Digital Champ [Model NX89003]
The NEC PC-Engine Game by Naxat Soft.
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine Game
Digital Champ © 1989 Naxat Soft.
Digital Champ is a first-person view boxing game by Naxat Soft. The great originality of the title (at least back in 1989) was to show the action through the eyes of the fighter in a way somehow similar to Nintendo's Punch Out released for the Famicom system. Game controls are simple and straight forward: the directional pad is used to aim, dodge, guard or block. Each action button controls the corresponding hand. A super punch can also be triggered by holding down either of them for long enough. The game offers a short selection of boxers to defeat, from Marciano (highly inspired by Rocky) to the strong Mick (strangely looking like Mohamed Ali). Each of them has obviously different graphics, but also different attack patterns. Damages can also be seen on your opponent's face in the shape of bruises or injuries.
Released on October 13, 1989 in Japan for 5800 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com