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Punch-Out!! (Wii)

Game Profile

One of the biggest names in boxing returns after a 15-year hiatus. Grab a Wii Remote™ controller in one hand and a Nunchuk™ controller in the other and step back into the ring with a modern update of the classic Punch-Out!!

Little Mac is back! Everyone’s favorite underdog from the 1980s joins the best of the original Punch-Out!! cast in a modern re-imagination of the series. Players will find familiar names like Glass Joe, King Hippo and trainer Doc Louis. These boxers come to life again in cell-shaded 3-D, complete with hilarious fighting animations and back stories that capture all the fun and flair of the original Punch-Out!! games.

The motion-sensitive controls of the Wii console mean that when players throw punches, Little Mac throws punches as well. Additionally, you can control hooks and jabs by combining motion control with control-stick movement The motion-sensing Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers turn real-life swings into on-screen punches, so anyone can play. The game can also be played with classic NES-style controls by turning the Wii Remote sideways.

Characters: Little Mac, Glass Joe, King Hippo, Doc Louis, Von Kaiser and newcomer Disco Kid. There are a total of 13 opponents for Little Mac to step into the ring with, 12 of which are returning from previous games in the Punch-Out!! series.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Players can obtain special “Star Punches,” which allow Little Mac to take more Health from his rival in a single punch. Players can now use multiple stars in a single punch for an extra-powerful attack.

Control options:

Motion Control (Wii Remote and Nunchuck controllers)
Punch-Out!! uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuck controllers to simulate throwing punches. Use the Nunchuck to throw a left punch and the Wii Remote to throw a right punch.

Classic Control (Wii Remote NES™ style)
Fans of the NES version and core gamers will be excited to see Nintendo has also included the option to play Punch-Out!! 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.

Game Review

Review

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Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Has the Punch-Out!! series made a grand comeback or is its gameplay a relic of the past?

It's hard to believe, but it's been 15 years since a Punch-Out!! game was released. Perhaps this is due to the fact that even though the games were made by Nintendo, naturally situated in Japan, they never really found an audience over there. When the Wii...

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User Comments (13)

JRAPOCALYPSE

#2

JRAPOCALYPSE said:

I cannot wait for this game to drop! i still play my punchout games on nes and snes and will download the snes punch out on vc for support.

timp29

#4

timp29 said:

Boxing on wii sports was pretty good. If this can improve on the controls, and make it a game of skill where i don't get beat up by a 6 year old flailing their arms, this will be a top 5 title for wii for 2009.

It is not going to be compatible with Wii Motion plus is it?

pixelman

#5

pixelman said:

Yay Punch-Out!!!! I'll be picking it up this summer, I love the animation and VO. The original is so sweet.

CharlieisEverywhere

#8

CharlieisEverywhere said:

The new Wii version is bad. It's just a cheap carbon copy of the original. It has none of the heart of the original, nor the fun. I'd give it a 6/10 and definitely rent it before you buy it. Also, they really needed to include a dual controller scheme instead of a controller & nunchuk. Just why?

nintendolover88

#9

nintendolover88 said:

I'll wait for a review but if the controls aren't very fully fetched i wont buy it. What i mean is sometimes i punch/jab forward with my wiimote in Wii Sports Boxing and my movements wern't projected on my TV(no offence to the fantas tic wii sports which i enjoyed fully, of course!) All I'm saying is i hope my movements will be projected on the the screen and the controtls are good. The original NES ( which i recommend to all on VC) and super punch-out on SNES(which I'd also recommend on VC) were just fantastic and I'm hoping the wii version won't be just a copy.I'll find out, as the UK release date comes nearer...

alvieao

#10

alvieao said:

Like many others, I've been waiting for a new Punch-Out!! game for a long time and it's worth the long wait. Forget FaceBreaker and forget Ready 2 Rumble Revolution... Punch-Out!! is still the real deal!

Fuzzy

#11

Fuzzy said:

JB HiFi have this game on special for $29. I now feel that I have to buy it.

Dominic

#12

Dominic said:

i really want this game so much the old mike tyson's punch out was so awesome that i want this one now.

HawkeyeWii

#13

HawkeyeWii said:

It was really fun, really reminds me of the good old days on mike tysons punch out!! Even the music was reminding

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