I believe that WCW Backstage Assault
is the first of its kind. A wresting game that never takes place in any wrestling rings! All of the gameplay elements take place behind the scenes of the stage, in areas such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and a parking garage. Within each level lie various weapons ranging from trash cans, boxes, and pipe wrenches. You can even score a 2x4, wave it in a fire and turn it into a torch, then use your flaming weapon to light your opponent on fire!!! Modes of play include Regular, First Blood, and Human Torch matches, as well as the Hardcore Challenge (where you will have to unlock tons of wrestlers, weapons, and venues).
Find whatever you can use to destroy your opponent. If you can't find a weapon, smash some crates to reveal one. Of course, you can always resort to your bare hands and open up a can of whoop-ass on everyone you face. WCW Backstage Assault contains over 50 wrestlers (most have to be unlocked) ranging from stars like Kevin Nash and Goldberg, to women such as Major Guns and security officer Doug Dellinger. If you want, you can also create a superstar of your own.
If you think you'll miss wrestling in the ring, Backstage Assault has various objects that correspond to ring components. You can use the tires as ropes and sling your opponent against them. You can climb onto boxes, trucks, and other things and jump from them as you would a turnbuckle. And of course, you can perform any of your favorite wrestling moves at any time. Any way you look at it, WCW Backstage Assault has a surprisingly huge amount of funfactor to it.