As if WWE wasn’t already over-the-top, Mayhem takes its line-up of stacked stars and makes them even more outrageous.
Sporting chunky cartoon muscles, gurning visages and cocky in-ring taunts, WWE Mayhem wrestlers don’t just slam and slap each other, they chuck each other around the ring as if they were musclebound mannequins.
It’s really quick and easy to jump into this wrestling-themed one-on-one fighting game.
You fight with a mix of taps, holds and swipes. Quicker taps throw jabs, while longer presses result in higher risk power moves. Land a string of attacks and you eventually build up the ability to use a finishing move. A tap of the on-screen icon triggers a suitably extreme version of your chosen wrestler’s signature slam, strike or submission hold.
Play a few matches and you’ll start uncovering much deeper strategy. You could go right at your opponent with a Rock Bottom or Attitude Adjustment, but each super move can also be banked and used as a counter when the time is right.
There’s nothing quite like baiting an opponent into using their big-name moves, knowing you can reverse it.