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Developer(s) Rage Software, MGM Interactive
Publisher(s) NA Ubisoft
EU Rage Software
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA November 17, 2002
EU November 22, 2002
Genre(s) Sports, Boxing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Rocky
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Jump into the ring as Rocky Balboa and go head-to-head against 29 tough opponents, including Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, and Tommy Gunn. Mickey and company train you from the streets of Philadelphia to the world heavyweight championship bout. Master Rocky's powerful punch combos and fast flurries. Practices your skills in Sparring mode and then test them out in the Knockout Tournament against 15 other players. Based on the movie trilogy, Rocky tests your dedication, skill, and heart through various gameplay modes.

Emulation Information

Blue Lines on Ring Ropes

There are two strange blue lines on each side of the ring connecting all the ropes as some kind of physics constraint. For some reason, in the GameCube version of the game they are left visible. This is not a defect in Dolphin but rather a bug in the game. This issue is not present in the PlayStation 2 version of the title.


Dualcore Desyncs

This game is dualcore sensitive in the menus, and it will cause the backgrounds to flicker. In-game on certain stages the floor will disappear for a few frames at a time, especially outside of Mickey's Gym. Thankfully, the dualcore issues appear to be graphical only, not causing crashes.


16:9 Widescreen Gecko Code


$16:9 Widescreen
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Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Enable Dual Core Off Prevents flickering in menus/certain stages

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Rocky since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21599 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-5578 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Runs well, but is extremely demanding. You may want to use dualcore on this one, but, it comes with bugs. JMC47

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