Forgot password?  |  Register  |    
User Name:     Password:    
Blog - General Entry   

SNES Games I Love #23: Super Punch-Out!!

On 02/23/2020 at 12:03 PM by The Last Ninja

See More From This User »


Developer: Nintendo R&D3

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Sports

Release: 1994

Currently available on: New 3DS VC, SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo Switch Online

About the game: This is actually a port of the 1984 arcade game of the same name. You play as Little Mac (who looks completely different from the previous game) as you take on the strongest and strangest boxing opponents to win the World Championship belt. The behind-the-back perspective is back, although this time Little Mac is transparent. Now you have a charge meter which allows you to release powerful blows in order to knock down opponents faster. Opponents include such memorable characters as Bear Hugger, Bald Bull, and Super Macho Man. SPO is different from most boxing games. It's more like a puzzle game with boxing elements. It's all about learning your opponent's attack patterns and countering at just the right moment. 

pic 1

Why I love it: This is another game that I played for the first time in college on an emulator. I had never played a Punch-Out game before, but I had heard good things, and let me say, I really loved this game! It was different, fun, and challenging. It's unfortunate that this game is often overlooked in favor of the original and the Wii remake; this is an excellent game! I think some tend to complain about the opponents going off the rails. For example, Dragon Chan will jump around the ring and try to kick you, and later in the game, an old man fights you with a staff. The Masked Muscle tries to cheat by spitting in your face, which blurs the screen. I actually like these additions, which give the game more personality. SPO should get more love. 

You can read my full review of this game here



Our Take

Super Step Contributing Writer

02/23/2020 at 03:24 PM

I couldn't figure out why I kept getting bear hugged by the Canadian guy, so I quit. Just like wheh this happens in real life. 

The Last Ninja

02/23/2020 at 11:06 PM

LOL that can be a real problem! 

Cary Woodham

02/23/2020 at 07:41 PM

I was never a big Punch Out fan, but I did rent this one once to see what it was like.  My brother Jeff LOVES the Punch Out games, though.

The Last Ninja

02/23/2020 at 11:07 PM

So do I! This is possibly my favorite in the series, although the Wii game is also exceptional. 

Cary Woodham

02/25/2020 at 08:38 AM

I never got the Wii game.  I feel kind of bad about it since my brother likes Punch Out so much.  But I can't get them all!

The Last Ninja

02/25/2020 at 10:04 PM

LOL But there are only three games! 


02/24/2020 at 01:54 AM

Mechanically a good game, but doesn't have quite the heft of the NES classic. Punch-Out!! on Wii was one of my favorites, and it picked up some elements from this game, including a few fighters, and combined them with the narrative of the NES game.

The Last Ninja

02/24/2020 at 11:29 AM

Yeah, Wii PO is really great because it uses the best fighters from both games and gives them even more personality than was in the originals. It's just a shame that SPO often gets overlooked (at least it's available to play in a few different forms) 


02/24/2020 at 09:59 PM

I remember playing this in the arcades. It was quite the new thing at the time.

The Last Ninja

02/25/2020 at 12:29 AM

It must have been awe-inspiring to behold, what with those huge boxing characters full of expressions and animations. 


02/25/2020 at 09:28 PM

At another level of interactivity to the other games in the arcade. 

Log in to your PixlBit account in the bar above or join the site to leave a comment.

Game Collection


Friend Codes