Fight Night (1985 video game)

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Fight Night
Fight Night
Cover art from the U.S. Gold release
Developer(s)Sydney Development Corporation
Publisher(s)Accolade
U.S. Gold
Platform(s)Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari 7800, Commodore 64
Release1985
1987: XEGS cartridge
1988: Atari 7800[1]
Genre(s)Sports (boxing)
Mode(s)Single-player
Two-player

Fight Night is a 1985 boxing video game. It was developed by Sydney Development Corporation and published by Accolade[2] in the United States and by U.S. Gold[3] in the United Kingdom. It was released for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit family,[2][3] Atari 7800 and the Commodore 64. The game includes both a single player mode and multiplayer mode. It includes the ability to customize the player's boxer. In total, there are five boxers to beat.[4]

The Atari 8-bit version was republished on cartridge by Atari Corporation in 1987, after the release of the Atari XEGS.[5]

Reception[edit]

Fight Night was Accolade's third best-selling Commodore game as of late 1987.[6] Antic described the Atari 8-bit version as "entertaining, frustrating and not just a bit silly (which is one of its strengths)". The magazine concluded that "Fight Night's primary function is to involve you and make you laugh, not to precisely mimic the action in a boxing ring. It de-brutalizes the sport, which is a point in its favor".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atari 7800 - Fight Night". AtariAge.
  2. ^ a b "Fight Night". Atari Mania. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  3. ^ a b http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?MENU=8&VERSION_ID=6810
  4. ^ "Atari Magazines".
  5. ^ http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?MENU=8&VERSION_ID=1953
  6. ^ Ferrell, Keith (December 1987). "The Commodore Games That Live On And On". Compute's Gazette. pp. 18–22. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  7. ^ Pearlman, Gregg (April 1987). "Fight Night". Antic.

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