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Description

On ST and Amiga features a full range of jabs, uppercuts and weaves. All fights take place to realistic WBA rules, as you aim to rise the rankings and fight for the title. The crowd frequently shout encouragement and insults, which are displayed using speech bubbles.

The 8-bit game is a little different, featuring illegal moves such as kicks and groin punches. There is a referee, so you'll have to wait for him to look away before using those moves. Fights last 15 rounds, and a knockout ends that round, not the entire fight.

Screenshots

By Fair Means or Foul Commodore 64 Tonight's match: Chris Cool vs. Mild Martin! LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLE!
By Fair Means or Foul Commodore 64 Title screen and credits (as By Fair Means...or Foul!)
By Fair Means or Foul Commodore 64 DING! DING! DING!
By Fair Means or Foul Commodore 64 Title screen and credits (as Pro Boxing Simulator)

Alternate Titles

  • "Pro Boxing Simulator" -- Codemasters release title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Commodore Format Feb, 1992 39 out of 100 39
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 338 out of 1000 34
Power Play Jan, 1989 25 out of 100 25

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Trivia

Codemasters re-release

The Codemasters re-releases under the name Pro Boxing Simulator were merely the old Superior Software game By Fair Means or Foul, with new packaging and a new title screen. The packaging was completely redesigned, featuring what were described as 'various computer screenshots', and game from the ST and Amiga version. Worse, the front cover identified the game as a 'new release'.

Understandably a lot of people were cross when they spend £3 on a game it turned out they already had. Codemasters were forced to offer refunds to these people, and change the packaging to make the game's origins clear.

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Martin Smith (62961) added By Fair Means or Foul (Commodore 64) on Mar 10, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (373040), Martin Smith (62961) and Terok Nor (22297)