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The Big K.O.

The Big K.O.

The Big K.O.

"All in all, this looks like another winner from Tynesoft, even better than their usual high quality."
A&B Computing

"The instructions are rather too concise - it doesn't tell you that you need to press three keys to punch."
Acorn User

"Lots of entertainment and the addition of an editor make this a priority purchase for BBC/Electron owners."
Computer Gamer

"The Big Ko is one of the best boxing games I have played on any computer."
Electron User

"It requires, skill, concentration, cunning and - most of all - a cast iron chin."
The Micro User


Compete against eight increasingly more aggressive opponents in this unique boxing simulation which stretches your computer to the limits. Super size sprites, superb animation and a touch of humour make this a game not to be missed. One or two players. Keyboard/joystick.

Game Objective

You compete against the following opponents each of which are attributed with various strengths and weaknesses:

  1. Heap Big Nose
  2. Strongman Joe
  3. Stippo the Steamer
  4. Handsome "Devil"
  5. Hairy Harry
  6. Roger Rattash
  7. Groovy Man
  8. Cheap 'N Nasty

If you win a match against an opponent, you will be given a code word and you can use this to commence fighting at a higher level when re-starting the game.

Game Controls

Boxer 1 : SHIFT - Left, Z - Right, D - Up, X - Down, F - Punch
Boxer 2 : , - Left, . - Right, : - Up, / - Down, RETURN - Punch

Boxer 2's keys only applicable when playing in two player mode. All keys are redefinable.

Cursor Left/Cursor Right - Pause On/Off

If using a joystick, Left/Right movement will move boxer accordingly. Diagonally Up/Right and diagonally Down/Right in conjunction with Fire Button will initiate an Upper/Lower Punch.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st Mar 1987
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The Big K.O. (Cassette)
The Big K.O. (5.25" Disc)
The Big K.O. (3.5" Disc)