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Hundred Word Review – Punch-Out!! June 27, 2009

Posted by Matthew in Review, Wii.


This Wii version is a remake of sorts of the NES original – it contains a mix of characters from that and the SNES version. Little Mac makes a welcome return and the gameplay has stayed pretty much the same. Memorising opponents attack patterns and striking when they leave themselves open to attack is essential to winning. It’s very hard at times but the sense of triumph when you land a winning blow is just brilliant. The cel-shaded visuals look fantastic and the remixed song sound great.  Arguably it’s the best example you’ll see on how to resurrect a classic franchise.




1. Adam - June 30, 2009

It’s another example of a Wii game having to rely on an outstanding art style to make up for lack of hardware.

2. Matthew - June 30, 2009

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz troll harder Gitty.

The hardware is clearly there with plenty of examples to be seen, it’s just a shame that most devs are lazy.

3. Adam - June 30, 2009

That was a compliment(!)

Albeit an unintentionally back-handed one. 😉

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