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Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)

85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Much better than its predecessor D Michael (221) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
A silly action game provides first-class strategic depth and exploration? The hell? J. P. Gray (111) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (35 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
This solid, tongue-in-cheek boxing cart's a surefire winner. In fact, Don King's probably trying to figure out how to climb into this SNES ring. Punch-Out is super!
94
Super Power (Sweden)
Förutom dessa faktiskt ganska små detaljer är Super Punch-Out helt underbart. En värdig uppföljare till det klassiska boxningsspelet. Fyra svåra turneringar och batteriminne som gör det möjligt för upp till åtta spelare att samtidigt delta i turneringarna, och dessutom tävla mot varandra. Jag menar, finns det något bättre än att ha nitat Bald Bull snabbare än Patrick? Jag tvivlar.
91
The Video Game Critic
Super Punch Out has long been considered one of most entertaining boxing video games ever, and this version is quite faithful to the arcade. Each of the huge, comical boxers has his own distinct personality and fighting style. Using an innovative point-of-view, your boxer is semi-transparent, affording you an ideal view your opponent. By learning each boxer's weaknesses, you can gradually progress up the ranks, and the game saves up to eight player's statistics to battery back-up. What's great about Super Punch Out is how it never takes itself very seriously. This is pure arcade fun, and I'd take this over a realistic boxing game any day of the week.
90
Nintendo Land
I might say that I like this game better than Punch-Out for the Nintendo, just because of the improved graphics and sound effects. Everything else that was solid gold in the original is kept in this one. The only thing I crave is a little more challenge. It did not take me very long to beat the game.
90
Game Players
Large, colorful graphics and easy-to-learn controls makes anyone who sees this game want to pick up the controller and the increasingly challenging computer foes keeps them glued to their seat once they do. So what are ya' waiting for, champ?
88
Game Informer Magazine
One of the best new additions was Time Attack Mode, which kept track of the best knockout times for every opponent. You can spend hours just trying to shave off precious milliseconds in the attempt to KO Super Machoman before the one minute mark. Everyone who enjoyed the original is encouraged to check out its excellent 16-bit sequel.
83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I've been waiting for this one for a while - and the wait was worth it. The Super NES version is truly a winner. Once you pick up the controller, you won't have any problems at all on the game technique. Fight never-before-seen boxers in past Punch-Out games. This may not be a realistic boxing game, but it still has fantastic gameplay.
82
Mega Fun
Super Punch Out knüpft nahtlos dort an, wo die NES-Version aufgehört hatte. Die für ein Boxspiel so ungewöhnliche Sicht sorgt für den optimalen Überblick. Nicht blindes Draufhauen ist gefragt, sondern gekonnte Sidesteps mit anschließenden Konter-Schlagserien. Trotzdem wird das 16-Bit Update dem Kultstatus des NES-Vorbildes nicht ganz gerecht. Es sind einfach zu wenig Neuerungen eingebaut worden, im Gegenteil: Manche Programmteile wurden sogar ersatzlos gestrichen. Da nur noch eine Runde geboxt wird, sind taktische Fights unmöglich geworden. Auch Ringrichter Maria und Coach Mickey, der immer einen guten Tip parat hatte, fielen dem Rotstift zum Opfer. Nichtsdestotrotz ist Super Punch Out ohne jeglichen Zweifel mit Abstand das beste 16-Bit-Boxgame. Die witzige, teilweise exzellent gezeichnete Grafik, sowie das hervorragende Gameplay laden immer und wieder wieder auf eine Runde ein, Fun Sport pur!
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Grâce à un système de jeu très agréable et un système de records qui peut monter sa durée de vie très très haut, Super Punch-Out!! s'est imposé comme référence dans un domaine oublié à l'époque par les programmeurs de jeux vidéo. Beau, simple et efficace, ce jeu ne semble pas avoir réellement subi les longues années qui se sont écoulées depuis sa sortie et ce n'est d'ailleurs pas un hasard si Nintendo a récemment ressorti cette licence pour l'adapter sur Wii.
80
Retrogaming History
Super Punch-Out!! riprende in pieno lo stile del suo predecessore, ne aumenta la varietà e migliora grafica e sonoro. Nonstante l'età questo titolo dispone di un gameplay ancora fresco e unico, lo dimostra il fatto che la nuova versione per Wii, a conti fatti, non aggiunge un gran che se non i controlli del Wii Remote ed una rivisitazione tecnica. Un gioco che non dovrebbe mancare sullo scaffale di un vero "SuperNintendaro"
80
Lens of Truth
Utilizing the new power of the SNES, Super Punch-Out!! delivered an uppercut to the player. Visually the game is stunning and a cartoon like feel made Super PO an instant classic. Only falling short by not improving much on the original game is what keeps Super PO from being a gem on the SNES. Otherwise, Super Punch-Out!! is a retro game that will be played till the end of time. No real gamer should have missed out on this one. If you did, consider yourself shamed and get it on the Virtual Console.
80
IGN
The new Wii sequel to the Punch-Out!! series is shipping to stores in just another few weeks, and Nintendo's displayed excellent timing (for once) in releasing Super Punch-Out!! in Virtual Console form to pave the way for the new revival of the franchise. This is a great game that you may well have missed out on in the SNES era, and getting to download it for just eight bucks is an excellent value.
80
Retrogaming.it
In definitiva questo gioco ha ereditato il divertimento e il gameplay del titolo precedente migliorandolo e variegandolo ma ha perso la freschezza e la sorpresa tipici dei giochi unici e diversi da tutti gli altri. In più, come ultima considerazione, vorrei notare che Super Punch Out è più lungo del predecessore ma anche decisamente più facile e per questo è leggermente meno la longevo.
80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Super Punch-Out!! is a really tough game, but it's one in which repeated playing (and you will be playing it a lot) really pays off. Once you learn the ropes, you learn how to actually fight better, how to take advantages of your opponents weaknesses and how to really stick it to 'em when you need to. What I though at first to be an unfair computer eventually turned out to be a weakling after I went around the block a couple of times. I became a boxing fool.
80
All Game Guide
If you don't spend too much time comparing it to Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Super Punch Out!! is actually an awesome boxing game that would make a fine addition to any Super NES library. If only Glass Joe could have been there to see it.