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  • Summary: 2K Sports, in collaboration with legendary promoter Don King, brings you an unprecedented look into the sport of professional boxing. Feel what it's like to be a real PRO boxer in your very own living room with the Wii Balance Board™. Duck and dodge blows and throw counter punches with both hands, all while trying to maintain your center of balance on the Wii Balance Board. Add to that over 20 actual licensed boxers, a deep career mode, and an intuitive multiplayer split screen mode, and you’ve got a gaming experience that immerses players into the sport of boxing like never before. [2K Sports] Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Serious boxing action that isn't spoilt by silly effects. Don King's Boxing is a great option. [Apr 2009, p.68]
  2. Don King Boxing is not a bad game, but it’s not nearly as good as it could have been.
  3. It's got solid controls, but there's not enough variety in its structure and the single-player challenge quickly becomes boring. [May 2009, p.85]
  4. 58
    Boxing is one of the more demanding sports to try and bring motion control to, and while MotionPlus could change all that once is releases later this year, 2K China included just one control scheme in Don King, and it only sort of works.
  5. Wait for Punch-Out!! if you're hankering for some fisticuffs. [May 2009, p.89]
  6. Every good boxing game should have decent controls, but Don King Boxing doesn't seem to understand that. Even the option to use your Balance Board doesn't change that. The looks are equally bad and not worth mentioning. What remains is a decent story-mode with funny details that will appeal to every boxing fan.
  7. To date there is no way to come closer to real boxing, without getting a bloody nose that is, than Don King Boxing. So, if you are a hardcore boxing fan or a fan of the genre I would suggest that you pick this title up. For everyone else, the controls, visuals and music make me suggest that you keep on looking.

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