Monster Smash: Beast Boxing Turbo Demo

Jim correctly identified Beast Boxing Turbo as A Good Thing when he saw the trailer a few weeks ago. Here’s the plot: lady disguises herself as a monster so that she can enter a tournament in which beasts ferociously pummel one another. Developers Good Hustle have released a demo and since my mouse and keyboard aren’t generally used to steer fists around first-person boxing games, I appreciate the chance to test out the controls. I used keys to move and block while the mouse buttons were my fist pistons. It works well and gamepads are also supported. The demo is time-limited – fifteen minutes – so the equipment and skill development doesn’t get a look in, but it’s pleasantly unhinged, like a friendlier Zeno Clash.

For the sum of $9.99, it is possible to punch every beast in the face.

Apart from skill levelling, buying equipment and equipping equipment, I don’t think there’s much more to Beast Boxing than hitting monsters square in the jaw. Nothing wrong with that though. I wasn’t expecting a complex economic campaign and I’m always relieved when fighting games leave out the boring training minigames. Have any of those ever been any good?

I played Andre Panza Kick Boxing on the Amiga for hours and that was mostly training games. So bad. I don’t remember it being called Andre Panza Kick Boxing, but it’s definitely the same game as in the video below. I used to think the animations for the referee were the best thing.


  1. Slipperyjim8 says:

    Read the story…

  2. N9ne says:

    Finally a game to satisfy my need to punch skeletons in the face!

    • The Random One says:

      So you say, buy I won’t let you enter the orthopedist’s office again.

    • Bhazor says:

      Undying let you a whack a skeleton so hard his skull faces the wrong way.

      • strangeloup says:

        Now there’s a game that could do with a re-release on GOG.

  3. atticus says:

    Too bad you can’t create your own boxer from scratch…

    I would’ve named mine Larry Lunchbucket.

  4. Emeraude says:

    Hmmm… looks interesting, worth a check.

  5. shitflap says:

    Was just Panza Kickboxing, the copy I had, I didn’t even know there was a “celebrity” endorsement.
    I remember being blown away by being able to assign different moves to your joysticks movements.
    I played the shit out of that game and I didn’t even know why at the time.

  6. AlexHeartnet says:

    I hope one of the opponents is a shark monster, so I can punch sharks in the face as well.

  7. Renevent says:

    You play as a girl boxer? That stinks. Wish you could at least pick a boxer or even create one. Maybe I’ll grab it anyways not like there’s a ton of boxing games on the PC in the first place.

  8. Gnoupi says:

    For sure that’s a demo which is useful for me. I haven’t passed the first fight, after trying 4 times. :(

    And I was worried that 15 minutes would be short, to try..