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Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (Game Boy Advance)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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85
Power Unlimited
Tot onze verrassing zijn de mannen van Midway er in geslaagd de hilarische gameplay van Ready 2 Rumble ook in de GBA-versie te verwerken. Een speciaal compliment gaat uit naar de sound, die is van alle launchgames het beste; genieten geblazen dus.
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GameSpot
In the end, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 for the Game Boy Advance is a surprisingly good interpretation of its console counterpart. The game's graphics, sound, and gameplay make it a perfect game to take with you anywhere. Plus, all of the different training minigames really add some diversity to the game as well as a bit of depth that will keep you playing for a good amount of time.
75
GameZone
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 will wear your fingers out. The game is more reflexive than cerebral, but still a lot of fun.
70
All Game Guide
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 is an easy game to enjoy. While it isn't as challenging as more traditional sports titles, it is entertaining and the length of the Championship mode alone makes it a solid investment for any Game Boy Advance owner.
70
GamePro (US)
Midway’s Ready 2 Rumble franchise has appeared on every console, so it makes sense that Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 is throwing punches for the Game Boy Advance launch. You can pick from 11 boxers, from Afro Thunder and Angel Rivera to Michael Jackson, as you play in Arcade, Championship, or Survival modes that feature the fantasy-boxing stylings fans of the R2R have come to love. The GBA controls offer enough flexibility to create impressive combos and put up a protective defense. The graphics aren’t impressive, with good-looking 2D sprite versions of the boxers lumbering slowly around an awkwardly moving 3D ring, but the golden tones of Michael Buffer’s voice highlight the soundtrack. This mediocre conversion is better than the last Game Boy effort, providing gamers with fairly short-lived button-mashing fun.
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Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
On ne peut pas dire que la version GBC de Ready 2 Rumble était extraordinaire ! Qu’en est-il de la version GBA ? Tout d’abord, les graphismes ont subi une refonte totale. Le jeu reste en 2D mais la puissance de la nouvelle console apporte un luxe de détails non négligeable. On distingue désormais aisément les onze boxeurs et leurs styles de combat si particuliers. Les zooms et rotations de caméra sont du plus bel effet. Les coups portés sont nets et précis, la maniabilité tout à fait correcte. Quelques minutes de jeu et, hop, vous voilà devenu aussi efficace que Myke Tyson ! L’utilisation des boutons L et R apporte de nouvelles possibilités par rapport à la version précédente, mais le nombre de mouvements et de coups spéciaux demeure tout de même assez restreint. Déjà trop courtes, les parties s’enchaînent et se ressemblent toutes ! La cartouche propose bien quelques personnages à débloquer et son lot de boss, mais c’est tout. Nous sommes donc en présence d’un jeu d’arcade pur et dur.
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Super Play
Eftersom Survival Mode är det enda spelsättet som bjuder på riktig utmaning får Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 inte mer än godkänt. Även i övrigt lämnar spelet mer att önska. Hade boxarna haft fler rörelser och kontrollen varit lite mer sofistikerad skulle jag nog ha uppskattat det mer. Men det är bara en gissning.
55
Jeuxvideo.com
On pouvait espérer beaucoup mieux de cette version de Ready 2 Rumble sur GBA. Le jeu manque de profondeur, voire d'intérêt et même les plus accros de la série risquent de s'ennuyer avec lui. Dommage...
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GameSpy
Ready 2 Rumble has a following on the other consoles. In single-player they are a mediocre experience compared to other fighters, but with a buddy there are few fighting games as much fun to play. That last bit brings us to the main reason Ready 2 Rumble Round Two for the Game Boy Advance is such a washout. Midway dropped the towel, and neglected to support the GBAs two-player link feature, thus taking away the one thing that could have made it a contender.
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Gamekult
Ce Ready 2 Rumble 2 sur Game Boy Advance est loin de faire honneur aux autres versions du jeu sur console de salon : l'ambiance bien moins à cause d'un nombre de coups trop limité et d'une grande mollesse générale des combats et l' absence de jeu à deux enlèvent beaucoup de saveur au jeu, malgré une réalisation graphique plutôt réussie pour la portable de Nintendo et un nombre correct de boxeurs et de mini-jeux. Si vous voulez de la baston sur GBA, peut-être vaudra-t-il mieux vous tourner vers un Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Revival, plus dynamique et bien plus intéressant à jouer.
35
IGN
Of all the games to hit the shelves during the Game Boy Advance's system launch, this is the one to seriously avoid. A couple of mini-games that could have been done on the Game Boy Color are not enough justification to pick up a copy...the only thing that could have saved this game would have been a link-cable two-player option, and we've been screwed out of that, too.
30
Eurogamer.net (UK)
There's little to recommend about Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 on Game Boy Advance, except that you steer well clear of it. Perhaps Nintendo will drag out Super Punchout some day and show Crawfish/Midway how it's done. At least then we might get a multiplayer mode. In the meantime though, a few decent sub-games surrounding a lacklustre boxing conversion aren't enough to justify the £30 outlay.