Published by: Data East USA
Developed by: Wood Place Inc.
Platform: Nintendo (NES)
The game has three game modes:
- Training mode. Here you can practice your skills before starting a serious tournament.
- Ranking mode. There are three championships to choose from: "Rookie", "Japan" and "World". Each of them can be played on one of five difficulty levels.
- Tournament mode. To achieve the first place in the ranking, it will be necessary to train our boxer very well.
Before starting the game, you need to create your character and set its initial abilities: strength, speed and endurance. Each battle won only slightly increases these abilities (they are displayed at the top of the game screen during the battle, strength is represented by a boxing glove, speed by a boot, and stamina by a silent bell). Each hit weakens the opponent's strength, which can only slightly recover during the break between rounds. After a series of accurate strikes, a quick knockout occurs, but usually it takes quite a lot of hits on the opponent before he is on the floor of the ring.
In addition to the single-player mode against the computer, Ring King also has a two-player mode where you can play against each other. After each battle won, a password is given, so that it will be possible to continue the next match in the tournament at a later time.