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Title: Punch Out Wii Review
Description: The first in a series


videogameman - May 25, 2009 06:53 PM (GMT)
Scoring System

Originality
1-10

Graphics 1-10

Gameplay 1-10

Story 1-10

Overall 1-10 not an average


Off the bat, I have never played the NES Punch Out, nor any of the others. As By the time I'm 18, it's likely that I will not be able to play them, unless if they're put in Wii Shop. Therefore, this game will be judged more on its own merits rather than those of its precedessors. A beloved series, fans have been clamoting for a sixth gen remake. It has arrived, but does it stand up to its elders?

Originality-8
Highly charming charecters with entertaing xeneter,atics. Containg foes from all over the land from the French and pitifully horrible boxer Glass Joe to the steryotypical tough black Mike Tyson like Mr. Sandman, not to mention the mainstay boxers like King Hippo and Bald Bull. These charecters gimmicks would be fit to be in the 80s WWF and it fits here. However, as they only added one new charecter, Disco Kid, points are detucted for lack of newcomers. It's as if they are afraid to arouse the fans by adding charecters not fit to be in the Punch Out series.

Graphics- 7

The graphics are not on the par of Halo 3 or even Super Smash Brothers Brawl but they don't need to be. The style is reminsecent of a cartoon series. That only increases the charm. Fight Night fans should not get this game expcting graphics on the level of the other profilic boxing series, nor for other factors, as I will soon tell.

Gameplay 9
This is not a boxing game where you can be completly be on the offense. Fight Night or other boxing game fans should not get this game if that is what they want most. This game involves dodging and strking, exploting thier weakness. If they block or you are hit, you will tire and if it hits 0, you will be purple, slower, and more recpticle to damage. The only way to bring it up is to dodge, bringing un that this game is about hit and run strategey and exploiting weakness. Do not worry too much if your lifebar is drained for as in all boxing games, you can get up. Hit the Boxers at key times{when they flash} to earn a star. This can be used for a Star Uppercut. If you are hit, you lose the star. You can use it as long as you have one star, but the more you have the greater the damage. This can change the tide of battle, so use it wisely.There are three ways to play. Nunchuck and Wii Remote, Wii Remote, or Balance Board. As i do not have the latter, I will instead explain the first two.

The Nunchuck and Wii Remote play in the same way as Wii Boxxing{Wii Sports}. You do a jab motion with either hand for a left or right jab respectivel. Same with hooks. Move from side to side to dodge. For a Star Uppercut, uppercut motion. This may tire you physicaly and detectabilty problems may surface.

The Wii Remote by itself is a more tradational style. Flipping the Wii Remote by its side uses the buttons and Directional pads to play. 1 and 2 results in right and left jabs to the stomach respectively. Press up on the directonal pad to hit the head with the same buttons above. Star Uppercuts use A or - buttons.

If you are a more stationary gamer or are more used to the old controls, use the Wii Remote style. If you are a more physical gamer go for the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. Either way results in a great rush, almost bordering on adreaniline, and soon you will be dodging and hitting without thinking.

Story-7
A basic story. You are thrust into the role of Little Mac with no background for the charecter himself, aside from age and birthplace. This works, however, as it results in you making up a life story for the charecter, establishing a better bond. Picture cinematics give you a little background for your charecter.Trained by the choclate obssessed and former heavyweight Doc Louis, you go through the Minor,Major, and World circuts. When you defeat the fast and powerful champion Mr. Sandman. You go through Title Defense mode, fighting the opponets again, now more difficult and learned thier ways, resulting in you needing to find more weaknesses. After winning and still champion, Mac's last Stand begins. The charecters even tougher than before, if you lose 3 times you retire. It's highly difficult to go throught this mode, but if you do, a suprise from a Nintendo charecter from another series awaits. With Training montages for every circuit, it is a great parody of underdog boxer stories and needs no futher story explaniation.

Overall 9
A exhilariting game where you do not simply punch, you dodge and captitalize. The charecters are charrming, the gameplay great, and you find yourself cheering for Little Mac to go all the way.

Have you played the game? What do you think about it? Has this review helped you? Comment and let me know.

treacherous - May 25, 2009 08:05 PM (GMT)
Sounds fun. Good review. I was hoping they would create new characters. Maybe secret characters like Mario boxing. I loved the original. That's a classic. Some of those boxers were impossible.

videogameman - May 25, 2009 09:15 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (treacherous @ May 25 2009, 08:05 PM)
Sounds fun. Good review. I was hoping they would create new characters. Maybe secret characters like Mario boxing. I loved the original. That's a classic. Some of those boxers were impossible.

There is one secret charecter from a different profilic Nintendo series. It's not Mario.

treacherous - May 26, 2009 12:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (videogameman @ May 25 2009, 09:15 PM)
There is one secret charecter from a different profilic Nintendo series. It's not Mario.

Who is it? Who is it? Spoiler Alert!!!

Jailer411 - May 26, 2009 01:59 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (treacherous @ May 25 2009, 06:29 PM)
Who is it? Who is it? Spoiler Alert!!!

Donkey Kong.

videogameman - May 26, 2009 02:19 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Jailer411 @ May 26 2009, 01:59 AM)
Donkey Kong.

Correct!

treacherous - May 26, 2009 03:03 AM (GMT)
I want that game. I would love to box Diddy's dad!!

videogameman - May 26, 2009 02:47 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (treacherous @ May 26 2009, 03:03 AM)
I want that game. I would love to box Diddy's dad!!

Put spoilersss! :angry:

treacherous - May 26, 2009 10:18 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (videogameman @ May 26 2009, 02:47 PM)
Put spoilersss! :angry:

Spoilers!! Whoops too late. I need some more reviews people. What's your favorite game and why? I need to know what to rent.




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