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  • Summary: (Also known as "Victorious Boxers Challenge") A boxing game with realistic boxing action and intuitive controls, Victorious Boxers: Revolution takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to give players an authentic, real-life boxing experience. The various moves include punches like jabs, straights, uppercuts and hooks, as well as defensive maneuvers like ducks and sways. Players can enjoy several rounds with their friends or play through the deep and compelling Story Mode as they follow the story of Ippo Makunouchi, a high school student who is bullied by his classmates, as he rises to the top of the professional boxing ranks. Various control schemes allow eager players to punch and weave with their body to make the action appear onscreen for the full boxing experience, as well as less strenuous options and even Classic Controller compatibility. The viewpoint is positioned right behind the player's transparent fighter to further enhance the feeling of being right there in the heat of battle. [XSeed] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. A superb first shot at what a serious boxing game could be like on Wii, utterly blwing Wii Sports' interpretation of the sport out of the water. [JPN Import; Oct 2007, p.101]
  2. While the meat of the game lies in the extensive story mode, some fun can be had with the multiplayer.
  3. 70
    True to its manga roots, there's plenty of goofy dialogue and eye-popping artwork alongside a surprisingly robust boxing engine.
  4. 60
    In the end, the wacky storyline is deflated by the difficult controls in Victorious Boxers Revolution. If Cavia could have nailed at least one of the control schemes, then this game would have had much more appeal.
  5. A good idea that’s hampered either by poor programming, or perhaps expecting too much of the Wii’s controller. It’s hard to tell which. And really, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which is to blame. The sad fact is that it just isn’t much fun to play, and if you try to use the motion control setup, it becomes a real struggle.
  6. An otherwise serviceable boxing game on the Wii that doesn't work with the motion controls, which is the whole appeal of playing a boxing game on the Wii.
  7. 35
    While the multiplayer may be passable, the rest of VBR is so flawed that it tests your patience more than your boxing skills. If you've been waiting for a Wii boxing game, you should just keep waiting and go back to Wii Sports for now -- at least that was free with your Wii.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. KellyS.
    Oct 20, 2007
    This is a very solid boxing game. Love the characters, controls and overall presentation. Feels like your in the ring more than any other game.
  2. Eric
    Mar 30, 2008
    Giving this game a 1 is almost doing it a favor. The fact of the matter is, this game is awful. The controls are completely and utterly stupid. In other words, they don't work at all. I tried to punch my friend numerous times, and I fell over. Also, you can't win if your not the largest character available. I literally walked away, ate pizza, came back and my friend had not knocked over my character just standing there. I think he actually hurt himself trying to knock my character over. So please, if you read this, don't even look, play or even have anything to do with this game. When I tried to play the game again, my Wii stabbed me in the face. Please, make the pain stop. Expand
  3. Jeremyl.
    Jan 9, 2008
    Utterly useless motion controls make this almost unplayable.