Boxing Legends of the Ring
North American cover art
NA: September 1993
EU: 1993
JP: November 5, 1993
NA: 1993
Boxing Legends of the Ring (known in Japan as ファイナルノックアウト (Final Knockout?)) is a boxing video game for the Mega Drive/Genesis and Super NES consoles. The boxers are represented by 2D sprites seen from over the shoulder of one of the fighters. The title of the game refers to the famous boxing magazine, The Ring, which the game is licensed to associate itself with. The following famous middleweight boxers are represented in the game: Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Durán, Thomas Hearns, James Toney, Marvin Hagler, Jake LaMotta, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Rocky Graziano.
All of the fights in the game take place in the Las Vegas Hilton casino in the North American version. There are also advertising banners for HBO visible during fights that are not available in the Japanese version. In the Japanese version, the game takes place in a generic boxing ring using the publisher’s name in place of the HBO advertisements found in the North American version. Even in the Japanese version, the options are mostly in English.
A special version was released in Mexico and the American Southwest called Chavez II; the game exchanged the English language words for Spanish and omitted some vocals.
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The skills and attributes of the player.
During fights, it is possible to keep track of the participating boxers’ wellbeing by observing the small portraits of the fighters’ faces at the top of the screen. As the fighters receive punishment, these portraits show injuries such as cuts and bruises, the severity of which indicate the fighter’s health (or lack of). There is also a boxing glove shaped meter at the top of the screen, that indicates how much power a boxer has left in his punches (as in a real fight, the more punches boxers throw, the more tired they become, resulting in weaker punches).
The fighters’ movement about the ring is limited to side-stepping left