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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 the fighters land enough punches they acquire power ups. <br>
Worth knowing what these are before the fight.
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 Player Training is fighting against a robot
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 Here the both players have power ups

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Black & Bruised Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

N-Europe GameCube Nov 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
The Next Level GameCube Jan 28, 2003 B 75
PGNx Media GameCube Mar 04, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Worth Playing GameCube Jun 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy GameCube Feb 19, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot GameCube Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 30, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63 GameCube Jul 17, 2003 11 out of 20 55


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