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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2013, 07:11:06 AM »
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4D Boxing (cannot post pics/video, sorry).

Mindscape (ST/Amiga/PC) Polygon based characters, Rotoscoping, multiple viewpoints, 3RD Person perspective etc.

Is this the one?

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That's the one.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2013, 10:38:44 AM »
[size=180]Atari ST Boxing Games[/size]


Boxing Champ - By Paul Dowers


Bangkok Knights - By System 3


Final Blow - By Storm


Pro. Boxing Simulator - By Codemasters


Ringside - By US Gold


Seconds Out - By Tynesoft


World Championship Boxing Manager - By Goliath Games

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2013, 12:40:47 PM »
That's an interesting variety of games for the ST.  Looks like Seconds Out is a clone of Punch Out!!  :)

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2013, 13:04:07 PM »
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That's an interesting variety of games for the ST.  Looks like Seconds Out is a clone of Punch Out!!  :)

Yeah and a very bad one, the graphics are atrocious. Tynesoft were not known for their quality.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2013, 13:24:07 PM »
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That's an interesting variety of games for the ST.  Looks like Seconds Out is a clone of Punch Out!!  :)

Yeah and a very bad one, the graphics are atrocious. Tynesoft were not known for their quality.

And what is World Championship Boxing Manager all about?  Is there actual boxing involved? 

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2013, 19:52:34 PM »
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That's an interesting variety of games for the ST.  Looks like Seconds Out is a clone of Punch Out!!  :)

Yeah and a very bad one, the graphics are atrocious. Tynesoft were not known for their quality.

I dunno there mate, i'd say they were more of a very mixed bag, things like A8 Phantms, The Last Guardian=Superb, things like A8 Jet set Willy (Hubbard music aside)=Awful.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2013, 12:52:40 PM »
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I'm pretty sure that the people who made Frank Bruno Boxing are terrible, terrible people who will be going somewhere bad when they die. For one thing, not only did they steal a few characters straight out of the arcade version of Punch-Out, they also decided that this here:



Was a good idea. I mean, this was the 80's, you'd think we as a species would have moved on from that by then.


Seems Jack The Nipper 2 (Coconut Capers) was'nt the only UK game to feature similar racial sterotypes, quick look at Mikro-Gen's Three Weeks In Paradise magazine advert shows exactly the same...

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2013, 14:01:33 PM »
Here's another boxing title, this time on the ColecoVision:  Rocky!

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2013, 14:32:23 PM »
[size=180]Sega Mega Drive / Genesis Boxing Games[/size]


James "Buster" Douglas Boxing - By Taito/Sega


Evander Holyfield "Real Deal" Boxing - By Sega


George Foreman's K.O. Boxing - By Flying Edge


Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing - By Virgin Games


Boxing Legends Of The Ring - By Electrobrain


Toughman Contest - By Electronic Arts

[size=180]Sega Mega CD[/size]


Prize Fighter - By Digital Pictures

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2013, 14:55:21 PM »
I played a lot of Prize Fighter back when it was new. Frustrating till you got past the first guy. Then the difficulty level seemed to drop off with each new bout. Almost like they made the game purposely hard for the first level only. Still was fun to play. Not sure it has aged very well.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2013, 23:27:57 PM »
Mike Tyson Punch Out!!


And the original Punch Out!!

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2013, 23:31:53 PM »
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Mike Tyson Punch Out!!


And the original Punch Out!!

They're actually the exact same game, only the second picture isn't the original game, it's a rerelease. See, they lost the license to use Mike Tyson's name and likeness. So they rereleased the game with a new, white guy named "Mr. Dream" in his place.
 
Also, here's Ring King. Nobody cares about this game except for the animation that plays between rounds. You'll see why.


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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2013, 23:37:08 PM »
I must have edited the second picture as you posted that!  LOL  Supposedly, this second one is from the original game.  :)

LOL, I see what you mean about Ring King!  LOL

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2013, 10:46:10 AM »
3DO time.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2013, 20:00:13 PM »
Wow, that's actually pretty impressive that they managed to handle 3D like that on the 3DO. I'm pretty sure this was a late release, so it would have been interesting to see how the whole system would have fared if this came out a couple of years earlier.

 

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