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Game: ECW: Anarchy Rulz
Genre: Wrestling
Creator: Acclaim
Release Date: August 16, 2000
Author of this FAQ: Mac D.
Email: [email protected]
AIM: extreme mac d
Version: 1.8

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This FAQ is the copyrighted work of myself, Mac D.  I ask that it not
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1: Main Menu
      A: Exhibition
      B: Career
      C: Tournament
      D: Create
      E: Utilities
      F: Bio
      G: Belt Tournament

2: Controls

3: Matches

4: Character List

5: Ring Attire

6: Move List

7: Entrances

8: Notes

9: Tips

10: Codes

11: Create-A-Wrestler

12: Updates

CHAPTER 1:  Main Menu

Once you've turned on your Playstation and began to play the game, you
will be given a really cool intro with a whole bunch of ECW footage.
For the guys out there, there are some nice shots of Francine, Electra,
and Dawn Marie.  Hehehe.  Back to the FAQ.  After all that, you will be
given a "Press Start" screen.

Of course, press the Start button on your control pad.  The game will
check for saved information in your memory cards. Once that's over
with, wait for the Main Menu to load.  Now, you're at the Main Menu.
Keep in mind, that hitting the Select button on your control pad at
anytime, will give you a Help Menu.

Now, you're at the Main Menu.  You have several choices:

Belt Tournament

Hit the "X" button at which feature you want to chose.

1A:  Exhibition

Here at the Exhibition mode, you have the opportunity to test your
created wrestlers, practice, and just plain mess around.  You can have
either a one player, two player, three player, or four player game.
Here are the game options:

       One wrestler against another wrestler

   Tag Team
       One player has two wrestlers that battle another two wrestlers.

       Like a tag team match except, all four wrestlers are in the ring
at the same time.

   One on Two
       One wrestler takes on two opponents at once.

   One on Three
       One wrestler takes on three other wrestlers at one.  I don't
suggest doing this match till you are skilled at the game.  Although,
if you'd really like to get frustrated, choose                 this
option and make the match option a "Deathmatch" with the win modifier
being "I Quit".  You'll have a good ol' time!

       Two wrestlers get in the ring, and two other wrestlers are
outside of the ring, waiting to dish out some punishment.  So, stay
inside the ring…if you can!

   Three Way Dance
       Ok, three wrestlers have a dance competition.  First man to do
the robot correctly, wins.  Just kidding.  Three men…every man for
himself.  First man to land a pinfall or submission, is the winner.

   Four Way Dance
       Four wrestlers go head-to-head until one is pinned or submits.

   Battle Royal
       Four or more men climb into the ring, and go at it!  You are
eliminated by being thrown over the top rope.  The last man in the
ring, wins.

   Hate Match
       One wrestler runs the gauntlet against twelve other wrestlers.
And you though the three-on-one was hard…

   Team Rumble
       Choose your team, and get ready for an all out war!


       Take on four CPU opponents, one after another.  Defeat all four,
and you win.

   Tag Team
       One tag team versus two tag teams.

       One team of two takes on two teams of two.  No, I don't get it

   One on Two
       One wrestler takes on two wrestlers.  Instead of having to pin
or make one submit, you must make both men submit or pin them.

   One on Three
       Just like the One on Two, just add another wrestler.  This is
fun…if you don't want to win.

   Eight Man Tag
       Eight men…four teams.  Ouch

   Four Way Dance
       Just like the regular four way dance except, three of the four
wrestlers must be pinned.

   Stable Match
       Four teams of four send in one wrestler at a time, to take on
the one wrestler from the other three teams.  The last four wrestlers
left in the match, can take on the already defeated wrestlers outside
of the ring! Yipee!

   Three Way Dance
       Same as the four way dance…blah blah blah.  You get the picture

1B: Career

Now, you can finally become the ECW World Champion.  Yeah I know, I've
always wanted to be the ECW World Champion too.  Anyhow, you travel
around the country(literally), wrestling from venue to venue.  This
career mode is a whole lot easier, harder to win matches but at least
you're not being put in about fifty three on one's to become the
"Acclaim Champion".

But, the further you go in the career mode, you win belts and unlock
secrets.  Another improvement this game has over Hardcore Revolution
is, you can actually have matches for belts now.  Oh goodey goodey

1C: Tournament

What's the point of the tournament?  Seriously.  In Hardcore
Revolution, you unlocked codes by winning the tournament mode.  Now,
it's like they just through in the tournament.  Trying to compete with
Smackdown!'s King of the Ring?  Don't bother, it wasn't that impressive
on that game.

All you do in the tournament mode is participate in an eight man
elimination tournament.  Personally, I don't bother with it.

1D: Create

By far, the most useful feature on the game.  Now, not only can you
create pay-per-view's and wrestlers…but you can create stables too!
Yep, the greatest Create-A-Wrestler of all time, just got even better.
I don't care what anyone says, the Acclaim create-a-wrestlers are fan-

Creating pay-per-views are…ok.  I'm an e-wrestler so, I take wrestlers
from the fed I wrestle in, and create them.  Then, I'll put them in
PPVs.  It's sorta' neat I guess.  You can also make ECW PPVs now.
That's pretty cool I suppose.  Sorry, this feature never has and
probably never will tickle my fancy.

Creating a stable…I haven't actually created or saved a stable yet, but
this is a neat feature.  You can give your stable a leader, theme song,
special icon, and members.  It's pretty fun.  I don't sit around
creating stables all day though.

1E: Utilities

A key feature to any game.  In the utilities, you can turn blood on and
off, edit your sound configuration, and so on and so forth.  You can
also turn unlocked features on and off here in utilities.  Also, you
can change the language of the game from nice and peaceful, into a
Chris Rock stand-up special.

1F: Bio

This is a pretty cool feature although, not too useful.  This gives you
the chance to do a full 360 degree rotation, and zoom of any character
on the game.  It also allows you to see a character's alignment(face or
heel), their finisher, and their trademark move.  Not to mention, it
plays their theme song.  It also shows you what titles they've won,
their title defenses, their characteristics and finally…all of a
wrestler's ring attire.

1G: Belt Tournament

This is a section where you can run characters through a World,
Television, Toughman, or Tag Team Title tournament.  Winning certain
tournaments with certain wrestlers on the "hard" difficulty, will
unlock different wrestlers and features.  This section also tells you
who has won what belts.

This feature is unlocked once you win a belt in Career Mode.  If you
haven't won a belt, this feature will not be on the screen.

Chapter 2:  Controls

Ok, this is a very key feature.  Acclaim has totally re-vamped the
controls for this game, from what you may be used to in Acclaim
wrestling games.  So, here are the controls:

During a match:

X- Block/Reverse/Toss opponent over ropes
O- Tie up
Square- Kick
Triangle- Punch
R1- Side Step
L1+X- Pickup Weapon
R2- Run/Exit Ring
L2- Change View
Start- In-Game Menu
Select- No effect

Now, to pull off moves, it's not the usual
Square moves, that we've all grown to love in the Acclaim wrestling
games.  Now, it's much simpler.  Although not quite as remedial as
Smackdown!'s, left+O that pulled off every move in the game.

The new controls are sorta' funky though…

Chapter 3: Matches

Once you have chosen what type of match you'd like to be in, you can
now choose many more other features.  You should be taken to a screen
with these choices:

Match Options
Win Modifiers
Time Limit
Belt Challenge

And a few more options.  But, those are pretty much the main
selections.  Here are the special Match Options:

   A steel cage surrounds the ring.  First wrestler to climb out, is
the winner.

Table Match:
   Four tables are at ringside.  Bash your opponent through as many as
you'd like.  First person to land a pinfall or submission, wins.

Barbed Wire:
   The ropes are replaced with razor-sharp barbed wire.  GET EXTREME!
Whomever lands a pinfall or submission, wins.

Dumpster Match:
   There is a dumpster at ringside.  Through your opponent over the top
rope and into the dumpster, for the win.

   Weapons rule in this match!  It's no DQ and weapons are everywhere!
Give a new meaning to "hardcore".  First person to land a pinfall or
submission, wins.

Backlot Brawl:
    This match takes place in the backlot of the arena!  Listen to the
things going on outside, while spilling blood all across the asphalt.

Rage in the Cage:
    Take on your opponent(s) inside of a large octagon cage with a dirt
floor.  Then, get hardcore like no tomorrow and wreak some havoc!
First person to land a pinfall or submissions wins.

Brimbstone Match:
    Outside of the ring, fire and hot coals are everywhere!  First
person to throw there opponent over the top, is the winner.

    Falls count anywhere!  First wrestler to land a pinfall or
submission, wins.

Last Man Standing:
    If you keep your opponent down for a ten count, you win!

Now, here are Win Modifiers:

Iron Man Match:
   The wrestler to land the most pinfalls or submissions within the
given time limit, is the winner.

I Quit Match:
   The first person to make their opponent submit, wins!

First Blood Match:
   First person to bust their opponent open, and make them gush
blood…wins!  Little note: YOU MUST HAVE BLOOD TURNED ON!

Finisher Only:
   First wrestler to land their finisher, is the winner.

2 out of 3 falls:
   First wrestler to land two out of three falls, wins.

TKO Option:
   This option means, that once your opponent's health is gone, the
match is over.

Announcer Option:
   This turns the announcers on or off.

   This makes the computer run the match. You do no wrestling!

Belt Challenge:
   Make the match for a belt.  One of the people in the match, MUST

Time Limit:
   Set the time limit for your match.

Arena Type:
   Customize the arena you fight in!

   Set the handicapping level.  This will allow you to add or remove
some of the health from one of the wrestlers.

Chapter 4: Character List

Here are the characters on the game:

Bill Alfonso
"Beautiful" Billy
Balls Mahoney
"Big" Sal E.
C.W. Anderson
Chris Chetti
Steve Corino
Justin Credible
Cyrus the Virus
Dawn Marie Bytch (B-Y-T-C-H)
"Boring" Danny Doring
Doug Gentry
Tommy Dreamer
"The Queen of Extreme" Francine
Game S.
Joel Gertner
Little Guido
H Monster
Paul Heyman(Owner of ECW)
Jeff Jones
Jen E.
Jerry Lynn
Kid Kash
Lou E. Dangerous
Mad Goat
Martian Boy
New Jack
R. Feinstein
"Mr.PPV" Rob Van Dam
Super Crazy
Simon Diamond
Sally M.
"Little" Spike Dudley
Lance Storm
Joey Styles
Yoshirhiro Tajiri
Masato Tanaka
The Drill Instructor
The Kid
The Prodigy
The Shaman
Jack Victory
Mikey Whipwreck
William F.

Chapter 5: Ring Attire

This section will contain the ring attire for each wrestler.

  Attire 1- Black pants, black boots, white stripe down the side of the
pants, black sleeveless t-shirt with two white stripes down the side, a
black and white bandana, and black.

  Attire 2- Just like the first without the t-shirt.

  Attire 3- Cut-off black shorts, one red knee pad, one black knee pad,
a red sleeveless shirt with a blue design on the front and back, black
boots, black wristbands, and a black and white bandana.

  Attire 4- Just like the third outfit, except with a black t-shirt
that has a blue "K" on it with a design inside of that.

***"Beautiful" Billy-
  Attire 1- Black tanktop and white shorts with a pink stripe down the
sides, black knee pads, white boots, black wristbands.

  Attire 2- Just like the first, except with red shorts and triangles
down the side.  No pink strip.

  Attire 3- Just like the second except he has on a  very bright silver
jacket similar to Jerry Lawler's with pink stripes on the forearms.
Silver sequins.

  Attire 4- Just like the third except the red on his pants has been
changes to purple and the pink stripe is on the side again.  Also, the
pink on the arms of the jacket, is now purple.

***Balls Mahoney
  Attire 1- Ripped jeans, white knee pads, black boots with white trim,
and a black t-shirt.  The t-shirt has "First In Hell" written on the
back.  He also has on a pair of black elbow pads and white wristbands.

  Attire 2- Just the like first outfit except the shirt now says "Bleed
The Freak" written on the back, in red.

  Attire 3- His third just like the previous except the shirt has
changed once again.  It's now written in yellow.  I couldn't make out
the writing on the front but the back has a spider and the words "It
Crawls" underneath it.

  Attire 4- Just like all the others.  The shirt has changed to some
gray design on the front.  It looks like it may be the t-shirt of a
band or something.  I couldn't make it out.

***"Big" Sal E.-
  Attire 1- Green F.B.I. t-shirt, red bandana, black sunglasses, black
pants, black shoes, and a black vest.  One white and one black

  Attire 2- Same as the first except now, without the glasses and the
F.B.I. t-shirt is now white.  Also, his bandana is green now.

  Attire 3- Same as the second but with sunglasses.  He's also now
wearing blue jeans.

  Attire 4- Just like all the rest.  He's wearing no sunglasses, a red
F.B.I. t-shirt, and a white bandana.  He's also wearing the black

***C.W. Anderson-
  Attire 1- Combination of wrestling briefs and a tanktop that's half
red and half black.  He's also wearing black boots, black kneepads,
black elbows, and black wristbands.

  Attire 2-  Just like the first except now what's red is purple and
there is a pink strip down the side.

  Attire 3- The third is just like the first except he is wearing a
vest with some sort of hand signals on the back.

  Attire 4- Just like the second, except with the vest.  The design on
the vest is written in blue now.

Chapter 6: Move List

This section will contain the moves of every wrestler.


Chapter 7: Entrances

This section will contain the entrances to every wrestler.


Chapter 8: Notes

Here will be notes for the game.

Note 1: The game will occasionally freeze up.  Sorry, there's nothing
you can do about it.  It's also hard to tell when the game freezes
because, the music will still play as usual but, you aren't able to do
anything.  My suggestion, just reset your Playstation.

Note 2: Don't bother trying to play a first-blood deathmatch.  It'll be
over before you know it.

Note 3: When creating wrestler's and you want to make a part of them
black, it looks more realistic if you don't set the meter to "0,0,0".
Why?  Well, if you set the color meter to "0,0,0" it makes them look
completely black and in the game mode, it looks funny.  If you want to
make a part of your character black try setting the color meter at

Chapter 9: Tips

This section will contain my personal tips for winning on ECW: Anarchy

Tip 1: In deathmatches, it's best to stick with using the weapons.  If
you use mostly weapons, the match will be over and no time.  But be
sure to keep weapons out of the hands of your opponents, by punching or
kicking them whenever they go for a weapon.

Tip 2: In a barbed wire match, don't try to whip your opponent into the
ropes early into the match.  Why? Because earlier in the match, your
opponent has a better chance of reversing a move.  So, you don't want
to end up the bad end of the barbed wire, do you?

Tip 3: In tag team matches, be SURE to keep your opponent in your
corner.  This way, if need be, you can always make a quick tag.  It
also helps that if a run-in occurs, it takes your opponent's partner
longer to reach you.  It also keeps your opponent's partner from
sneaking in a cheap shot now and again.

Tip 4: Early in matches, don't go so much for the basic moves.
Because, as in Tip 2, there is a better chance that your opponent will
reverse the moves.  That's why, you try to go with your moves that will
most surely land.

Tip 5: In the backlot brawls, you have plenty of room to run.  Just
remember that.  If incase you get in trouble in a backlot brawl, head
for the hills and grab a weapon!

Tip 6: Don't do the same move more than three times.  Why?  Because,
the fans will grow tired of the move, and start to boo you.  That's not
good at all.  You want and need the fans to be on your side.  With the
fans on your side, you have a much better opportunity to land moves,
and cause more damage!

Tip 7: In Ironman matches/Toughman matches, you have to land as many
pins within the designated amount of time.  In these matches, you do A
LOT more damage than you normally would.  When I mean A LOT I mean,
punching your opponent will put him/her in yellow.  So, try to land
moves to your opponent early on, and go for pins whenever possible.

Tip 8: In handicap matches, try to focus on one wrestler.  Once you've
worn that wrestler down, try to make him/her submit.  Usually,
submissions will work in handicap matches, later in the match.  But, if
you try to do an even number of damage to all of your opponents, you'll
probably end up not doing much to any of them at all since the damage
will be so spread out.

Tip 9: Blocking.  Learn it, apply it.  Blocking is a MAIN feature in
this game.  If you don't block moves, you're not long for this world.
You can block by pressing "X" repeatedly.  It's even better if you have
a control with the "Rapid Fire" feature, you have a better chance of
blocking.  But, whenever someone puts you in a waistlock or in any move
for that matter, be sure you block like crazy!

Tip 10: This is pretty useful.  It's not TOO important but, it's good
to do.  Whenever you knock your opponent down, with an enziguri or
another move, hold block while they are coming up.  It will avoid those
nasty low blows and uppercuts.

Tip 11: In cage matches, don't bother trying to climb out of the steel
cage until your opponent is in dark orange or red.  It won't work.  Not
to mention, there's a good chance that your opponent will stand up and
knock you off.

Tip 12: In the Rage In The Cage matches, you have plenty of room.  To
run that is.  So, if you run into any trouble, run if need be.  Also,
there is a steel cage surrounding the place so, that makes it nice to
throw your opponents into!

Chapter 10: Codes

If you have any Game Shark codes that work, please email them to me at:
[email protected]

Here now is a VERY much anticipated Game Shark code: Unlock
Everything!!!  Thank you very much to the contributor:
[email protected] .  I know that I have been looking forward to
this code, it's such a pain to beat the tournament on hard with about
thirty different people.

Unlock Everything- 800B85C0 FFFF
                   800B85C2 F7FF
                   800B85C4 FFFF
                   800B85C6 FFFF
Credit [email protected]

This is a list of who you need to beat in order to unlock certain
features in the game.  I borrowed this list from the GameFAQs Message
Board for ECW: Anarchy Rulz.  It was posted by y2daddy.  But, it was
originally posted on by LocoLowrider7.
You must beat the Heavyweight Title Tournament on hard to unlock these

Unlocks Joey Styles
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with The Sandman

Unlock Joel Gertner
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Mikey Whipwreck

Unlocks Lou E. Dangerously
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Beautiful Billy Wiles

Unlocks Paul Heyman
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Dusty Rhodes

Unlocks Cyrus
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Rhino

Unlocks Jim Molineax
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Rhino

Unlocks John Finegan
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Angel

Unlocks Bill Alfonso
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Tony Devito

Unlocks Judge Jeff Jones
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jack Victory

Unlocks William F.
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Balls Mahoney

Unlocks Valkyrie
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jazz

Unlocks Shaman
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Chris Chetti

Unlocks Esophicus
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Yoshiro Tajiri

Unlocks Doug Gentry
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Masato Tanaka

Unlocks Candy Girl
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with CW Anderson

Unlocks Booger
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with The Prodigy

Unlocks Helia Monster
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jason

Unlocks Gabe S
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Lance Storm

Unlocks Rob Feinstein
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Danny Doring

Unlocks Martian Boy
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Tommy Dreamer

Unlocks Mad Goat
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Electra

Unlocks Jester
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Francine

Unlocks Jan E. Regan
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Little Guido

Unlocks Kid
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Steve Corino

Unlocks D I
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Justin Credible

Unlocks Sally M
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Dawn Marie

Unlocks Lance Storm
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Trainer


Random Head
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Nova

Big Head
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Simon Daimond

Wrestlers Head Grows with Crowds Response
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jerry Lynn

Little Head
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Amish Roadkill

Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Kid Kash

Big Feet
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Little Spike Dudley

Fat Man
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Big Sal E. Graziano

Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with New Jack

Big Hands
Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Super Crazy

New Stable Stuff
Beat Stable Career Mode with any Stable, Featured or Custom Wrestler

Easy Reversals
Currently hold the belts with all the Featured Jobber Wrestlers

New Custom Stuff
Beat 1 Player Career Mode with a Custom Wrestler

Super Tie-Up
Beat Toughman Belt Tournament

Big Damage
Beat Toughman Belt Tournament with the No Blocking Option ON

Chapter 11: Create-A-Wrestler

This section will contain my own, and your created wrestlers.  If you
have any created wrestlers that you would like to be placed in this
FAQ, please send them to me.  I will gladly give you credit for your
work.  CAW's can be sent to: [email protected]

Chapter 12: Updates

August 18, 2000-  The FAQ was created.
August 19, 2000-  Unlock secrets added and the tips are updated.
August 22, 2000-  Game Shark Codes Added!  And, Angel's ring attire.
August 24, 2000-  Ring Attire Updated.

The unlock secrets were taken from a post on the GameFAQs Message Board
from a post by "y2daddy".  They were originally posted at by LocoLowrider7.  I do not take credit
for those and am giving credit where it is due.

I would like to thank [email protected] for the "Unlock
Everything" Game Shark code.

This is the copyrighted work of myself, Mac D.  This FAQ may NOT be
posted on anything or anywhere, without my permission via email.  It is
for private use only, any unauthorized reproduction of any kind is
strictly prohibited.  You MUST get an email confirmation from me,
[email protected], in order to use this FAQ for any other purpose
other than private reading.

If you wish to use this FAQ on a website or for another purpose,
permission must be given via email.

This is a copyrighted work of Mac D.  All rights reserved.

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