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  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (Estimated Trophy Difficulty)
  • Offline trophies: 10 (3, 6, 1, 0)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 2-4 Hours (Estimated Time to 100%)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: 0
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes. Overcoming the Odds trophy_silver.png  Needs to be played on Hard
 

Welcome to AAW! Originally planned as a licensed game based on CHIKARA Pro Wrestling, but they unfortunately went under during the Pandemic. So the devs rebranded to an unlicensed promotion. The game is a very arcadey, almost over the top style of wrestling game. It presents itself in a traditional in-ring setting, but it's more open and fast paced with wacky cel-shaded characters that even have super powers for finishers. It's quick and easy to learn and can be quite addictive. One of the downsides to this game, however is that it doesn't have any kind of story mode. It's just straight to the point Exhibition matches. 

Perhaps the best part of the game, though, is that it features a very deep Create-A-Wrestler feature. You can create nearly anything. Seriously, I downloaded a Pepsi Machine! And it has a Community Creations section boasting thousands upon thousands of real life wrestlers and fictional characters. You want a WWE or AEW roster? Have at it. Want Street Fighter vs. Ninja Turtles, go for it. You want a Pepsi Machine vs. the Ghost from Mario? You can do that too!

NOTE TO CREATORS: So, if you're into creations, you can download from thousands of them on the community tab, from wrestlers to arenas. But if you're the one who wants to do the creating, then note that the game doesn't have a dedicated create mode in-game. AAW has something called the Wrestle Lab that is purely Steam based but is cross platform, so the creations will show up on the communty tab on PlayStation after you make them. Here's a tutorial page for all the information:

AAW Wrestle Lab Information Page 
 


WARNING: This game is VERY prone to crashing. I suggest trying to not have overly lengthy matches. When you're working on leveling up to level 50, I highly suggest closing the game application then going back in after every match. Almost every time I tried to have 2 matches in the same session the game crashed on me and you end up losing XP progress.

Step 1: Complete the Tutorial
The game will thrust you into the Turtorial as you start it, so just complete it as the first thing you do. 

I wanted to point out here that the game doesn't tell you how to reverse, I managed to do it a couple times by sheer happenstance. So if anyone figured it out for certain, let me know. I feel like it's the one important thing you should know and the game decides to not have a tutorial on it. 

Trophy Earned in this Step:
Graduate trophy_bronze.png 

Step 2: Play 2-3 matches or however many you need to get used to the controls.
You should also level up once after a match or two depending on how many points you accrue during the match. This step is more so for you to be comfortable enough to play a match on hard. 

Trophies Earned in the Step:
Breaking in the Gear trophy_bronze.png 
Baby Steps trophy_bronze.png 

Step 3: Play a Battle Royal
Make sure to choose Battle Royal in Exhibition and win it. Playing on Easy these matches aren't that hard...just stay away from the ropes. 

Trophy Earned in this Step:
Killing the Business trophy_silver.png 

Step 4: Play a Match on Hard Difficulty
While you can do this step whenever you want, I put it here as you should hopefully be used to the controls by now. Hard isn't really that hard, the AI just reverses more and you can lose if you're not careful. So if you have the controls down just stay on the offensive switching up your moves and once you get their health down just pin em.

Trophy Earned in this Step:
Overcoming the Odds trophy_silver.png 

Step 5: Keep replaying 5 vs. 5 Elimination matches to get to Level 50
This step is going to take some time, and you can earn points however you like...but this match type bar none, nets you the most point overall if you're doing what I highlight in the trophy description. It seems like you won't earn much at first, but as you keep playing 5v5 Elimination matches and getting as many spots and Unique moves in as possible the amount of points you earn will keep going up and up. I was earning 40,000 points per match by the time I hit level 50, which was enough to raise my level 7 times. 

Trophies Earned in this Step:
Getting a Push trophy_silver.png 
Established Name trophy_silver.png 
Mid Card trophy_silver.png 
Number One Contender trophy_silver.png 
Main Eventer trophy_gold.png 

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10 trophies ( 3  )

  • Complete the tutorial

    The tutorial is the very first thing you do when you start the game. It's quick and easy, only takes about 5 minutes. There's 28 lessons to learn, once you do that, the rest of the game opens up. 
  • Complete your first match

    After the tutorial you'll be able to play your first match. Play anything you want, though for a first match 1 vs. 1 is recommended. You don't even need to win, just finish it.
  • Reach Level 30

    You just need to get to level 30.

    ​​​See ​Main Eventer trophy_gold.png  for more details.
  • Reach Level 40

    You just need to get to level 40.

    ​​​​See Main Eventer trophy_gold.png  for more details.
  • Win a Battle Royal match

    The Battle Royal is a 10 Man match, every man for himself while you're all in the ring at the same time. The point of the match is to eliminate your opponents by throwing them over the top rope and you be the last man standing. 

    Exhibition Match
    Battle Royal
    Difficulty: Easy
    Match Length: Arcade

    There's two ways to do this. 1. You get their health low enough, grapple them (cross.png) then walk them to the ropes and you'll be in an elimination attempt. Just keep spamming cross.png and if you win the struggle you'll throw them over, if you don't win then you need to get their health lower. Or, 2. Get an opponents health down all the way, and when you drag them to the ropes, you'll throw them over automatically for an instant Elimination. 
  • Win a match on the “Hard” difficulty

    Hard difficulty isn't that hard, it basically just means the AI is more prone to reverse your attacks. Once you have the controls down and feel comfortable with the game, it shouldn't be a big deal. 

    Just remember in this game you can win once your opponents health is gone, so just stay on the offensive...but try not to do the same attack twice in a row. Once their health is gone, hit a finisher and go for the Pin. 

    Exhibition Match
    1 vs. 1
    Difficulty: Hard
    Match Length: Arcade
  • Level up once

    You just need to hit Level 1, you'll likely get this after 1 or 2 matches. 

    ​​​​See Main Eventer trophy_gold.png  for more details on earning XP.
  • Reach Level 10

    You just need to get to level 10.

    See Main Eventer trophy_gold.png  for more information.
  • Reach Level 20

    You just need to get to level 20.

    ​​See ​​Main Eventer trophy_gold.png  for more information. 
  • Reach Level 50

    Getting to Level 50 isn't as daunting as it seems, as most matches don't give you much XP, but there is a way to get tons in a single match. 

    Exhibition Match
    5 vs. 5 Elimination Tag
    Difficulty: Easy
    Match Length: Arcade
    Submission: Yes
    Weapons Thrown in: No
    Weapons: None
    Spots: Yes
    Number of Power Ups: 0

    Select whoever you want. 

    So here's how this works, there's two things you want to be mindful of for getting points during the match.

    You get points for doing a "Unique Move", which means you're doing that move for the first time during the match. Every wrestler has 10 Grapple moves they can do, 5 weak and 5 strong. Just attempt to pull off all 10 of these with each character. You can throw in submissions, top rope moves and diving attacks for good measure. You'll know it's your first time performing this movie when it says "Unique Move" on the left. And by "first time" I mean actually doing the move with a single wrestler. So, if 2 wrestlers on your team have the same move, you'll still get the "Unique Move" bonus twice doing it with both of them.

    But the biggest point maker is when the match says "Spot Called", which gives you a task to complete and a set number of points for doing it within a time limit. The longer you take to do it, the less points you get. You want to try and do whatever it tells you every time this pops up, Usually, it's just doing a weak or strong grapple with a specific direction. If you've performed all 10 moves with someone and your opponents health is low, hit them with a Finisher then pin them. Tag in another wrestler, then rinse and repeat. 

    For some reason you won't earn many points at first, but if you keep doing this over and over the amount you earn at the end of the match will keep raisiing. I eventually hit 40,000+ points by the time I hit level 50. So if you feel like you're not getting much by the end of a match, just keep going, you'll get crazy amounts in no time. 

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