This is a classic game on the Commodore Amiga, that for me never quite got the recognition it deserved.
Released by the French company Loriciel in 1990, this game was met with mainly positive reviews, but for some reason never quite acheived the same level of fame as the likes of Body Blows or (the admittedly excellent arcade game) Mortal Kombat.
Still, for those that played it back in the day it must surely be up there with the best of the beat-em-up gaming genre from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. We're talking the likes of Way of the Exploding Fist, Full Contact and Barbarian.
It was also endorsed by Andre Panza (hence the name of the game) who was champion kick-boxer at the time.
|One of the best beat em ups on the Amiga|
Once a fighter was selected you were able to customise him with various moves. Each fighter could be equiped with thirteen moves picked from a total of fifty five - allowing the player to experiment with different fighting styles and techniques.
All of the moves available for selected were geniune moves from the real art making the game a geniune representation of kick-boxing appealing to fans of the real art and gamers alike.
|Train your fighter to the max|
|A round-kick to the face is always a stinger|
The aim of this classic game was to fight your way from the bottom of the rankings to the top to eventually take on and defeat the champion. With a huge variety of moves to pick from, increasing your fighters skill and superb animation this was a game that would keep you coming back for more.
All in all this was a great game that not even the referee's annoying voice could spoil!
|That's a slightly camp top for a kick-boxer|
We recommend getting hold of the real Amiga hardware - but if not then download an Amiga emulator and download Panza Kick Boxing. Alternatively you could try and play it online.
Please see our other Amiga retro game reviews - all links are listed in alphabetical order. Cheers guys.
GENRE: Arcade Game
RELEASE DATE: 1990
RELEASED BY: Loriciel
DEVELOPER(S): Nicolas Massonnat, Marco de Flores, Michel Winogradoff
PRICE: £24.99 - UK
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