Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (Dreamcast)
- 23 boxers include Michael Jackson and Shaquille O'Neal
- Contains outrageous costumes, special moves, taunts, and rumble flurries
- Arcade mode and championship mode
- Includes photographers, corner men with spit buckets, ring girls, and Michael Buffer
- Play minigames to train your boxer
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- Platform: Sega Dreamcast
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Has the King of Pop become the Prince of Pugilism? As a sequel to 1999's surprise knockout, Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 features Michael Jackson alongside NBA heavyweight Shaquille O'Neal and a mix of new and returning contestants for some over-the-top fisticuffs. The game combines authentic boxing action with outrageous costumes, special moves, taunts and rumble flurries that are all unique to each character. Throw some quick jabs in the arcade mode or do it Rocky-style via the enhanced championship mode, where you will manage your boxer's training regimen and schedule fights. Adding to the realism are photographers, corner men with spit buckets, beautiful ring girls that announce each new round, and Michael Buffer with his famous "Let's get ready to rumble!" call.
The secret ingredient that made Ready 2 Rumble Boxing so popular with both avid gamers and budding gaming enthusiasts was the likeable yet outlandish assortment of characters. In Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2, the formula is repeated by adding as many as a dozen new characters, with Shaquille O'Neal, Freke Deke, Robox RE SE4, Johnny Blood, Mama Tua and even reclusive pop star Michael Jackson leading the wacky pack of fictional and semifictional boxers.
A few of your favourite characters from the first game return in Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, which features updated, customisable costumes. Each character also has his or her own special moves, including a bounce in the female boxers that mimics the real-life gravitational forces at play that are found in the female characters in Tecmo's Dead or Alive.
In terms of gameplay, Sega has gone back to the gym and reworked the Championship mode. This time around, your fighting schedule is based around a calendar of matches, as opposed to being based solely on your prize winnings. As you win your way through the championship mode, new gym equipment will be available for you to use to build your skills. Some new training events have been added, including stair climbing and rope jumping.
The most interesting part of the Championship mode includes the addition of a wrestling-style backstory that sees backstage shenanigans and feuds between the fighters. The new Team Battle mode lets you choose up to eight team members for an actual rumble with an opposing group of pugilists from the game. Several new camera angles have been added, which ups the total number to nine. Also, players can expect to suffer from computer-generated blurry vision after one too many blows to the head. As a result of these additions, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 should be a knockout (pun most certainly intended of course). --Todd Mowatt
Top customer reviews
This game manages to surpass its predesessor in every way. The graphics have improved no end. The cheering of the crowds and whacking sounds of boxing gloves hitting soft flesh, will blow you away. If you liked the first game, you WILL LOVE this.
Get ready for the time of your life! READY TO RUMBLE BOXING ROUND 2