|Pro wrestling fans relive glory days in WWE Legends of WrestleMania. The game's main "WrestleMania Tour" mode play through memorable moments from the league's history, featuring recreations of famous venues and TV clips from the era. More than 40 prominent pro wrestling personalities of the 1980s and 1990s are available for play, including Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ted DiBiase, Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, and The Ultimate Warrior. The Create-a-Legend feature allows players to custom design their own wrestler, with a choice of costumes, moves, and arena entrance routines. Managers also play prominent roles, interfering from the corner and even joining in the fight, especially when it moves outside the ropes.
Unlike the earlier Legends of Wrestling games, which were handled by the now-defunct Acclaim Entertainment, WWE Legends of WrestleMania was developed by the wrestling game experts at Yuke's and published by THQ, the same team behind the long-running WWE (and previously WWF) SmackDown and Raw games. Compared to the annually updated challenges of the contemporary Smackdown Vs. Raw series, Legends of WrestleMania is a showy, accessible, easy-to-play game, in theme with the larger-than-life matches and colorful broadcast coverage of the 1980s and 1990s. The game's March, 2009 release coincides with the real-life WrestleMania XXV event.