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In TKO you can play the career of a boxer. Create your boxer by trading off a mixture of attributes, for example a boxer who cuts easily will not tire as easily, and a boxer whose best punch is to the head will not punch to the body as efficiently

The main 1st-person perspective view shows the faces of both you and your opponent, including progressively injured faces as you land punches. A small overhead view helps you see when you or your opponent are close to the ropes.


TKO Commodore 64 Title screen and credits
TKO DOS Title screen (MCGA)
TKO DOS Title screen (Hercules Monochrome)
TKO DOS Credits

Alternate Titles

  • "T.K.O." -- European title

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The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 719 out of 1000 72
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 54 out of 100 54


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TKO supports MCGA graphics, but only in 320x200 16 color. However, a custom color palette is used to improve the appearance over the standard 16 color palette as used in the EGA and Tandy versions. When the game starts up, you are given a list of the available options and a recommendation on which graphics mode to choose. If a VGA card is detected, EGA mode (not MCGA) is recommended, so if you follow this recommendation you will miss out on the improved color palette!
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