Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings
Mar 2, 2017I consider the original "Punch-Out!" for the NES to be one of the single greatest video games of all-time. So, perhaps it was inevitable thatI consider the original "Punch-Out!" for the NES to be one of the single greatest video games of all-time. So, perhaps it was inevitable that this game never really sucked me in quite as much.
"Super Punch-Out!" is a pretty fun game in its own right. As Little Mac, you get to battle against some new and some familiar foes. They each get harder to beat and have some of the odd characteristics that fans of the series are used to seeing.
What is telling for me, though, is that I have never actually beaten this game. It isn't because of extreme difficulty (it would take some practice, but I know I could do it if I put in the effort), but rather that it doesn't really inspire me to finish. Whereas I spent hours honing my skills at the original, I've never felt that this "Super" version was worth the effort.
Maybe I'm being a bit unfair considering my "undying love" for the original, but "Super Punch-Out!" has never risen above mediocrity for me. 3.5 stars would be a more exact rating. It is fun the first couple of times I play it, but when it gets to the point of really having to put the work in, I always find myself moving on to other games.… Full Review »