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Showtime Championship Boxing!

Only the second boxing game to be released on the Wii, will Showtime live up to the high expectations that come with a Wii boxing game?

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Wave Your Arms In The Air: The first thing you will notice about Showtime Championship Boxing is that this game nowhere near the level of the Fight Night series, and doesn't even manage to surpass Wii Sports' boxing game.

One of the many cardinal flaws that Showtime features are the outrageously difficult controls. There is nearly no way to firmly grasp the controls in any reasonable amount of time.

The controls of Showtime require you to move the Wii remote in one direction, and the Nunchuk in another, while flinging your arms around like a mental patient, trying to get the game to read your movements correctly.

Float Like A Robot: In addition to the incomprehensible controls, you will also be subjected to hideous graphics and robotic movement.

As you "move" around the ring, you will notice that its not you that moves, it's the background that twirls around you.

You will also see some of the worst graphics produced on the Wii yet, with blocky character models and bland environments.

Cast Of Characters Indeed: Another one of the many disappointments in Showtime Championship Boxing is the sorely lacking roster of fighters. Showtime doesn't feature real boxers or any real names, just generic characters like Punchbag Pat and such.

With the absence of any names whatsoever, and the lack of personality from the developer created fighters, you won't feel immersed in the game at any point.

Rent vs. Buy: The incredibly complex controls, drab surroundings and the lack of real-life boxing names make Showtime Championship Boxing a shockingly disappointing addition to the Wii. There is virtually no reason to buy or rent this game, as there are not many, if any, strong points in the game.

Report Card

There is virtually no reason to buy or rent this game, as there are not many, if any, strong points in the game. (Krakrabbit.com)


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