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Game #3181
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  ABC's Wide World of Sports Boxing    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Fighting

Rating: 8.55 (58 votes)

ABC's Wide World of Sports Boxing box cover

ABC's Wide World of Sports Boxing screenshot
ABC's Wide World of Sport Boxing is essentially the same game as Cinemaware's TV Sports Boxing, with the added chrome of Dan Dierdorf, sportscaster of ABC Sports channel. From my review of TV Sports Boxing on this site:

"Cinemaware ended its acclaimed TV Sports series on a high note, with a game that remains one of the best boxing games ever made. TV Sports Boxing lets you create your own boxer from a wide range of body color, hair color, trunks color, and boxing style. You start with a fixed number of skill points which are used toward selecting you boxers skills, which include punching power, stamina, conditioning, strength and cuts. You start with a team of trainer and promoter. When you make money from winning bouts, you can hire better trainers and promoters.

Your goal is to fight your way to higher rankings and eventually champion. Your promoter will suggest opponents, but you can accept or decline hoping for a different opponent. The higher ranking your opponent is, the more money you make from a fight. Win a fight and your ranking will go up, lose and it will go down. The fighting itself is a lot of fun and requires skills as well as reflexes. You learn what your opponents weaknesses are and exploit them. The boxers are represented on screen with excellent digitized players who display convincing motion when they swing hooks or uppercuts, and it is easy to tell when your boxer is taking a beating.

With fluid animation, lots of atmosphere that is Cinemaware's hallmark, great control interface, and a wide variety of opponents that truly use different boxing styles, TV Sports Boxing is a must play for every boxing fan." In short, if you haven't played TVSB, this ABC Sports edition is a better choice as it is the same game, but updated with more features and real-life boxers. If you have already played TVSB, then there is little reason to play this edition except to hear Dan Dierdorf's voice. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: John Cutter
Developer: Cinemaware
Publisher: Data East
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Cinemaware
Theme:  
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: TV Sports Boxing, Best of The Best, T.K.O.

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