Barry McGuigan World Boxing Championship

Publisher: Activision
Machine: Amstrad CPC464/664/6128

Published in Computer & Video Games #53

Barry McGuigan World Boxing Championship

Boxing is a disgusting, degrading sport. It should be banned. Violence for sport and entertainment. How low can you get?

All very true. But boxing also happens to be extremely exciting. I love it. Even when Boomboom Bertie and Werewolf Brown had laid me flat on my back with a cruel series of uppercuts.

Barry McGuigan World Boxing Championship offers you the chance to take on nineteen exotically named boxers including the mighty McGuigan.

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Each fighter has an endurance level ranging from weak to mighty, also various stamina, strength and agility levels. There is also pre-fight training which allows you to build on the individual boxer's strengths to compensate for weaknesses.

The boxing action is seen from the side. The fighting and range of punches is much the same as other boxing games available and is quite satisfying.

For Amstrad owners wanting a boxing game, it's a straight choice between Barry McGuigan World Boxing Championship and Frank Bruno's Boxing from Elite. We think Frank just has the edge.