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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 a player is knocked down they must press CROSS a lot in order to wake up their character
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 There's no title screen. After an animated introductory video the game goes straight to the menu
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

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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
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 Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameZone GameCube Feb 10, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot GameCube Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube May, 2003 62 out of 100 62
IGN GameCube Jan 27, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
GotNext GameCube Aug 04, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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