In this boxing game you can choose from dozens of boxers with different attributes in skill areas such as Power, Defence and Punishment. You can play a single match or an entire championship.
Each match is presented by an announcer and a good looking girl, as in real matches. The boxers are represented with realistic graphics for the epoch as large on-screen characters. Realistic scoring is awarded for each round.
There is only one type of punch available, although a 3D ring view results in realistic movement, and head-lock situations can occur.
The first thing which struck me about this game was that you can begin playing very quickly; there are not that many tiresome menus. You choose either a one-off match, where you just select two boxers, or a complete championship. Go one-off and set the number of rounds and the time of each one.
Then, to start off, an easy match between the first-ranked boxer vs. the twenty-first is a good way to go. You can play around a little with the poor chump before placing him firmly on the canvas. Nice clean fun, but it doesn't offer anything special.
The Championship is the far more interesting type of game; this is where you train a boxer and take him up the rankings. You start out by meeting a few losers, so you get the hang of the game, but the skill of your opponents rapidly increases. So you need to prepare in the best way: by looking at the other boxer's weaknesses and distributing your skill points accordingly. If he has a weak defense, try hitting that chin a few times with full power, and he'll soon be seeing stars. A high endurance, on the other hand, means you've got a long, gruesome fight on your hands.
Graphically this game holds its own, as you can see. Sports games in general don't really need high class graphics, but this game actually looks ok. The music, though, (and I'm going out on a limb by calling it that) is not anything you'd put in your stereo on a Friday night...
So far so good, but: The controls suck! Yes, I'm sorry, but that's the way it is... It's hard to make your boxer understand which punch you want him to throw and when. Many times you'll be caught cursing the guy for just jumping around without doing much of anything. This is largely due to the fact that you can't set up the keys to control him, so you're left to the cursor keys and Enter...
But with a lot of training (and maybe cursing) you might actually still like this game. And the gaming world is awfully dry of decent boxing games, so give it a try!
Yet another nice boxing-sim, but it fails to be a really good one - don't ask me why, it's not the graphics, they're pretty good. And the fighting itself isn't bad either. You can even start a career with a boxer of your name. But - well - it just lacks the charme of let's say 4D Sports Boxing. You can train your boxer as well and you even got some more attributes to care about here, but you don't really live with your boxer. You don't get the feeling of building up a character. It's a nice game to kill of some aggressions, but if you want a serious boxing-sim, you should maybe have a look at the other one.
An exciting box game. Very good graphics and nice betweentro's or how do you call intro's between events? Good thing about the game is that almost your entire screen is the box-ring.
A good boxing game all though the game doesn't offer anything unique other than a regular boxing game. The graphics are good and the game does offer several things when you make your boxer. It just don't have the famous "touch" that a game must have to be good. The worst thing about the game is the actual controls and movement during a fight as it's quite slow and the movements looks more like a machine than an actual boxer.
So if you are looking for a good game I suggest you take a look at 4D Boxing instead of this one. But this game is still playable if you like boxing games though.
3D World Boxing is an ok looking boxing game. I couldn't figure out all the controls and I only learnt how to throw one punch using the enter key. You can play a one off match or compete in a championship, there is also an option for training etc. to build up your character. The graphics are ok and there is the feature of choosing what language you want to play it in. It has been cracked so there is no need to play around with the security at the start. Works fine in Win 98 but it would of been better with some instructions.
3D World Boxing is an average boxing game that looks better than it plays. Choosing from dozens of boxers available, you can either play a single match or an entire championship.
The graphics are definitely the highlight of this game. Each fight is introduced with great fanfare by a well-animated announcer (and the obligatory scantily clad females), and both boxers' moves are reasonably realistic. I like the fact that boxers are quite large on the screen - this makes it much easier to see whether the punches connect with their targets or not. Unfortunately, the gameplay is very simplistic - you can only press ENTER to punch, with no way of changing the weight of your punch, let alone a choice of hook, jab, etc. This makes the game a very repetitive affair of moving close to the opponent, press ENTER a few times, then move out. Although you can choose from many boxers, they all look very similar on screen, and there is no in-depth statistics to tell them apart. In short, this is an average game that boxing fans can safely miss, although it may entertain them for the first few bouts.
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