Hoping to take a trip down memory lane, I decided to check this title out...While this version is better in a few areas...namely multiplayer, graphics, and sound it would get beaten down by little Mac of the original series. It was wonderful to see the reimagination of some of the classic characters in an updated graphic form, but they all still have the same exact moves that they had from the NES version with maybe one or two new ways to throw punches. Also there is really only the addition of I think only one character in Disco Kid. If you ever beat, or for that matter even played the NES version than this will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling of your childhood for all of fifteen minutes...and then it's o.k. In all honesty I'd rather just go on the Wii shop channel and buy the first Punchout. You will get a lot more playing time out of that one than this one. I say rent it beat it and send it back.
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Punch Out was a cult classic 20 somewhat years ago, having a underdog from the Bronx go head to head with cartoon-ey characters to have a chance at Iron Mike Tyson. The controls were simple just like today. It's button one or two for jabs up on the d pad for upper jabs and if you hit an oppenent for a star you press A for a special jab. Doc is back to give help-less advice but what did you expect. And you still can hold down the button after round two for a extra health boost (It's button plus and minus after round one and Doc will eat a choclate bar to prove it works). Unfortuntally you only have one new boxer Disco Kid, other than you have the previous NES and SNES Roster. Not that it is bad thing, they're more of a challenenge now then they were 20 years ago and although it's still duck, dodge lower, upper jab and special punch...........You're going to really pay attention. Example, Great Tiger doge the exact opposite after he throws an uppercut (DUH, I KNOW) Still..........King Hippo is the only one who has the "Old School Stragety". There are some interesting features such as Hologram Training, Title BOut Defense and Last Stand, where Donkey Kong is unlockable. It's disappointing you only get a small handfull on a Disc Game, but this is a Number One COntnder. ALso you can use the Will Controls for a Wii Fit Work Out or the Will Pad to dodge and duck. Eight Stars Out of Ten.
this beautiful little game should win over the hearts of all who play it. it's simple and fun. you get the feeling with each match that you're becoming a better player--a better boxer. the motions are easy to control, the game provides a good variety on the theme with its characters, their personalities and fighting styles. the game itself will probably only take a weekend or one long night to beat, and it's well worth it. i'm impressed with nintendo's ability to continually produce fun games. at times, challenging, and in fact the title defense felt more like a punishment for winning in the first place, but overall, a knockout.