Saturday, August 17, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 48 - Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2

Most games in Eric Vs. 365 are chosen because we have some sort of history or fond memories of them or some story to tell. Today's game for Day 48, Ready to Rumble Boxing Round 2, on the other hand, was chosen because our interesting story is how we somehow never played it before (or the first game) despite these wacky Ready 2 Rumble games being pretty omnipresent in the late 90's and early 00's. What a twist! Read on to watch gameplay and learn more.

The only history either Andrew or I really have with Ready 2 Rumble Boxing is that one day in late 1999 we went to our friend's house and found out he had rented a SEGA Dreamcast. The game he was playing at the time was Ready 2 Rumble Boxing. At the time we were raging moron Nintendo fanboy idiots, so we laughed about how dumb the game looked and how thoroughly unimpressed we were. Of course, a few months later Andrew bought a Dreamcast for himself, which sparked a new fire in both of us to not be raging moron Nintendo fanboy idiots anymore thereafter, but we never played or even saw Ready 2 Rumble Boxing again.

Until right now when we were looking through a list of Dreamcast games and saw Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2. We went into the game not really knowing anything about it, so sorry if the gameplay is totally novice at best. I also didn't realize until afterward that it has hidden characters like Michael Jackson, Shaq, and the Clintons. We definitely would have had fun with that, but we didn't know!

I seriously considered shelving this session and recording another one with all of the characters, but this one turned out funny enough on its own (and I never know when Andrew will be around again ...) so I went ahead and used it, which means we won't be seeing it again this year. Maybe we'll try the first Ready 2 Rumble Boxing game at some point, but no promises.

As for the game itself? Pretty boring and bad.