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Real Boxing




Real Boxing 


Real Boxing is the first boxing sim on the Playstation Vita. It is not a new franchise. Real Boxing is actually a port from the iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). This is a good thing for this game, because it plays so much better with buttons. Touch screen controls can only go so far.

Real Boxing looks amazing. The attention to detail in the boxers is amazing. The animations are usually fluid. The slow mo, and replays of knock downs are fantastic. The down side to the graphics of Real Boxing is the violence and blood. The blood does not always make sense either. There were times I got blood from hitting a guy immediately, and then later in the fight I only got sweat. I get the blood after I cut his cheek.

You know how we talk about the many mistakes of the ESRB here at Family Friendly Gaming? Real Boxing is another example of a glaring mistake on their part. The ring girls look like they have itty bitty spray on bikinis. The boxers shorts have more material than they have on. They are shown between rounds, and at the end of every fight. The color of the spray on thread like bikini changes. Suggestive Themes with all of that breast bouncing should have been applied to Real Boxing on the PS Vita. Yet another example of the ESRB missing things.

Every time the player competes in a sanctioned match they are presented with a bonus challenge. Completing this provides the player one additional skill point to be applied at the end of the match. Players can adjust strength, stamina and/or speed. These challenges are random. Some of them are easy, and some are very difficult.

Real Boxing reminds me of boxing games I played and enjoyed on the Sega Genesis. They had more stats, more fighters, and more of a boxing career feel. Real Boxing has that same in ring presence though. The strategy of blocking, dodging, and throwing some hooks, upper cuts, and jabs. Since you only have so much punching power you have to be strategic. At least until the punching gauge refills.

The most devastating part of Real Boxing is watching your opponent dodge and then reply with a nasty punch. Those punches cause twice the amount of damage. Tying up your opponent can lead to a small health restore if you complete that gyroscope game perfectly.

Real Boxing is a solid boxing game on the PS Vita. I would have liked some more options in terms of customizing my boxer at the beginning. A life time career mode would have been neat. Real Boxing does include online play so you can get ultra aggressive with other people. If you are into that kind of a thing.
- Frank

UPDATE: {10/21/2013} In game currency betting is now a feature of this game. A lottery has been added to this game.


Graphics: 50%
Sound: 75%
Replay/Extras: 75%
Gameplay: 80%
Family Friendly Factor: 50%

System: PS3/PS Vita(tested)
Publisher: Vivid Games
Rating: ‘T’ - Teen
{Violence, Blood}
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