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Body Blows (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Around the time of the Amiga version of Street Fighter 2, Amiga specialists Team 17 came up with a similar one on one beat 'em up, designed around the machine's strengths and weaknesses.

In one-player mode you have four characters to choose from - brothers Dan and Nik play identically, Lo-Ray is a Buddhist Monk, and Junior a failed boxer.

The opponents include a Ninja warrior, a businessman whose post-fight catchphrase is 'I'm sorry about that', and a thin Spanish girl. The backdrops feature lots of color and animation, varying from wrestling rings to building sites and beaches.

The control is designed around one-button controllers, with special moves generated by pushing in a certain direction and pressing fire, and one 'super special' move by holding fire for a few seconds. The real skill is in combining these moves effectively.


Body Blows DOS Max against his "inner self".
Body Blows DOS Ingame
Body Blows DOS Title screen
Body Blows DOS Ingame

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User Reviews

Bad, even for a DOS fighting game. Neville (1767) 0.25 Stars0.25 Stars0.25 Stars0.25 Stars0.25 Stars

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit Dec 06, 2006 5 out of 6 83
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1993 64 out of 100 64
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1993 62 out of 100 62
WIZ Dec, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Nov, 1993 3 out of 5 60
Power Play Oct, 1993 52 out of 100 52


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Andy Voss (1635) added Body Blows (DOS) on Jul 15, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63198)