FAQ - Guide for Knockout Kings
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~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' KNOCKOUT KINGS FAQ v. 1.7 By: Gino Caparas (email@example.com) Last Modified: Mar. 19, 1999 Copyright Gino Caparas 1999 ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' TABLE of CONTENTS I. Introduction II. What's New III. Controls IV. Game Mode Info V. Tips During Gameplay VI. Move List VII. Videos VIII. Thanks IX. Other FAQs ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' I. INTRODUCTION Hello! This is my Knockout Kings FAQ. Are you one of those poor, battered souls who always lose? Ever had this type of dialogue? TV: "The winner by TKO....... Chip the Champeen!!" Player: "Crap! This is the 3rd time I lost! I need to do the cheap shots!" (played again, but lost) TV: "The winner by disqualification........ Chip the Champeen!!" Player: "GRRRR... useless game! I shouldn't have bought you!!! (sob)" The next day... Player: "I'll try again." (tried again, but failed...) TV: "The winner by....
Player: "Gahh!!! This is useless!!!" What's the solution to these sleepless nights? An FAQ! Yep! This FAQ contains moves, tips and combos that may be helpful to your game. Now, what are you waiting for? I quote: "Let's get it ON!" By the way, thanks a lot to Blair Parsons for giving me a great tip! ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' II. WHAT'S NEW Want a list of the newest I've put? Here... v. 0.00001 Only the letter "K" is present. v. 0.5 Halfway there! v. 1.0 The things you saw before. Surprising, isn't it? v. 1.2 Fixed an FAQ suggestion at the end of this FAQ Fixed the misspelled word "dialouge" into "dialogue" at the Introduction part Fixed some bad grammar at the Tips section and Introduction section Fixed two things at Moves section v. 1.5 Added 2 new parts. v. 1.7 Renamed this FAQ from "Move list" to "FAQ" Modified the FAQ once more Added an excellent tip at the Tips during Gameplay section Added a name in the Acknowledgements section ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' III. CONTROLS Here are the default controls for this wonderful game: D-Pad: SELECT: n/a Triangle: Uppercut L1: Block High Move around START: pause Square: Left Punch L2: Block Low Circle: Right Punch R1: Penalty shot toggle X: Body Shot R2: Powershot toggle L2 + R2: Change Stance R1 + R2 + X: Taunt L1 + R1: Clinch (hold your opponent) L1 + forward: shove opponent L1 + L2: Bob and Weave (dodge, actually) ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' IV. GAME MODE INFO Knockout Kings boasts of 3 excellent gameplay modes: Slugfest, Exhibition and Career modes. Slugfest mode pits your fighter against a fighter of ANY weight class. Lightweight vs. heavyweight is certainly OK. Imagine Sugar Ray against Evander Holyfield. Not only that, it's a no-holds-barred game. That means low blows are as legal as body shots! You can keep doing headbutts until your opponent falls down to the mat! Cool! Exhibition mode, however, is your normal one-on-one match. A lot unlike Slugfest. Career mode is probably the best game mode in Knockout Kings. You'll get to make your own fighter, along with the hair, hair color, skin tone, glove color and even the alias. It won't be easy, because you'll start at rank #20 and will have more than 10 fights until you retire from boxing. At your fight with #19, you will have up to 4 Penalty Shots to do. As you climb up the Ladder of Fame, the number of Penalty Shots will soon be 2. When fighting #19-11, you can either skip a fighter and fight the next one after your next in rank, or fight the next opponent. For example, you're at #20. You can either fight #19, or fight #18. Before fights, you will be prompted which kind of bag to practice on: Speed bag or Heavy bag. The speed bag raises your punching speed, while the heavy bag raises your attack power. Both bags raise your life meter. ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' V. TIPS DURING GAMEPLAY Need help when fighting the computer guys? Always counted out by that big lights-out punch? Drooling for the Championship Belt? Want to be the pro and sweep the floor with your opponent's face? Want to kick your friend's BIG, FAT............ CONTROLLER??? DO YA WANNA WIN????? Then read these: **SPECIAL CHARACTER** I got this tip from Blair Parsons . It stated something about getting a 7 footer boxer in your roster!!! Check this out: "In Career mode, create a boxer with any weight and height. Call him psirules. Save the boxer and switch off the console. Reload the boxer. You should now have a 250 pound, 7 foot monster of a man." Isn't that cool? Well, it worked for me, so be happy! Here are some more: - Career mode always gets progressively hard. It takes a lot of practice, and it's OK if you lose. - In career mode, try to fight your opponents one by one. It may take longer, but it allows you to train more. - If you lose, keep your hopes up: this also enables you to use the Power Bag and the Speed Bag more. - Frequently switch between Right-handed and Southpaw stances by pressing L1 + L2 to confuse your opponent. - Use the powershots sparingly: your energy will drop down, leaving you tired and open for a big shot. - Use cheap shots as soon as the match starts. Just be careful and don't get disqualified! - Whenever the opponent punches, grab the opportunity and smack him while he's open! - Try to cut the opponent's face. When blood comes spurting out, use that cut as a target to deal more damage. Best seen with first-person view. - Shove the opponent to the corner then smack him with a powershot. This is a great life-drainer. You'll be disqualified if you shove too much. - Never use a Penalty shot to knockout someone unless you're playing Slugfest mode. If your opponent falls when doing this, you may get disqualified. ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' VI. MOVE LIST There aren't actually any moves like in wrestling games here, but these may help even one bit. When Standing: Triangle: Uppercut Square: Left punch Circle: Right punch X: Body shot i. POWER SHOTS: Hold the Power Shot button and press these: Triangle: Multiple shots Square: Multiple shots Circle: Right Hook X: Multiple shots to jaw ii. SPECIAL POWERSHOT MOVES: forward + X: big body shot (doesn't work for Butterbean) (as Sugar Ray Leonard) Powershot button + Circle: right hand wind-up fake Powershot + Tri./ Square / X, then immediately press forward: flying hook / uppercut (doesn't work for Butterbean) (as Butterbean) Powershot + Tri/square/X, then forward: forward jab thrust iii. PENALTY SHOTS: Hold the Penalty button and press these: Triangle: none Square: Left Kidney Punch Circle: Right Kidney Punch X: Low Blow (at last!!!) *NOTE* These shots can only be used for a limited number of times in the Career and Exhibition modes. However, in Slugfest mode, these are legal. iv. CLINCHED POSITION: While hugging your opponent by pressing L1+R1, press these: Directional pad: move opponent Triangle: Head Butt, automatic desqualification Square: jab to face (body shot if in Southpaw stance) Circle: body shot (jab to face if in Southpaw stance) X: break up No buttons pressed: regain lost energy (not life!) (Clinching won't work all the time since you'll have to break up later on when the referee notices.) v. OTHER USEFUL COMBOS / MOVES: - Shove in corner then powershot = med-high damage - hold up to move around opponent, keep pressing Square/Circle = low damage - Square, X, Circle, Triangle = med damage - Square / Circle alternately = med damage - Circle, Square, right hook, low blow = high damage, VERY hard to pull off - (in Southpaw stance) Square, Square, Circle = med damage (in right-handed stance) Circle, Circle, Square = med damage ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' VII. VIDEOS *WARNING* MAJOR SPOILER. DO NOT READ IF YOU WANT TO BEAT THE GAME YOURSELF!!! As far as I know, Knockout Kings contains only 3 videos: the Intro, the Championship Belt video and the Ending (?) video. 1> Intro: this one shows up when you start the game. Contains some cool clips during fights. 2> Championship Belt: you'll see this one once you beat the Champ. It has clips where some fihgters are knocked out. A belt will show up near the end of the video. It's rotating in the middle of the screen with the EA Sports imprinted in the belt. You are now the true Knockout King. 3> Ending: this isn't actually an ending, as it is a sports game, not your average fighting game. You'll see the REAL Oscar de la Hoya and Sugar Ray Leonard in a one-on-one match with the REAL Mills Lane as the referee. Nope, they're not going to punch their lights out in a fight, but their videogame counterparts will. In the end, Oscar wins against Ray. It also showcases some clips on the making of Knockout Kings, as well as a very short interview with Sugar Ray on this game. ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' VIII. THANKS Here's my very small list of creditable people: - EA Sports for making this GREAT game. Love it!! - My folks for buying the PSX and the games... including Knockout Kings! - All the boxers in this game. Without them, this game's just a dream! - Blair Parsons (firstname.lastname@example.org) for his VERY special tip! And you, too! ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' IX. OTHER FAQS Please check these other FAQs! -Xenogears walkthrough / FAQ part 1 -Xenogears walkthrough / FAQ part 2 -Alundra Mini-FAQ by Miko Jao -Xenogears Secrets FAQ by Matthew Emirzian -One on One FAQ by Miko Jao ~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~'~' Contact me at: email@example.com. You can also contact all the JOE Squad members (like me and Miko Jao) at firstname.lastname@example.org. BURUGUDUNSTUYSTUNSTUGUDUNSTUY