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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 Atari ST Videogame fighters/boxers are always from Detroit
Final Blow FM Towns Opponent is down for the count
Final Blow Atari ST League table
Final Blow FM Towns Title screen

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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

Interface Genesis 1991 75 out of 100 75
Play Time Amiga Jan, 1992 74 out of 100 74 Genesis May 14, 2009 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 03, 2009 C 50 Genesis Jun 10, 2020 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1992 47 out of 100 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Apr, 1990 5.6 out of 12 47
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Oct, 1991 410 out of 1000 41
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1992 35 out of 100 35
Sega Does Genesis Aug 30, 2016 D+ 33


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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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