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  • Summary: Lace up the gloves and get in the ring for Showtime Championship Boxing. Train and fight your way through the ranks. Blood, sweat, and tears is the only way you will conquer the top contender and be the ultimate champion. An interactive boxing experience that takes gamers to new levels. "Knockout" cutting edge technology takes "the sweet science" off the canvas and raises the Championship Belt on video game pugilism. 14 boxers-7 heavyweights, 7 welterweights. 4 different ring environments-Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles. Player can unlock other boxers as Title Belt Series progresses. Fights can be between four and twelve rounds. 3rd person camera view. 6 modes - Single Fight, Amateur Belt, Contender Belt, Showtime Belt, King of the Ring, and Multiplayer. Decisions are made based on TKOs, KOs, or points. Game actions are controlled by either drawing on the touch screen with the stylus or by using the D-pad and buttons. [DSI Games] Expand
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  1. A few improvements could have been made to increase the game’s longevity, but for a first strike this is an excellent outing. Fighters should lace up their gloves and go a few rounds with this game, just don’t get knocked to the floor.
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    Showtime Championship Boxing is a bad game because it lacks depth, is ugly and easy to exploit. At the same time, I couldn’t help but enjoy myself as I beat down fighter after fighter.
  3. Hmm, a punch to the groin or one more round of this DS boxing game? Hang on, we're still thinking.
  4. Ugly, repetitive and a waste of the license. It's not quite "Balls of Fury" bad, but getting there. Punch-drunk and pointless. [Feb 2008, p.64]
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