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Combined User Score 7 3.9


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PlayStation 2GameZone (Jan 17, 2001)
This is one game where you find yourself interacting with every swing, punch and KO. One of the most interactive games on the market. It gives you feeling of wanting to win with the perfect combination of strategy and skill.
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PlayStation 24Players.de (Nov 28, 2000)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 ist ein prächtiges Boxspektakel mit einer gehörigen Portion Humor. Die Entwickler bieten eine sehr gute Fortsetzung, die spieltechnische und grafische Details verbessert. Alle Liebhaber von Hardcore-Box-Simulationen -wenn es denn welche gibt- seien jedoch gewarnt: R2RB bedeutet zwerchfellerschütternde Arcade-Action, die besonders im Multiplayer-Modus für Spielspaß pur sorgt. Für Box- und Sportbegeisterte ein wahrer Pflichtkauf; Besitzer des ersten Teils dürften nicht viel Neues vorfinden - deshalb gibt es auch keinen Award.
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DreamcastNowGamer (Jan 13, 2000)
Midway has produced a true next generation sports title, with top animations and a stonking tonguein cheek sense of humour.
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DreamcastThe Video Game Critic (Sep 11, 2009)
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.
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PlayStation 2Spel för Alla (Dec, 2000)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 lever långt på att man kan spela två mot varandra. Och med alla humorinslagen räcker det faktiskt riktigt långt.
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PlayStation 2Super Play (Sweden) (Jan, 2001)
Problemet med Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 är dock inte spelet i sig, utan att det faktiskt inte skiljer sig så mycket från originalet som man förväntar sig av en sann uppföljare. Men eftersom del ett var ett av de bättre boxningsspelen någonsin kan man kanske ha överseende med detta. Och har man dessutom inte varit i kontakt med Midways första holmgångsspel är del två ett säkert köp i vintermörkret.
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PlayStation 2Gamekult (Dec 13, 2000)
Avec cette appropriation d'un des titres les plus réussis sur Dreamcast, la PlayStation 2 réussit un coup médiatique intéressant. Bénéficiant de tous les ingrédients qui ont fait le succès du premier opus, Ready to Rumble Boxing Round 2 fait une entrée plus que remarquée dans la ludothèque de la PS2. Un gameplay hallucinant mêlé à un univers cartoon des plus délirants, le tout dans une ambiance désopilante, ce jeu est décidément une valeur sûre pour s'amuser seul ou entre potes. Crises de rire garanties.
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DreamcastGamekult (Nov 27, 2000)
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 ?
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PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Apr 22, 2007)
This is a great sequel that leaves little room for error with the minute changes to the gameplay. Die-hard boxing fans may be disappointed by the complete lack of realism, but this was never the intent of the developers. This is an easy to pick up arcade boxing game, still one of the best ever conceived. Still a shame this isn't Punch-Out.
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DreamcastJeuxvideo.com (Nov 21, 2000)
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.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 21, 2000)
Tout dépend de ce que l'on attend dans Ready 2 Rumble 2 qui reste un jeu de baston excellent dans son concept et sa réalisation. Pourtant, le jeu décevra sûrement certains par sa répétitivité et ses ressemblances avec le premier opus.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Nov 08, 2000)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: 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.
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PlayStation 2Video Games (Dec, 2000)
Eine Handvoll Punches und Jabs, dazu jeweils zwei, drei Special Moves und Combos pro Haudegen – das kann's auf Dauer nicht sein. Auch die KI wurde keinesfalls verbessert: Mit derselben Taktik wie im ersten Teil habe ich mit Afro Thunder gleich beim ersten Anlauf alle zwölf Gegner hintereinander ins Reich der Träume geschickt, ohne einmal die Block-Taste anzufassen. Mit einem menschlichen Gegner habt ihr in R2R 2 am meisten Spaß: Urkomische Bewegungen, verbeulte Visagen, fiese Kommentare und spektakuläre Knockouts sorge da für gute Laune. Ich meine: Wer die Dreamcast-Version von Teil eins hat, braucht dieses Sequel nicht unbedingt, alle anderen Comic-Box-Fans müssen's sich unbedingt anschauen!
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PlayStation 2Gamezone (Germany) (Apr 26, 2001)
Dieser Titel ist purer Fun, mit super Schlagtechniken und sehenswerten Inszenierungen. Die Steuerung wurde im Vergleich zum Vorgänger sogar etwas verbessert.
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DreamcastVideo Games (Dec, 2000)
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.
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DreamcastIGN (Nov 22, 2000)
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.
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DreamcastGameSpot (Nov 08, 2000)
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.
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DreamcastGame Informer Magazine (Jan, 2001)
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.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Dec, 2000)
Sharing the same fate as its predecessor, Round 2 focuses heavily on graphical fluff but not enough on gameplay. As intended, the visual content will stupefy the eye, and the amusing character personalities will tickle the funny bone, but the play will do little more than bore and aggravate consumers. I truly believe Midway made a valiant attempt to improve the AI, and to some degree the CPU opponents are smarter, yet even so, the same strategy from the first release can be tapped to topple most of the competition. Just punch and retreat. They never catch on. As a multiplayer game, Round 2 shines. Using superhero-esque moves to snap your friends jaw proves to be enjoyable every time. For the second time, the single-player experience is dreadful. Training grows old within minutes, and only the last boss is challenging.
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Nintendo 6464 Power / big.N / N Games (Dec, 2000)
Alles in allem ist Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 nur Leuten zu empfehlen, die noch nicht den Erstling besitzen. Die mageren Neuerungen rechtfertigen keineswegs den vollen Preis, schon gar nicht den eines US-Imports. Wer unbedingt ein Boxspiel haben möchte, kommt allerdings um Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 nur schwer herum. Alternativen sind auf dem N64 bekanntlich schwer zu finden und schlechter als der erste Teil ist die Fortsetzung auch nicht - sie kommt eben nur ein Jahr später...
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Dec, 2000)
In the end, Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 fails to grab the torch from the game it tries so hard to emulate, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. That game used the same combination of crazy characters and amazing (for its day) graphics. However, that classic utilized a simple, yet timeless gameplay model that had endured to this day. If you want boxing perfection, skip ahead to Classic GI and check out our Punch Out strategy guide.
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Nintendo 64IGN (Nov 28, 2000)
If no other systems or choices were present, the N64 version of Ready to Rumble: Round 2 would make a great addition to any gamer's library. The game takes the already tried and true formula of fast and carefree arcade boxing and adds new characters, new animations, new voices, and new multiplayer modes. If you already own the first title and have since lost interest, then this sequel is definitely not enough to entice you for another purchase. If you are a true fan of the series, then perhaps give it a good weekend rent before you remember why you ended up putting the game down in the first place.
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PlayStationJeuxvideo.com (Nov 24, 2000)
Malgré une réalisation perfectible, Ready 2 Rumble 2 reste un bon jeu de boxe, à conseiller à ceux qui préfèrent le fun à la simulation.
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PlayStationAll Game Guide (2000)
Those who bought the previous Ready 2 Rumble and are expecting a completely new experience will be sorely disappointed -- it's simply a basic roster update for the original. Yet gamers who haven't had a chance to play the first game will want to at least rent the sequel for some mindless but fun arcade-style action.
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PlayStationGameSpot (Nov 27, 2000)
Overall, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 is a fun game that will undoubtedly impress those who've never played the original. Unfortunately for those of us who have played the first game, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 wears thin quickly, as little aside from the game's character lineup has changed. The game's AI and gameplay are still as simple as those of the first game, which ultimately makes R2RB: R2 a game that's better suited for rental than purchase.
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DreamcastPower Unlimited (Jan, 2001)
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.
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PlayStation 2Power Unlimited (Jan, 2001)
Hoewel er weinig concurrentie is op de PS2 is Ready 2 Rumble 2 hoogstens leuk om een keer te huren want veel meer dan een dag of twee plezier zul je er niet aan beleven.
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PlayStationPSX Nation (Dec 14, 2000)
This is classic videogame rental material, worth every penny of its rental fee for the few hours of pleasure it will provide the two players that choose their favorite cartoony boxers (Shaq's the man in "Round 2", even though he's too slow and doesn't look like the real Shaq) for some technically-crippled, but inspired and amusing, dumb arcadey fun.
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Nintendo 64GameSpot (Nov 27, 2000)
Overall, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 is a fun game that will undoubtedly impress those who've never played the original. Unfortunately for those of us who have played the first game, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 wears thin quickly, as little aside from the game's character lineup has changed. The game's AI and gameplay are still as simple as those of the first game, which ultimately makes R2RB: R2 a game that's better suited for rental than purchase.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution (Nov, 2000)
Ready 2 Rumble Round 2 is an arcade game, plain and simple. Unfortunately, that just doesn't cut it with today's console systems. While it makes a stab at depth with the Championship mode, that turns out to be a huge disappointment. Is a good boxing game that hard to make? Finally, I just have to say that despite my prancing and finger snapping, I could kick Michael Jackson's ass, despite the fact that one of his gloves is golden.
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PlayStation 2IGN (Oct 23, 2000)
Ready to Rumble: Round 2 is a nice sequel to the first game, and it's fun to play for around three to four hours. Once you have played through it with a bunch of characters, though, you really don't need to play it again. This one is strictly for newbies and casual gamers. And hey, I did have fun playing as Michael Jackson and Shaquille O'Neal, but neither were as fun as Freak E. Deke. Too bad this game is as shallow as a kiddy pool.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance (Apr 11, 2003)
Au final, techniquement parlant on peut dire que Ready 2 Rumble 2 est correct, mais la grande originalité du jeu vient du fait qu'il se veut être la parfaite caricature de la boxe. Des parties délirantes vous attendent... Cependant au bout d'un moment si vous êtes seul et malgré le mode championnat, vous risquez vite de vous ennuyer. Seules les parties entre amis garantissent d'être toujours un bon moment de rigolade.
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PlayStationIGN (Nov 17, 2000)
Overall, R2R2 is a decent game, it certainly has its place. It's not deep, but it provides lots of extras and lots of light-hearted fun.
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PlayStation 2PSM (Jan, 2001)
Overall, R2R2 is fun to play (even if only for a short time), and makes for a decent party game. However, if you're looking for a more in-depth boxing game, try Mike Tyson Boxing.
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Nintendo 64Nintendojo (2000)
Like boxing? Go and buy Knockout Kings. A much better game that will challenge you. R2R redeems itself with the training mode but it isn't enough to save this game. PIUU!!! And I thought my feet smelled bad, this cartridge needs some Lysol!
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PlayStationVideo Games (Jan 03, 2001)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing ist ein Spiel, vor dem die PSone kapitulieren muss. Hat man erst mal die PS2- und DC-Versionen gesehen, erntet die 32-Bit-Variante - quasi das Abfallprodukt - nur noch ein müdes Lächeln. Die Comic-Schlägerei lebt einfach von den abgedrehten Animationen, skurrilen Grimassen und Textur-Details des kultverdächtigen Ensembles. Alles Punkte, die auf der Oldie-Plattform nicht mehr geboten werden können und deshalb gnadenlos die Kritikpunkte des Spiels ins Rampenlicht stellen, die auf PS2 und DC von der grandiosen Optik und dem damit verbundenen Party-Spaß-Charakter übertüncht wurden. Wenn R2R 2, dann nicht auf der PSone.