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Parents' Guide to

Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Horrible controls + stereotyping = one big sucker punch.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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There is really very little to commend the game, unless you
simply want to brawl. If you have a love for old arcade games like Punch Out,
which approximates the sweet science of boxing and adds humor to the escapade, you'll be
disappointed. If you love more simulation-like representations of fisticuffs
like the recent Fight Night series, you'll go from disappointment to despair
because the controls are rarely accurate. You end up flailing around a lot.
Heck, the simple Wii Sports Boxing is more exact than this.

If you're at all sensitive about bigotry in games, Ready 2
Rumble: Revolution
will raise some red flags. One African American
character's mother had 18 children. Another character looks like a pimp out of
grade D movie. This isn't funny: it's degrading. Plus, the so-called parodies
of Jack Black as a kind of spoiled child and Brad Pitt circa Fight Club will
cause some to raise eyebrows. Unfortunately, this boxing game is a debacle rife with
bad taste at the least and racism at the worst.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release date: March 17, 2009
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: T for Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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