When you think of fighting games, the sport of kickboxing probably doesn't come up right away.
XING Entertainment has remedied this by providing kickboxing fans with an accurate, enjoyable simulation of the sport.
The first thing you'll notice about K-1 is that it has real kickboxing champions. Once you work your way through the game, you are treated to an ending that shows how the game was made. From the looks of it, you wouldn't want to fight these guys for real!
The amount of options in K-1 is unbelievable. In One-player Mode, fight to the top. Once you've won the Championship, the Master will come out of hiding to fight you. There's a Two-player Vs. Mode, Tournament Mode (up to eight players) and a Team Battle, where each player picks three fighters and then dukes it out, tag-team style.
As if that wasn't enough, K-l utilizes a new Al Mode, in which you can create a new fighter and train him. The computer analyzes each attack and "teaches" your computerized fighter to counter them. After training your fighter, you can save the information on the PlayStation's memory card. You can then set up a battle between the fighter you trained and a friend's champ. The graphics are the standard fare of polygons. There is an option to turn on extra details, which add to the number of polygons displayed. Kickboxing comes to the console systems in style!
- MANUFACTURER - T*HQ
- THEME - Sport
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2