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  • Summary: After his car breaks down, Wade Hixton stumbles upon the little-known town of Big Piney. Wade, however, gets himself into even more trouble, as town members challenge him to fight. Step into Wade's shoes as he boxes nine different fighters, each with a unique personality and fighting technique. Give yourself a competitive advantage by upgrading your attacks, purchasing new moves, and even paying off characters to assist you during matches. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. Wade Hixton is simple game, only flawed in that we would have liked to see so much more of it. However, for $20, it's hard to find a game that is as worthwhile as Wade Hixton. This truly is re-mastered classic gaming entertainment.
  2. 85
    Though the fights do lack in variety and the number of boxes is kept at a minimum, the overall style and presentation of the game more than makes up for it.
  3. Has just the right balance of easy controls, tough opponents, and hilarious visuals. It's also bargain-priced, which is a plus. [Summer 2004, p.44]
  4. 80
    An absolute blast as long as it lasts, and its bargain pricepoint set by the publisher shouldn't scare anyone away: it's a steal at 20 bucks.
  5. The game's incredible visuals and sound, its offbeat sense of humor, and, most importantly, its legitimate affection toward one of the greatest boxing franchises ever made truly make it a game worth playing for anyone who has loved and appreciated the Punch-Out!! series.
  6. An original work that is a very solid good game on a whole and defintely worth playing for all of the Punch-Out!! fans out there and fans of the genre.
  7. 68
    Wade's too easy to figure out, and it just doesn't have the staying power to be able to go toe-to-toe with the best of all time. It has the feel of the champ, but just doesn't have the heart of a champion.

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