4.5 Boxing Games Just Don't Work on the Wii BlueRogue | 09/05/2009 | See all BlueRogue's reviews (151) Wii gimmicks still occur every so often but one annoying gimmick which they keep trying is boxing style.I'm glad you can switch controls but even so it doesn't excuse the fact that it just doesn't work.What some people may or may not know is that this game is based on Rocky style manga series Hajime no Ippo. As soon as you begin your thrown into the ring straight away to try and prove yourself while going through the over done emotions of "Why do I fight?" which I don't mind as that's what kept the series going for so long but what they don't tell you is that you can't stop once you begin and the only way to stop is to lose and it will remember your last battle. So that tells me that you have to choose between playing a five hour story mode in one go or lose a battle. Even on easy mode certain opponents can floor you with what I call the lucky punch mechanic which the computer A.I. seems to use quite frequently. So you can punch them for several minutes but one punch will ruin everything, so game mechanics lead a lot to be desired.And after going through story mode you come to a dead end. There's nothing left, all the characters unlock after completing the story so you can't even continue for that. There's no replay value at all and even if you do make use of multiplayer there's not much replay value there either.To conclude this game doesn't do boxing games any favours. It comes to something when the only half decent boxing game on the Wii is Wii Sports Boxing.