Rocky Legends is the sequel to the 2002 video game Rocky. It is a video game of the fighting game genre released in 2004, by Venom Games. The game is based on the Rocky movies.

The events of the game take place before the films and in between. In the game the player can take control of Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang or Ivan Drago and witness their early careers before their famous encounters.

Gameplay Edit

Rocky Legends has six different gameplay modes to choose from including Career, Exhibition, Tournament, Survival, Training, and Practice. To unlock extras, the player must buy them from the shop.

Career Edit

Career mode allows the player to select one of the major characters of the first four Rocky films. Each character has a story of how they rise to the top of the boxing world. They all remain true to the canon of the Rocky films aside from Ivan Drago's story which differs in the match against Rocky Balboa.

Rocky Balboa

Rocky's story begins outside of Mickey's gym, where Rocky has a street fight with Joe Zale. The story then progresses through all of the Rocky movies, ending with Rocky's street fight against Tommy Gunn.

Apollo Creed

Apollo's story gives us a backstory to Apollo before his fight with Rocky Balboa. The story begins during a match between Apollo and his best friend Tony Duke. Apollo beats Duke, and Duke tells Apollo that he is getting ready to retire and would like to be Apollo's manager. Apollo agrees and the story leads into Apollo's rise to the championship, finishing just before Rocky's rise to fame.

James "Clubber" Lang

Clubber Lang's story starts in the Chicago state prison, where he gets into a brawl with another inmate. After the fight the guards tell Lang that he served his time and he is let go. The story then revolves around the events of Rocky III and culminates in his victory over Rocky in New York City.

Ivan Drago

Ivan Drago's story is the only one that steps away from the canon of the Rocky films. Drago's story revolves around the events of Rocky IV and his rise to fame in Russia. This career mode has a twist; not only does Drago beat Apollo, but he also defeats Rocky. It ends with Drago receiving a medal from the Soviet Union.

Training Edit

A training mode is included in Rocky Legends. Training can be done in freeplay or career. While training in career mode awards the player points to upgrade their character based on how well they trained. This gives the player a chance to change how the stars of Rocky fought as the player is allowed to decide which stats to raise. Training in freeplay can be done both alone and with another player competitively, however this has no effect on the character's stats.

Boxers Edit

Featured Boxers
  • Alain Girard
  • Alexei Baluk
  • Apollo Creed1
  • Big Chuck Smith
  • Big Yank Ball
  • Billy Snow
  • Bob Cray
  • Brendan Doyle
  • Burt Judge
  • Buddy Shaw
  • Carlos Arguello
  • Clubber Lang1
  • Dipper Brown
  • Dalan Hattori
  • Ernie Roman
  • Floyd McCallum
  • George Fullmer
  • Ivan Drago1
  • Jack Jarrell
  • Jack Reid
  • Joe Czak
  • Joe Zale
  • John Barkley
  • Jose Mendoza
  • Ken Klaasen
  • Kofi Langton (Originally appeared as Jeff Langton in the Rocky V movie)[1]
  • Marco Chavez
  • Maurizio Medina
  • Mickey Goldmill
  • Paulie Klein
  • Randy Tate
  • Razor Robinson
  • Rocky Balboa1
  • Sam Monroe
  • Salvador Martinez
  • Spider Rico
  • Sergei Izhora
  • Tommy Gunn
  • Tony Duke
  • Troy Miller
  • Union Cane
  • Virgil Abrams
  • Wolfgang Peltzer
  • Yuri Denisov

1These boxers can be used in career mode.

  • Boxers Rocky And Apollo can be used in their Alternative costumes from over the years

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