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Most of you will be familiar with Real Boxing after following the coverage on NVIDIA's Project Shield, in which the iOS pilgrim was heavily featured. While you'll have to wait a few more months to get a hold of NVIDIA's gaming hardware, the boxing game is available today on Google Play. $4.99 will get you what's easily one of the most graphically intensive titles on Android, though you'll need to be rocking a Tegra-powered device to see them.

Real Boxing strives for realism in every aspect of gameplay, starting you off as a rookie boxer trying to work through the ranks. Players can customize their avatar, then train him up in a series of minigames. Career mode consists of 30 fights with the compulsory glitz and glamour, including "live" commentary. At present, there's no multiplayer mode.

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The actual fights seem to be inspired more by the likes of Blood and Glory than previous boxing games, since there's no option to move in or out, just contextual punches, blocks, and dodges. You'll have to manage both your fighter's health and stamina, and as with similar games, timing your attack and defense is crucial to win.

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Tegra 2 owners can download the $5 game, but they won't get to see the gee-whiz graphics that have made the game a hit over on iOS. Tegra 3 enhancements includes more detailed textures and fighters with higher polygon counts, plus some impressive lighting effects and true depth of field. According to the developer, there will be even better visuals once Shield and other Tegra 4 devices hit the market.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005113204741 Andrew Smith

    welcome for tipping it ;)

  • coolio

    I prefer install psx emulator and boot Ready 2 Rumble.

  • Matthew Fry

    "...but they won't get to see the gee-whiz graphics that have made the game a hit over on iOS." So iOS devices run on Tegra 3s now? I missed when that happened. Or are you perhaps saying that NVIDIA paid them to disable features on non-Tegra 3s for the Android release...?

    • TheFirstUniverseKing

      It's probably a combination of the latter and the Tegra 2 simply not being able to handle all the effects the Tegra 3 offers.

  • noory

    I guess they don't like money or else it would be available for my nexus 4.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    Isn't it obvious Nvidia pays devs to gimp their games when running on other SOCs..?

  • ChainsawCharlie

    Looks like that EA boxing game from consoles. That was not a bad game, well at least the last one.

  • CJ Walker

    was going to post "Buying this tonight after work" until I discovered ....

    "Asus Transformer Prime TF201
    This item is not compatible with your device."