Ready 2 Rumble Boxing (Dreamcast)

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Category Description User Score
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 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.8

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Being a cynic at heart, I’m not one to always see the brightest points of a title, as hard as I try, but I was hard pressed to find fault with Midway’s masterpiece. Few offerings short of the old LucasArts adventure games feature characters as memorable or entertaining as Ready 2 Rumble, which is quite an achievement, especially for a simple arcade boxing game. Then again, perhaps simple is an unfair adjective to use when describing such a wonderful play experience, because Ready 2 Rumble is nothing short of brilliant. Alone or with friends, you’re sure to get your money’s worth, as games seldom feature the audio, visual, and play quality that this one sports. I never thought I’d be saying it, but Mike Tyson’s Punch Out is going to have to sit this round out, because Midway’s superb Ready 2 Rumble is the new heavyweight champ.
Consoles Plus
Si le genre n'est pas nouveau, Reasy 2 Rumble, lui, offre une véritable bouffée d'air frais. Graphismes époustouflants et plaisir immédiat !
This is another solid launch title. If you are looking for a fun game that anyone will be able to pick up and play, this is the game for you. I really like the depth added by the championship mode but I wish it was a little more challenging. The fast paced, action heavy gameplay will keep you going fight after fight and the great graphics will have you laughing out loud. What are you waiting for? Go pick up a copy of this game.
And that is basically the bottom line here, folks. If you go out and get Ready 2 Rumble expecting a game that will amaze you with its depth and realism, you'll be in for a bit of a let-down. On the other hand, if you are in the mood to knock the piss out of your buddies in one of the most hilarious, addictive multi-player experiences ever to hit a console, then get off your can and pick this one up. The new undisputed heavy-weight champ of console boxing has arrived, ladies and gentleman. Get to rumblin', already!
Power Unlimited
Als je besluit om een boel geld uit te geven aan Ready 2 Rumble dan kan je dat het beste besteden aan de Dreamcast-versie. Heb je geen Dreamcast? Dan wordt het toch de hoogste tijd.
Si ça continue, il va falloir noter les jeux DC sur 25 ou 30 ! Les niveaux technique, esthétique, sportif même sont incroyables! C'est de loin le meilleur jeu de boxe tous supports confondus, et que vous soyez fou de boxe ou indifférent, foncez sur Ready 2 Rumble !
Super Play (Sweden)
Med Ready 2 Rumble har Midway verkligen lyckats att fånga det som är roligt med boxning på ett sätt som gör spelet underhållande för vem som helst, amatör som proffs.
Gaming Target
Ready 2 Rumble presents both great gameplay and graphics, although it may get a little repetitive after a while.
Ready 2 Rumble is a fantastic game in almost every sense of the word. If the computer opponents could adapt to your style to stop one dimensional attacks, and force you to use your head to box, this game would be almost perfect. Still, with its incredible control and impressive overall presentation, it's the best boxing game ever. I know I'll be playing the two-player mode for a long time to come and will be looking forward to a sequel. Ready 2 Rumble is one of the must-have launch games on the Dreamcast.
Mega Fun
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing sicherlich die derzeit beste Boxsimulation auf dem Konsolenmarkt. Die Gestaltung der Charaktere ist bombastisch, die Präsentation des Titels ist sehr stylish und die Grafik-Engine stellt auf beiden Konsolen die momentane Oberklasse dar. Zwei Schönheitsmängel haben wir dennoch feststellen müssen. Zum einen verfügen die Charaktere über ein zu geringes Repertoire unterschiedlicher Schlagkombinationen, und zum anderen sind die unterschiedlichen Charaktere zu unausgewogen. Mit der flinken Lulu zum Beispiel fällt es euch nicht schwer, die Weltmeisterschaft zu erlangen. Dagegen agiert der schwergewichtiqe Salua sehr träge und verliert beinahe jeden Kampf in der Gold-Klasse.
Planet Dreamcast
Ready 2 Rumble is one slick looking game, the production values are first-rate all the way… but the lack of replay value and general repetitiveness make this a game you probably won't bust out much after you beat championship mode once, unless you've got friends over that haven't played it yet. Still, Ready 2 Rumble is a great game and certainly worth a rental, if nothing else. Hey, it's a hell of a lot more entertaining than real boxing and will cost you about as much as a five minute Tyson fight on pay-per-view. Eat your heart out, Don King.
The Next Level
In conclusion, Read 2 Rumble is a fine purchase. It looks, plays and sounds like a Dreamcast game should. Astounding and nothing less. It's what Blitz and NBA Jam were to their own respective sports. Kickin' ass has never been this, not since Ring King that is.
Ready 2 Rumble nous montre les capacités de la Dreamcast en termes d'animation et de graphisme. La réalisation est sans faille : les boxeurs sont sensationnels et les expressions de visages incroyables. La prise en main est rapide mais implique hélas une jouabilité un peu simpliste, aggravée par une intelligence artificielle limitée. Cependant, Midway Games propose là un des meilleurs jeux de boxe jamais produits sur console. On regrette simplement que la durée de vie, en mode solo, ne soit pas plus conséquente et qu'il n'y ait pas une variété de coups plus importante.
The Video Game Critic
No question about it, Ready 2 Rumble is a winner. It's one major flaw is that the big, slow boxers are at a disadvantage against the quicker opponents. But only purists looking for a shred of realism will be disappointed with this.