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I don’t know if any of the four people that read this are actual wrestling fans (I know two of them are not) but if you are, I wanted to let you know that if you like reading wrestling you need to know about Slammed!, which is of course an epic interactive professional-wrestling novel.  As it says about itself “Turn a scripted steel-cage wrestling match into a real fight in this 250,000-word interactive novel!”

It’s the text-based wrestling RPG (sort of) I didn’t know I wanted in my life.  Are you familiar with the old Fighting Fantasy books?  It’s like that, IE, it’s a choose your own adventure deal where you have stats and those stats decide if you’re successful at things or what options you can choose. 

I just started playing it but it’s a hoot and a half.  I would imagine that it’s something you only play through a couple times and then forget about, but it’s only 5 bucks on Steam.  And I think there’s a mobile version that’s free maybe?  I don’t know about mobiles. 

I found out there’s also a movie called Slammed!, more than one actually but only one of them is about wrestling.  It’s truly dreadful.  If you like awful movies, it’s for you. 

And as long as I’m hocking wrestling games for no reason, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention 80’s Mania Wrestling and Modern Mania Wrestling, free mobile games (okay so I know a little about mobiles) that are fun in the “I’ve got a couple minutes to kill while I wait for my car to get a new tranny” category.  You can spend money on them of course, but there’s no reason to do so – back in the day I played for a couple minutes on my lunchbreak most days and I unlocked everything without spending a dime.  But I did buy a t-shirt because I thought they deserved some money for making a cool game. 

Check them out if you want.  Or don’t.  I’m not the boss of you. 

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