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Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2

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Platform Votes Score
Dreamcast 7 3.9
Game Boy Advance 3 4.0
Nintendo 64 2 4.0
PlayStation 1 5.0
PlayStation 2 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 14 4.1

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PlayStation 2GameZone
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.
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.
Game Boy AdvancePower 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.
Midway has produced a true next generation sports title, with top animations and a stonking tonguein cheek sense of humour.
DreamcastThe 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.
PlayStation 2Spel för Alla
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.
PlayStation 2Super Play
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.
PlayStation 2Gamekult
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.
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 ?
PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games
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.
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.
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.
PlayStation 2GameSpot
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.
PlayStation 2Gamezone (Germany)
Dieser Titel ist purer Fun, mit super Schlagtechniken und sehenswerten Inszenierungen. Die Steuerung wurde im Vergleich zum Vorgänger sogar etwas verbessert.
DreamcastVideo 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.
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.
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.
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpot
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.
DreamcastGame 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.
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
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.
Game Boy AdvanceGameZone
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 will wear your fingers out. The game is more reflexive than cerebral, but still a lot of fun.
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
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.
Nintendo 64IGN
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.
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.
PlayStationAll Game Guide
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.
Game Boy AdvanceAll 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.
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.
Game Boy AdvanceGamePro (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.
DreamcastPower 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.
PlayStation 2Power Unlimited
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.
PlayStationPSX Nation
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.
Nintendo 64GameSpot
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.
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
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.
PlayStation 2IGN
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.
PlayStation 2PlayFrance
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.
Game Boy AdvancePocket 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.
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.
PlayStation 2PSM
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.
Game Boy AdvanceSuper 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.
Nintendo 64Nintendojo
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!
PlayStationVideo Games
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.
Game Boy
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...
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpy
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.
Game Boy AdvanceGamekult
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.
Game Boy AdvanceIGN
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.
Game Boy (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.