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A truly victorious boxing revolution

October 24, 2007

Ever since Wii boxing teased us in the Wii sports package, fans have clamored for a deeper boxing game that takes full advantage of the wiimote nunchuk combo. Fight Night seemed like the most logical choice, but EA was too busy bombarding Wii with minigames of all shapes and sizes to even bother to port the PS2 version of Fight Night Round 3 with a revamped control screen.

Enter Victorious Boxers: Revolution. From the title alone you might hazard that it’s a Japanese game, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Based on a manga called Hajime no Ippo (the cartoon series of which I think I’ve caught an episode or two), the game chronicles the story of one Ippo Makuonuchi, your typical kid who gets picked on a lot then joins a boxing gym to kick some ass. The story mode takes you through a succession of boxers, much like Punch Out or Super Punch Out, but that’s only half of the game because what would a boxing game be if you couldn’t take your friends out on a tv screen? VBR lets you take on a friend one on one using any characters you’ve unlocked in story mode, and according to wiifanboy, it’s a blast if you’re using the right control scheme.

Other mags have reported issues with the control and the art (which is cell shaded and EXTREMELY Japanesey), but if you can get past the art and get used to the control scheme, this certainly looks like a must buy for anyone who had a blast with Wii boxing.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2007 1:53 am

    First off, Japanessy games are great considering most American games are sports or gun related.

    Second, Wii boxing had very iffy controls anyway. If this is an improvement, its worth a rent.

  2. Ruben permalink
    October 26, 2007 12:49 pm

    The anime is great.
    BOTH PS2 ports were terrible.
    The GBA version was actually really good. Probably because it was made by Treasure.
    I will not be getting my hopes up for this game.

    P.S.
    This game has a face that only a fanboy mother could love.

  3. Ruben permalink
    October 26, 2007 12:52 pm

    ::sigh:: The word “fanboy” was supposed to have the strikethrough effect but I screwed it up.

  4. October 26, 2007 5:51 pm

    Don’t worry about it. Fanboy mothers are just as forgiving.

  5. Saxon permalink
    December 29, 2007 4:38 pm

    there is ‘Showtime championship boxing’ coming out, that looks rather good…

  6. December 30, 2007 8:10 am

    Really? never heard of that title, but I’ll check it out for sure.

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