FaceBreaker K.O. Party - Wii

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FaceBreaker K.O. Party (Wii)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Boxing
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: EA Vancouver Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 14 Nov 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+


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For everyone who loved the boxing part of Wii Sports, but longed for something crazier, better looking and more involving, FaceBreaker K.O. Party may well be the answer. Wii Sports boxing was really little more than a demo of what the Wii was capable of, but one thing it proved is that boxing on Wii is a winner, and pretty good exercise to boot. Since then, Ready 2 Rumble and Showtime have both tried to show how Boxing should be done on the Wii. But now it's the turn of those guys at Electronic Arts Vancouver, and they've taken a more light hearted approach to boxing on the Wii.

The basic aim of the game is the same - to maim! But instead of a realistic 15-round bout pressed against the ropes while a 260lb man tries to bite your ear off, FaceBreaker has an altogether more lighthearted and fun approach to the sport of kings. Oh, sorry, we've just been told the sport of kings is horse racing - boxing is apparently the sport of mild brain injury. But not with FaceBreaker, here you can get all the fun of boxing, without ever once getting sent to casualty. Just remember to use your Wii-mote wrist strap...

FaceBreaker brings a cartoon style to the characters, and as you deliver the punches, your opponent's face will get all knocked out of shape - hence the FaceBreaker name! There are a whole range of opponents for you to fight against, and each one has his own characteristics and capabilities, so you'll have to choose your strategy to exploit his weaknesses. Pick ups are dropped into the ring as you play, and you can grab them to give your player an advantage.

There's multiplayer of course, this is FaceBreaker K.O. PARTY, after all, but one unique twist is that three players can compete at once, all in the ring at the same time. And if you are struggling with strategy, just turn on the Punch-O-Matic and watch the most amazing and amusing boxing match you have ever seen.

FaceBreaker puts the fun back into punching people in the face, but the computer opponents in FaceBreaker can be a tough challenge, so put your Wii to best use, and practice on your mates first.