• Description
    • It's not too often that a flash based game offerssuch a close experience as the classic arcade game it's based on. This rendition of the Classic Punch-Out!! Game has many of the elements that made the original so cool.
      In the game, the player assumes the role of a green-haired boxer, known by three initials the player chooses when the game begins. During matches, the player's boxer is viewed from behind as a wireframe so the opponents can be seen. The player must time his punches, dodges and blocks in order to defeat the opposing boxer. Hints are given as to the opponents next move by subtle eye changes (the white of the eyes turn from white to yellow), but the player must ultimately predict what moves the opponent will make and react appropriately.

      Once the player defeats the last opponent, the opponents repeat. On each successive round the opponents are harder and quicker. The player only has one round to land a KO. Technically, there is no TKO element for multiple knockdowns, but the "3 knockdown rule" is utilized for the most part. Additionally, a win by decision is not possible; an automatic loss occurs if time runs out. In the event the player loses, the computer controlled victor will taunt the player and the corner man for the player will try to entice the player to play again ("Come on, stand up and fight!") via the game's distinctive digitized speech. Players are only allowed one continue per play through. Like many games made during the Golden Age of Arcade Games, there is no actual ending and continuously loops until the player loses.

      The game is a modified upright, and was unusual in that it requires two monitors, one atop the other, for the game's display. The top monitor is used to display statistics while the bottom one is the main game display (similar to Nintendo's Multi-Screen Game & Watch titles and the Nintendo DS). Apart from this, the game is more or a less a standard upright. The game has a joystick and three buttons. Two buttons control left and right punches, one for each arm (denoted by "Left!", or "Right!" when hitting the head, or "body blow!" when hitting the body with either arm). A large button on the console is pressed to deliver an uppercut or right hook, though the blow can be delivered only if a certain number of normal punches are landed on the opponent, so that the "KO" indicator on the display reads full. When the indicator reads full, it flashes and the corner man's digitized speech encourages the player to either "Put him away!", or "Knock him out!".
  • Instructions


      Punch-Out!! decidedly deserves the two exclamation points in its title.
      It's a great game for its time and still nice to plow through today. Some of
      the hit-and-dodge maneuvers may be too simple, but the different opponents--
      all caricatures of stereotypes--and what almost feels like a dance after a
      bit make this a pleasant game to play. Yes, even after you've lost, when
      opponents come up to the screen and taunt you in heinous magnification, with
      the announcer to back you up("Stand up and fight!") I played this game a lot
      when I was younger, although I watched first, trying to glimpse and imitate
      special strategies. Opponents had seemingly irrefutible attacks, and they
      were all so lovably grouchy that I just wanted to meet them, and they could
      knock me down a few times before I got the hang of them.

      The path to the championship goes through six fighters, each with different
      weaknesses and special attacks. Once you defeat them, you go to a blue-gloves
      circuit where everyone's incredibly tough and I am clueless. So I am only
      covering the first wave. Here are your opponents:

      Glass Joe, 112 pounds, Paris, France
      Piston Hurricane, 176 pounds, Havana, Cuba
      Bald Bull, 298 pounds, Istanbul, Turkey
      Kid Quick, 210 pounds, Bronx, New York
      Pizza Pasta, 235 pounds, Napoli, Italy
      Mr. Sandman, 312 pounds, Philadelpia, PA
  • Trivia and Fun Facts
    • Punchout! Was one of the most technically innovative games of the 80's, featuring digitized voices, dual monitors, a third-person perspective, and 3D wire-frame graphics.
  • Game History
    • Punch-Out! is a Sports game, developed and published by Nintendo, which was released in 1984.