If you haven't seen wrestling on TV, you probably won't be reading this and the chances of you owning the game are even less likely. However, hardcore fans should feel right at home here. Legends of Wrestling
gives the player just what the title states. Old time wrestlers including Hulk Hogan, The Sheik, Ted DiBiase, and the Road Warriors, to name a few, all make an appearance here, along with all of their trademark looks and moves. All in all there are over 40 different wrestlers to choose from, which is no small feat for a fighting game.
At the start of the game you have a few choices. Most of the wrestlers are available to use, but some must be unlocked through the Career mode. Here, you take a wrestler on a tour of the country in hopes of winning the sacred championship belt. After becoming the United States champion, you get to move into the World Region for a shot at the Ultimate Heavyweight Belt.
If you don't feel like going through that whole mess, Exhibition and Tournament modes will get you into the action quickly. Either of these can be played solo or as a variation of tag team matches, offering a good helping of options and some decent replayability.
Everyone likes to personalize their character, and LoW allows you to do this to an extremely high degree. The Create a Legend mode gives you a veritable lump of clay that you can mold into the ideal wrestler. Almost everything can be customized, including moves, body size, costume, and even who the managers will be.