Smash Boxing Game

smash boxing game

And In the Flash Corner...

As a rule, I generally don’t agree with boxing as a sport and as a concept in general. There is just something fundamentally wrong about two fighters slowly giving each other brain damage solely for the amusement of others (since I’m convinced that getting beaten up can’t possibly be amusing or fun for them. On the other hand, I’m sure boxing doesn’t agree with me either as I sit here judging a sport that I have no experience with, but I’m pretty sure that my stance is more correct (or at least less incorrect) because I’m pretty sure that I’ve never cause Parkinson’s or any other form of brain damage and then labelled it a sport. Real-life boxing is undoubtedly high-stakes stuff, but what about flash-based simulations of the sport? Well, these are considerably more fun and safer for all involved, with the blows dealt being as fictional as the fighters that deal them. Thank the godly developers of Smash Boxing then, for taking the real-life risk out of the equation and delivering some all-out brawling action in one tidy little ring-shaped package.

The Ropes

The game obviously involves stepping into the ring to fight against opponents at your leisure (or displeasure, depending on how good you are at the game). You use the directional controls to move your character, S for blocking, D for jabbing, A to use your power punch, and W to issue a low punch in the direction of your opponent. The aim is simply to choose from a large number of fighters with different attributes and strengths in order to fight against other fighters and determine who is indeed the best at smashing their opponent with brute force until one of them hits the deck and/or dies doing what they apparently love to do.

Brawling and War-ing

The game issues you a choice between a street brawl or a gang war, with the former being a single match against a chosen opponent and the latter being a longer affair that puts you against each of the opposing gangs. There are four gangs to choose from when selecting your fighters: the grizzlies, the wolverines (a cheap rip-off of the X-Men Character), the shadow warriors, and the immortals. What makes the game a little more interesting is that each member of each gang as different attributes and therefore differing strength, speed, and stamina, making player selection fairly important when going up against the tougher opponents. It’s a shame that there isn’t any form of progressive upgrade system though, which would have made the game significantly more entertaining and given it a little more depth for the player to enjoy.

Almost, but Not Quite

Smash Boxing is fairly raw in its gameplay, and the actual physics don’t feel as spot on as you would like in a game that is based on how two players interact with each other. The range of characters is ample and each of them has different strengths and weaknesses, making things a little more interesting. The graphics are also quite respectable and have obviously received more attention than the average flash game. This isn’t a game that truly stands out but it is enjoyable for roughly ten minutes until you realise that it can’t quite live up to other fighting games of your childhood like Mortal Kombat.

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