Excerpt: Now that Nintendo Wii games are coming down in price we are able to purchase some that were missed. We also know millions of our readers want to know if they should spend their money on games like Punch-Out. They patiently wait for us to review them.
Excerpt: Modern games let us do pretty much everything we can imagine, with complex control schemes often requiring an encyclopaedic knowledge of the manual before you can even get started; extended tutorials designed to ease you in to the action are forced on you before you're allowed to play the game you...
Cartoony, retro brawler with humor, but too short.
Common Sense Media
6 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is an arcade boxing game, so there is some violence in the game. That said, the fighters are clearly cartoons -- i.e. not realistic in the least -- plus comedic effects can be seen such as stars dancing around their head after receiving a blow.
Summary: Punch-Out for the Wii is a remake. Yes, I know Nintendo isn’t identifying it as such, but it really is. If you’re expecting the game to radically reinvent the series you’re in for a disappointment, but accept it for what it is, that being one of the best remakes ever made, and you’ll have a blast.
Summary: Like all his bouts prior, Little Mac’s latest trek to the top with the Wii version of Punch-Out is a perfect balance of simple, genuinely challenging, and entertaining gameplay, topped off with a whole lot of style and personality.
Summary: Punch-Out!! how I loved thee. This game was an absolute blast from the beginning till the end and I can see myself playing this one for years to come. The folks over and Next Level Games did a great job and helped revive the franchise to its classic roots.
Excerpt: Nintendo has brought its boxing game out of retirement after 15 years, with Punch Out!! for Wii being the most recent addition to the series since Super Punch Out!! on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Summary: I played the original Punch-Out until I could pull off the moves in my sleep. Wii Punch-Out is similar to the NES title, but if you think nothing can top that classic, then you're underestimating this game.
Conclusion: The developers at Next Level Games have taken a cherished franchise and given it new life for a new generation. Moreover, they have somehow managed to do so without alienating gaming grognards and ultra-fans like myself.