- Also Known As
- Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 18th Oct 1987
- 21st Nov 1987
- 15th Dec 1987
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 16th Apr 2007, 500 points
- 30th Mar 2007, 500 points
- 3rd Apr 2007, 500 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 1st Mar 2012, £4.50
- 8th Mar 2012, $4.99
- 1st Feb 2012, ¥500
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 20th Mar 2013, $4.99
- 21st Mar 2013, £3.49
- 5th Jun 2013, ¥500
- Controller Support
Boxing is a fascinating sport. Two human beings enter the ring, then skilfully and tactfully beat the tar out of one another using nothing but their own gloved fists. It’s the perfect fodder for a video game, and that’s exactly why the Punch-Out!! series is such a classic. Originally released in North America as Mike Tyson's...
With ten NES titles originally released on the 3DS for Ambassadors only, it wasn't much of a stretch to expect the first ten put up for sale to be the same games. But we've already received a title that actually wasn't part of the Ambassador batch, and Nintendo has picked one of the best possible games. Originally released in 1987,...
Hey, where's Mike Tyson gone?
Although boxing is a fairly obvious display of aggression, it’s surprising that so few video game adaptations of the sport have been worth playing. Punch Out!! Featuring Mr Dream is an exception, and to many it still hasn’t been beaten. Assuming the role of Little Mac, you have to punch your way to ultimate victory...
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Coming soon to Switch
If you've been waiting for a game to scratch that 'Punch-Out' itch, then the upcoming Thunder Ray might be just what you need. It's not got a firm release date yet, but the beat-em-up looks very reminiscent of Nintendo's classic franchise from the NES, SNES, and Wii. You'll be taking to the ring to experience...
Oh BOY, these are good
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The gloves are off
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A link to the past
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It's a knockout
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Good luck with that, Mike
Back when Nintendo ported its popular Punch-Out!! arcade title to the NES, it was savvy enough to realise that a celebrity endorsement could make all the difference – so it enlisted the assistance of Mike Tyson to promote the game, even going as far as to include the boxer as a character. When Tyson's deal expired he was...
Update now live
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If you're familiar with the boxing legend Mike Tyson, you'll likely remember how his name was attached to Punch-Out!! on the NES. Due to licensing issues and Tyson's imprisonment in the '90s, the game was renamed and nowadays has 'Featuring Mr. Dream' in the title. Still, that's not enough for Mike to forget he was once affiliated with...
More retro action is on the way
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To be the Man, you've got to beat the Super Macho Man
Another game is passing the 30 year mark. After all, in 1987 the NES was available worldwide, with lots of titles being released - Punch Out!! being one of them. Originally made as a prize giveaway for a Famicom Open Golf contest in Japan in 1987, it was a home conversion of the arcade games...
You are Little Mac, a 17 year-old rookie fighter straight out of the Bronx. What you lack in size you more than make up for in determination. Spurred on by your trainer, Doc Louis, it's time to take on the world's boxing best!
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream is a comical boxing game that pits your pint-sized pugilist against such rivals as the fragile-jawed Frenchman Glass Joe, punch-drunk Russian Soda Popinski and the mysterious title-holder Mr. Dream.
Use all the moves at your disposal – jabs, body blows, hooks and uppercuts – to discover your opponent's weak spot and make the deciding blow. Also, look out for an appearance by Mario as the referee!