Friday, January 30, 2009

Wii Punch Out

Those of you who were Nintendo kids like my brother and I, grew up playing games like Super Mario Bros, Metroid, Zelda and the like. One of the highlights in the sports category of old-school NES games was Mike Tyson's Punch Out. The sole goal of the game was to fight your way up the ranks (as a scrappy boxer named Little Mac) until you battled Iron Mike himself (this was before he decided that ears were delicious). The gameplay was simple but each opponent had his own weakness you had to exploit to beat the game.

Like most everything in entertainment and media nowadays, Punch Out is getting a reboot; this time on the Wii. Nintendo recently announced that Wii Punch Out will be released in the first half of 2009 and will most likely used the nunchuk/wii remote combo of punching seen in Wii Sports. This will be a must-buy for me since it is a game I grew up with (as Mario Kart was). The gameplay footage looks pretty sweet (see below).

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