Boxing Plus

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Boxing Plus
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Info Go for the Item Boxes in the corners!
Power up with various items.
Item Boxes appear from time to time. Get them before your opponent for an advantage.
Controls Straight: A Button Press
Jab/Hook: B Button Press
Guard Break: Y Button Press
Super Punch: X Button Press
Guard: X Button Press

Boxing Plus is a Plus Event that appears in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to event is to be the first to knock out the opponent. The playable characters in this event are Mario, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Sonic, Knuckles, Zavok and Mii, with Zavok unlocked by beating him in the event on the sixth day of Sonic's story in the Road to Rio mode.


In this event, the player only plays a single match, being shown at the end to have already beaten another opponent. Before the match, the player must select a guard type, being able to choose from Auto Guard, which causes the character to constantly guard unless performing punches, or Manual Guard, which allows the player to move faster when not guarding. The match consists of two timed rounds, which is won by either knocking the opponent out, knocking them down three times, or by winning the decision that is made when neither character meets the requirements for the other two winning conditions, which is based on the number of times a character was knocked and the amount of damage dealt to the opponent. The player can move left and right using Circle Pad or +Control Pad, and can land punches when they are close enough to the opponent. The player can deal several types of punches using different buttons, with straight punches performed by pressing A Button, jabs and hooks performed by pressing B Button and guard breaking punches by pressing Y Button, which will break the opponent's guard and leave them open to punches, but also leaves the character that performed it vulnerable too. Over time, as the player lands more punches their Special Punch gauge will fill, and the player can press X Button to perform a Super Punch, which will deplete a large amount of the opponent's health if it makes contact. The player can protect themselves from punches by guarding, done by pressing R Button in manual guard mode, which prevents them from taking damage but will deplete their guard gauge instead. When this is fully emptied, the opponent can perform a guard crush, which will leave the other character vulnerable for a short period of time. At various points during the match, Item Boxes will appear in the corners of the ring, which the player can move towards to collect. Upon collection, the item inside will be used automatically, however the Item Boxes will disappear after a short while regardless of whether they have been collected or not. Each item has a unique effect:

  • POW Block: Stun- Stuns the opponent for a short period of time, preventing them from guarding or performing punches
  • Bullet Bill: Guard Down- Depletes the opponent's Guard Gauge
  • Super Star: Invincible- Grants the character invincibility for limited time
  • Power Sneakers: Speed ↑- Increases movement speed for limited time
  • Chaos Emerald: SP ↑- Fills the character's Super Punch gauge faster for a short amount of time
  • Flame Shield: Attack ↑- Increases the character's punch power until damage is taken

If the player's health gauge fully depletes, they will be knocked down. If the player is knocked down either before or during the use of their item, the item and its effect are lost. If the player is knocked down, they must repeatedly press A Button to get back up and fight on, however failing to press enough within the time will mean that the player has been knocked out and loses the match. Recovering becomes more difficult the more times that the player is knocked down.


  • The Chaos Emerald item makes your SP Gauge fill faster for a short time.
  • The Flame Shield item boosts your punching power! The effect ends as soon as you take damage.
  • The Bullet Bill item targets your opponent's Guard Gauge and depletes it.
  • Power Sneakers increase your movement for a short time.
  • The POW Block item stuns your opponent, leaving them helpless.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エクストラ ボクシング
Ekusutora Bokushingu
Extra Boxing