Fight Night Round 4 for Symbian Publisher's description
Much as boxing may just seem like two people thumping chunks out of each other for a while, with the threat of permanent brain damage never too far away, itвЂ™s obviously a lot more technical than that
Much as boxing may just seem like two people thumping chunks out of each other for a while, with the threat of permanent brain damage never too far away, itвЂ™s obviously a lot more technical than that.
If youвЂ™re after a boxing game that packs in all the action with none of the thought, you maybe better off looking elsewhere for your sporting fix. The rest of us are in for a treat with Fight Night Round 4 though.
ItвЂ™s a boxing game that tries to include as much strategy, timing and consideration as it can fit on the small screen. Taking into account the sizeвЂ™s of mobileвЂ™s keypad, Fight Night Round 4 does a great job of creating a convincing boxing experience.
Although the gameвЂ™s rendered in 3D, you actually play across a 2D plane, leaving every button apart from 2 and 4, which are used to move around, to control your fighter's stance and fists. You can move your gloves up and down to deflect your opponentвЂ™s different types of attack, give several kinds of quick attack yourself or one of four heavy attacks.
The key to beating your opponent is in finding a gap in his defences and exploiting it. Just thump away at him while heвЂ™s got his defences up and you wonвЂ™t make much of an impact. Land an uppercut when your opponentвЂ™s caught unawares and heвЂ™ll feel it. Quite a lot.
However, Fight Night Round 4 doesnвЂ™t go in for quickie knock out matches вЂ“ or at least itвЂ™s not something we managed to pull of вЂ“ with fights lasting at least a handful of minutes, but the solid mechanics keep you involved. ItвЂ™s just a pity that the fighters donвЂ™t look a bit more diverse. Each time you step into the ring, itвЂ™s against someone that looks quite a lot like you, albeit possibly with a slightly different skin tone and differently-coloured shorts.
WeвЂ™re not expecting wrestlingвЂ“style histrionics, but weвЂ™re sure that not every boxer in the real world looks exactly alike, even if theyвЂ™re not going to be witty dinner party guests. It's partly excused by the fact that the boxers looks great, moving fluidly and sporting impressively detailed textures. Still, great graphics aside, Fight Night Round 4вЂ™s real assets arenвЂ™t in its looks.
The career mode lets you build up your fighterвЂ™s stats, fight by fight and point by point, adding a Rocky-style narrative to tie together the actual bouts. Not much has changed since the last mobile Fight Night outing, but considering Fight Night Round 3 was one of the best boxing games weвЂ™d seen on mobile, this is no real criticism. If youвЂ™ve not already got that game on your mobile, Fight Night 4вЂ™s a knockout.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall