Remember when the world was in love with the phrase “Llllllllllllllet’s get ready to rumble!!!” Well, be careful where you say that, because you might be infringing on the copyright of its creator, Michael Buffer. It’s been said that the boxing announcer has made more than $400 million on that one phrase--and a good chunk of that has to be the multiple games he’s appeared in, starting with his FMV likeness on the Sega CD game, Prize Fighter.
After that, he was all over Ready 2 Rumble, a cartoonish boxing game that has to be the only one in existence where the announcer was more famous than the fighters themselves. The N64 and GBA versions did their best with him, but he basically ended up as a homely pile of polygons/pixels. He got to look somewhat human in the PS2 entry. Should the series ever return, we’d hope the art team could make him look at least as good as his announcing brother, Bruce Buffer, looks in recent UFC games.