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Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing
Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Number of players: 1-2
DM ? 1215
, also called Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing (ホリフィールドボクシング) in Japan, is a 1992 boxing game for the Evander Holyfield Boxing Sega Mega Drive by Sega and Acme Interactive.
In Career Mode, you can create your own boxer with several predefined appearance settings and stats (which are mutual — changing one will change the others appropriately). In Exhibition Mode, you can only choose from various professional boxers.
Matches occur in 2D with a pseudo-3D perspective where moving to the left or to the right will "rotate' the field behind you.
punches with the left fist, blocks, and punches with the right fist, with various moves done by holding the D-pad in various positions while hitting the punch buttons.
The graphics and match engine would be reused in the 1994 game
Designed and produced by
Acme Interactive Inc for Sega of America Inc
Program and Design: Michael Lamb
Graphics: Jeff Godfrey
Additional Graphics: Stephen Thomson
Music by: Nu Romantic Productions
FX by: Brian Howarth
PC Boxing by: Mike Knauer
Testing and Tweaking: Robert Hemphill and the Sega testing department
Thanks to: John Brandwood, Steve Huges, Bob Jacob, Terry Lloyd, James Maxwell and Bernie Wong Produced for Sega by: Scott Berfield
Source: In-game credits
Main article: Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing/Magazine articles.
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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