A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Some of the boxers behave badly, but in a humorous way. And some over-the-top caricatures might be considered negative stereotypes instead, including a dreadlocked Jamaican named VooDoo who wears a skull mask.
Violence & Scariness
While it's cartoon-y and meant to be comic, faces and bodies do get busted up badly and players are encouraged to pummel opponents incessantly. A finishing move allows players to break an opponent's face.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Women in the game wear tight, revealing outfits.
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Mild cursing of the "damn" variety.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of press upon release about Kim Kardashian from the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians playing a character in the game.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this arcade boxing game is a parody, with bodies flying in the air after a bombastic punch. Yet the game does encourage you to pummel your opponents incessantly. And one of the power-ups you can earn is a finishing move that allows you to actually break your opponent's face. One of the characters, a dreadlocked Jamaican named VooDoo in a skull mask, could be considered a negative stereotype instead of an over-the-top caricature. Women are shown in tight outfits and look ditzy. The online aspect lets you download any picture and add it to a boxer as their face, or create your own boxer and upload it to share -- which means kids will find all sorts of boxers, including one with Hitler's face.
Is It Any Good?
This game could have been rated four stars, but it lacks the necessary depth. Its online play is thankfully seamless and adds a fun aspect to the gameplay. You can add your photo or any celebrity photo to a boxer that you, yourself create. Imagine the possibilities: Palin versus Biden or Obama versus McCain. You just upload a photo and the game adds a 3D element, just as in the Tiger Woods PGA games. It's a brilliant addition, one that gets better because you can share your creation online.
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