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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

Frankly, not as much fun as Activision's Boxing for the Atari 2600. Mattel strove more for simulation than action.

BoxingGraphics: 3
Sound: 3
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 2-player game; Easter Egg
Screen Shots

This game is OK, but it seems too hard to knock someone out. Lots of different kinds of punches, but the game is hard on the controllers and overlays.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, eight variations have been found.
Manual Seventeen variants have been identified.
Overlays Four different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, seven labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs A title screen Easter egg exists.




A total of eight Boxing box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Boxing Box (Mattel Electronics 1819-0810) Mattel Electronics 1819-0810 1980 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1819-0710-G1 1980 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Boxing Box (Mattel Electronics 1819-0510) Mattel Electronics 1819-0510 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Boxing Box (Mattel Electronics 1819-0410) Mattel Electronics 1819-0410 1980 Hong Kong International version with slots in back for localized manual; submitted by Moonbeam
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1819-0710 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. on bottom on Lifestyle Electronics sticker (Australia only?)
Boxing Box (Intellivision Inc. 1819) Intellivision Inc. 1819 1980 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Boxing Box (Sears 3875-0910) Sears 3875-0910 1980 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; blue game title on top and back; no part number on top
Boxing Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1980 Brazil Localized title (BOXE); Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © Mattel Inc. 1980 on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots




A total of seventeen Boxing manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0920) Mattel Electronics 1819-0920 1980 U.S.A.  
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0920) Mattel Electronics 1819-0920 1980 Hong Kong Submitted by Hankster
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0720) Mattel Electronics 1819-0720 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; brown artwork
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0720) Mattel Electronics 1819-0720 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; blue artwork; image courtesy of Hankster
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0820-G1) Mattel Electronics 1819-0820-G1 1980 Hong Kong International English-speaking markets?; refers to U.K. address for overlays, game club
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0121) Mattel Electronics 1819-0121 1980 Hong Kong German version; blue artwork
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0161) Mattel Electronics 1819-0161 1980 Hong Kong Dutch; noted, and image contributed by cmart; need confirmation of part number, other appearance details
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics 1819-0111) Mattel Electronics 1819-0111 1980 Hong Kong French version from Mattel Electronics France; blue artwork; submitted by Moonbeam
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1819-0131 1980 Hong Kong Italian version; blue artwork; title localized to 'Pugilato'
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1819-0131 1980 Hong Kong Italian version; brown artwork with blue trunks on one boxer; blue lettering; title localized to 'Pugilato'
Boxing Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-1819-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-1819-0920 1980 U.S.A. PlayCable version; part number on back
Image not available. Bandai 1819- None   Japanese release by Bandai; part number on front cover is incomplete; shows stylized game graphics
Boxing Manual (Intellivision Inc. 1819-0920) Intellivision Inc. 1819-0920 None U.S.A. Stapled along top edge
Image not available. Intellivision Inc. 1819-0920 None U.S.A. Map-style folding; has 'All rights reserved' on front cover, unlike the staple version
Image not available. Intellivision Inc. 1819-0920 None U.S.A. Map-style folding; has 'All rights reserved' on front cover, unlike the staple version
Boxing Manual (Sears 3875-0920) Sears 3875-0920 1980 U.S.A.  
Boxing Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982 Brazil Mattel/Digiplay edition; © M.I. 1979 on back (NEEDS CONFIRMATION); submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper; confirmed error on back of some copies: © 1982 TSR HOBBIES, Inc.; manual hints at localized overlays




A total of five Boxing overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Boxing Overlay (Mattel Electronics 7526-4299) Mattel Electronics 7526-4299 1980 U.S.A. Was this the original version?; note the unusual part number—and that this version to date has only been found in Intellivision, Inc. copies; were there initially going to be separate overlays for left vs. right?—the numbering pattern hints at such
Boxing Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1819-4289-G1) Mattel Electronics 1819-4289-G1 1980 U.S.A. Standard version of the overlay
Boxing Overlay (Digiplay 1819-4289-G1) Digiplay 1819-4289-G1 None   Standard version of the overlay, but no copyright information; found in Digiplay releases
Boxing Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75221) Phil Boland 49 75221 1980 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback




A total of seven Boxing label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Boxing Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None   No origin
Boxing Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin upper right
Boxing Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1980 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1980 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
Boxing Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1980   Date lower right; no copyright, origin; larger label, square corners; submitted by Hankster
Boxing Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A None   No origin, copyright or date info; larger label, square corners; large bold font for game title
Boxing Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   No origin; dark blue label, large with rounded corners; top line reads BOXING in larger font than second line, which is localized to (BOXE); submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper
Boxing Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for Boxing.
Pugilist Selection Choose your fighter.
Boxing Ring Getting a true knockout punch is quite rare in this game. Or perhaps I'm just horrible at making it happen.





Credit: Joe Zbiciak's post to the intvprog group on Yahoo on 23. March, 2001

Left Controller: Press and hold: two lower action buttons and disk location WNW (7 pos)
Press Reset
Easter Egg: The crowd cheers and the title screen shows:

Boxing Easter Egg



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