( I played the US version on the SNES, so this review is based off of that version)
Fight your way in the ring against 16 opponents to claim the title of ‘world champion’ as KO Kid. Fight against both new characters and old characters from the original Punch Out!! series. With new audio and graphics on the SNES, this became a pretty good arcade style game to continue the Punch Out!! series.
It is cartoonish 16-bit styled game. Each ring is well made with the ‘Nintendo’ logo on each side with a crowd full of people chearing. Each opponent has their own expressions and features, and yes the other fighters steal the show. You fight from a “behind the back” perspective, so you always see the opponent face forward, and KO Kid’s back. (at the winning of every ring, KO Kid turns around and you can see his face and hair). The game’s style is just like the original with vamped graphics and new audio sounds and voices. At the time of the SNES, it was a colorful game, but nowadays, it might be seen as somewhat ‘retro’ due to its graphics of the 90s comparing to now-a-day games.
The game Super Punch Out!! for the SNES was a arcade-styled boxing game. It makes the player be strategic when fighting due to some people blocking certain attacks and everybody having different moves and counters. Players, fighting from a “behind the back” perspective, must knockout their opponent in three minutes to win, must knockout their opponent in three minutes to win. You can either jab, gut punch, rapid punch either face or gut, or super punch. (uppercut) Using all these attacks in certain orders to make combos is how the opponents are taken down easily and quickly. (example: Rick Brusier in 11 seconds. Can you beat that score?) The game is not a true blood boxing game, it is more strangely like the first Punch Out!! was. Each opponent has a pattern and beating them usually consists of memorization of when to do what attack, block, counter, or dodge. Is has 4 circuits each with 4 unique fighters. (minor,major,world, and special circuit is unlocked after beating the world circuit) Overall, if you played the original one for the NES, or the newest game in the franchise on the Wii, or like game with memorization, Super Punch Out!! will please you.
Therefore, Super Punch Out!! for the SNES was a worthy sequel for the original hit in the boxing series. The game can now be downloaded on the Wii/Wii U system so it is easy to get a hold of this game. Super Punch Out!! receives a 7/10.