Champions Of The Galaxy review: Managers invade the GWF
: This is one in a series of reviews based on Filsinger
popular Champions Of The Galaxy
role-playing game. Readers should be
aware that in order to play this Edition (campaign), you must first own the basic Champions Of The Galaxy set. You can order the game itself and check out other great accessories at www.gwfwrestling.com
By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling
The Invasion 2089 edition. Photo courtesy of Filsinger Games.
Game Edition: Invasion 2089
The GWF is about to be turned into an bloody episode of Wild Kingdom thanks
to the arrival of The Bounty Hunter. Brought to the federation by his
devious manager Reynard B. Guile, Bounty Hunter is one mean hombre. A big
game hunter by trade, Hunter is out to add GWF superstar Wolf and The
AniMen Of Andromeda to his trophy case. Stranger still is the appearance of
the Darkos, the Head Assassin. Darkos has raided the other GWF gangs and
created The Masked Assassins with Executioner, Death Knight, Splatter and
Pit Viper. Oddly enough, Darkos was able to convince the heroic Pit Viper
to turn his back on his friends in the Titans. Who will stop the chaos
thatís about to unfold? His name is Galactic Punisher. A former cop,
Punisher joins Star Warrior and the Federation Defense Fighters to clean up
the GWF and take out the trash.
As fun as it is to play, Champions Of The Galaxy has been missing something
very important up to this point. Thereís nobody to distract the officials,
slide in foreign objects or call for back up. Where would pro wrestling be
without its managers? This problem is solved with Invasion 2089. Seven
managers - Amazonia, Solaris, Trainer Jim, Darkos, Royal Overlord, Reynard
B. Guile and Sweet Thing - are available as well as the rules governing
their role in the game. As a special bonus, the very brutal and very
dangerous Aetheran Ultimate Escape Match is detailed as well. Tag team
elimination matches set inside the confines of a steel cage? Praise be to
the Filsinger Games brain trust.
The Bounty Hunter, Photo courtesy of Filsinger Games.
New Character Cards
- Galactic Punisher
- Bounty Hunter
- Mad Jester
- Trainer Jim
- Royal Overlord
- Reynard B. Guile
- Sweet Thing
Champions Of The Galaxy has taken another grand step in its evolution.
Remedying the manager situation adds a whole new dimension to the game. The
various GWF gangs are also strengthened as each now has a guiding force to
lead them. Hats off to the producers for recognizing the flaw and being
attentive to the demands of their loyal gamers.