|Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden|
|Series||Fire Pro Wrestling|
|Mode(s)|| Single player |
Multiplayer (up to four players)
Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden(サンダープロレスリング列伝Sanda Puro Resuringu Retsuden, "Thunder Pro Wrestling Biographies") is a Japan-exclusive Sega Mega Drive professional wrestling video game. This is the only game in the Fire Pro Wrestling series to be released for that system.
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Fire Pro Wrestling is a professional wrestling video game series originating from Japan, starting in 1989 by Human Entertainment, and developed and owned by Spike Chunsoft. The series is distinguished by its grappling system, which is primarily based on timed button presses and strategy. Another signature feature of the series is its Edit mode, a character creation feature with many options to customize appearances, wrestling moves and character A.I. behavior.
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