World Championship Boxing Manager

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ZX Spectrum
Atari ST
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In World Championship Boxing Manager the player can develop the careers of aspiring heavyweight boxers. The option are selected through an icon-based system, representing the manager's office.

Training the boxers involves deciding which areas they should work on, considering their strengths and weaknesses and any damage inflicted in previous fights, and those of their next opponent. There are 97 of these in the game, so reaching the top of the rankings will take about 15-20 fights. Choosing a beatable opponent who can get the fight as high up the Friday Night bill as possible, as well as negotiating the best financial deal and a mutually agreeable dare, are the main considerations.

Two different governing bodies are included in the game, each with subtly different rules. A fight in one set of rules won't be viewed quite as significantly by the other.

The matches are presented from the commentary box, with the two expert analysts exchanging textual descriptions of the key punches, and who is dong the best (a clue to how any judges’ decision would go). Before and during the fights the player can instruct the boxer as to what tactics to adopt.


World Championship Boxing Manager DOS A fight is about to start
World Championship Boxing Manager Atari ST A possible new boxer
World Championship Boxing Manager Atari ST Fight results
World Championship Boxing Manager ZX Spectrum This screen displays when the game loads

Alternate Titles

  • "Campeonato Del Mundo Boxing Manager" -- Spanish Title

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 955 out of 1000 96
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 57 out of 100 57
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 56 out of 100 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1991 6.4 out of 12 53
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Power Play DOS Apr, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1990 33 out of 100 33


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One of the game's 97 computer boxers was called Juan Montoya, many years before the similarly named (and very combative in his own right) racing driver emerged.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20713), Kabushi (148626), Xoleras (66084) and Martin Smith (63024)