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Black & Bruised is a cartoonish take on boxing with 18 different boxers, each with their own personality and fighting style. There are five different modes including multi-player, exhibition and a story mode told with CG with each boxer's life story is played out in story mode. Each boxer has a different special attack and power-ups can be picked up to use in matches. There are 30 different facial expressions for each boxer reacting to punches and misses giving them a life-like appearance.

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Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 When both players are using power ups it can be hard to see where to aim your punch
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 The Boxer's Life is an option from the main menu.
Each one is a chapter in their life story that ends in a fight. Winning the fight unlocks the next chapter
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 From the main menu there's a Setup option which gives the player access to Sound, game configuration, player controls such as this, and Cheat codes can be entered there
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 When the fighters land enough punches they acquire power ups. <br>
Worth knowing what these are before the fight.

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GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
AceGamez PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles GameCube May 03, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 30, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube May, 2003 62 out of 100 62
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jul 17, 2003 11 out of 20 55

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