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WWF Rage in the Cage
Publisher: Arena, Acclaim Japan (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥6,800[1] T-81024
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.95 T-81015
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£49.99[3] T-81015-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-81015-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-81015-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-81015-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 063340



WWF Rage in the Cage, known as WWF Mania Tour (WWFマニア・ツアー) in Japan, is an wrestling game for the Sega Mega-CD.

It offers the biggest selection of characters of all the WWF games released during the 16bit era, but is curiously lacking a tag team mode, made even more curious by the inclusion of popular tag team wrestlers such as the Nasty Boyz and the Headshrinkers. While there is no official reason for this, palette restrictions are a likely reason, although these were obviously worked around in the Sega Mega Drive WWF games, as these feature modes where up to 4 wrestlers can be seen simultaneously.

The extra space offered by the CD storage medium was used to add speech samples played before matches and (low quality) video files of each wrestler's signature move. Interestingly the wrestlers' intro music was not recorded but rerecorded for the game using lower quality instruments.

Gameplay

Gameplay is virtually identical to other Acclaim wrestling games. A new mode is the cage match, where the player has to escape the caged ring by climbing out while his opponent is knocked down.

The game also supports the six button control pad.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits
  • Paul Samulski, Mark Flitman, "Iron" Mike Arkin, J.J. Mazziotto, Jim "MK" Fink, Linda Spelman
  • Special Thanks to: Eric Samulski, Felicia Beech, Joe Allocco
  • Programming: Arti Haroutunian
  • Sound Programming: Rob Nelson
  • Art Technician:Paul McCarl
  • Video Capture: Melissa Griego
  • Artists: Ray Cornia, Clark Sorenson, Les Pardew
  • Additional Artists: Virginia Sargent, Kelly Kofoed, Joel Izzat
  • Morphs by: Linda Olsen
  • Musicians: Paul Webb, Dean Morell, Scotty Fulmer
  • Original Scores by: H. Kingsley Thurber
  • Quality Assurance by: Matt Grate, Brian Miller, Lee Smith, Joe Buffington, Vince Bracken
  • Project Manager: Harald Seeley
  • Special Thanks to: Ned Martin

Magazine articles

Main article: WWF Rage in the Cage/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
VideoGames (US) #61: "February 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №55, p80[5]
86 №27, p100/101
71 №18, p52
78 №3/94, p114[6]
72 №26
87 №16, p86-88[7]
61 №38, p120[8]
79 №2, p99/100[9]
81 №51, p56/57
81 №29, p44/45
79 №4/94, p38[10]
Sega Mega-CD
78
Based on
11 reviews

Mega-CD, US
WWFRitC MCD US Box Back.jpgWWFRitC MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
WWFRitC MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Wwfrageinthecage mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
WWFRitC MCD EU Box Back.jpgWWFRitC MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
WWFRitC MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Mega-CD, JP
WWFMANIATOUR MCD JP Box Back.jpgWWFRitC MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
WWFMANIATOUR MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
WWFMANIATOUR MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, BR
WWFRitC MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWWFRitC MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html
  2. File:GamePro US 052.pdf, page 213
  3. File:SegaPro UK 29.pdf, page 45
  4. File:Mega UK 16.pdf, page 106
  5. File:GamePro US 055.pdf, page 82
  6. File:MegaFun DE 1994-03.pdf, page 106
  7. File:MeanMachinesSega16UK.pdf, page 87
  8. File:PlayerOne FR 038.pdf, page 120
  9. File:SegaMagazine UK 02.pdf, page 99
  10. File:VideoGames DE 1994-04.pdf, page 38


WWF franchise games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (1992)
Sega Mega Drive
WWF Super WrestleMania (1992) | WWF Royal Rumble (1993) | WWF Raw (1995)
Sega Mega-CD
WWF Rage in the Cage (1994)
Sega Saturn
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game (1996) | WWF In Your House (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
WWF Attitude (1999)
Arcade
WWF Royal Rumble (2000)