WWF Raw

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WWF Raw
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega 32X, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Sega Mega Drive
Acclaim Japan (JP)
Developer:
Licensor: Titan Sports
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega 32X
GEMS
Peripherals supported: Team Player
Genre: Action[1], Sports[2][3][4]

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,8008,800 T-81316-50
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.9564.95[5] T-81316
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-81316-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9544.95[6] T-81316-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$129.95129.95[7]
OFLC: G8
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Sega Sport)
FWWF03SMC
OFLC: G8
Sega Game Gear
US
T-81258
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-81258-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM 99.0099.00[10] T-81258-50
Sega Game Gear
PT
GG81258
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[8][9] T-81258-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
JP
¥9,8009,800 T-8101A
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega 32X
US
$69.9569.95[11] T-8103B
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega 32X
EU
T-8103B-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
UK
£49.9949.99[13] T-8103B-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
AU
FWWF03SXC
OFLC: G8
Non-Sega versions

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WWF Raw is a wrestling game developed by Sculptured Software and published by Acclaim for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega 32X, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy and Super NES. This is the only Genesis WWE game to support up to four players. It is a sequel to WWF Royal Rumble. New to the series is differing attributes and a new tug-of-war grapple system.

For whatever reason, the Japanese Mega Drive release uses the European box style with a sticker that translates to "Mega Drive version with Japanese Manual" on the front, and stands as one of the rarest games for the console in that region.

It was the last game in the semi realistic wrestling game series as publisher Acclaim greenlit a different gameplay style with Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game and WWF In Your House.

Gameplay

In addition to standard punch and kick attacks the player can perform a grapple which brings up a new tug-of-war meter. When this appears the player must rapidly press buttons to pull the energy to their side. When the bar has moved to their side enough it is possible to perform moves. When the players energy is low enough it is also possible to use a signature move.

Game modes include: One-on-One match (One Fall, Brawl, and Tournament is available), Tag Team, Bedlam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, and Raw Endurance.

Characters

Mega Drive and 32X versions

Notavailable.svg 1-2-3 Kid
Notavailable.svg Bam Bam Bigelow
Notavailable.svg Bret Hart
Notavailable.svg Diesel
Notavailable.svg Doink the Clown
Notavailable.svg Kwang
Kwang is a secret character, who is exclusive to the 32X version.
Notavailable.svg Lex Luger
Notavailable.svg Luna Vachon
Notavailable.svg Owen Hart
Notavailable.svg Razor Ramon
Notavailable.svg Shawn Michaels
Notavailable.svg The Undertaker
Notavailable.svg Yokozuna

Game Gear version

Notavailable.svg Bam Bam Bigelow
Notavailable.svg Bret Hart
Notavailable.svg Crush
Notavailable.svg Diesel
Notavailable.svg Lex Luger
Notavailable.svg Randy Savage
Notavailable.svg Razor Ramon
Notavailable.svg Shawn Michaels
Notavailable.svg The Undertaker
Notavailable.svg Yokozuna

Versions

The 32X version of RAW has Kwang as a secret playable character. He is unlocked by pressing Down+A+B on the wrestler select screen. He shares moves with other characters such as using Diesel's & Bam Bam Bigelow's finisher and Doink's mega move. Some lighter wrestlers can do a schoolboy pin my standing behind a groggy pin and the taunt pin that the heavy wrestlers are slightly different. The commentator team images change between Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler and the team of Gorilla Monsoon and Stephanie Wiand. There is also alternating referees. The intro and character select screen is slightly different and has new music. Lex Luger's theme music is also updated. A sign with RAW on it and a medical kit case can be found on the outside of the ring to be used as weapons. The ring apron and Turnbuckles are a purplish instead of red and blue.

While the 32X version offers more colours than the Mega Drive, the frame rate is halved.

The Game Gear version has fewer wrestlers and does not include the Bedlam, Royal Rumble, or Raw Endurance match types. All characters share the same moveset except for their signature moves. There are no Mega Moves. The game runs slower. Two exclusive characters are present: Crush and Randy Savage.

Production credits

32X version

A Sculptured Software Production
  • Programmed by: Arti Haroutunian
  • Additional Programming: Dan Enfield
  • Project Manager: Kevin Shapiro
  • Lead Artist: Dan Witthington
  • Artists: Jeff Knight, Chad Johnson, Joel Izzat, Russ Chancelor, Ray Cornia, Clark Sorenson
  • Music and Sound Effects: Dean Morrell, James Hebdon, Chris Braymen
  • Quality Assurance: Vince Bracken, Gary Rowberry, Chandler Holbrook, Chris Olson
  • Special Thanks: Ned Martin, Pam Burns
Acclaim Development by The Black Team
  • Associate Producers: Michael Archer, Douglas Yellin, Tyrone Miller
  • Analysts: J.J. Mazziotto, Simon Gouldstone
  • Special Thanks: Linda Spelman, David Sanchez, Dale Taylor, Eric Samulski, Derek Phillips, Craig Cassanelli, Jim Dunn
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: WWF Raw/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Mega Drive/Game Gear US print advert
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Print advert in GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #72: "July 1995" (1995-0x-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 [14]
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[15]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
91
[16]
Freak (IL)
89
[17]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
71
[5]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
76
[19]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[20]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
81
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
86
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
58
[6]
Player One (FR)
80
[23]
Play Time (DE) PAL
86
[24]
Sega Magazin (DE)
85
[25]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
86
[26]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
66
[27]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[28]
Video Games (DE) PAL
70
[29]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[30]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
18 reviews

WWF Raw

Mega Drive, JP
WWFRaw MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
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WWFRaw MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US
WWFRaw MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
WWFRaw MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
WWFRaw MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
WWF Raw MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, AU
WWFRaw MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Sega Sport)
WWFRaw MD AU segasport cover.jpg
Cover
WWFRaw MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
WWF Raw MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual

32X version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
80
[31]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
70
[32]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
65
[11]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
77
[33]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
81
[34]
Player One (FR)
68
[35]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
58
[36]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
71
[12]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
65
[13]
SuperGamePower (BR)
64
[37]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
70
[38]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[39]
Sega 32X
70
Based on
12 reviews

WWF Raw

32X, JP
WWERaw 32X JP Box.jpg
Cover
WWFRaw32x MD JP CartTop.jpg
WWFRaw32x MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Wwfraw 32x jp manual.pdf
Manual
32X, US
WWERaw 32X US Box.jpg
Cover
WWFRaw 32X US Cart.jpg
Cart
Wwfraw 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
WWERaw 32X EU Box.jpg
Cover
WWFRaw 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart
WWF Raw 32X EU Manual.jpg
Manual
32X, AU
WWERaw 32X AU cover.jpg
Cover
WWFRaw 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №50
Sega Game Gear
50
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
50
[40]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
59
[41]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
52
[42]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
80
[8]
Player One (FR)
50
[43]
Play Time (DE) PAL
52
[44]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
72
[9]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
47
[45]
Video Games (DE) PAL
58
[29]
VideoGames (US)
80
[30]
Sega Game Gear
60
Based on
10 reviews

WWF Raw

Game Gear, US
WWFRaw GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWWFRaw gg US box.jpg
Cover
WWFRaw GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
WWF Raw GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
WWFRaw GG EU back.jpgWWF Raw GG EU BoxSpine.jpgWWFRaw gg EU box.jpg
Cover
WWF Raw GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
WWF Raw GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 4ef5d411
MD5 296f057959c1c545178cc5c07f64877c
SHA-1 94be19287c64ab8e164ab1105085cb3548c6b179
3MB 1994-10 Cartridge
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32 8eb7cd2c
MD5 b3788f861803d21cfa0e559695835f44
SHA-1 94b974f2f69f0c10bc18b349fa4ff95ca56fa47b
4MB 1995-04 Cartridge
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 8dc68d92
MD5 d810e851ad60ed5ba50b6246c2ce12f2
SHA-1 585e147026bd998062e64ed3c0aaa0a07e6ee734
512kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:WWFRaw GG EU back.jpg
  2. File:WWERaw 32X JP Box.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/32x/soft.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-06-19 13:31)
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 2 February 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 54
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Mean Machines Sega, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 88
  7. Sega Megazone, "January 1995" (AU; 199x-xx-xx), page 33
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mean Machines Sega, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-30), page 80
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sega Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 97
  10. Games World Magazin, "" (DE; 1995-02-17), page 21
  11. 11.0 11.1 GamePro, "August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 56
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Sega Magazine, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-13), page 88
  13. 13.0 13.1 Sega Pro, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-13), page 58
  14. GamesMaster, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-16), page 71
  15. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 270
  16. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 84
  17. Freak, "1/95" (IL; 1995-xx-xx), page 1
  18. GamePro, "February 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 44
  19. MAN!AC, "01/95" (DE; 1994-12-07), page 66
  20. Mega, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-30), page 52
  21. Mega Force, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 64
  22. Mega Fun, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 101
  23. Player One, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 86
  24. Play Time, "1/95" (DE; 1994-12-07), page 108
  25. Sega Magazin, "Dezember 1994" (DE; 1994-11-17), page 67
  26. Sega Power, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-15), page 70
  27. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1996-01-03), page 169
  28. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 227
  29. 29.0 29.1 Video Games, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 120
  30. 30.0 30.1 VideoGames, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 48
  31. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 160
  32. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 7 July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 50
  33. MAN!AC, "06/95" (DE; 1995-05-10), page 58
  34. Mega Fun, "06/95" (DE; 1995-05-24), page 83
  35. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 117
  36. Saturn Fan, "1995 December" (JP; 1995-11-xx), page 70
  37. SuperGamePower, "Agosto 1995" (BR; 1995-0x-xx), page 56
  38. Video Games, "6/95" (DE; 1995-05-17), page 93
  39. VideoGames, "July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 70
  40. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 3 March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 75
  41. Games World: The Magazine, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-26), page 21
  42. Mega Fun, "02/95" (DE; 1995-01-18), page 86
  43. Player One, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 108
  44. Play Time, "2/95" (DE; 1995-01-04), page 110
  45. Sega Pro, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-26), page 46


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