NES Nintendo Video Game Version. All-time Great.
The game requires good reflexes in reaction to the computer-controlled boxers' moves, as the more advanced boxers give very little indication of their coming moves. Punch-Out!! incorporates enough variety to be a challenge to even the most experienced of players. Still, many have mastered Punch-Out!! by learning the computer-controlled boxers' consistent patterns.
Little Mac has a limited repertoire compared to many of his opponents. His punches are limited to left and right jabs, left and right body blows, and a powerful uppercut. The uppercut can only be used once the player earns a star, which can often be accomplished by counter-punching the opponent directly before or after certain attacks are launched. On the defensive side, the player can also dodge left or right, duck, and block attacks.
Little Mac also has a heart meter, which decreases by three upon being struck by an opponent and one upon blocking an attack or an opponent blocking the player's attack. When the heart meter decreases to zero, Little Mac temporarily turns pink and appears exhausted, leaving the player unable to attack. After several seconds, the player regains a few hearts and Little Mac reverts to his original palette.
Doc Louis serves as Little Mac's ...