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*USED* READY 2 RUMBLE BOXING (#031719209873)

*USED* READY 2 RUMBLE BOXING (#031719209873)

Game Title
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing

Release Date

ESRB Rating
T - Teen

Ready 2 Rumble Boxing is a boxing video game developed by Midway and published in 1999 for the Dreamcast PlayStation Game Boy Color and Nintendo 64 The success of the Dreamcast version led to it becoming one of the few Sega All Stars titles Like Nintendo s Punch Out series it features many characters with colorful personalities i e Afro Thunder Boris The Bear Knokimov etc however unlike the Punch Out series Ready 2 Rumble Boxing is in 3D thus allowing for more control over one s character in the ring Also unlike Punch Out players can choose whichever boxer they want from a rather large selection of characters Throughout the fights in the game there is a special RUMBLE meter which fills up one or two letters at a time until the word RUMBLE is spelled at the bottom of the screen Letters can be obtained by successfully landing hard blows most such actions will yield one letter though some particularly strong punches may yield more Once the meter is full the player can power himself up enabling access to a special combo called Rumble Flurry activated by pressing a button combination Each character s flurry is unique to them and consists of a series of punches which does a large amount of damage if landed successfully One unique graphic feature of the game is the gradual bruises gained by players as the fight progresses like hematomas and swellings present in all fifth generation versions While this is not necessarily a new feature to games it had been implemented before in SNK s 1992 game Art of Fighting it garnered much appraisal from reviewers because of the added fun factor this element supply to the game 1 The Game Boy Color version was one of the few games for the system to feature built in rumble The Dreamcast PlayStation and Nintendo 64 versions each have an exclusive boxer these are respectively Jimmy Blood Gino Stiletto and J R Flurry Ring announcer Michael Buffer appears in the game as himself

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