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Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« on: January 10, 2013, 21:35:17 PM »
I figured I'd start a thread where we can post videos looking at the evolution of retro Boxing games by consoles.  I'm going to start by posting three different Atari 2600 Boxing game videos:  Activision's Boxing, Atari's RealSports Boxing, and Devin Cook's homebrew, K.O. Cruiser.  Even looking at these games on the 2600, we can already see how these games evolved just on this one system.

[align=center:1th5q90y]Activision's Boxing


Atari's RealSports Boxing


Devin Cook's K.O. Cruiser
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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 22:08:39 PM »
Cool idea  :)  I've always thought the boxers in Activisions game looked like frogs LOL

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 22:10:49 PM »
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Cool idea  :)  I've always thought the boxers in Activisions game looked like frogs LOL

LOL  So, do they still look like frogs to you? 

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 22:13:15 PM »
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Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Cool idea  :)  I've always thought the boxers in Activisions game looked like frogs LOL

LOL  So, do they still look like frogs to you?

When they are still yes. Once they move the illusion is lost  LOL

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 22:15:03 PM »
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Cool idea  :)  I've always thought the boxers in Activisions game looked like frogs LOL

LOL  So, do they still look like frogs to you?

When they are still yes. Once they move the illusion is lost  LOL

LOL

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 22:37:45 PM »
Great idea for a thread. I have never played KO Cruiser but I have always had a soft spot for Realsports Boxing  8)

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 22:47:53 PM »
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Great idea for a thread. I have never played KO Cruiser but I have always had a soft spot for Realsports Boxing  8)

Glad you like it.  I have several more in mind with other sports games.  They seem to lend themselves the most for this. 

And to continue the evolution, here is Intellivision's Boxing!


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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 23:07:45 PM »
[size=140]Sinclair ZX Spectrum[/size]


Rocco - By Gremlin


Boxing Manager - By Cult Games


Frank Bruno Boxing - By Elite


By Fair Means Or Foul - By Superior Software


Barry McGuigan Boxing - By Activision

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 23:44:38 PM »

Training Mode



Fighting against a friend

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 12:50:50 PM »
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.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 15:28:07 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.


Jack The Nipper 2 (Coconut Capers ?) had similar offending material, in game and on the adverts.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 16:06:54 PM »
4D Boxing (cannot post pics/video, sorry).

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

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2013, 16:12:11 PM »
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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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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 22:32:58 PM »
OK, so we've seen the Atari 2600 (with three versions just for that system), the Intellivision, the ZX Spectrum, the Vectrex, and now the Amiga/PC versions. 

Here is now a boxing game for the Atari 7800:  Fight Night!

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Re: Evolution of Retro Boxing Games
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013, 03:29:21 AM »
Good idea Trek! Activision boxing is still a favorite of mine.

 

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