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Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (Dreamcast)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Sport
Misc
78
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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84
NowGamer
Midway has produced a true next generation sports title, with top animations and a stonking tonguein cheek sense of humour.
83
The Video Game Critic
Ready 2 Rumble is a swell party game, but don't overlook its one-player championship mode. It's very satisfying to work your way up the ranks, and the "training" mini-games are short and sweet. Each contest is introduced by Michael Buffer and his trademark line, "Are you ready to rumblllllle?!!!" Thank goodness you can hit a button to skip that! The game's cheesy rap theme song is equally annoying. Even so, Ready 2 Rumble's wacky theme and accessible gameplay is hard to dislike.
80
Gamekult
Doté de nombreuses améliorations, Ready to Rumble Boxing Round 2 est une suite plus que réussie du célèbre jeu de boxe des débuts de la Dreamcast. Le mot d'ordre est clair : s'amuser. Crises de rire garanties en voyant ces personnages, sortis des meilleurs cartoons, se rouer de coups dans une atmosphère hilarante. Les animations sont sensationnelles, les boxeurs sont superbes et l'apparition de stars comme Michael Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal ou les Clinton renforce le côté délirant déjà bien en place. Un jeu sans prétention particulière, qui détend et qui fait rire : que demander de plus ?
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Au final, même si Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 semble bien peu innover par rapport au premier opus, il n'en demeure pas moins un titre particulièrement amusant et bourré d'humour. On regrettera par exemple de ne pas voir les différents boxeurs porter un peu plus les marques des coups qu'ils reçoivent. Sa réalisation impeccable et son gameplay irrésistible en font toutefois un soft qui devrait séduire les joueurs de toutes catégories pour peu qu'ils aient envie de s'amuser un peu avec un jeu de boxe franchement décalé.
78
Video Games
Den größten Spaß macht R2R 2 immer noch mit einem menschlichen Mitspieler, der sich so schön windet, wenn ihr ihm eine mächtige Rumble-Combo einschenkt. Alleine hält sich die Motivation etwas in Grenzen. Die Devise lautet stets: mit Volldampf nach vorne, Blocken ist nur in den seltensten Fällen notwendig. Ein wenig mehr Taktik und weitere Special Moves hätten schon drin sein müssen. Die überragende Comic-Optik entschädigt dafür über weite Strecken.
77
IGN
So if Round 2 comes with improved visuals and better gameplay, what's wrong with the game? I love the humor and the style but despite the added gameplay elements that do improve the game, it's really the same game as Ready 2 Rumble Boxing. Even though the AI is improved, it's still all a matter of walking back and forth and sneaking a blow here and there. There should be more freedom in combinations, because doing preset combos over and over again gets tedious very quickly. Everything just feels like the same game I played a year ago, though the Championship Mode, which has been improved from last year's version, contains some fun mini-games. Finally, playing against another human player certainly extends the life of a game. But in the end, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, though improved from the first, will provide only a few hours of thrilling boxing matches.
77
GameSpot
In the end, Ready 2 Rumble Round 2 is a solid arcade-style boxing game, and like most arcade games, it wears thin fairly quickly. The only challenge that the game really presents is unlocking additional characters, which simply consists of the time-consuming task of beating the game over and over. But since the game's AI is relatively simple, you'll quickly learn all of the little tricks that'll lead you to a win with little or no thought put into it at all, which ultimately makes R2RB: R2 a game that's better suited for rental than purchase.
75
Game Informer Magazine
It looks better, has more characters, and a deeper Championship mode, but it's still the same beast from a year ago. I'm impressed with improvements the developers made, I just wish gameplay was one of them. There is still no character balance, and absolutely no challenge for boxers that can move moderately fast. If there's to be a third in this series, I hope the matches will be more entertaining than the training.
69
Power Unlimited
Als je het eerste deel van deze game hebt gespeeld dan hoef je niet veel nieuws te verwachten. Ready 2 Rumble Round 2 is een aardig boksspel met hier en daar een snufje humor maar als je besluit om deze game maar niet in huis te halen dan mis je niks.