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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. 3rd person camera view. 6 modes - Single Fight, Amateur Belt, Contender Belt, Showtime Belt, King of the Ring, and Multiplayer. Fights can be between four and twelve rounds. Decisions are made based on TKOs, KOs, or points. Takes full advantage of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk Style interactive capabilities. [DSI Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. Multiplayer mode is basic and simple one-on-one combat, with no frills added on. Since this game is bare-bones to begin with, this is no surprise. So while this game tries to offer an enjoyable boxing experience, the lack of features simply knocks this one down for the count.
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    It's sad really, if under a different developer – it could have made for a viable opponent to the big boxing titles like, but instead DSI games decided to make it a cheap, gimmicky imitation of that which came before.
  3. Even on the Nintendo Wii the game just doesn’t possess the true essence of what makes a good boxing game work on the Wii. Do yourself a favor, boxing fans, and stay away from this one.
  4. Terrible. There is a split-screen multiplayer option, but I can't imagine anyone who'd want to participate, and why would they? Sluggish controls, poor attention to detail, lack of customization, and unbalanced difficulty all makes Showtime Championship Boxing a dud.
  5. Given that Wii Sports boxing (or Punch-Out!!, for that matter) is better in almost every conceivable way, Showtime Championship Boxing has absolutely no business in your gaming library, not even for $20. Stay far away.
  6. If you are in possession of a Wii, then you already own a better boxing game than Showtime Championship Boxing will ever be. It's called Wii Sports. Showtime is just not fun to play and extremely shallow. Save up for something more meaningful.
  7. Showtime Championship Boxing would be a lousy looker two console generations ago; in 2008 it’s nothing short of a Mike Tyson-biting-ears-level embarrassment...Every aspect of Showtime Championship Boxing is baffling.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3