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. Punch-Out is a boxing game that has some deep roots in the history of video games. With the Wii Nintendo added some controls that will get family members moving. My biggest complaint about Punch-Out is the patterns.
Excerpt: It has been over twenty years since Punch-Out first made its console debut on the NES, and over fifteen years since we last saw the series on the SNES. Just when you may have thought this franchise was down for the count, Nintendo has brought Little Mac and the gang out of retirement in Punch-Out!! , for the Nintendo Wii.
Pros: Addictive game play with precise NES style controls; Terrific graphics for a Wii title.
Cons: Motion controls / balance board support not up to par; The game may be too similar to the NES version for some gamers.
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 just spent a good wad of cash on.
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. Developer Next Level Games did a near flawless job in transitioning all of the classic characters into a wonderfully appropriate and throughly charming 3D experience that is as fun to look at as it is to play.
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. The characters are over the top, the gameplay is frantic and this game is easily one of the most enjoyable experiences on the Nintendo Wii. This truly is a system seller for me. Bravo!
Conclusion: Punch Out est un jeu enjôleur. D'une part, parce qu'il séduit par son ambiance un peu loufoque et parce qu'il propose un gameplay à la fois simpliste et subtil. Rapidement, on se prend au jeu à étudier chacun des combattants, à trouver un point faible sur lequel nous pourrons rebondir. Derrière cette ambiance bon enfant, se cache pourtant un jeu pas toujours évident.
Pros: L'ambiance, La personnalité des boxers, Le gameplay à la fois simple et subtil, Le contenu
Cons: L'absence d'un mode en ligne pour un challenge plus grand
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. Though the game doesn't quite attain perfection, it remains the best arcade boxing franchise around. I can't wait for a sequel!