May 25, 2009

Punch-Out!! Impressions: A Long, Gallant Comeback

By Paul Hunter

It's been 15 long years since Super Punch-Out!! released on the SNES and after such a long hiatus, Little Mac is finally back and ready to fight.

Developed by Vancouver's own Next Level Games, Punch-Out!! is a reimagining of the classic NES original that started the franchise all the way back in 1987. For Punch-Out!! purists, this latest game pays homage to everything you've come to enjoy in the series.

The game pits the scrappy 5'7, 107 lbs, Bronx-born pugilist Little Mac and his portly coach Doc Louis against a multifarious cast of boxers determined to outwit our unsuspecting hero.

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This article appears on the Future Shop Tech Blog where I contribute three times weekly.

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