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Final Blow is an action game based around the sport of boxing. You can play the fighters in a sequence of knock-out competitions, (the computer versions also include a round-robin league). Rounds last one minute, with a short break in between them. As in the real sport, your aim is to knock your opponent down for 10 seconds, by gradually weakening him with a series of punches. You can block punches, to avoid them inflicting damage onto you. The ring is of a limited size, so players can be cornered, although the referee will intervene to break the boxers up if they become entangled in a stalemate position.

The Genesis version is not to be confused with the Master System game of the same name, which is entirely different.


Final Blow Genesis Down
Final Blow Genesis This guy's somewhat bulkier
Final Blow Genesis And out
Final Blow Commodore 64 Hit with a low punch

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Alternate Titles

  • "James 'Buster' Douglas Knockout Boxing" -- US Genesis title
  • "ファイナル・ブロー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Raze Genesis Sep, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Apr, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Sega-16.com Genesis May 14, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Classic-games.net Genesis Jun 10, 2020 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 03, 2009 C 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Apr, 1990 5.6 out of 12 47
Power Play Genesis Jul, 1990 36 out of 100 36
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1992 35 out of 100 35
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1992 31 out of 100 31


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Version differences

The Genesis US and European versions, named James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing, have The Detroit Kid's name and palette swapped to James Buster Douglas and also feature a new boxer, Iron Head.
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