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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

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Description

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out is one of the most popular and biggest selling video games of all time. Step into the ring as Little Mac, a 17-year-old fighter from the Bronx, ranked number three in the minor circuit. Your goal is to work your way up through the rankings so that you can challenge Mike Tyson, Kid Dynamite, in a dream fight.

But the road to the championship is long and hard. You'll have to work your way up through the minor, major, and world circuits by winning 14 bouts against some very tough opponents.

The rules of the World Video Boxing Association govern your bouts. Each match is three three-minute rounds long. Any boxer knocked down for a 10 count is Knocked Out (KO). If a boxer goes down three times, he'll find himself a Technical Knock Out (TKO). If both boxers make it to the end of the third round, the ref determines the winner.

Once you're in the ring you'll have to beat your opponent with smart fighting. Use left and right punches, as well as uppercuts to knock your opponent to the mat. Dodge your opponent's blows with some fancy footwork. Dazzle them with your brilliance and you'll be the World Video Boxing Association Champion. On the other hand, you might find yourself down for the count.

Screenshots

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Arcade Mike is waiting for your challenge...
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Wii U He looks confident
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! NES Piston Honda - Intro
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! NES Don Flamenco is dancing with a rose in his mouth before the fight.

Alternate Titles

  • "Punch-Out!!" -- NES re-release & Wii title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

"Let's keep it clean! Now come out boxing!" NES chirinea (33100)
The Most Entertaining Boxing Game Ever Made. NES Guy Chapman (1746)
Not Even Mike Can Ruin The Greatest Game Of All Time NES Jeff Clawson (7)
Nintendo's Knock out punch! NES wade hampton (9)
Mario is the referee, what else do you need NES Pixelspeech (953)
Gameplay stands the test of time NES Nick Seafort (22)

The Press Says

NES Archives NES Jun 04, 2001 A+ 100
IGN Wii Apr 18, 2007 9 out of 10 90
NES Times NES Aug 15, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Lens of Truth NES May 18, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES May, 1988 10 out of 12 83
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 31, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Retrogaming History NES Apr 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo-Online.de Wii U Apr 13, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming.it NES Apr 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

The boxer King Hippo made a regular appearance as one of Mother Brain's henchman on the cartoon series Captain N: The Game Master.

For whatever reason, his skin was a light blue color.

Related Web Sites

  • Nigga stole my bike! (A YTMND showing an animation of the famous "Nigga stole my bike!" phenomenon based on a scene from this game, along with a voiced song.)
  • Video review of NES accessories (WARNING: Laguage) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews some NES accessories and some associated games, including the U-Force and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! on NES.)
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