Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Championship Boxing'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1983 Pan Books Ltd (UK)
by Paul Stanley

For a book type-in game, written in BASIC this is quite good. It's part of the book 60 Programs for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Mostly 16K games. It's very challenging and not that easy as may seem initially. The boxing match features not only the move around-punch routine, but also referee action, like when you corner an opponent giving him no chance you are drawn to the center with a warning. Also each of the 3 timed rounds make the game more engaging. True, the opponent movement is random, but hey, this just a type-in game. Still one of the best BASIC game I've played so far, and a good boxing one I might add.