Real Boxing for real fans of boxing

I am constantly amazed by the advancements in graphics and gaming in the iOS world, and Real Boxing is the latest example. From the colorized red, black, and white cinematic 'cut scenes' reminiscent of Frank Miller's Sin City, to the photorealistic gameplay, the experience is breathtaking.

I wasn't sure if I'd like the controls, but it works well, actually, especially on the new iPad mini. You can grasp the device and use your thumbs, almost like texting, to dodge, jab, etc. If that's not your style, you can use the accelerometer and motion controls to play the game.

Real Boxing is one of those games that shows off what the iPad or iPhone can do, and if you are a new iOS owner, and like boxing at all, it should be one of your first app purchases.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.