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Top 5 Fighting Games on iPhone

Best of the combat sports action

On Saturday evening, Manchester's MEN Arena plays host to some eagerly anticipated pugilism between two Brits, as defending WBA heavyweight champion David Haye goes toe-to-toe with old sparring partner Audley Harrison.

Boxing games on iPhone aren't exactly ten a penny, yet there are plenty of slugging alternatives in the muscular shape of iPhone wrestling and kung-fu games.

During the breaks between rounds, then, (presuming Audley lasts beyond one), why not check out these Top 5 fighting games for iPhone.

Qi took no notice of the inevitable smacktalk from the App Store contenders, and nor should you, as you punch, hook, and fireball your way through this rundown of the best martial arts games for your iPhone.

Never one to shy away from paying homage to popular licences, Gameloft invokes the spirit of Tekken and Soul Calibur in its lavishly decorated one-on-one fighting game. Blades of Fury puts your touchscreen bravery to the test, challenging your weapons and clinch tactics across ten sumptuous locations. Immortality beckons.
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The martial arts maestro may have shuffled off this mortal coil over 35 years ago, yet Bruce Lee's influence remains as powerful as ever. Indiagames's bare-knuckle extravaganza features 3D motion capture technology from practicioners of Lee's Jeet Kune Do style and five different game modes, including Story and Time Attack.
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Capcom's legendary beat-'em-up series Street Fighter hurricane kicked its way onto iPhone in March, promising the full repertoire of moves present in its home console cousin. This fourth iteration of the franchise also delivers ten playable characters, Bluetooth head-to-head, and the all-important Hadddddouuuukens.
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8.4
Whilst the iPhone community patiently awaits Rock Software's reimagining of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Glu fills the mobile brawling space with the deep, intense gameplay of Super KO Boxing 2. Jab your way through 18 bouts to the championship tussle, ringing up Game Center achievements and Roid Rage receipts along your journey.
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Whilst Vince McMahon's WWE promotion still rules the wrestling roost over in the US, Dixie Carter's rival TNA is steadily making inroads, not least through its acquisition of Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle. On iPhone the roles are reversed, as Longtail Studios's RPG-esque grappler comprehensively lays the smackdown on its THQ opponent. A Knockout, indeed.
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