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4D Boxing

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Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (6.51 MB)
MD5: 040514c21a282fe200dcbd3c30d97705
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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A computer boxing game that was praised for its "stunning human-like motion" back in 1992. Real boxers were videotaped and analyzed until they animated movements precisely with stick figures. They then superimposed 3D polygon shapes on these stick figures to achieve a more realistic simulation of human movement.

4D Boxing lets you create a boxer and take that boxer from the 51st rank in their weight class to become the new champion. In order to achieve that goal, you need to fight in Main Event competitions against other boxers within three ranks. Each competition allows your boxer to train in attributes like speed, power and stamina. By challenging better-ranked boxers you move up the roster more quickly, but get fewer chances to train. Since your boxer's career has a maximum of 45 bouts after which he or she retires, a strategy element is added to the game.

For controls use the numeric keypad (directions) and the Shift key for punching. You can even taunt your enemy by pressing Return and the numeric keypad.

Architecture: 68k

Requires a Mac Plus or later and 1 MB of RAM for b/w play (2 MB RAM for color play).


Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2020, January 29 - 4:51am

The incomplete copy with missing sound files has been replaced by a thorough set of disk images and documentation, courtesy of MCP's much-lamented Old Mac Archive.

anrymarchen's picture
by anrymarchen - 2020, January 27 - 9:26am

There's no sound because sound files are missing, and the one that's there (boxcrow.slb)is broken. You can actually get sound back by using sound files from Amiga version. You'll get music in decent quality and sfx for punches, bell etc. Sfx gonna be crappy like PC Speaker, but at least you'll hear when punches land. This will work on some emulators (like Fusion) while other will crash (Basilisk) because of this trick. Also there will be no crowd sound, since there no similar file (boxcrow.slb) in Amiga version

Franky233's picture
by Franky233 - 2019, September 24 - 6:07pm

Done! Wink

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, September 24 - 5:08pm

Just updated the description to give this fine boxing game some more attention - anyone in posession of the original game? Reuploading it would be nice. Great game to play on one of the LC Macs btw Smile

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by marquisor - 2012, December 6 - 3:57am

on my quadra 650 this game has no sound?! why?