Post by Soothslayer on Jul 17, 2017 23:56:44 GMT -5
I'm new to FG and thinking of buying some products, but during my research have also encountered a similar (older) game called "Superstar Pro Wrestling". It seems to be no longer supported with new product, but I was wondering what was the main difference between that game and FG? Seems like they are both pretty similar, with FG being a bit more streamlined? Why is SPW not going as strong as FG these days? Do people prefer FG or is it just because of FG having a more active producers behind it?
For those who played both, can you write your opinion about the differences and pros\cons of each system? Seems to me like SPW might be more "in depth" and realistic and FG is more fast paced \ streamlined. But I don't know all that FG offers yet, except for the basics, so I might be completely wrong.
From what I've seen of both games I seem to prefer the SPW system, but FG being much more successful is making me think I'm missing something.
Been British don't know what SPW is ? But been playing FG since non-stop since 1989 says it all really ?
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Superstar was the first tabletop wrestling game I played back in the 1980's. It was fine in its day, but the Filsinger gaming system produces far more realistic "action" with a far more attractive presentation (those cards!). Really, it's not even close in my opinion.
SPW was the first wrestling game I played, still have it in the back of my closet, I remember you had to guess the name of the wrestler by their finisher on their card cause the names where blank you filled them in yourself. But there is a reason its still in the back of the closet and Filsinger Games is always on the table, its just a better game, and much faster to roll out matches.
I don't know much about SPW and when I looked it up, the charts and moves hurt my head just looking at it! lol! If you want to get a feel for the game, you can download my bootleg sets here and here for free. Let me know if you want to and I will give you a walk along and tips and tricks! =)
Last Edit: Jul 18, 2017 14:20:14 GMT -5 by Cernunnos
I loved SPW from the start and played it to death. Not wanting to start a big debate again, I'll just say that each game has some advantages over the other. What you want to look at is: FG consistantly puts out new product and has great support & community, including this message board. If those things are important to you, FG is the place to be.
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I agree with the others in that the community here is great. I have played both games (including the dice version of SPW way back when) and in my opinion the FG system is better at getting the feel for an actual match. They also continue to update with new product for both Champions of the Galaxy and Legends of Wrestling, not to mention the many indy wrestling sets, which is a plus. The SPW computer version, which I have, is not bad. If you want cards and dice exclusively, though, I would definitely give the nod to FG and of course there is also online for FG as well.
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I LOVED SPW as a kid, so much so that I unwrapped it before Christmas, played it, then re-wrapped it (albeit doing a shitty job) by Christmas Eve. I don't remember much about it some 30 years later but I played the hell out of it.
FG caught my attention via their GWF ad in PWI many moons ago and I was intrigued. From the artwork, the stats, the storylines, and not to mention the fast paced action. Plus I'm a mark for charts, so with the into the ropes, into the turnbuckle, out of the ring, deathjump (top rope), outside interference and pin saves charts (not to mention all of the specialty matches), I was hooked.
Plus like others have said, the FG community has been going strong for what seems like forever with no let up in sight. New releases and high quality bootlegs are released regularly and if you have questions/issues, someone is always willing to help out.
As far as card and dice wrestling games, to me it's a no brainer, FG all the way. Though a part of me does want to find a copy of SPW, play a few matches and try to rewrap it again for old times sake lol