Review by JMark

"This is the best boxing game ever made for any system."

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out is the best boxing game ever made. This game has everything going for it. It has beautiful graphics, pass-codes, classic characters, and most importantly, addictive & challenging gameplay. This is a truely classic videogame. It's been out for 12 years and is still more fun than most videogames today. If you still have your Nintendo, go out and buy this game today.

GRAPHICS: 10/10
The sprites in this game show incredible detail for an 8-bit system. Each boxer is well animated, and shows off a lot of personality.

SOUND/MUSIC: 10/10
Both music and sound effects are top-notch. The main theme is one of the best videogame tunes ever. You'll find yourself humming that tune well after you've stopped playing.

GAMEPLAY: 10/10
Punch-Out has a very simple and effective control scheme. Little Mac responds instantly to your commands. The game can be quite difficult, but if you stick at it for long enough, you will learn the punch patterns of your opponents, and be able to counter attack. You'll find yourself playing this game long after you've knocked out Iron Mike. The pass-code option allows you to pick up where you left off, without having to play the lower-ranked boxers.

OVERALL: 10/10
This is arguably the best spots game ever made, and is one of the best NES titles as well. If you own a Nintendo, you should own this game. If you don't have an NES anymore, go buy a new one and get this classic game.


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 12/31/99, Updated 12/31/99


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