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TNA Wrestling Impact!
TNA Wrestling Impact game logo

Developer

Bight Interactive

Platforms

Android, iOS, BREW, BlackBerry, Java ME

Release date

Genre

Fighting

Mode

Single-player

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TNA Wrestling Impact! (styled TNA Wrestling iMPACT!) is a wrestling game released by Namco in 2011. It is based on the professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Unlike TNA Wrestling, the previous mobile game based on TNA, TNA Wrestling Impact features 3D graphics and is more action-oriented than its predecessor. The game was released for both iOS and Android devices on May 19, 2011. 2D versions of the game for Java, BREW and BlackBerry devices have also been released. The game has received mixed reviews, with criticism directed at the game's presentation and controls.

Gameplay Edit

TNA Wrestling Impact screenshot

Rob Van Dam wrestles against Kurt Angle. The buttons on the bottom right of screen represent what actions can currently be performed, while the virtual gamepad on the bottom left can control movement.

The game makes use of the touch screen of iOS and Android devices by providing a virtual control pad for movement and three buttons for grapples, attacks and other in-ring actions. The actions available to the player are determined by the current in-ring situation - for example, pressing the attack button near a downed wrestler may result in a stomp to the opponent's closest body part. The game also features an option allowing players to create an original wrestler.

Players can enter career mode to contend for one of three TNA titles: the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the TNA X Division Championship or the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Match types include cage matches and submission matches.

Reception Edit

The game has received mixed reviews. Harry Slater reviewed the Android version for Pocket Gamer and criticized the pace as well as the repetitiveness of the game. However, he described the game as fun and as a good representation of pro wrestling as a whole, giving the game a 7 out of 10. Metacritic lists an aggregate score of 53 out 100 from six critic reviews of the iOS version.