Frank Bruno's Boxing
Copyright/Publisher: Elite Software, Release Year: 1985,
Genre: Boxing, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
Any comeback by this oldie is a bit dubious. Based on (but not an official licence) the
ancient Punch Out coin-op, this has eight computer opponents with vastly different fighting
styles - 'Fling Long Chop' even does kicks!
The action is viewed in 3-D, from just behind your boxer (Frank, of course!). There's no
moving around the ring (never Bruno's strong point), just choosing from a selection of
punches: left/right hooks, jabs, uppercuts and Frank's famous knockout punch.
Both boxers have a power bar which increases every time a blow is successfully landed:
get hit and if decreases. When it reaches maximum you can use your knockout punch to deck
the other guy - trouble is, he gets up the first two times.
The limited gameplay gets repetitive, while graphics are on the crude side with quite
a bit of glitching on the large sprites. Not really a top contender any more, know what I