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  • Summary: Go toe-to-toe with greats such as Ali, De La Hoya, Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones. Outside of the ring, gamers can establish intense rivalries through pre-fight events putting purpose and passion behind every hit. Three new Impact Punches a la the EA Sports Haymaker keep gamers at the edge of their seat as players are only one punch away from the entire dynamic of the fight changing. Land a perfectly timed Flash KO or jump into a quick mid-fight mini-game to land a humiliating knockdown punch. Thrown using EA Sports Fight Night's innovative analog punch system, Impact Punches are high risk and high reward - put down your opponent or get knocked on the canvas. Boxing's Greatest Rivalries - Watch ESPN Classic footage of real-life bouts or re-create the greatest fights from past and present including Arturo Gatti vs. Mickey Ward, Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Eric Morales, and Ali vs. Frasier. Establish intense rivalries of your own by intimidating opponents before the big fight with heated press conferences full of hype, trash talkin', and fights at weigh-ins. Relive the best rivalries of your career in ESPN's Instant Classics! Create a style of your own, then see how you match up against the authentic signature styles from the world's best fighters. Licensed boxers use tactics and strategies that match their real life counterparts. Self Determinant AI adapts its style to match user strengths and to exploit weaknesses. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. It's going to take some time to learn the ropes but there's a deep game with lots of replay value waiting for you when you become one with the control system.
  2. A spectacular boxing game that moves beyond a lot of the systems prior limitations.
  3. You'll be amazed by the visuals and satisfied by how well its been converted. [Apr 2006, p.80]
  4. Depth, and oddly enough, simplicity, have been sacrificed for portability, making this a mixed bag when all is said and done.
  5. An adequate port of an outstanding console game.
  6. The Rival Challenge mode is a blast, and it's perfect for blowing off a little steam and killing time in the process.
  7. 50
    For those willing to endure the poorly-translated control scheme, the career mode is rather well done, as are the Rival Challenges, which really lend themselves to the short burst gameplay that's crucial to handheld.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8