Jesse "The Body" Ventura Wrestling Superstars

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Jesse "The Body" Ventura Wrestling Superstars
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: DreamWorks
Developer: Human
Planned release date(s): 1991-07[1], 1992-05[2]
Genre: Sports
Number of players: 1

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Jesse "The Body" Ventura Wrestling Superstars is an unreleased wrestling game set to be published by DreamWorks for the Sega Mega Drive. It was sponsored by professional wrestler Jesse Ventura.

Little is known about the history of Jesse Ventura Wrestling Superstars. DreamWorks announced the game at Winter CES 1991, began advertising it in the Spring of 1991, and also took it to Summer CES 1991, but each time only released a couple of screenshots. The game was developed by Human, authors of the long-running Fire Pro Wrestling series, and much of the game's content was recycled for the 1992 release of Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden, a Japanese exclusive.

A prototype ROM has since been leaked with a 1992 copyright.



After a dispute with Vince McMahon over the use of his image in promoting the game, Jesse Ventura quit the WWF in August 1990.[3]

Magazine articles

Main article: Jesse "The Body" Ventura Wrestling Superstars/Magazine articles.


Main article: Jesse "The Body" Ventura Wrestling Superstars/Development.

Promotional material

Print advert in Mega Play (US) #4: "May/June 1991" (1991-0x-xx)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 65242680
MD5 45146951c9643897cea7303b19ba522f
SHA-1 6ce2029c50f2da0537fb802cc3004bf4f266a884
512kB 1992-03-02 CD-R disc Page