Summary: I bought this for my husband, because he LOVES Hajime no Ippo. He unwrapped it and set it aside but already had it in the wii and started by the time I got back from the bathroom. He didn't even have it twenty-four hours and he threw his shoulder out from playing so much...The game follows the actual story extremely well, and I believe that they used several of the original English voice actors. So for a fan of the Ippo anime this is definitely a great gift.
Summary: I just got this game and sparred two 6 round matches. The game just feels right. Both matches went the distance and I really did feel like I was in to it. By the sixth round I'm trying to pepper him and he's ducking and weaving. You have to time his moves and throw that punch at the right time. I also like the fact that when you miss you can't just flail you have to wait to get back to position, however when you connect you can fire right away for nice combos.
Summary: ...but, overall its a good looking, enjoyable boxing game. I'm not too sure what some of the other reviewers were expecting, i mean lets face it, the Wii-mote will always be a little hit and miss. You dont need to be a fan of the Anime to enjoy this (in fact, i think this title will draw in some new fans) - the visuals are great, and the story is fun. Overall a cool title.
Summary: finally, a real boxing game for the wii! it's so much fun to duke it out with your buddies. let me just say last weekend got pretty rowdy in my apartment when my boys came over and played this game. i admit, the controls (swing mode) get a little getting used to, but after a couple rounds, none of us had any problems. i recommend starting off with "swing mode 2" until you get the punching pat down, then use "swing mode 1".
Summary: This game is so much fun, finally feel like I`m really boxing. So much quicker and more responsive than Wii Boxing, it just takes a little time to get used to the controls, just like any other game. This game emphasizes technique and timing like real boxing so you won`t get away with just flailing your arms, you really need to throw calculated punches like a real boxer would.
Summary: For all you Ippo fans, this is by far the best version of Fighting Spirit game out there. For those who don't know Fighting Spirit, this is the ONLY true boxing title and it makes Wii Boxing look like a kids game. I hear some people saying how the controls aren't accurate in this game. To that what I have to say is 1) the game comes with 4 different types of control scheme. If you want complete accuracy, play with the classic control mode or GameCube control mode.