Super Punch-Out!!

Super Punch-Out!!.
©1984 Nintendo
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Release Dates
JP: Unknown, 1984 - Retail
US: Unknown, 1984 - Retail

Super Punch-Out!! is a boxing games released for the arcades. The game is a modified upright, and was unusual in that it requires two monitors, one atop the other, for the game's display. The top monitor is used to display statistics while the bottom one is the main game display , similar to Nintendo's Multi-Screen Game & Watch and the Nintendo DS. Apart from this, the game is more or a less a standard upright. The game has a joystick and three buttons.

In the game, the player assumes the role of a green-haired boxer, known by three initials the player chooses when the game begins. During matches, the player's boxer is viewed from behind as a wireframe so the opponents can be seen. The player must time his punches, dodges and blocks in order to defeat the opposing boxer. Hints are given as to the opponents next move by subtle eye changes (the white of the eyes turn from white to yellow), but the player must ultimately predict what moves the opponent will make and react appropriately.

Once the player defeats the last opponent, the opponents repeat. On each successive round the opponents are harder and quicker. The player only has one round to land a KO. Technically, there is no TKO element for multiple knockdowns, but the "3 knockdown rule" is utilized nonetheless; no boxer ever gets up from his third knockdown. Additionally, a win by decision is not possible; an automatic loss occurs if time runs out. Players are only allowed one continue per play through.

Super Punch Out!! was remade on the Super Nintendo more than ten years later.

Production Credits

Genyo Takeda
Nintendo Co., Ltd. | Research & Development 3 Division

Genyo Takeda
Nintendo Co., Ltd. | Research & Development 3 Division

Shigeru Miyamoto
Nintendo Co., Ltd. | Research & Development 3 Division
Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo Co., Ltd. | Research & Development 3 Division

Takao Kozai
Toei Animation Inc.


Koji Kondo
Nintendo Co., Ltd., | Research & Development 3 Division

Executive Producer
Hiroshi Yamauchi
Nintendo Co., Ltd. | CEO

Author: Kyoto Ninja (13 April 2012)
Verified: KRFC (13 April 2012)
Source: Iwata Asks: Super-Punch Out!!. Kamitoba Japan Database.

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