WWF European Rampage Tour (DOS)
|WWF European Rampage Tour|
Investigate WWF.EXE for hidden modes and characters
WWF European Rampage Tour is the second (after WWF WrestleMania) and last WWF game released on home computers during the 20th century. It is a tag team tournament between you and 3 other teams in 3 different European cities. If your team makes it through, you get to challenge a 4th team for the tag team championship. Up to 2 players can play, but not at the same time unless they face each other in practice mode.
WWF.EXE: the game's executable actually contains plain text, some of which is used and some of it isn't:
The following text isn't used because if you win the championship it cuts immediately into Jimmy Hart's announcement. And yes, the word "surprise" is misspelled as "suprise":
After one of the most exciting wrestling matches ever seen in New York, the WWF Tag Team Championship belts have two new owners. We have just received word of a suprise announcement from Jimmy Hart - the mouth of the south. Let's go live to our New York studios
Did the QA team try to build a lamp from vegetables?
Tested by Gareth & Kane - Only fourteen more cabbages and a tomato needed, But possibly the Lamp will succeed.
Additional PC code by Alistair Hale, Richard Underhill, and Colin Gordon
In WWE, titles cannot change hands via a count-out or disqualification unless explicitly stipulated otherwise. True enough, if you win the championship via a count-out, the game gets stuck. Does WWF.EXE contain references to this situation?
In practice mode, player #1 picks the wrestlers like in normal mode, but player #2 must play the game's lesser team, The Nasty Boys. However, an undocumented button combination allows player #2 to switch into one of the game's other teams. This means 2 things:
- Does WWF.EXE contain info on this button combination?
- It may be possible to hack this game to play one of the other teams in regular non practice mode.