Punch-Out!! : Wii

Nintendo Wii (2009)

Preview

The game seems similar to Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, since it appears to have Little Mac as the main fighter. The game has a comic book look to it and is now in 3d. Some of the fighters to be in it are Glass Joe, Von Kaiser and King Hippo. From the looks of the UI, it appears you can have a maximum of 20 hearts, 3 knockdowns, 3 stars, 3 minutes per round and 3 rounds.

Review

Punch-Out!! for Nintendo Wii

The game supposedly takes place 15 years after the NES game Punch-Out (Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, but Nintendo can't use Mike Tyson's name anymore). However the NES Punch-Out game was released in 1987, so the Punch-Out world is not exactly in time with reality. Although it does make you wonder if all these boxers would still be fighting after all these years. But putting that aside its a tribute to that game and and a reenvisioned version of it for a new generation. The game's story is not well in depth but it does show Doc Louis and Little Mac's relationship. But Punch-Out has never been about the story, its always been about the action.

While I'm glad they added a 2-player mode (Little Mac vs. Little Mac) I still think the Punch-Out series would be even more popular if you could pick one of the other boxers. Imagine if you could be Bald Bull and fight King Hippo, or doing that in the 2-player mode. Another thing is that there is only one new boxer (Disco Kid), and any Punch-Out fan knows what to expect more or less from all the boxers we've seem several times before.

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 cel-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 other unannounced favorites.

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.

Control options:

  • Motion Control (Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers) Punch-Out!! uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to simulate throwing punches. Use the Nunchuk 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.