£6.95 cass, joystick only
Boxing game with very limited action
this be like one of my all-time favourite arcade games,
Punch-Out?! Er, no. This is a very, very simple
puts you in the ring to face either a friend or computer
opponent. You view the ring at rope level with the boxers
being shown in profile. At the start of each of the
four one-minute rounds, the boxers are placed in their
respective corners. When the bell sounds they move out
and you take control of one of them. You can move your
man forwards and backwards only, making this effectively
a 2D game.
You hit your opponent by pressing the fire button and
moving the joystick either left or right for left or
right hook. If you want to put your guard up, then press
fire button and push up. There are no other actions
possible: no body blows, no ducking.
the end of a round the boxers struggle to
get in one last punch.
you hit your opponent, you will see a bar increasing
above his corner. When this grows to its full extent
and reaches the KO mark, your next hit will knock him
out and win you the game. But the rate at which the
bar grows depends on his stamina, which alters from
game to game.
idea of the game is to win the World Heavyweight title.
First you have to win the European Heavyweight title
by beating the computer opponent three times -- each
time you challenge him he gets harder to beat. Having
done this, you are given a password and you have to
load the other side of the cassette.
win the world title you go through exactly the same
rigmarole as the European title fights, but if at the
end of the third round you have a knockout win, you're
given the title of Heavyweight Champion of the world.
game is graphically very impressive but sound, like
gameplay, is highly disappointing: only a good bell
sound and a whop as a boxer is hit.