''Facebreaker is "Treasure Video Games Presents Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots."
I'm going to be using this analogy a lot when I write articles for this game. This is, then, officially the first recorded instance.
If boxing titles are few and far between, then cartoony arcade boxing titles are even more so. The last one we had was Midway's Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 back on the Dreamcast and PS2. Go back further, and we're going into Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! territory. Yep, back in the old 8-bit days.
Thus, there's plenty of new ground to break in this sub-genre, and Facebreaker is definitely the most freeform game of its type. It adheres to as few boxing rules as possible and actually draws more inspiration from Capcom's combo-heavy Versus games than Fight Night. The characters are iconic and exaggerated, the fighting is fast (with an option to make it go at hyper speed), and the whole game is laugh-out-loud fun.''