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IRON FIST BOXING [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (77%)

15 Dec

Iron Fist Boxing is a boxing / training game released by realtech VR.

“IRON FIST BOXING is the original real-time 3D MMA fighting game finally on the Palm App Store. With a totally revamped input system, a longer career mode, more game modes, and more characters than ever.”

This game offers several mini games and a career mode to train and then progress your fighter.

The mini games range from tapping the screen rapidly for the speed bag, to a simple simon style copying for heavy bag. Some of mini games are fun, but the others lack anything of interest that would bring you back for me.

Gameplay wise, you have the training modes and the career event. The various modes have nice clear instructions at the start of each, but the career instructions are lacking, you need to play the “training” mode first to learn how the career works.

Even with the training, the career game does not always respond as it did in the training mode. The stamina drain in game is a little too quick, as leaves you blocking again within seconds.

The game is controlled by tilt for dodging and tapping the screen upper areas for an upper cut or lower for a body punch.

The graphics are pretty good, with the character being a little blocky, but reasonable.

On the upside:

  • Several game modes.
  • Interesting touch screen controlled combos.

On the downside:

  • Massive slow down at times. (Sound and Graphics faulter in Speedbag)
  • Swinging between the modes is not as easy as it should be.
  • Does not play in landscape like the screenshots shows?
  • Felt like it would play better on a phone than a Touchpad.

Overall, this game is reasonable and is fairly well put together. However, it does feel like a phone game converted to a Touchpad. For example the punch game just does not feel right trying to punch while holding a large Touchpad in your hand. I would have also have liked to see more clear instructions. A good attempt at a boxing game for the Touchpad, that just falls a little bit short.

Rating: 77%

Size: 72.1 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.19

Link: Iron Fist Boxing – realtech VR

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Game - Sport, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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