Hello everybody and welcome to another edition of Johnny Watches YouTube. Today, I got a belated Christmas present, and that came in the form of the largely unknown arcade game called "Title Fight".
Okay, I physically don't have the game. But I *do* get to talk about it, which I've been waiting for a long time.
Title Fight was a one-time Arcade Boxing Game where it uses a very unusual gameplay control setup. Instead of an analog stick and buttons, you use 2 analog handlebars and where you push forward a handle is what punch your boxer throws. Now, that sounds a bit complicated and throwing the wrong punch could mean big trouble for you, of course pushing the handles a certain way will also make your boxer block incoming punches.
Now, the game may sound like Punch-Out a bit. But unlike that boxing game, the opponents don't attack you in a certain pattern, your objective is to make sure you land more punches and be quicker than your opponent.
Title Fight is also a rare breed, and that is because it's a "Dual-Sided" cabinet, and each side has their own line of Boxers to choose from, and depending on which side you choose is what kind of opponents you face. After defeating the other side's 4 boxers, you have the "Title Fight" with the Champion. Each fight is around 5 (or 10 according to the game) and you can win by either K.O.ing your opponent or win by decision at the end of the fight, and there's only 1 round.
Some of the boxers' names also take on "pseudo" names of real-life boxers too such as Larry Holmes, Joe Frazier, and Rocky Marciano.
Once you become Champion, he'll either begin their own business or open up a gym to train future boxers.
As I said before, this arcade cabinet is a rare breed, and it's due largely to the dual-sided system as well as the push handle control system (something I believe that could work with the analog sticks of today's consoles), and up until now. I wasn't able to find a really good gameplay YouTube Video about this game. Good thing I found my break when I need to. I guess it's hard to properly record this as I find that the backgrounds in the game are missing in the recordings.