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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

  • Released on Mar 20, 2013
  • By Nintendo for Wii U, NES

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! User Reviews

8.0

An uppercut to the unsuspecting jaw

Summary:

The Introduction:
You remember Mike Tyson, right? Mind you, we're talking about pre-*bleep*, pre-bite, pre-brankrupt Mike Tyson; the youngest undefeated heavyweight boxing champion the circuit had ever seen. Well, now you, a pizza faced lardbutt, can beat up Mike Tyson... in video game format.

It's a rather simple concept – win a series of boxing matches leading up to the big man himself - but then, it works quite finely. Mike Tyson's Punch Out (or just Punch Out as it's been known as since dropping the Mike Tyson name due to the loss of the rights to use Mike Tyson's likeness) is a game that...

9.0

Solid, hard-hitting boxing at home

The good:

Realistic gameplay. Good graphics & sound. Early versions had Mike Tyson included. A familiar face makes a guest appearance.

The bad:

High difficulty level especially if you're not familiar with how boxing works. A 2 player mode would have been nice.

Summary:

Based loosely on Nintendo's arcade boxing sim "Vs. Punch-Out!", there were actually 2 versions of this game released: The first release was called "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!", and featured the then-World Heavyweight Champion as the game's final opponent. A later re-release removed Tyson's name and likeness and changed the final opponent's name to "Mr. Dream". (This was largely due to licensing issues) In the game, you took on the role of Little Mac, a rookie boxer looking to work his way through the boxing ranks up to a dream fight with Tyson/Mr. Dream. on the way you faced colorful opponents...

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