By Dale Weir on November 9, 1999 - 8:42am.
Knockout Kings 2000 lacked damn near every-thing I saw in those legendary fights with the exception of the fighters themselves. The feel of vicious punches was missing, the characters moved too slowly, and none of the fighters distinguished themselves. Whatever was in the game to add realism was negated by the over-the-top arcade elements. The only true representative from the boxing world was Mills Lane (how sad is that?).
Game Description: Go the distance with boxing's biggest names. EA Sports undisputed world champion boxing game makes its debut on the N64. Featuring power up KO punches, hidden moves and arcade action, Knockout Kings 2000 delivers over the top boxing action. From a no holds barred Slugfest match to a championship bout in Career mode, Knockout Kings 2000 puts you in the ring like never before. Slug it out as or against some of the greatest boxers of all time, including current champions Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya and legendary ring superstars Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali. Fight as one of these champions or quickly create your own boxer to take on anyone in any mode. Lace 'em up and get it on.
By Chi Kong Lui on November 9, 1999 - 12:00am.
From the early goings, KK2000 has a lot working against it. Primitive looking models, mediocre motion capture, and poor collision detection all seemed to spell doom for KK2000.
By Dale Weir on November 7, 1999 - 10:06am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Animated Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes
By Dale Weir on November 7, 1999 - 10:06am.
, or Kingpin
shocked and mortified parents and congressman alike, a small title entitled Grand Theft Auto
was released upon an unsuspecting public. Right off the bat, it doesn't take a genius to tell what the game is about; you play as bad guys who stole cars to do bad things with them. It quickly won the hearts of more than a few gamers, who reveled in this opportunity to be a common street thug out to do no good. This is not surprising, however, because to most, though they won't openly admit it, it was a dream come true.
By Chi Kong Lui on November 7, 1999 - 12:00am.
I never cared for the original premise of car-jacking and thuggery for the sake of being able to do so, but in the sequel, the idea of operating in a consequential world with gangland loyalties was intriguing to me. Too bad the whole notion goes totally wasted on a game with so many defects that I barely know where to start.
Game Description: The sequel to the ever-popular car jacking game is here. Grand Theft Auto 2 sets you up as a novice criminal trying to make yourself infamous in a crime-filled world. The game has three levels, each inhabited by three different gangs. Pick up a pay phone and accept one of the odd jobs that the gangs offer you. Of course, you have to earn the gangs' respect before you can take the really good jobs. Try to impress them by wiping out their rivals. Once you do, you'll get the good jobs—delivering drugs, picking up bank robbers, and bombing office buildings.
Game Description: Lace up your gloves and come out swinging in this arcade-style trip to the squared circle. Choose from 11 different fighters of delightfully varied background and stature, and pound your way through the ranks earning cash to upgrade your gym along the way. With two modes, three ranks, complete stat tracking, and an incentive-laden training system, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing is enough to keep even the most discerning boxing fans happy.
Game Description: Pulse-pounding excitement in the first great boxing game for PlayStation. And only the experts at EA Sports could bring it to you! Knockout Kings features 38 of history's greatest fighters including Sugar Ray Leonard Evander Holyfield even the Greatest Muhammed Ali! How would Ali fare against Evander? Find out! With refereeing by Mills Lane there'll be no ear-biting either! It's just like a real boxing match—except no pay-per-view charges!
By Dale Weir on October 28, 1999 - 11:00pm.
Almost from the beginning, people who saw the character designs were scratching their heads. Jet Force Gemini was supposed to be a juxtaposition of cute mascot-like characters and violent, gory action, but it never worked out. Even after they were redone to be more mainstream, they still looked unnatural and downright creepy. I was grateful that I spent most of the game looking at their backs but when it came to Vela (in her too-short skirt), I couldn't shake this uneasy feeling I had while playing as her.
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