Ring King


gm0269 - Developed by Wood Place Inc. and Published by Data East USA, Inc. "Ring King" was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in September of 1987. This is a 3rd-Person Perspective arcade type boxing game in which the fighting action in the ring is viewed from a 3D top-down view. While it's accepted that Mike Tyson's Punch-Out is the best remembered boxing game for the NES, Ring King was also a capable competitor because of its great humor and more accurate simulation of actual boxing. Ring King for NES features three different play modes, which are "Training, Ranking and Tournament." In training mode, it's just as the name implies, learn how to control your boxer before you enter a tournament. In the ranking mode, you can select one of three championships (Rookie, Japan and World) to compete in. There are 5 difficulty levels available for each. In tournament mode, you go for the top spot among all boxers. Before you start playing this game you create your own character and set his abilities, strength, speed and stamina, and of course these abilities increase (visible in the status bar) according to the bouts you win. This game has a full range of moves including the standard jabs, hooks, uppercuts with body punches and combinations (along with unique special attacks). You pummel your opponent until he weakens and goes down, but a flurry of well placed hits can also produce a quick knockout. The game has a meter for the fighters and each punch you land will weaken your opponent's strength. But just as in a real boxing match, the opponent will recover slightly during the breaks at the end of a round. On the defensive side, you can slip punches, duck and raise your guard to protect yourself at all times. Ring King is multoiplayer, so you can either play against the computer generated boxer or against one of your friends. There is no save, this is a password enabled game where after each fight won, you receive a password that enables you to continue with the next match in a tournament at a later time. The graphics and sound in this game are certainly not the best, but no where near as horrible as some claim. I must say, Ring King was one of the most humorous games on the NES. Some of the things these fighters do are downright hilarious, including unintentionally (I think) suggestive visuals. In Europe Ring King is known as "King Of Boxer" and in Japan as "Family Boxing." Pre-owned - Includes Game Only, no manual or instructions are included. Rarity Rating "C+" - Ring King game review by Prince NES Gamer.

Product Details

  • UPC: 910427910427
  • Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • Region: NTSC
  • ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
  • Genre: Sport / Boxing
  • Class: Licensed
  • Condition: Pre-owned excellent condition

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