By Fair Means Or Foul
Copyright/Publisher: Superior Software Limited/Alligata,
Program & Graphics By:
Jason Benham, Original Idea: Michael Simpson,
Release Year: 1988, Genre: Boxing, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
Just like Cassius Clay, this changed its name to Pro Boxing Simulator for its Codemasters
rereleased (I didn't know the Codies released Muhammed Ali! - Ed).
Actaully the original title was more suitable as this version of boxing allows the use
of kicks and head butts! But only when the ref's not looking, which is quite often as he
regularly falls asleep (no doubt the result of watching too many Bugner fights). This is a
good way of reducing your opponent's energy, but if a foul blow is spotted, one of your five
lives is removed.
Probably the oddest thing about the game, apart from the purple-coloured fighters, is
the way boxers get up for the next round even after being counted out!
It's not exactly the most sophisticated or realistic boxing sim around, but the cheating
aspect is a lot of fun. Sadly, there's no two-player game, though the computer opponents
are pretty tough.