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Rocky Balboa

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Rocky Balboa

The Rocky Balboa PSP game is an adaptation of the Rocky film where this new game is a clear evolution of the previous titles, as you fight all of Rocky’s most famous movie opponents. This is achieved via a series of regular flashbacks as you end up replaying fights against Yvan Drago, Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang and others. Player need to be constantly aware of your character’s mood and willpower, in order to facilitate a signature Rocky comeback with special moves that can only be unlo…

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Rocky Balboa

The Rocky Balboa PSP game is an adaptation of the Rocky film where this new game is a clear evolution of the previous titles, as you fight all of Rocky’s most famous movie opponents. This is achieved via a series of regular flashbacks as you end up replaying fights against Yvan Drago, Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang and others. Player need to be constantly aware of your character’s mood and willpower, in order to facilitate a signature Rocky comeback with special moves that can only be unlocked as the match goes on. It has “torso control” for player to have a control over Rocky, or whichever of the twenty-five other boxers you happen to be playing as.

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After Rocky and Rocky: Legends, Rocky Balboa is the first Rocky licence game launched alongside a Rocky movie. The game enables player to follow the history of the film where you can play the character of an aging Rocky retired from boxing, but have to fight one last time against Mason Dixon for reigning heavyweight champ. During the game, you will also have to fight against characters and greatest boxers of the whole saga through flashbacks such as Yvan Drago, Apollo Creed and Clubber Lang. The Rocky Balboa comes with historical fights mode, which lets you fight as Rocky in 20 fights spanning all six movies. Player can choose to fight Drago in Moscow or Apollo in Philadelphia and each of these fights is precluded by a short film clip to introduce the respective fight. In addition to the historical fights, player can also engage in an exhibition match and play up to more than two dozen characters in the game, for instance, you can pit the 30-year-old Rocky from Rocky against the retirement-aged Rocky from Rocky Balboa. Player can utilise the true Rocky style with dramatic movements and huge turnaround punches combined with immersive camera angles that provides the drama of a comeback, knock down or count out. It also has a fast lane mode, which is a series of timed challenges with specific objectives to be met. There are 90 of these in all, and the objectives range from knocking down an opponent in less than one minute to winning a full fight in less than 10 minutes. As you absorb and deliver punches, your health bar will occasionally start flashing, which indicates that your fighter is about to get moody. If you land a specific punch at this time (conveniently indicated on screen), you will go into a power-mood mode, where your punches hit harder and have a higher likelihood of landing than normal. While in a power mood, you can knock down an opponent with a full health bar by simply landing three or four punches and the enemies are also prone to these mood swings. Player can play the game via an ad hoc connection with a friend (2-player multi-player game) who also has a copy of the game. As you might expect, the only available mode is a single exhibition match, but you can set some basic rules such as the number and duration of rounds, as well as whether or not to use the three-knockdown rule. There are 18 different venues in which to player can choose from, and the audio commentary that accompanies each fight is well delivered, and the famous Rocky theme song is also included. It is rated as T (Teen) by ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) with detail description of violence. The rating by ESRB is designed to provide concise and impartial information about the content in computer and video games so that consumers, especially parents, can make an informed purchase decision. The game is published and developed by Ubisoft Entertainment and it falls under the genre category of Sports plus it is easy to learn even for beginners with an estimated learning curve time of up to 30 minutes.

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