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Victorious Boxers: Revolution

aka: Hajime no Ippo: Revolution, Victorious Boxers Challenge

Critic Reviews 58% add missing review

Game Vortex (88 out of 100)

If you got a taste of Wii-Boxing in Wii-Sports and have been chomping at the bit for a more complete game, then this is a must buy. I found that, not only did I have fun, but the game provides even more of a workout than the one bundled with the system.

Nov 5th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Gamers' Temple, The (76 out of 100)

Victorious Boxers: Revolution is a worthy boxing game for any gamer looking for a boxing experience outside of the boxing on Wii Sports. I would recommend a rental first however, so the controls can be experienced before making a purchase. Give this one a try and stick with it long enough to become familiar with the controls and you'll find an enjoyable experience. In a sea of mediocre Wii games, it's rather noticeable when a game is released that provides a solid experience worthy of a few playthroughs and Revolution is one of them. Though it has its faults, the good still outshines the bad.

Nov 5th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Game Positive (7.2 out of 10)

Victorious Boxers: Revolution is a fun game, and just what the Wii needed. It seems almost obvious to create a quality boxing title for the Wii, and Revolution fits that bill. While the meat of the game lies in the extensive story mode, some fun can be had with the multiplayer. And with six different control schemes, there will be something that fits nearly everyone's tastes. The game is not without its flaws though, and the control issues, shoddy presentation, and limited replay value greatly hinder what could have been an excellent title. Still, Revolution is a sleeper in a winter where lots of big name games are getting released. Don't let that hold you back from trying a truly fun boxing experience on the Wii.

Nov 17th, 2007 · Wii · read review

GameSpy ( )

Victorious Boxers isn't about revolutionizing a genre. Instead, it delivers a solid, somewhat eccentric product to a specific fan base. True to its manga roots, there's plenty of goofy dialogue and eye-popping artwork alongside a surprisingly robust boxing engine. Some multiplayer expansion is needed for a true championship belt, but VB is worthy of contender status in your game library.

Oct 29th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Kombo.com (7 out of 10)

Victorious Boxers: Revolution is just the kind of game the Wii was made for. It's surprisingly fun and easy to play, provided you skip the cut-scenes. Just grab a copy, invite some friends over, and waste more than a few afternoons mastering the sweet boxing science -- Japanese style. Just don't expect it to the be the definitively boxing game for the Wii, but rather think of it as a solid game to hold you over until that game comes out.

Oct 26th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Darkstation (7 out of 10)

When everything is said and done, Victorious Boxers: Revolution is a fantastic game. It has a lot of great features, amazing number of control schemes, and good boxing mechanics. Overall Victorious Boxers: Revolution is a good game, worth a rental for sure, but more than that might not be the best choice.

Dec 1st, 2007 · Wii · read review

V2.fi (70 out of 100)

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May 7th, 2008 · Wii · read review

411mania.com (7 out of 10)

Boxing fan or not, this is a fun game to play bottom line. The anime inspired look may turn off some, but if you’re a fight fan, you should give this game a shot. Casual players however will probably give it a whirl and move onto something less complex.

Nov 6th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Nintendojo (6.9 out of 10)

Wii owners are going to have to continue to wait for a boxing title that truly takes advantage of Wii's unique controlling options. Victorious Boxers: Revolution isn't quite a revolutionary title, but it's a fun one nonetheless, save for some Story Mode missteps.

Nov 6th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Game Informer Magazine (6.75 out of 10)

Even though the plot has been trimmed down worse than a Harry Potter film, I actually got pulled into the Japanese manga-based story. Sure, the PSone-like crowds look terrible, but Wii Boxing fans finally have a meatier boxer to obsess about than Wii Sports.

Nov 2007 · Wii

Cheat Code Central (3.3 out of 5)

Overall Victorious Boxers: Revolution does a lot of things right. The main drawback is the lack of options it gives you. There just is not much to do, and because of that what little is offered wears thin. Engaging in pugilistic exploits with your friends can be fun, but it still fails to elevate this game above rental status.

Oct 24th, 2007 · Wii · read review

GameZone (6.5 out of 10)

Victorious Boxers Revolution is a solid game for the Wii but not because of the innovative motion sensing controls. Instead the ability to control the game five different ways is really the best part. If your arms get tired you can keep playing with the Classic Controller or GameCube controller. The top heavy, anime-style plot is definitely not for everyone.. After a few long scenes in the game I found myself just begging for the story to move along and do something else. Unfortunately this wasn’t going to happen as the typical anime plot will continue to unfold during the game.

Oct 22nd, 2007 · Wii · read review

Game Chronicles (6.3 out of 10)

At its core, Victorious Boxers: Revolution is only a minor improvement over the physical gameplay of Wii Sports Boxing. It offers some advanced features and strategies as well as a full complement of boxers and venues, but it lacks the polish of a AAA title like Fight Night. If you like boxing, classic anime visuals and storytelling, or just want to take a swing at your brother or sister without getting sent to your room, Victorious Boxers: Revolution is a fun experience that makes for a great weekend rental and definitely a title to watch for when the price drops.

Dec 30th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Game Tap (6 out of 10)

In the end, the wacky storyline is deflated by the difficult controls in Victorious Boxers Revolution. If Cavia could have nailed at least one of the control schemes, then this game would have had much more appeal. As it stands, fans of anime or the Fighting Spirit series will definitely want to give the game a try. But if you're into boxing, you may as well continue playing Wii Sports Boxing and hope another developer can accomplish what no other has: to create a great Wii boxing game. Until then, we wait.

Oct 24th, 2007 · Wii · read review

GameSpot (6 out of 10)

If you enjoy the anime, then you'll probably appreciate the game's adherence to the show's story and characters, but it's most likely too quirky for the average person looking for some straightforward boxing on the Wii. Victorious Boxers isn't awful, but it's hampered by a lousy control scheme. Sure, you can play it with a standard controller to make the action a little smoother, but even then it's just an average experience.

Oct 18th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (6 out of 10)

Un jeu au gameplay confus, gagnant en précision avec un pad. Mais il s'adresse davantage aux lecteurs du manga qu'aux amateurs de boxe.

May 2008 · Wii · read review

GameTrailers (5.5 out of 10)

Victorious Boxers Revolution is a good idea that’s hampered either by poor programming, or perhaps expecting too much of the Wii’s controller. It’s hard to tell which. And really, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which is to blame. The sad fact is that it just isn’t much fun to play, and if you try to use the motion control setup, it becomes a real struggle.

Dec 8th, 2007 · Wii · read review

UOL Jogos ( )

"Victorious Boxers: Revolution" não conseguiu reeditar a boa versão para PlayStation 2. Com controles falhos e uma mecùnica de jogo displicente, o título descamba para uma troca de socos frenética entre os competidores (o boxe de "Wii Sports", apesar de mais simples, tem muito mais competitividade). O modo de "história" é curto, e o multiplayer até traz um elenco numeroso, mas, como não hå muita variedade, o título não dura até a decisão dos juízes. Perde de nocaute técnico no quinto assalto.

Dec 13th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Thunderbolt Games (5 out of 10)

Sorry, boxing fans. This isn’t the follow-up to Wii Sports you’ve been waiting for. Sorry, Victorious Boxers veterans. This game is a step back from the titles you know and love. This was the series’ chance to shine, and it’s been doomed to obscurity yet again. The roster is impressive, and the story can be interesting. The combat is intense, fast-paced, and far more involved than any other boxing game on the system. The controls are just too unpolished; unless you’ve got a lot of patience or a Classic Controller handy, this game will get old quickly. The utter lack of extra content and bland graphics don’t help much either. Poor Ippo. The Victorious Boxers lost this round.

Dec 21st, 2007 · Wii · read review

Worth Playing (5 out of 10)

Victorious Boxers Revolution should have been great. Hajime no Ippo is about the closest you can get to an animated version of Punchout, and the Wii is almost custom-made for boxing titles. Yet the poor Wii controls, short length and lack of extras make it hard to recommend this game for anything but the most die-hard fans of the Hajime no Ippo manga. Other Wii gamers will want to stick to Wii Sports Boxing or hold out hope that Nintendo or another third-party company decides to give the Wii the boxing game it truly deserves.

Nov 11th, 2007 · Wii · read review

IGN (4.5 out of 10)

The only saving grace for the game comes with Classic Controller or GameCube support, and even then it’s a far cry from a solid boxing experience, as the entire game boils down to button mashing. There’s a serious lack of modes, the audio/video presentation is a mess, and the overall gameplay is simplistic and oftentimes broken. Just because this is the only boxing game available on Wii doesn’t mean it’s justified in its mediocrity. Every Wii owner in the United States got a better boxing experience packed in with their system with Wii Sports Boxing, and there’s simply no reason to pick this one up.

Nov 15th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Gaming Age (C-)

As such, it's kind of sad that Victorious Boxers Revolution was botched so badly. Given that the series was a somewhat obscure anime contemporary to Fight Night, and the source material being one of the better cartoons I've seen, seeing the Wii title being so bad is a shame.

Nov 13th, 2007 · Wii · read review

AceGamez (4 out of 10)

In one corner we have a freebie that came with your Wii that not only gives you boxing, but four other sports to play, and pulls them off mostly with flying colors. In the other corner, we have a retail game that lacks in about every department that is crucial to a game being any good at all, and most importantly failing to deliver on the most important aspect of any boxing game for the Nintendo Wii, the motion controls. While Victorious Boxers: Revolution may look better than Wii Sports Boxing, I think if you're going to take the time to admire the pretty pictures during a boxing game then you're going to find yourself on the mat faster than you can say, "Ooh, pretty graphics
 hey wait what's that blue glove-like object flying towards my face?" Victorious Boxers: Revolution is a game with plenty of potential that's just devastatingly disappointing in every sense of the word. Don't place your bets on this fighter, because it'll just get KO'd before the bell even rings.

Nov 27th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (8 out of 20)

DĂ©cevant tant au niveau de ses contrĂŽles que de sa rĂ©alisation, Victorious Boxers Challenge n'a mĂȘme pas bĂ©nĂ©ficiĂ© d'une localisation française partielle. On se retrouve donc avec un jeu de boxe imparfait, trop court pour retenir l'attention, et inaccessible aux Ă©ventuels fans français du manga dont il s'inspire. A Ă©viter.

Apr 22nd, 2008 · Wii · read review

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (4 out of 10)

I wasn’t expecting Revolution to be a full-on boxing simulator, and motion-controls weren’t even at the top of my list. All I wanted was the triumphant return of the Victorious Boxers series, the way I loved it. Perhaps the little-known Ippo was bound to fail, but at least he could have gone down swinging.

Oct 29th, 2007 · Wii · read review

Gamereactor (Sweden) (3 out of 10)

Victorious Boxers Challenge Àr ett spel för andra utvecklare att dra lÀrdom av, men pÄ samma omvÀnda sÀtt som till exempel hur Susanna Kallur lÀr sig av Jabba the Hutts hÀcklöpningsteknik. Vi fÄr helt enkelt fortsÀtta att vÀnta pÄ det dÀr fantastiska boxningsspelet till Nintendo Wii dÀr varje virtuell jabb Àr en naturlig förlÀngning av vÄra egna armrörelser. Tills dess Àr det bara att leva i det förgÄngna och styra vÄra andra boxare med pÄlitliga knappar. Little Mac verkar aldrig gÄ ur tiden.

Apr 14th, 2008 · Wii · read review

1UP (D)

Multiplayer is really the only redeeming feature. There are 25 characters to unlock and use, all with stats that can be customized before a fight (players can further customize the experience by choosing their arena and the music that they'll fight to). And with two human players, the imprecise controls make for an equal disadvantage -- just make sure that both use the same control scheme so that the playing field is level.

Nov 14th, 2007 · Wii · read review

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