001
Arn Anderson 30079FA4 0001
Bobby Heenan 30079FA5 0001
Kimberly 30079FA6 0001
Larry Zbysko 30079FA7 0001
Sonny Oono 30079FA8 0001
Mongo 30079FA9 0001
Kaz Hayashi 30079FAA 0001
Jimmy Hart 30079FAB 0001
Rick Rude 30079FAC 0001
Enos 30079FAD 0001
Psychosis 30079FAE 0001
Juventud Guerrera 30079FAF 0001
Rick Fuller 30079FB0 0001
Ric Flair 30079FB1 0001
Johnny Grunge 30079FB2 0001
Rocco Rock 30079FB3 0001
Glacier 30079FB4 0001
Prince Iaukea 30079FB5 0001
Vincent 30079FB6 0001
Tony Schiavone 30079FB7 0001
Iron Mike Tenay 30079FB8 0001
Spice 30079FB9 0001
Whisper 30079FBA 0001
Tygress 30079FBB 0001
Fyre 30079FBC 0001
A.C. Jazz 30079FBD 0001
Chae 30079FBE 0001
Lee Marshall 30079FBF 0001
Dillinger 30079FC0 0001
Zoomie 30079FC1 0001
Jamie The Learned 30079FC2 0001
StingRay 30079FC3 0001
Cobra 30079FC4 0001
Reanimator 30079FC5 0001
Sleep Dep Ed 30079FC6 0001
5 o'clock Tony 30079FC7 0001
Uncle Monkey 30079FC8 0001
Dudeman 30079FC9 0001
John 30079FCA 0001
Chicken Boy 30079FCB 0001
Dynamite Johnny 30079FCC 0001
Benji 30079FCD 0001
Wrestling Matt 30079FCE 0001
Goochie 30079FCF 0001
Devastating Dorizas 30079FD0 0001
Veal 30079FD1 0001
M.C. Myoue 30079FD2 0001
Dave Hoffman 30079FD3 0001
Leland Max 30079FD4 0001
Sanders 30079FD5 0001
Donn Nauert 30079FD6 0001
Jym Killy 30079FD7 0001
John Ardell 30079FD8 0001
Chrome Dome 30079FD9 0001
WireFrame 30079FDA 0001
Short Circuit 30079FDB 0001
Robot 30079FDC 0001
Tiffany Pane 30079FDD 0001
Astronaut 30079FDE 0001
Claude Rains 30079FDF 0001
Arge and Varge 30079FE0 0001
Indian 30079FE1 0001
Cowboy 30079FE2 0001
Sargeant 30079FE3 0001
Hoof Hearted 30079FE4 0001
Bessie 30079FE5 0001
Guerrilla 30079FE6 0001
Adam 30079FE7 0001
Mantis 30079FE8 0001
Sailor 30079FE9 0001
Zuit Suit 30079FEA 0001
Flapper 30079FEB 0001
Crush Depth 30079FEC 0001
Star Fish 30079FED 0001
Snuff 30079FEE 0001
Squire 30079FEF 0001
Bobby 30079FF0 0001
Enable Might Meter Codes
Hollywood Hulk Hogan 8007A070 4707
Bret Hart 8007A074 4B50
Sting 8007A078 4750
Lex Luger 8007A07C 4F50
Giant 8007A080 5741
Diamond Dallas Page 8007A084 5741
Raven 8007A088 5B46
Saturn 8007A08C 4F46
Goldberg 8007A090 635F
Kevin Nash 8007A094 555F
Scott Hall 8007A098 5155
Curt Hennig 8007A09C 4B4C
Macho Man Randy Savage 8007A0A0 4F4C
Rick Steiner 8007A0A4 554D
Big Poppa Pump 8007A0A8 554F
Jericho 8007A0AC 4B4E
Brian Adams 8007A0B0 4F50
Bulldog 8007A0B4 4D4C
Booker T 8007A0B8 5145
Dean Malenko 8007A0BC 5159
Wrath 8007A0C0 5350
Ultimo Dragon 8007A0C4 4B55
Billy Kidman 8007A0C8 495F
Disciple 8007A0CC 4B4D
Chris Benoit 8007A0D0 5749
Scott Norton 8007A0D4 5955
Konnan 8007A0D8 4D50
Anvil 8007A0DC 4D4E
Rowdy Roddy Piper 8007A0E0 594A
Buff Bagwell 8007A0E4 4D41
Kanyon 8007A0E8 4D4A
Alex Wright 8007A0EC 4757
Eddy Guerrero 8007A0F0 4B4A
Hammer 8007A0F4 4D4D
Stevie Ray 8007A0F8 4F4A
Scotty Riggs 8007A0FC 494D
Horace Hogan 8007A100 4B49
Rey Mysterio Jr. 8007A104 3F4C
Lodi 8007A108 3D53
Sick Boy 8007A10C 4B3C
Disco Inferno 8007A110 4D4C
Ernest Miller 8007A114 4B4D
Barbarian 8007A118 5B59
Meng 8007A11C 6353
Fit Finley 8007A120 4D54
Reese 8007A124 4B41
Chavo Guerrero Jr. 8007A128 4952
La Parka 8007A12C 474D
Eric Bischoff 8007A130 3749
Mean Gene 8007A134 335A
Miss Elizabeth 8007A138 3337
Arn Anderson 8007A13C 5332
Bobby Heenan 8007A140 354E
Kimberly 8007A144 3537
Larry Zbysko 8007A148 4946
Sonny Oono 8007A14C 3D4F
Mongo 8007A150 4D59
Kaz Hayashi 8007A154 4749
Jimmy Hart 8007A158 3D54
Rick Rude 8007A15C 4B37
Enos 8007A160 474D
Psychosis 8007A164 4B46
Juventud Guerrera 8007A168 434C
Rick Fuller 8007A16C 494B
Quantity Digits to Accompany Ring Modifier Code
00 - Cage
01 - Thunder
02 - Old Thunder
03 - Starrcade
04 - Fall Brawl
05 - Halloween Havoc
06 - Slamboree
07 - Bash at The Beach
08 - Super Brawl
09 - Spring Stampede
0A - Uncensored
0B - Great American Bash
0C - World War III
0D - Road Wild
0E - Souled Out
0F - Turbo
10 - Parking Lot
11 - Castle
12 - Stone Henge
13 - X-treme
14 - Hades
15 - Garden
16 - Under Sea
17 - Roof Top
18 - Space Station
19 - USO
1A - Barnyard
1B - Frontier
1C - The Box