Cinemaware ended its acclaimed TV Sports series on a high note, with something that remains one of the best boxing games ever made. TV Sports Boxing lets you create your own boxer from a wide range of body parts and boxing styles. You start with a fixed number of skill points, which include punching power, stamina, conditioning, strength and cuts. You start with a team of trainer and promoter. When you make money from winning bouts, you can hire better trainers and promoters. |
Your goal is to fight your way to higher rankings and eventually champion. Your promoter will suggest opponents, but you can accept or decline hoping for a different opponent. The higher-ranking your opponent is, the more money you make from the fight. The fighting itself is a lot of fun and requires skills as well as reflexes. You learn what your opponents' weaknesses are and exploit them. The digitized boxers on-screen have excellent animation with convincing swing hooks or uppercuts, and it is easy to tell when your boxer is taking a beating.
With fluid animation, lots of atmosphere (Cinemaware's hallmark), great control interface, and a wide variety of opponents that have truly different boxing styles, TV Sports Boxing is a must-play for every boxing fan.Reviewed by: Underdogs