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Punch Out!! (Wii) May 28, 2009

Posted by huymix in Games.
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This review will seem very confusing. I got a chance to play the new Punch-Out!! this past weekend at a friend’s place and it was awesome. Incredibly fun, vivid, and was overall a great experience. Punch-Out!! is an F- because:

  • It’s a terrible value. This is perhaps the single greatest determinant of the review. I’m sorry but for $60 and only 13 fighters + 1 secret fighter is really too much for me. I’ve always said that I only have a Plus/Minus system because the choice to do or buy something is really binary anyways. I can’t recommend paying retail.
  • Nintendo games tend to not go on sale ever. It’s very unlikely it will drop in price to a more reasonable level. Excite Truck seemed to keep it’s full price for years after its release! Freaking Excite Truck (even on E-bay it’s still like $40).
  • If you want Punch-Out on Wii, I recommend the Virtual Console downloads of both the original and Super Punch-Out. It’s a much cheaper option and offers a much greater variety of fighters.

I really had an awesome time playing Punch-Out!! I can’t say enough great things about it.  All I can really say is that if price were no issue Punch-Out!! (Wii) would be an F+ hands down.

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1. Bakerman - May 29, 2009

One of the few titles that sounded interesting on the wii. It may feel a bit short i guess, so did the original. I did get the NES version for VC.

huymix - May 30, 2009

In the end of the day, Punch-Out on Wii is such a great game, but I just can’t justify pulling the trigger on buying it. And I already know that I really enjoy it.

2. danjewish - May 31, 2009

I think its worth the price. For me its addicting, just like the original. I just wish Mike Tyson was back.

huymix - May 31, 2009

Ah, definitely a good point. I found it was hugely addicting. Like when I first picked it up, I couldn’t put it down until Soda Poplinski made sure I stayed down/lunch time…

In some ways I think, it would be awesome for Tyson to be in it, but in other ways I don’t think it would be the same. Like Glass Joe is still the same Glass Joe and retained his personality and particularly the way you view him. With Tyson he has changed. Maybe the modern analog is Manny Pacquiao or Mayweather.

I think 1 more mode (possibly allow other fighters like King Hippo vs. Aran Ryan type multiplayer) could have cinched it for me. But I totally see you’re point.


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