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Trivia / Fire Pro Wrestling

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  • Bad Export for You: Not to be expected for the series that barely ever gets an overseas release, but Fire Pro Wrestling 2 on GBA is the worst offender so far. Despite it does include several U.S. wrestlers that weren't here originally, it throws a handful of Japanese performers away, as well as Management of the Ring mode (later readapted by Yuke's for the needs of Smackdown VS Raw series), which was highly praised by the import gamers.
    • The content of Returns, on the other hand, remains unchanged compared to the Japanese version, though the translation has been criticised, see "Blind Idiot" Translation on the main page.
  • Franchise Killer: No matter how good it was as a standalone game, G was a huge step backward from 6-Man Scramble in the eyes of the Japanese fans, which would supposedly end the series at this point... Not until Spike would kick in.
    • Z was this both literally (it was meant to be the last game in the series) and figuratively, as fans felt the game was a step backward from the very popular D. Thankfully, Returns pretty much fixed everything.
    • The Xbox360 game threw out the trademark sprite graphics for using the 360's avatar system and traded the timing based gameplay for button mashing, had massively cutdown customization and was generally considered a massive step backward from Returns, which was on the Playstation2 and was already seven years old at that point. The series has remained dormant and Spike has made little mention of it since their 2012 merger with Shiren the Wanderer creators Chunsoft other than a PSN rerelease of Returns a year afterward.
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    • Finally and gloriously averted with Fire Pro Wrestling World, since it will be released in PS4 and Steam, making the first time a game of the series being released in PC.
  • No Export for You: Only four games in the series have had official releases in the US: Fire Pro Wrestling A, Final Fire Pro Wrestling (both being called just Fire Pro Wrestling and numbered as such in the States), Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (released overseas after a two-year tenture) and Fire Pro Wrestling World, which was released as an early access title on Steam on the 11th of July 2017.
  • What Could Have Been: Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden was going to be released in the U.S. under the title Jesse "The Body" Ventura Wrestling Superstars.

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