About the Product
- Players have the option to play using the classic layout from the original NES controller. Use the 1 and 2 buttons along with the cross pad to throw hooks and jabs or to dodge.
- The ultimate boxing underdog Little Mac returns as the hero in this re-imagining of a gaming classic.
- Large character roster including: Little Mac, Glass Joe, King Hippo, Doc Louis, Von Kaiser and others.
- Players can obtain special 'Star Punches,' which allow Little Mac to take more Health from his rival in a single punch.
- The Wii Remote/Nunchuk controller configuration allows players to simulate punching and ducking for a realistic boxing feel.
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Top Customer Reviews
The thing that I love about Punch-Out!! is that, like the original games, it really isn't a brawler. You can't button-mash your way through the game. Rather, it really is more of a puzzler, in that each opponent has a "tell", and a specific fighting style. Once you have him figured out, it is just a matter of countering him. Don't be mistaken, however: this game's difficulty get's hardcore really quickly (much like the original games!). For instance, last night, I was able to breeze right through the Minor Circuit (using the motion controls), but in the second circuit (Major Circuit I believe), the fighter "Great Tiger" (a welcome import from the original NES game!) gave me a really hard time! I found myself REALLY challenged, much to my delight! Also, much like the original games, once you defeat several of the players in the game, you get to fight them again later in the game.... however, their fighting style (the puzzle element of the game) has completely changed, and the difficulty is ramped up drastically. I am confident that this game will provide hours and hours of gameplay. Anyway, here are some of my observations about the game:
*Art style - everything is hand drawn, colorful, and animated. This game looks great, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Also, several humerous head-nods to the original games were included (lik Doc urging you to join Club Nintendo ringside!). Also, some of the knockout animations (like the original games) are REALLY satisfying and funny.Read more ›
Punch Out is a puzzle game that demands some memorization and quick reflexes. As you fight against the 13 regular fighters, they will telegraph their attacks and give little tell signs of how the will go about hitting you. Learn those attacks (easier than ever by going to the exhibition mode and practicing) and jab your way to the top for a title bout.
After the initial bout of fights, you become the champ and all former boxers return with new and improved techniques. This is when the game turns reaaally hard. But the good news is that nothing beats winning a close fight where you almost lost, having your buddies cheer you on and passing the controller around, of which there are various options. Old NES controls are great, even if I liked the motion controls better.
As someone who has been playing for over 22 years, I remember having a blast with the original Punch Out. The best part about this one is how it reminds me of all the fun I had with that game and at the same time feels like a whole new experience.
I haven't yet conquered the game entirely - I'm about 2/3 of the way through the Title Defense thing in the World Circuit. But the game is just plain fun, even if you do beat it. The upsides:
1. Characters. All the familiar characters have remained pretty true to their original forms, and the new ones seem to fit in pretty well with all the rest. In addition, I love that you can not only have unlimited rematches when you get owned, you can also go back and rematch anyone at any time. In addition to that, you can fight hologram versions of opponents for a while before facing them in Career mode. Believe me, you're gonna need that once you start defending your title. I think I practiced against Great Tiger at least 10 times to get a good grasp of his movements and he still took the belt and KOed me twice before I got past him. As annoying as he can be to fight, the character named Aran Ryan just makes me laugh so hard - he is obviously on cocaine or speed and I've intentionally lost to him just to see him act like a nut when he wins.
2. Controls. If you're new to the Wii-Mote like I was, this game might require a bit more practice.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good graphics just wish I could use Gamecube/ Pro classic Controller option...Published 1 day ago by LA Underground Inc.
This is one of the best game for all players very fun getting rarePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great game. I love that they really stuck to the original game's format while still introducing some newness to it with new characters and stuff. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eener
Found the game at a pawn shop, very entertaining. High replay value.Published 2 months ago by Gabriel Gonzalez
So this game by itself would be fine. However, it's a remake of the original Nintendo version and as that it's really missed the mark. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kare
Great fun-- just like the old NES version although with much better graphics of course. Balance board control was a little funky but you can play it with or without that (as well... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sundevil