Muscle Bomber is a one-on-one fighting game and conversion of Capcom‘s arcade game originally released in 1993. Unlike their other popular franchises (such as Street Fighter), Muscle Bomber features wrestlers. The goal of the game is to become the CWA champion (Capcom Wrestling Association) and to defeat not less than ten opponents. Each fighter has of course his own set of moves, but also his own introduction’s dance and music theme.
It is also possible to fight outside the ring and use any elements there, like chairs or bottles. Controls are fairly simple – three action buttons are used and allow the player to either hit, jump or spin. However, if the player attacks an opponent in close range, this action will trigger a sort of grapple mode. Special moves are also available for each fighter. Another great originality of this title is to offer team games where four wrestlers can fight at the same time, either two players against the CPU or up to four players against each other.