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Twenty tough computer opponents, finishing with legendary champion Barry McGuigan himself, await in this early boxing game. The fights take place in a full 3D arena, with a range of hooks, jabs and cross-punches available, aimed to the head or body.

Before you start you must create your character, including his appearance and initial abilities, and choose one of five play styles. You can start off as a New Pro or a Contender - the latter option means tougher fights form the word go, but you start halfway up the rankings. A full training options is included, allowing you to work on your boxer's abilities to best prepare for the next fight.


Star Rank Boxing ZX Spectrum The prematch versus screen
Star Rank Boxing ZX Spectrum You win the fight by a knockout
Star Rank Boxing ZX Spectrum Knocking an opponent down does'nt mean you've won as they can still get up before the count of ten
Star Rank Boxing ZX Spectrum Working on the head seems to knock them down quicker

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Alternate Titles

  • "Star Rank Boxing: Main Event" -- Commodore 64 U.S. ingame title
  • "Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing" -- UK Title
  • "Barry McGuigan champion du monde de boxe" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User Feb, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Popular Computing Weekly Feb 06, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Sinclair Feb, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Crash! May, 1989 54 out of 100 54


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Kabushi (255195) added Star Rank Boxing (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2004
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