"Super Punch Out!!" Review and Praise

Updated on March 29, 2019
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Alex has been a photographer since he was in grade school. He thoroughly enjoys various arts, and he participates in some of them at times.

A Quick Introduction

'Super Punch Out!!' was a sequel of sorts to the 1987 NES classic. I will note that the SNES 'Super Punch Out!!' is heavily based on the 1984 arcade version by the same title. This game was, in turn, largely founded on the 1983 arcade manifestation of 'Punch Out!!' which differed greatly from the NES form. Although my Dad loves the original, I fell in love with this SNES game. Please don't get me wrong; the original is fun too. But, oh boy - 'Super Punch Out!!' is simply amazing! That short jump between the late 80's and the early 90's did a whole lot for the world of entertainment! 'Super Punch Out!!' is one of the better games for the SNES.

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Concerning The Game Play

The game is incredibly fun. Of course, this should usually be the goal of a game. Learning how to play is relatively simple if one is already familiar with SNES games. If not, then this may not be the best game to start with. The complexity of the game play is, for me at least, part of the fun of the game. 'Mortal Kombat' games are similar in this way. Additionally, games that are more challenging also provide more play time. Any game that can be played and finished all too easily will bother many dedicated gamers. This game does not have such problems. The game play gets five stars from me.

In Regards Of The Music

Like many of the better video games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, this game has fantastic musical pieces. It is hard to stress just how well the developers did with this game. I still think that some of the music made for the SNES is super underrated. What is more, is that this game has so very many musical numbers. There were more than three or four pieces in this game. It really helps the player to get into the right mood for the game play; it goes together with the rest of the video game incredibly well. I believe that the composers did a magnificent job here. The music gets five stars.

Music From The Game

Remembering Stereotypes

The 'Punch Out!!' series is notorious for its' racial stereotypes. When I was a child, I did not comprehend that this was at all a thing. What is so cool about this series, is that, instead of being offensive, the game becomes hilarious. A good sense of humor is important for a healthy mind. I'm glad that the designers were not afraid that their own senses of humor might offend someone. This world gets too stressful sometimes not to be filled with more smiles.

The Graphic Art

All of the sprites were made particularly well. Some SNES games do lack the graphic genius that games, like this one, do possess. In fact, for some the graphics of a game can, at times, be very disappointing. I do not feel disappointed with this game. I like how the artists combined a sense of the serious with the feelings of childishness and silliness. In this game, these contrasts go together very well. I will give the graphic art designs five stars as well.

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The SNES Mini

Not too long ago, my Mom bought an SNES mini. I began playing this old favorite once again. One problem with our Mini (and, I canot speak for all versions) is the absence of a reset button. For 'Super Punch Out!!' this is very important; when beating the primary portion of the game, one needs to press reset on the console. Thus, I cannot complete the entirety of the game on our Mini. Hopefully, such problems will be resolved soon (if they haven't already). I still enjoyed the Mini, but that was one item that got on my nerves and played with my heart strings.

Conclusion

'Super Punch Out!!' was an awesome part of my childhood. I loved it, and I still love it to this day. I am sure that many other people can say the same. It is a beloved classic, and it gave me and my family many fond memories. It also stands the tests of time, which is always important for a piece of art. I will gladly and happily give this game its' well deserved five stars! Did you like the game? Do you hate this one? Have you even ever heard of it? Please leave your thoughts, whatever they may be, in the comments below.

5 stars for 'Super Punch Out!!'

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    © 2019 Alexander James Guckenberger

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