PUNCH OUT WII
One of the biggest names in boxing returns after a 15-year hiatus. In Punch-Out! you play as young up-and-coming fighter Little Mac who, with the help of his ringside trainer Doc Lewis, is working his way through the ranks of a wide variety of boxing caricatures, each with their own patterns of attacks.
Punch-Out!! features a boxer named Little Mac working his way up the professional boxing circuits, facing a series of colorful, fictional boxers. The game requires reflexes in reaction to the computer-controlled boxers’ moves. Aside from a few new opponents, every other opponent is from a previous Punch-Out!! game. New opponents feature Disco Kid, Giga Mac and Donkey Kong, while the classic boxers are ten of the eleven boxers from the original game, as well as two from Super Punch-Out!!. The game allows three different control schemes. The Wii Remote and Nunchuk can be used together, a Wii Balance Board can be used along with Wii Remote and Nunchuk to duck or dodge, or the Wii Remote can be used by itself and held sideways in a traditional two-button control scheme.
In each stage, players must rely on quick reactions and identify various tells from their opponent in order to dodge or block their attacks, before returning with attacks to either the torso or the head with the left and right fists. Hitting certain weak points at the correct time, for example; when an opponent grins, earns stars, with the player able to store up to three stars, losing them if they are hit. When the player has one or more stars, they can perform a Star Punch which deals extra damage. Each fighter has a stamina gauge which results in a knockdown when fully depleted, with the player able to recover stamina while the opponent is down. Additionally, the player has a heart counter that decreases upon being hit or throwing a punch that is dodged or blocked. If the counter reaches zero, the player will be unable to attack and be vulnerable until they can successfully dodge an attack. A fight can end by knockout (KO), if a fighter is unable to rise within 10 seconds after being knocked down; by technical knockout (TKO), if a fighter is knocked down three times in one round; or by decision, if there is no clear winner after three rounds. Against certain opponents, the player can score an automatic knockout by landing a Star Punch at the right moment, regardless of the opponent’s stamina.
The single player campaign sees the player progress through three main modes; Career, Title Defense, and Mac’s Last Stand. Career sees Little Mac climb the ranks of the World Video Boxing Association by proceeding through the Minor, Major, and World Circuits. Title Defense is a more challenging mode that sees Mac defend his championship belt against other fighters, who use new techniques and ways to protect their weakness (such as King Hippo protecting his stomach with a manhole cover).Finally, Mac’s Last Stand is an endurance mode in which Mac faces off against a series of randomly chosen opponents. Once Mac loses three times, he will retire and the Career mode will become disabled, requiring players to start from scratch on a new file. Exhibition allows players to fight against opponents they have previously fought in Career and Title Defense, where they can try and complete unique achievements, or practise against a holographic clone of their current opponent. If the player manages to win against ten fighters during Last Stand, an additional Champions Mode option is unlocked, in which a single hit will knock Mac down.
New to the series is a split-screen multiplayer mode between Little Mac and a recolored clone. When one of the players has gathered enough power by repeatedly dodging all moves unscathed, that player’s character transforms into a giant known as “Giga Mac” for a limited time and the game shifts to the opponent’s single-player view until he returns to normal.
|Dimensions||20 x 18 x 2 cm|