wwfwfest WWF WrestleFest (World)

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Romset name: wwfwfest.zip
Production year: 1991
Manufacturer: Technos Japan (Tecmo license)

Game genre: Sports
Category: Sports / Wrestling

This machine has the following clones:
 • WWF WrestleFest (Japan)
 • WWF WrestleFest (Korea)
 • WWF WrestleFest (US bootleg)
 • WWF WrestleFest (US)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .037b16

The MAME driver of this machine is: ddragon3.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 3579545 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2151 ("ym2151")audio 3579545 Hz
    OKI6295 ("oki")audio 1024188 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 240 @ 57.444853 Hz

  • Number of players: 4P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Buy In Price1 Coin
     As start price
    Regain Power Price1 Coin
     As start price
    Continue Price1 Coin
     As start price
    Demo SoundsOff
    Flip ScreenOff
    FBI LogoOff
    Clear Stage Power Up0
    Championship Game4th

  • ROMs (15 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    31e13-0.ic19262144bd02e3c4 7ae63e48caf9919ce7b63b4c5aa9474ba8c336da good wwfwfest
    31e14-0.ic18262144933ea1a0 61da142cfa7abd3b77ab21979c061a078c0d0c63 good wwfwfest
    31a11-2.ic42655365ddebfea 30073963e965250d94f0dc3bd261a054850adf95 good wwfwfest
    31j10.ic735242886c522edb 8005d59c94160638ba2ea7caf4e991fff03003d5 good wwfwfest
    31e12-0.ic3313107206f22615 2e9418e372da85ea597977d912d8b35753655f4e good wwfwfest
    31j3.ic91048576e395cf1d 241f98145e295993c9b6a44dc087a9b61fbc9a6f good wwfwfest
    31j2.ic81048576b5a97465 08d82c29a5c02b83fdbd0bad649b74eb35ab7e54 good wwfwfest
    31j5.ic1110485762ce545e8 82173e58a8476a6fe9d2c990fce1f71af117a0ea good wwfwfest
    31j4.ic10104857600edb66a 926606d1923936b6e75391b1ab03b369d9822d13 good wwfwfest
    31j6.ic12104857679956cf8 52207263620a6b6dde66d3f8749b772577899ea5 good wwfwfest
    31j7.ic13104857674d774c3 a723ac5d481bf91b12e17652fbb2d869c886dec0 good wwfwfest
    31j9.ic151048576dd387289 2cad42d4e7cd1a49346f844058ae18c38bc686a8 good wwfwfest
    31j8.ic14104857644abe127 c723e1dea117534e976d2d383e634faf073cd57b good wwfwfest
    31j0.ic12621448a12b450 2e15c949efcda8bb6f11afe3ff07ba1dee9c771c good wwfwfest
    31j1.ic226214482ed7155 b338e1150ffe3277c11d4d6e801a7d3bd7c58492 good wwfwfest

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WWF WrestleFest (c) 1991 Technos Japan Corp.

10 selectable wrestlers fight in a tag team tournament or take part in the Royal Rumble.


Game ID : TA-0031

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.759 Khz)

Players : 4

Control : 8-Way Joystick

Buttons : 2

=> Punch, Kick


WWF Wrestlefest was released in July 1991.

Also licensed to Tecmo.

The only WWF Technos game to not feature theme music for any of the individual wrestlers.

The announcer is Michelle 'Mike' McGuirk, who would sometimes substitute for Howard Finkel, the WWF's longtime ring announcer. McGuirk worked as a ring announcer for the WWF between 1988 and 1993 before she left because, according to her, she refused sexual advances made upon her by WWF owner Vince McMahon.

The game's announcer incorrectly announces Sergeant Slaughter's finishing move. Slaughter's finishing move (digging a knuckle into the opponent's temple) is announced as a 'Cobra Clutch', whereas that move is called 'The Torture Bar'. A Cobra Clutch looks totally different : DiBiase's Million Dollar Dream is a Cobra Clutch.

You can beat the Legion of Doom and get their titles via a count-out in the Tag Team portion of the game (Saturday Night's Main Event). This is incorrect : in pro wrestling, a championship only changes hands via a pinfall or a submission. If the champion/champions are counted-out or are disqualified, they lose the match, but they hold on to their titles.

The rules for the Royal Rumble are not quite correct. In WrestleFest, you can be eliminated by being thrown from the ring, or the traditional means (pin, submission, etc.). This is not correct. Ever since the WWF Royal Rumble started, the rules for elimination have never changed. The ONLY way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope. No pinfalls, no submissions. In fact, the referee should not be in the ring during a Royal Rumble as he remains on the outside of the ring to confirm elimination has occurred.

Although the rules for the steel cage match has changed over the years, the Steel Cage Matches in WrestleFest are not done correctly, by pro wrestling rules at the time of release. Again, there should not be a referee in the ring and pinfalls or submissions do not count. To win a steel cage match, you must be the first to escape the steel cage... either by breaking the door open and crawling out, or by climbing over the top (in both cases you win when your feet touch the ground first outside the ring). In the present day however, pinfalls do count and a referee is present although you still can win by escaping the cage.

Crush and Smash are not the original members of Demolition. Crush joined the team in 1990 when Ax (Bill Eadie) suffered from ill health caused by an allergic reaction to shellfish and the WWF wanted to 'hide' his illness on television by adding a third member to the team to make them look stronger. This game was made just as Crush replaced him, but at the time of actual release, Demolition had already broken up. Smash was repackaged as The Repo Man while Crush turned face (good guy) and the 2 feuded for a while.

Crush and Smash may not be played separately in the tag-team (Saturday Night's Main Event) game. You must pick them both for your tag team, to get either. Of course, you may play either of them in The Royal Rumble.

You may not play either member of Legion of Doom under any circumstances: they are unavailable to pick for both games (Saturday Night's Main Event and The Royal Rumble). Much like the game's precursor, "WWF Superstars," the champions are reserved for the AI only.

The real names of the wrestlers :

Hulk Hogan : Terry Bollea

The Ultimate Warrior : James Hellwig

The Big Boss Man : Ray Traylor (1962-2004)

Earthquake : John Tenta (1963-2006)

Sergeant Slaughter : Robert Remus

The Million Dollar Man : Ted DiBiase

Jake The Snake : Aurelian Smith

Mr. Perfect : Curt Hennig (1958-2003)

Smash of Demolition : Barry Darsow

Crush of Demolition : Brian Adams (1964-2007)

Hawk of LOD : Michael Hegstrand (1957-2003)

Animal of LOD : Joe Laurinaitis

Each superstar has a trademark hold that can be done when your opponent's energy is low.

Hulk Hogan : Legdrop Off The Ropes

Ultimate Warrior : Gorilla Press

Big Boss Man : The Boss Man Slam

Earthquake : Earthquake Vertical Splash

Sergeant Slaughter : Cobra Clutch

Ted DiBiase : The Million Dollar Dream

Jake The Snake Roberts : The DDT

Mr. Perfect : Perfect-Plex

Smash of Demolition : Suplex

Crush of Demolition : Back Breaker

Hawk of LOD : Clothesline Off The Rope Turnbuckle

Animal of LOD : Clothesline Off The Rope Turnbuckle

At the time of the game's release, the actual WWF Tag Team Champions were The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) who are absent from the game, although the Legion of Doom would defeat the Nasties to claim their first WWF Tag Team Titles one month later at Summerslam 1991.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


1. WWF Superstars (1989)

2. WWF WrestleFest (1991)

3. WWF Superstars 2 (1992, Nintendo Game Boy)


Character Designers : Hiroshi Shibata, Koji Sakuma, Michiaki Ishida, Makoto Shirai, Toru Tsuboya, Koji Minagawa

Character Design Assist : Koji Ogata

B.G. Designers : Takehisa Izumiyama, Toshiyuki Osumi

Programmers : Tatsumi Saito, Isamu Kanakubo, Genei Fukuhara, Teruhiro Maeda, Naritaka Nishimura

Hardware : Kenji Nishikawa

Editor : Hiroshi Sato, Ai Onoe, Yasuhiro Ohi

Sound Programmer : Yoshihiro Kameoka

Director : Shinichi Saito

Producer : Kunio Taki


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on wwfwfest

0.37b16 [David Haywood, RAINE team]


- Sprites right offset with Flip Screen ON. Tafoid (ID 04984)


- 0.148u2: Simon Dennison added clone WWF WrestleFest (Korea).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (wwfwfsta) to (wwfwfesta), (wwfwfstb) to (wwfwfestb) and (wwfwfstj) to (wwfwfestj).

- 0.128u7: Improvements to WWFSuperstars driver [Mamesick]: Converted driver to be fully scanlines based using timers. Updated driver to new video screen raw parameters. Hooked up interrupts. Changed VSync to 57.444853 Hz.

- 0.127u3: Kevin Eshbach added save state support to WWF WrestleFest. Updated rom names.

- 0.125u3: Nicola Salmoria fixed cpu_getiloops() which was not returning the correct value. This fixed flickering in-game graphics.

- 0.112: Brian Troha added DIP locations to WWF WrestleFest driver.

- 12th May 2006: Guru - WWF WrestleFest (Technos) arrived from Japan. The game is not specifically needed, but I will dump and document it anyway.

- 0.88u5: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added clone WWF WrestleFest (US bootleg). Changed parent description to 'WWF WrestleFest (US set 1)'.

- 0.70u5: Inigo Luja fixed dipswitches in WWF WrestleFest.

- 0.60: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitch.

- 23rd April 2002: Karasu submitted correct dipswitch settings for Wrestlefest and The Three Stooges.

- 0.53: Changed visible area to 320x240 and OKI6295 clock speed to 7759 Hz. Added dipswitches 'Buy In Price', 'Regain Power Price', 'Continue Price', 'Demo Sounds', 'Flip Screen', 'Difficulty', 'Players' and 'Health For Winning'. Removed 2nd coin slot.

- 10th July 2001: Bryan McPhail finished the Wrestlefest driver, fixing all the known bugs.

- 0.37b16: David Haywood added WWF WrestleFest (US) (Technos 1991) and clones (US Tecmo) and (Japan). Known issues: Sound Volumes, probably not right. DSW's are mapped weirdly, i'll verify my code here, and try to work out some of the others, Raine's DSW's don't seem to be correct. Improve Sprite Code, I think it may clip at the bottom sometimes when it shouldn't. Improve way priority is handled, which bits of the control register are significant etc. Demolition don't seem to have a logo in Tag mode? is this normal? its just a block of Junk but i don't see any other way it could be. Palette Code could probably be improved, lot of unused colours at the moment because of the odd way palette ram is used.

- 21st June 2001: David Haywood wrote a driver for WWF Wrestlefest.

- 20th June 2001: Did Pretty Much everything else, the game is now playable [David Haywood].

- 19th June 2001: Started the driver, based on Raine, the WWF Superstars driver, and the Double Dragon 3 Driver, got most of the basics done, the game will boot showing some graphics [David Haywood].

LEVELS: 5 (must be finished twice)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

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