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 a player is knocked down they must press CROSS a lot in order to wake up their character
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 both players are using power ups it can be hard to see where to aim your punch
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 There's no title screen. After an animated introductory video the game goes straight to the menu

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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
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 Chronicles GameCube May 03, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
Worth Playing GameCube Jun 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
IGN GameCube Jan 27, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
GotNext GameCube Aug 04, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Target GameCube Feb 17, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55 PlayStation 2 Jul 17, 2003 11 out of 20 55


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