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Had this as a kid and it was brilliant.
This version seems a bit more cheaply made. I am sure the original had metal necks
: they're now plastic.
Regardless, it is the same concept of moving robot boxers around, throwing punches and trying to get their heads to pop-up.
It was always frenetic but, in the past, over within a minute or so.
With this version it soon becomes obvious that thumb/arm-aches are going to occur before any robot head-popping as finger-pressed punches are woefully weak and the heads very stubborn. The tactic is then not to press the button with thumbs but whack it with the palm of your hand. This means moving the robot becomes less a tactic.
Eventually the head will go but the achievement is who was able to whack a piece of plastic often enough and hard enough rather than the result of any robot-based combat.