In Thai Boxing 1, two players can participate simultaneously in head-to-head combat. Each player has the ability to punch and kick in a normal stance, the crouch stance and in a jumping stance. Players also have the ability to block attacks.
Each match is divided into three rounds. The opponents both have energy bars, which are diminished whenever the characters are struck. When an energy bar has been completely diminished, the round is lost. In the top left and top right hand corner of the screen is a visual representation of the player's face. When the player is taking a savage beating, blood will pool about the nose, eyes and on the chest.
When a participant has won three rounds, they are declared the winner. There is a timer for each round that, should it go to zero, will signal the end of the round. At the point, the participant with the most health is declared the winner. Each round of a fight is found in a different orientation and gives the added challenge of battling from different perspectives.
Because of the two-player nature of the game, the primary focus is on keeping a record of the user's wins and losses. A player can be generated and used repeatedly in different battles. The game also allows for players to name their character and save their fight record to disk or tape. ~ Ryan Glover, All Game Guide
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