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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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.


Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! NES Piston Honda - Round #1
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! NES Flamenco is down for the KO
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! NES The different color on me means that I'm tired and can't fight back.
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! NES Many opponents give away some kind of hint before attacking. Great Tiger here, for example, has a diamond in his turban, that flashes before he's going to strike.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

"Let's keep it clean! Now come out boxing!" chirinea (33100) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
The Most Entertaining Boxing Game Ever Made. Guy Chapman (1746) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Not Even Mike Can Ruin The Greatest Game Of All Time Jeff Clawson (7) unrated
Nintendo's Knock out punch! wade hampton (9) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Mario is the referee, what else do you need Pixelspeech (943) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Gameplay stands the test of time Nick Seafort (22) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

The Press Says

NES Archives Jun 04, 2001 A+ 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 27, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
The Video Game Critic Dec 03, 2000 A- 91
NES Times Aug 15, 2006 9 out of 10 90 Sep 08, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Video Games Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1988 10 out of 12 83 Apr 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Apr 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80


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It was named #44 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time" by EGM Issue #200 (Feb. 2006).

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RKL (5614) added Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES) on Sep 09, 2003
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