George Foreman’s KO Boxing Master System [1 Minute Review] | Nostalgia Nerd

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , /

Boxing games aren’t usually my thing, but
there was a period in the 90s when I got a little obsessed with them. I think it was a combination of seeing the
graphics of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal on the Megadrive and the fact that they were
in plentiful supply in the games rental section. But for whatever reason George Foremans KO
Boxing really caught my eye, and it’s easy to see why. This was a Master System game, but it looked
like the property of a 16 bit machine. Originally released in 1990 as James “Buster”
Douglas Knockout Boxing in the US, but being very different in style to the Mega drive
version. A year later, it was then released under it’s
George Foreman tag in Europe and Brazil, but was again different to the Mega Drive version
of that name. Published by Flying Edge and developed by
SIMS it really shows off the capabilities of the system, and that’s what really did
it for me. Gameplay is pretty straight forward, with
two main punching actions and the ability to doge and duck. But the implementation and polish of the game
was something that just kept me coming back for more.

13 thoughts on “George Foreman’s KO Boxing Master System [1 Minute Review] | Nostalgia Nerd

  1. I'm so glad you didn't "grill" this one. ha ha! I never understood boxing games. I wanted to play them like street fighter or mortal kombat but never got very far as a result. may have to try this one on for size.

  2. But was Foreman so proud of it, he put his name on it? I think I'm part of a generation that knows him more for his grills than his boxing!

  3. No matter how hard they tried, Sega could never land a boxing game that was half as fun as the Punch Out!! games were.

  4. this game looks really similar to Rocky on SMS in 1987..very similar player models..thats the one i owned..i wasnt aware this one existed..

  5. I played through the game as Heavyweight Champ:

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