Black & Bruised

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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.


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 A One Player fight starts with the player selecting their fighter and the game has paired Nadine to fight Nadine
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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N-Europe GameCube Nov 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Worth Playing GameCube Jun 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
GameZone PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65 GameCube Dec 21, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GotNext GameCube Aug 04, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Feb 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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