Whoever came up with the idea for the Dragon Punch-style game has to feel quite flattered right now, if they believe that imitation is the deepest form of flattery. Dragon Punch style machines are all over the place and they all are pretty popular. I imagine that when some people see this latest clone known as the iBoxer, it will turn heads and bring in the cash for the operator as it looks like a giant iPhone with a punching bag in front of it. I wonder what Apple will think of this- they could either throw a fit or buy a couple for their offices.
One of the cooler technological aspects I find in the iBoxer is not in the boxing part of the game since that has been done already but in the use of OLEDs. Of course OLEDs aren’t terribly new, the technology has been in use in one form or another for the past couple of years now although I haven’t known of any coin-operated equipment making use of the display technology since it is generally expensive(last time I checked). The nice thing about OLEDs however is the image quality of the display and the low power consumption they have and so it would be intriguing to see what they did for the iBoxer screen when it’s in action.Then again the only thing that changes in the images I’ve seen of the display are the regular LED scoreboard numbers so it’s unclear whether you can change all those other images and if not, I don’t see why they are using OLEDs. Until then, we’ll just have to wait for a video. The iBoxer also can come in either black or white and it’s even waterproof so it can be used outdoors.
The iBoxer is made by Kriss-Sport who is based out of Poland, their website with more details on the game are below.