Punch-Out for the Wii is an excellent game! It didn't fall short of what I was hoping for at all! The original Punch-Out was one of the best games ever created on the NES, and the Wii version surpasses it. The game incorporates a lot of the same characters from the old one..... Glass Joe, Von Kaiser, King Hippo, Don Flamenco, Super Macho Man, Bald Bull, and Mr. Sandman, and also has some new characters, such as Bear Hugger and The Disco Kid, each with their own unique characteristics which make them both challenging and entertaining. The graphics are good, and the animated cut away scenes are funny. The game has a new training option, to help you if you are having trouble with a particular opponent. Once you defeat the champ and win the title, you can go back through the roster and defend it, but this time your opponents have different weaknesses and different fighting styles. The controls are fairly simple. Basically the same as the original. It won't take a long time to beat the game, but it has excellent replay value. I would reccomend this game not only as a rental, but also as a permanent addition to your collection.
posted by oobie134 (CORPUS CHRISTI, TX) Aug 1, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
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I wasn't born when the original Punch-Out was released, but I still loved this game. It has a sense of difficultness and all the old characters still have those annoying combos ( dang you Piston Hondo!) This is a must rent if you have a Wii, and if you're not interestred in it, Rent it and try it, that is what Gamefly is for.