Frank Bruno's Boxing

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Commodore 64
Amstrad PCW
Commodore 16, Plus/4
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Former boxing World Champion Frank Bruno, famed for his catchphrase "you know what I mean, Harry?" and more recently his heroic battle with depression, put his name to this boxing game which replicates Super Punch-Out!!. As Frank, you must take on 8 progressively tough boxers (3 on C16) to win the title.

The action is viewed from right behind Frank in 3D, meaning that you can see and feel the full impact of punches. A full range of moves is provided, with the standard jabs complimented by body punches and the ability to dodge, duck or raise your guard.

Each punch weakens your opponent's strength, although going long enough without being hit can see this begin to recover. A rain of blows can produce a quick knockout, but in general you must hit him many times, and then with a knockout blow, to see him go down.


Frank Bruno's Boxing DOS And in the Mixed-Up Stereotypes corner: Japanese boxer, faux-Chinese name, Korean martial art pun (Amstrad)
Frank Bruno's Boxing Commodore 16, Plus/4 Title Screen.
Frank Bruno's Boxing Amstrad CPC Title Screen
Frank Bruno's Boxing DOS Menu / instructions (Amstrad PC1512)

Alternate Titles

  • "Frank Bruno's World Championship Boxing" -- C64 re-release title

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Your Commodore Commodore 16, Plus/4 Oct, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 16, Plus/4 Aug, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 16, Plus/4 Aug, 1987 72 out of 100 72
Commodore User Commodore 16, Plus/4 Jun, 1986 7 out of 10 70
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Sep, 1985 10 out of 15 67
Computer Gamer Commodore 16, Plus/4 Sep, 1986 13 out of 20 65


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