[ Retro Scan of the Week ] George Foreman's KO Boxing

June 22nd, 2015 by Benj Edwards

George Foreman's KO Boxing SNES Genesis Game Boy NES Game Gear advertisement - 1992It's not a grill, but it'll do.

[ From VG&CE, November 1992, p.29]

Discussion Topic of the Week: What's your favorite boxing video game of all time?

9 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] George Foreman's KO Boxing”

  1. V Says:

    I'll have to give it to the obvious choice: Mike Tyson's Punchout for the NES (and the version without Tyson; I was never good enough to get to the last fight anyway so it didn't matter to me).

  2. John Says:

    Boxing by Activision for the Atari 2600!!!! :-) Simplistic but fun.

  3. TNLongFellow Says:

    There was one I used to play on an Apple clone that was really good. You faced fighters that got bigger and better, so of like Mike Tyson. The one I remember the most was the first guy who would rabbit punch you and he lifted his feet off the mat when he did it. Though it really was not a good thing for my boxer it was funny to watch!

  4. Justin M. Salvato Says:

    The original Knockout Kings for PlayStation. I remember thinking that this is the first time the characters moved like real boxers, punched like real boxers. Then I beat the game and see they used motion capture of real boxers. Cool stuff.

  5. TNLongFellow Says:

    An addition to my previous post, the game I was thinking about was Accolade's Fight Night. It was a really fun game for the day!

  6. Alexander Says:

    Snake Boxer 5 from SBCG4AP, hands down.

  7. Daniel Says:

    RealSports Boxing for the Atari 2600 and Mike Tyson's Punch Out for the NES

  8. xyzzy Says:

    My favorite is "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!!" as it was the only boxing game my brother or I had. I have a lot of good memories from the two of us taking turns playing it, and of playing Zork on my computer while he practiced MTPO endlessly for the first NES championship — we did that so much that the MTPO soundtrack runs in my head whenever I think of Zork 1 and vice-versa. :-)

  9. Dar Says:

    Not a known game, but "4D Boxing" on the Amiga was super-awesome.

    You really felt the punches land, even if the figures were polygon.

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