What are some good retro boxing games? Whether arcadey like Punch-Out!! or more 'realistic'.
I liked this one from that Atari 2600 mashup cart. It would be highly controversial today though
Heavyweight Championship Boxing.
Underrated, maybe because it's a Game Boy title, but really fun.
There's some small customization and progression options, as you can distribute points to improve strength, stamina or speed according to your style, and even select you personal finishing blow (even if it's just straight, uppercut or hook). The fighters' names are a little less goofy Japanese version (just "Boxing!!", by Tonkin House). I mean, Lefty O'Hook is pretty amusing, but still…
The boxing minigame in Ape Escape was great, with the analog twin stick mechanics and stuff
4D Boxing was a great game.
Also, Title Fight.
It's called Boxing by Activision. And what makes you think that it would be highly controversial? Because one player is white and the second is black?
No, it would not be highly controversial in the least.
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing was a pretty sweet boxing game with a little RPG element involved. Though the stats didn't mean a whole lot if you knew how to pick apart the CPU controlled opponent.
I really liked Super Punchout.
No Mike Tyson though.
Why would it be controversial
>GBA boxing game
Tell us anyway, it's almost a handheld SNES and just off by a few years.
>maybe because it's a Game Boy title
Isn't the Gameboy one of the best selling systems in vidya history, like it sold an obscene number of units, almost a hundred million?
I suppose the game itself might have been marketed poorly.
Excuse the platform, but I'm trying to help OP here. This game is basically the unofficial Punch-Out that came out between the SNES and Wii ones. The gameplay is all-too familiar so you can dive right in, and it's got some beautiful hand-drawn animation. I truly feel this really is a hidden gem.