Boxing Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.1
Overall User Score (24 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Jul 14, 2001)
People tend to love or hate Boxing, but I think it captures the spirit of the sport perfectly. Its relentless, non-stop action and constant button-pounding can really make you work up a sweat!
neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Der CPU-Gegner stellt sich dabei erfreulicherweise mal gar nicht so doof an und bietet zumindest für die ersten zwei, drei Duelle eine gewisse Herausforderung, danach machts nur noch mit menschlichen Kontrahenten wirklich Spaß. Grafisch ist der Titel leider selbst für VCS-Verhältnisse sehr einfach geraden, die unspektakuläre Grafik aus der Vogelperspektive erfüllt den ihr angedachten Zweck aber durchweg und über nervige Details wie ungünstige Kameraeinstellungen brauchte man sich hier noch nicht zu ärgern. ;-)
Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 14, 2016)
This early Activision title is a testament to the virtue of simplicity in design. Instead of what would most likely have been an awkward side view, Boxing sports an overhead view of the in-ring action that, while fairly crude, allows for some decent boxing action. There is an element of strategy involved when playing the computer; in the manual, programmer Bob Whitehead encourages players to, essentially, float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Both you and your opponent can get tired, with reaction time slowing accordingly. For such a rudimentary game graphically, Boxing has some surprising nuances. The grade here is more of a reflection of my antipathy towards boxing games in general moreso than the quality of the game – your own mileage may vary.
This is a game that's best played with two players or for those who love to constantly pound buttons. The repetitive nature of gameplay takes a lot of fun out of the game.