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Onita Atsushi FMW

(ダイ)仁田(ニッタ)(アツシ) FMW

大仁田厚 FMW

ポニーキャニオン / Pony Canyon

SHVC-OA-(R98V5946)

1993-08-06

Sports / Wrestling

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Description

Some background: FMW, Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling was a Japanese professional wrestling event started in 1989 by Atsushi Onita, your typical macho egotistical ex-politician, ex-pro-wrestler. Think cheesy WWF of the early 1990's with Jesse Ventura, but in Japan and you should be thinking about this game. It's a story based wrestling / fighting game that is just awful. It's very difficult to move about and attack making it difficult to play. Only a true fan of FMW and of Onita would enjoy the game.


I was very disappointed in this game. I like FMW as a promotion and I like all their wild matches and weapons, but I don't like their game. The control is very poor, graphics are not impressive, and neither is the gameplay. Another thing FMW lacks is options - you only have two choices of matches: One Player and Two Player.

You can only chose from four FMW wrestlers. Once you choose your favorite, you will go on to fight FMW style matches in a Sumo ring. The circular ring is surrounded by explosives, which take much of your power if you leave the circle. The gameplay is much like Street Fighter - two wins take you to the next bout.

Personally, I was unable to win one match, after more then half an hour of trying. Also, I was unable to do more then three different moves with any character.

Perhaps the game is more enjoyable when you know the controls. Maybe more wrestlers become available as you win matches (such as the female wrestler on the title SCREEN) Maybe there are some interesting matches later on.... But I doubt I will ever find out, since this game is frustratingly hard.

Bottom line: FMW is fun for the first five minutes, but it soon becomes frustrating. Terrible control seriously hinders this game.
- No Mercy, from www.firewrestling.com R.I.P.

Credits / Staff List / スタッフ

Story
Atsushi Onita

Special Guest
Fumio Takada
Asakusa-Kid

Game Design
Yoshiro Akata

System Design
(Marionette Inc.)
Yoshiaki Sakaguchi

Graphic Design
Hideo Nagasawa(N's)
Atushi Miyake

Sound Compose
Takeshi Yasuda

System Program
Takatsugu Watanabe

Animation Program
Yoshibumi Ohami
Yoshio Udagawa

Sound Program
Yoshiyuki Ishii

Program
Yoshiaki Hayashi
Aeolian Harp
Hiroyuki Oda

Animation Edit
Toshiyuki Matsuo
Keiko Hashizume

CG Edit
Noriyo Amako

Sound Edit
Yoshiyuki Ishii
Douta Andou

Special Thanks
Takatsugu Kobayashi (FWM Creative)
Kaori Higuchi (FWM Creative)
Waka Kanda
Hiroyuki Taguchi
Naoki Yamanaka
Mariko Ishii
Hiroyuki Iwasaki

Produce
Seiichi Nakajima

Executive Producer
Masayoshi Kanagawa
Yoshiaki Matsumoto
©1993 Pony Canyon Inc.

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ROM Information

Country Japan
Internal CRC A72A
CRC32 55581328
MD5 CAF70B20AECD0001D65FFA0550F30365
SHA-1 CE9D80233A978E3D29D54CABD8BF1555D813A4FF
SHA-256 46DA4E2B401BD0B6467FC9EA418689F57BAA4C3137F95471886A8E0123929CE2
ROM Speed 200ns (SlowROM)
ROM Size 12 Mb
ROM Bank LoROM
ROM Type Normal
SRAM Size 0 Kb
Internal Title FMW                  
Common Filenames
Oonita Atsushi FMW (Japan) (Beta).sfc (No-Intro 2011-12-24)

Country Japan
Internal CRC 3479
CRC32 88B2DA36
MD5 385CF0EF90E18F8658FD8B15853FD95A
SHA-1 89FEF293229D5C4F7ADC0AA985BDF906F1E4FF78
SHA-256 42BA290F7AB42A9499B0B10EA57DCB910D6AEC3950C799BBBEE04CA7C1E60E3F
ROM Speed 200ns (SlowROM)
ROM Size 12 Mb
ROM Bank LoROM
ROM Type Normal
SRAM Size 0 Kb
Internal Title FMW                  
Common Filenames
Onita Atsushi FMV (J).sfc (GoodSNES v0.999.5)
Oonita Atsushi FMW (Japan).sfc (No-Intro 2011-12-24)
Oonita Atsushi FMW - Kagekara no Chousen (NTSC)(Jap)(1.0).sfc (Zapatabase 2011-01-30)

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