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Last weekend, I celebrated my older brother's wedding. During the rehearsal dinner, he gave me a few gifts for being his best man, one gift being a copy of WWF WrestleMania
for NES. Complete with the original box, manual, and poster of the game, we immediately reminisced about the notoriously bad (yet so, so great) wrestling game and its impact on our childhood.
Game manuals from the late 80s tend to be loaded with gems, such as WWF WrestleMania
's detailed instructions on how to turn the system on, including step three: "You'll first see an awesome picture of the explosive Hulk Hogan and he's ready to take on any challenger (Especially if it's you!)."
I'm not sure anything beats the profile of Andre the Giant in the manual, though, which reads, "He wears a size 22 boot. And in addition to having very big feet, he accomplished very big feats. Like his claim that he's never been defeated."