Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade Beat-'Em-Up; Two-Player Option
Author : Unknown
Standalone Release(s) : 1986: THAI BOXING, Anco, £7.95
1988: THAI BOXING, The Micro Selection, £1.99
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : ANCO, 85 Tile Kiln Lane, Bexley, KENT
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
THAI BOXING is a great spectator sport combining the lightning moves of karate with the brute strength of boxing. Thai boxers are also famous for their agility. In this sport there are no rituals or constraints. They have just one aim - to inflict as much punishment as possible in the shortest possible time. Now this fantastic sport is brought to life on your computer screen in THAI BOXING - the ultimate in superfast beat 'em up action!
In THAI BOXING you control an athletic boxer pitted against a computer controlled opponent - both brilliantly depicted against a variety of exotic backgrounds. Keyboard or joystick control gives you a vast array of attacking and defensive moves. Lightning-fast kicks and punches fly, but remember - THAI BOXING is as much a test of mental agility as physical strength - the winner will be the one who best combines the two - will the winner be you? Find out in THAI BOXING.
Playing The Game
There are three levels of play. each with its own screen. The first is deceptively easy - use this opportunity to familiarise yourself with the extensive range of attacking and defensive movements.
You control the left hand boxer, and your computer controls the other. The two coloured bars at the bottom represent each player's score. Both start with an equal score, but lose score for being hit by the opponent. The match is over when one player loses all his points.
On the second and third levels, the computer opponent will make full use of his experience and agility, combining lightning reactions with a bewildering array of complex attacking moves. But remember that THAI BOXING, like all martial arts, is as much a test of mental agility as physical strength. It is possible to outwit your opponent by anticipating his actions and either taking the necessary evasive action, or executing your own counter-attack (which has the added element of an element of surprise.).
Control is by joystick or keyboard. Keyboard controls are...
Z, X, :, / SPACE BAR - Fire
Use joystick or keyboard controls without FIRE to move the boxer. Pressing FIRE at the same time gives the special THAI BOXING movements...
Z - Backward X - Forward : - Jump Up / - Squat
Punch Head Jumping Kick Kick Head
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\ | /
-------------+---------- Kick Chest
_____/ | \______
/ | \
Punch Chest Spinning Kick Kick Leg
Instructions' Source : THAI BOXING (Anco) Inner Inlay
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