Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 – Let’s Play #01 – A lengthy introduction to VPW2!


Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 – Let’s Play #01 – A lengthy introduction to VPW2!
Welcome to my first video in my (hopefully) long running Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 let’s play series!

VPW2 was a Japanese only release, developed by AKI with a gameplay engine and art direction similar to WWF WrestleMania 2000. In this video I will give a detailed explanation about what VPW2 exactly is: it’s developmental origins, the gameplay modes it has, and the differences from the WWF/WCW AKI games. I also play two matches: a regular wrestling match and a MMA style match, to demonstrate the exclusive MMA grappling system that was left out of WWF No Mercy! It’s my favorite game of the series, and I hope you find my videos fun and enlightening!

In my Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 Let’s Play episodes I elaborate on the the infamous AKI wrestling game engine, provide historical context plus fun facts on the wrestlers in the game, and share my observations and opinions on wrestling as a lifelong fan.

Check out my Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 Let’s Play playlist:

I also have WCW/nWo Revenge, WWF No Mercy and WWE 2K16 Let’s Play episodes on my channel!

Want to try VPW2 for yourself? Make sure you use these essential translation guides, courtesy of gamefaqs:

Also check out the original roster edit guide I used back in the day:

Check out NJPW World (It’s like WWE Network, but for NJPW!):

Don’t read Japanese? This link will help you sign up:

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Gameplay was captured with an Elgato Game Capture HD and my N64. Video was made with iMovie. I used a Blue Microphones Snowball USB Mic along with Quicktime for voice recording.