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4D Sports Boxing - DOS


Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
4D Sports Boxing - box cover
box cover
Game title: 4D Sports Boxing
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): Distinctive Software (1991)
Genre: Action, Fighting, Sport Mode: Multiplayer
Design: Jay MacDonald, Chris Taylor, Rick Friesen
Music: Michael J. Sokyrka, Krisjan Hatlelid, Brian Plank
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

12377 kB
Download: 4Dboxing.zip

Game size:

514 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   4D Sports Boxing is a 3D boxing computer game of the 4D Sports series, with motion capture animation, developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. (DSI) from Vancouver under their secondary trade name Unlimited Software. Its first version, 1.0, was published by Mindscape in June 1991. The game was released for PC, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Amiga and Fujitsu FM Towns Marty. The Macintosh version has slightly improved graphics, but a smaller screen size.
   The game features stylized boxers in polygon-based graphics, composed of triangles, some with names suggestive of non-fictional people.
4D Sports Boxing
4D Sports Boxing
All opponent boxers have different fighting styles — some prefer to attack, some to counter-attack. Some (like Smokin' Joe Blow) have great punching power, some have amazing speed; The Champ has nearly perfect attributes. The game is regarded as one of earliest, and possibly first, examples of a 3D head-to-head fighting game. During the game, the player can choose which attributes to improve in his avatar: speed, power or stamina. While fighting, different tactics and strategies can be used, like all-out attacks, counter-attacks, dodging, etc. Sometimes fights end in a unanimous decision, even 15 round fights. Draws and disqualifications are also possibilities.
   Illegal 'body blows', which inflict severe damage to the opponent and are accompanied by a unique sound, are an important part of the game. But this must be done while all the judges are looking away, otherwise you are disqualified.
   Computer Gaming World stated that the polygon graphics were strange-looking but very accurately modeled boxers' bodies and punches. The magazine concluded that '4D Boxing is an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable game with an effective representation of boxing skills ... a welcome and often-played addition to any sports game library'. That year the magazine named it one of the year's best sports games. In 1994, PC Gamer US named 4D Boxing the 47th best computer game ever.

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Game controls:

All DOS games were controlled directly from the PC keyboard. Some newer DOS games also used a mouse or other more advanced game peripherals for control. However, each game was controlled by different keys. You can find a detailed description of how to control this version of 4D Sports Boxing in the attached game manual. An overview of basic keyboard commands and keyboard shortcuts to control this game is summarized in the following table:


or 8 2

Move forward / move back

or 4 6

Move left / move right

7 9

Move left / move right / block high

1 3

Move left / move right / block low

Enter + 7 or 8 or 9

Left hook to head / right straight to head / right hook to head

Enter + 4 or 6

Left hook to body / Right uppercut to head

Enter + 1 or 2 or 3

Left straight to body / right uppercut to body / right hook to body

Shift + 7 or 8 or 9

No effect / stick chin out / bolo punch

Shift + 4 or 6

Shake arm / flurry no.1

Shift + 1 or 2 or 3

Shake head / shuffle / flurry no.2

Ctrl + P

Pause the game.

Ctrl + S

Sound ON/OFF

Ctrl + M

Music ON/OFF

Ctrl + X

Exit and quit to DOS.


This ver­sion of 4D Sports Boxing was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for 4D Sports Boxing. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game 4D Sports Boxing are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed
Archive.org JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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