Super KO Boxing 2 Review
- Fun classic Punch Out gameplay
- Amusing opponents.
- High-def arcade style artwork.
- Steep learning curve.
- Fights can be lengthy, not a pick up and play kind of game.
If you're feeling a bit nostalgic, Super KO Boxing 2 can fill that niche with a game that's fairly brutal to play, but rewarding when you learn how to read your opponent.
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Super KO Boxing 2 (SKOB2) is the sequel to Glu's mobile phone fighting series and the first of the series to hit the iPhone. It's a modern interpretation of Punch Out from the NES parceled with stunning hand drawn characters and tongue-in-cheek irreverence. This is no simple button masher and definitely something for serious gamers to check out.
SKOB2 mimics the classic control setup from its predecessors, using virtual pads to control dodge and block with the left thumb and your punches with the right thumb. While there's no variation to the control layout, it's fairly intuitive and quite responsive. Like other virtual pads you're likely to press the wrong button(s) at times, but their layout is generally broad enough to prevent too many wasted attacks or energy.
The graphics are what separate this game from the crowd, with a cell-shaded character designs and complex (and amusing) backgrounds for each location. There are several variations to each main opponent and are more than just a palette swap (for example, an early opponent goes from being a drink-swilling slob to a country cop). The music is interesting, but thanks to OS 3.0 support you can make use of your own playlists in game.
From the single-player campaign and its hilarious opponents to unlocking challenge modes and even playing online, SKOB2 is a great arcade boxing game. What started out in all its 8 bit glory on a humble console is now a marvel to play and enjoy on the iPhone for the serious gamers.
DescriptionBEST BOXING GAME ON THE APP STORE!!
READY FOR AN OLD FASHIONED BEATDOWN? As the K.O. Kid, you return to the ring to face the most outrageous face-breaking opponents who’ll use sneaky tactics and dirty distractions to knock you out. To be the champ, figure out each fighter’s tells, avoid their signature moves, and when the time is right unleash a super punch to knock ‘em out!
15 OUTRAGEOUS OPPONENTS
Go toe-to-toe against a cast of bone-crushing boxers with unique moves and personalities including 15 Cent, Shogun, and Ka-Rak Übones.
DEVASTATING SIGNATURE MOVES
Use quick reflexes to dizzy opponents, throw powerful hooks, unleash flaming super punch combos, and land one-two lightning KO’s. To go the distance, you will need to watch out for opponent’s weaknesses and avoid their signature moves.
Box your way through 18 bouts across 3 circuits to become the Champion of the world!
Would you be able to defeat your opponent if you weren’t able to dodge and couldn’t get hit? Face this and 16 other unique challenges that test your skills.
Test your courage to see how many fights you can win without ever getting knocked down against increasingly tougher opponents.
Earn over 65 unique achievements to unlock concept art that includes character sketches, early concepts, and boxers that did not make it into the game
NEW - GAME CENTER
For devices with iOS 4.1 or higher, you can now earn your achievements within Game Center and share those with your friends.
NEW - ROID RAGE
Are you coming unstuck against some of the trickiest bone-crushing contenders in the game? Just purchase a dose of Roid Rage to turn into a monster fighter, with more powerful punches and become almost impossible to take down. Use your Roid Rage whenever you've exhausted your natural abilities to take down the toughest opponents!
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What's New in Version 1.6.0Now share your achievements on GAME CENTER!
Extra Roid Rages are now also available without purchase by selecting Earn Roids from the Roid Rage menu.