by Damien McFerran 23/4/2013
Product: Monkey Boxing
Developer: Drakkar Dev
Publisher: Crescent Moon Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Fighting, Sports
Networking: on one device
Monkeys might not seem like the brightest or most sensible creatures around, but they did venture into space before mankind did, remember.
And if this pugilistic iPhone game is to be believed, monkeys are just as capable and adept at 'human' sports, too.
In Drakkar Dev's Monkey Boxing, primate is pitted against primate in an attempt to establish the ultimate king (kong) of the ring. You can take your rookie ape, then, and transform it into a lean, mean fighting machine.
Come out fighting
The controls are simple: you have one button for punch and another for blocking. Tapping punch several times in quick succession unleashes a combo, while holding block will repel incoming blows or - if timed correctly - deflect the punch and leave your foe open to a counter-attack.
Despite extensive character customisation options and an intuitive control system, Monkey Boxing lacks the depth to truly go the distance
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