"feat. Muppet Audience"
It does seem a bit odd that Hamster, the dev team handling the Arcade Archives and ACA Neo Geo ports, decided to release a "trivial" wrestling title in the same year as, if we're going by Japanese dates, Wonder Boy, Rygar, City Connection, and Scramble. Maybe the game's much more impactful than first impressions give off? Well, originally developed by Technos and published in 1985, Mat Mania pits your unnamed, red-haired wrestler against five opponents in order to become the champion of "TWA." Whether it be the mohawk, face-painted Insane Warrior or the subtly-named Karate Fighter, your man has an assortment of grappling moves to use on these contenders. One such example would be a punch or kick combo that can be chained into a hold, which can be segued into a throw.
Sounds... normal so far.
Community review by pickhut (December 15, 2018)
These Dragon taglines are too easy.
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