Intellivision Cartridge Instructions
(For 2 Players)
It's the Battle of the Century! Both players select and go with their contender
for 15 grueling rounds to a decision. Or one boxer wins by a knockout and this
fight is "history"! The computer is the "referee". Body punches, feints, hard
shots to the head! You can even "pull" your punches. Rounds, time remaining,
seconds count for a knockdown and running point totals automatically displayed!
Here's supercharged excitement - the ring strategy and action of Big Time
Boxing! Will your fighter be Champion?
HOW TO WIN
Boxing is skill, not just throwing punches. If you want to win consistently, be
ring wise. Read this booklet!
OBJECT OF THE MATCH
Outpoint your opponent's boxer in the ring and win the fight by decision in
fifteen rounds. Or win by a knockout in any round!
PRESS RESET BUTTON:
Title will appear on TV screen.
 High Left Feint
 Pull Punch
 High Right Feint
 High Left Punch
 High Right Punch
 Middle Left Punch
 Middle Right Punch
[CLEAR] Low Left Punch
 Pull Punch
[ENTER] Low Right Punch
SIDE BUTTONS ARE NOT USED
Press KEYPAD to throw punches, pull punches, feint, duck and set up
Press DIRECTION DISC to move boxers - in & back, across the ring.
IMPORTANT: Use ONE control at a time. Pressing two keys together, or a key and
the Disc may cause the TV screen to go BLANK. Should that happen, press any key.
Picture returns, fight continues.
4 FIGHTING SPEEDS TO CHOOSE FROM!
INTELLIVISION(TM) Boxing matches can be fought at FOUR different speeds. Unless
you select a slower speed, bout will be fought automatically at CHAMPIONSHIP
SPEED, fastest speed of all.
To select one of THREE Slower speeds, press , , or  on the Hand
 Main Event (Medium Fast)
 Prelim Bout (Medium)
 Training Camp (Slowest)
FASTEST, Championship speed means everything goes faster! Punching, feints,
combinations. At Championship speed, all your actions and counteractions will
have to be very fast.
SLOWEST, Training Camp speed is the way to begin. Slower speed allows you to
experiment, polish your timing, learn about combinations and counter punching.
THE BOXING MATCH IN A NUTSHELL!
1. EITHER player presses DIRECTION DISC on his Hand-Held Controller. Game TITLE
2. SELECT SPEED. For one of three SLOWER speeds, press 1, 2, or 3 on Hand
Controller overlay. Press DISC a second time means bout will automatically be
fought at Championship Speed - FASTEST speed of all!
3. BOTH players pick a DIFFERENT fighter. Fighters have different
characteristics - power, endurance, etc. (See below.)
FLIP COIN for who picks FIRST. EACH player presses KEYPAD NUMBER on controller
 -  on keypad and presses [ENTER].
When both players have selected and pressed [ENTER], the TV screen will switch
to the ring.
4. EITHER player presses Disc and the BOUT IS ON! Buzzer Sounds! Use hand-
controller keypad to throw punches, duck, etc. Use Disc to move fighters around
ring - in and out.
5. At END of each round, Fighters break off, return automatically to their
corners. BOTH players must press DISC to begin NEXT ROUND.
Unless there is a KNOCKOUT, bout goes the distance, 15 ROUNDS. Fight will be
decided by POINTS. Computer is the Referee. (Page 10.) KO the other fighter &
"WINNER" sign flashes. "Crowd" cheers. Fight's OVER!
Press console RESET button to start NEXT BOUT. (Repeat steps 1, 2, etc.)
PICKING THE FIGHTERS
You and your opponent both select from the same "stable" of SIX fighters. Each
has different characteristics - speed, offensive power, endurance, etc.
At the start of each bout, both players pick a DIFFERENT fighter for that bout.
 Blue: Strong Defense
 Red: Offensive Power
 Tan: Exceptional Endurance
 Dark Green: A Balanced Fighter
 Light Green: A Balanced Fighter
 Yellow: Unpredictable
Players may NOT pick same fighter.
To pick your fighter, press KEYPAD NUMBER  -  and press [ENTER].
Go with Fighter Number 1 and you're counting on DEFENSE. Fighter Number 2 will
deliver the best OFFENSIVE power. Fighters 4 and 5 give you a BALANCE of
offensive and defensive strengths. Fighter 3 offers you exceptional ENDURANCE.
Fighter Number 6 is unpredictable. He could be a hero or a bum! Every bout, he
will be given a random mix of characteristics.
FLIP a coin to decide who picks first. If you win the toss and picked first, but
don't like your opponent's choice, cross him up! Change your own choice of
fighter, before he can press [ENTER]!
Note! Both boxers' RIGHT gloves have a hole!
COMPUTER IS THE REFEREE!
"Counting for the knockdowns" is automatic. The Computer will decide when or if
a fighter gets up off the canvas. Rounds & time remaining in the round are
displayed at the bottom of your screen.
ONE point is awarded for each punch that lands, knockdowns included. Points won
in each round and running totals are displayed at the top of your screen for
each fighter. (Fighters identified by color - blue for Fighter #1, etc.)
15 ROUNDS TO A DECISION! WINNER BY A KNOCKOUT - ANY ROUND!
INTELLIVISION Boxing is timed like a championship bout in the pros. Unless there
is a KNOCKOUT, the fight will go the distance - 15 ROUNDS. Each round lasts ONE
MINUTE AND THIRTY SECONDS. (All times are simulated.)
At the end of each round, TIME CLOCK will return to start: ONE MINUTE AND THIRTY
SECONDS (simulated) for the next round.
PUNCHES THAT LAND WIN POINTS!
Computer will award ONE POINT for each PUNCH that HITS and opposing fighter. ANY
PUNCH, ONE POINT - high to the head, low to the body, any punch. Computer keeps
point totals for each round and running totals as the fight progresses.
No bonus points for knockdowns!
Computer will decide if, or when a fighter will get up again...at the count of
3, 9, etc. (No mandatory counts.) Down fighter will not be flattened
(as in a knockout). Knockdown clock starts, opponent moves back. After a
knockdown, BUZZER sounds, fight resumes.
WINNER BY A KNOCKOUT!
"Crowd" roars! Arms up! "Winner" sign flashes. This fight is history! Loser can
be knocked out all at once or counted out by the computer referee. ("8-9-10!"
DOUBLE KNOCKOUT! IT'S A DRAW!
It IS possible for both fighters to flatten each other. Possible and very rare!
In this case, it's a DRAW!
BE RING WISE!...KEEP HIM MOVING!
Use the edge of your controller Disc to move your boxer to advantage. Get the
feel of it with practice. The control is precise. Think of the Disc as a clock.
E.g. pressing at about two o'clock will move your fighter to the right and
slightly upward on your screen.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE OTHER GUY!
What are you up against? Endurance? Defense? Offensive Power? Scout the
opposition. You'll know his strengths from the pick before the fight starts.
Watch how the computer keeps him dancing and his hands bobbing up and down, when
non punches are being thrown. When his hands drop, now's the time to get in a
solid punch to his head!
KEEP HIM OFF THE ROPES!
With INTELLIVISION Boxing, a fighter on the ropes is a fighter in trouble. Fight
his way off! Force an opening, use the Disc to get him away.
THE FINER POINTS OF PUNCHING
Right hand is easy to spot, even in a flurry of punches! Right glove has the
hole. With both fighters, the right hand is always the upper hand. The left is
always the lower hand, guarding the stomach. The right guards his head. Throwing
a right means your fighter is vulnerable to high punches. (These are the
COMBINATION PUNCHES PAY OFF!
Bursts of punches, one after another are more likely to get through the defense.
Set up an opening! Combination punching is also a good way to keep crowding in,
force him on the ropes!
Practice a little, before the bout. Press key  and throw a High Left. Follow
up at once with a Right to the Mid Section. Press key . (If screen goes
blank, it means you pressed keys at the same time.) Press any key again, picture
returns, bout continues.
PULLING A PUNCH
You can check any combination of punches by pressing either  or  before
the second punch is thrown. Pulling your punch, (not completing the combination)
is a good way to cross up your opponent. Or avoid a counter-punch you see coming
off your intended 1-2 punch strategy. It calls for quickness thinking and
USE FEINT KEYS TO SET UP COUNTERPUNCH!
Keys number  and  are Feint keys. Feint right or left to fake out the
other fighter. A timely feint, causing the opponent's punch to miss, is an
excellent setup for a solid counter blow!
YOUR KEYPAD IS FOR PUNCHING, FEINTS & DUCKING!
REMEMBER: Use ONE key at a time. Pressing two keys or one key and the Disc
together may cause the screen to go blank. To resume bout, press any key or the
DON'T FORGET TO DUCK!
Use the center keys ( or ) on your keypad. Duck the other guy's punch and
follow up at once with a counterpunch!
GOING THE DISTANCE!
Every time your boxer gets hit it hurts. Every punch a fighter takes drains
energy, slows him down.
No energy penalty for misses or practice punches...but blocking punches costs
energy. Throwing punches, feinting or ducking costs a little more.
If your fighter gets low on energy, he's vulnerable - more so in the later
Both fighters are RIGHT handed.
Boxer's RIGHT is strongest. (Right has the hole.) Upper punches (right or left)
are the knockout punches (Key  or ). Middle punches (Key  or ) are
faster but do less damage.
PACE YOUR FIGHTER!
Recovery is possible, even after a lot of solid punches have landed. Even after
several knockdowns! Both fighters get a healthy "rest" between rounds. At least
some recovery is automatic.
Still, if your boxer is very "tired" & slowing badly, it might be smart to back
him off a little. Block some punches. Don't get forced onto the ropes!
SIMULATED FIGHT SOUNDS
"CROWD" NOISE GROWS LOUDER WITH THE ACTION!
SOUND of punches landing!
BUZZER SOUNDS to begin and end each round after a knockdown.
"CROWD" CHEERS for a KNOCKOUT!
TIPS ON HOW TO WIN!
* STRATEGY should be a mix of Offense and Defense, plus common sense. It takes
skill to win, not merely throwing punches.
* KNOW THE OPPOSITION! Think and then fight. Feel out the other fighter! Decide
whether to go for the knockout or pile up points and win by Decision. (Computer
is the referee.) Pace your fighter.
* KNOW YOUR FIGHTER. Keep track of how much punishment he's taking. If it's too
much use the Disc. Back him away. Try blocking more punches. Use strategy, think
ahead. Use his strengths - Power, Defense, etc.
* COUNTER-PUNCH! Develop your reactions. Watch for openings and exploit them.
Get your boxer off the ropes and turn the tables! Build combinations of ducks or
* REMEMBER: When you move in close, Computer will automatically hold you in
there throwing punches. This means you can work the keys to punch, feint or duck
without worrying about the Direction Disc. (If either fighter uses the Disc,
this is no longer true.)
Don't forget to duck!
(c)1980, 1998 Intellivision Productions, Inc.
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