Ready 2 Rumble
is a series of cartoony arcade boxing games released in 1999, starting with Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
in 1999. Developed by the now defunct Point of View Inc. (except for Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution
, which was developed by AKI Corporation USA) and published by Midway
, the game was incredibly popular for the Sega Dreamcast
console, even though it wasn't an exclusive.
The game was notorious for its "Rumble Meter" system, which, when taunting your opponent or landing a heavy hit, gave you letters to let you initiate a Super Mode
for the boxer of your choosing. It also featured famous ring announcer Michael Buffer to introduce the characters and say his well-known phrase "Let's get ready to rumble!" Finally, it had an in-depth Championship Mode in which you trained your boxer, competed in prize fights, and eventually earned your title.
A sequel, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
, was released in 2000. It was then followed years later with a series reboot named Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution
released in 2009, which removed all of the original characters and replacing them with celebrity parodies.
Now with a Character Sheet
This game provides examples of...