Fittingly, given that Rocky Balboa is a boxing game, your hands will be killing you after just a few hectic rounds. It%26rsquo;s not the game%26rsquo;s fault, though; it%26rsquo;s more the fact that PSP requires you to have fully elastic thumbs.
Thankfully, the controls themselves are well laid out, and make the best use of the handheld%26rsquo;s somewhat awkward layout; after time, they become second nature. The face buttons are for your basic punching: Square and Triangle take care of left and right direct smacks, while X and Circle take care of left and right uppercuts. Simple enough. Combine these with the nubbin - which controls your boxer%26rsquo;s body movement, to alter the power and angle of your punches - and hit R at the same time to dodge any unfriendly blows.