In an unprecedented move, Topps has released their second app in almost as many weeks, with WWE Slam hitting the app store last night. This is the app that many fans have been calling and waiting for, and one that I would say intrigues me more than the other two released this summer. As a kid growing up, I was a huge Wrestling fan, and though I dont watch week to week, Wrestlemania is still an event with my friends and I.
This app looks to be structured very similarly to the entertainment apps, with a main focus on collecting over gameplay. Being that Wrestling has a live element, its still yet to be seen how the weekly shows and pay-per-views will factor into the apps’ functionality.
Similarly, they have a HUGE roster of Superstars and Divas, and that makes me insanely happy. I definitely more identify with the Attitude Era than anything, and to see a lot of the Superstars represented in that manor is pretty cool.
The cover athletes span the 3 groups that comprise the roster, with Seth Rollins for current Superstars, Ric Flair (WOOOO!) for Legends, and Sasha Banks for the Diva side.
As for the card designs, it looks like an original concept, with possible inspiration from physical sets out there, although nothing is jumping out at me right now. The base looks great, and I am very excited to see where this goes.
More inserts should likely come today, hopefully being able to get going as soon as possible. With a ton of physical sets out there, plus a huge subject matter catalog to pull from, I fully expect this to be incredible with some of the potential ideas and story lines in play.
Overall, this is going to be a huge addition to the strong portfolio that Topps has already grown significantly this year, and I would say that the fan response on Twitter and the like has been enormous.
Here are some more previews from the app store, you can download it here. The twitter handle for the app is @ToppsSlam.