Punch Out has always been a major part of my gaming. I remember playing the arcade Punch Out for long periods of time wondering why the hell my character's hair was green. Mike Tyson's Punch Out was the first game I bought for the NES since Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt came with it. Super Punch Out for the arcade was interesting because I've only seen it was and surprised the hell out of me that there was another arcade Punch Out game. Then there's Super Punch Out for the SNES which was just a damn fun games. No surprise that I was excited about a new Punch Out gaming coming out for the Wii. It's even more of a surprise that I'm disappointed with the game
Little Mac, from Mike Tyson's Punch Out, has returned to take on all comers to be the champ. Like the game in general, this isn't a sequel, just a big remake if you will The pint size boxer(whose size was small because the NES couldn't do the see-through characters of the arcade) will be going up against some of the most well known characters in video game history like Glass Joe, Piston Honda, and Bald Bull. Can Little Mac climb the ranks to be champion? OF COURSE HE CAN AS LONG AS YOU DON'T SUCK!
Not the fan of the gimmicky motion controls of the Wii, Punch Out continues my theory that the whole motion sensor thing has become a big waste, and in fact, causing a stall out in the game industry rather than moving forward. The industry was right on its way to creating bigger and better experiences, but with the Wii selling so much, most of the industry is trying to make a quick buck with average games in which the only difference is that by moving the control a certain way make your character do an action that could have easily been done with a press of a button instead. Don't get me wrong, some games have taken the idea and run with it providing new experiences for gamers (No More Heroes being the main one) but for the love of god, the ratio of games truly using motion controls compared to those not using motion controls is the same ratio of chicks playing a pen and paper RPG in comparison to the amount of guys playing it.