With an overall lack of Sports games on the Nintendo Switch, a game like Boxing Champs is one embraces by fans with open arms. However, with its retro appeal, solid control scheme and a beefy career mode, there’s plenty to see and do, even without a story mode. Simply put, this is the beginning of a wonderful Boxing series.
Here are five more reasons why you should check it out.
Excellent Control: Similar to EA’s Fight Night, the dual-analog Control make it easy for newbies to jump into the ring, but reward hardcore gamers.
Fun Visuals: Looking similar to an anime or even South Park, the top-down camera and colorful character models make it obvious there’s some fun to be had once the bell rings.
Strategic: You’ll fight a ton of different boxers here, all with their own strengths and weaknesses. If you don’t adjust your style, prepare to get floored.
Fun With Friends: Games like this were made to be played on the Switch. Although it benefits from two pro controllers being used over two joycons, multiplayer is still a blast.
Retro But Modern: The easy to learn, but difficult to master adage behind all your favorite games definitely applies here. Combining elements from Atari Boxing and Fight Night, Boxing Champs delivers a solid combination of new-age appeal and retro goodness.
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