Classic Boxing Simulation, Boxer’s Road, Hits PSOne Classics In Japan

By Sato . June 22, 2014 . 12:31pm

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In September of 1995, a company known as New released a boxing simulator game on the PlayStation, called Boxer’s Road. While it never made it outside Japan, it was recently introduced to the PSN Classics Archives in Japan. Dengeki Online tells us more about the game.

 

While Boxer’s Road didn’t really stand out much in terms of graphics, it more than made up for it with its rather in-depth gameplay, which is split into two parts of actual boxing fights and a growth part.

 

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The growth part consists of all kinds of training regiments for the boxer. There are nine different training courses that give different results. Additionally, as a trainer, you also had to pick their meal courses to give them the top-notch nutrition to go with their training.

 

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Once the boxer is ready, he can step into the ring and challenge his next opponent. This part of the game is set up as an action game, but it’s actually all in slow motion, where every punch and movement matters. Dengeki says it’s more of a fight of wits and technique than anything.

 

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You can also select a “Retire” option at any time during the game. Once you retire, the next fight becomes the last one, followed by the ending. Of course the ultimate goal is to become the champion, which also has what’s considered the true ending.

 

Dengeki concludes by saying that Boxer’s Road is a calm and quite game, but the more you play it, the more depth there is to enjoy. For those of you who are interested in seeing what it’s like to be a boxer, it’s definitely worth checking out.

 

Boxer’s Road is currently on PSN in Japan for 617 yen for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PSP.


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  • Spirit Macardi

    Whoever is in charge of handling PS1 and PS2 classics needs to step it up. The selections of both are still missing some great games, even despite clear improvements in the emulation software itself.

  • Rollersnake

    This actually sounds kinda neat, though I dunno about the slow-mo fights. I imagine it’s to give it more of a strategic turn-based feel, but does it let you watch a replay of the match in normal speed, or anything?

  • Zero_Destiny

    Oh wow, I totally want this now. ;’D

  • JMaster3000

    FITE ME IRL M8 ILL REK U!

    • Byron Kerrison II

      Swear un mi mum

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    That is amazing looking! I love retro CG graphics. This is rough, and that’s pretty cool. I’m weird like that :)

    Enjoy it Japanese PSN users!

  • Learii

    Sato you spell rink not ring lol

    • Sato

      Fixed! I ought to KO myself for that one :p

  • Steven Hunt

    I thought this was on PSOne classics back in 2007.

  • RunningWild1984

    Is that Coach Kamogawa?

  • HotLimit

    The second Hajime no Ippo game for the PS2 (the one America didn’t get) had a Boxer’s Road mode where you had to create their diet and training plans down to how many donuts they ate.

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