- Category Archives Nintendo (NES)
Nintendo Power was never one of my favorite magazines but it has a great nostalgia factor nonetheless. In early 1993, it was still covering the original NES as well as the Super Nintendo and Game Boy. The February 1993 issue includes:
- Harley’s Humongous Adventures
- Wing Commander
- The Addams Family: Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt
- Darkwing Duck
- Spot: The Cool Adventure
- Alien 3
- The Ren & Stimpy Show
- The Little Mermaid
- Zen Intergalactic Ninja
- Bomberman II
- Tiny Toon Adventure 2
- Eon Man
Punch-Out!! (NES, 1987)
Punch-Out!! on the NES was a port of the arcade games Punch-Out!! and Super Punch Out!!. In the U.S., it was originally known as Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! in 1987. The deal with Mike Tyson to use his likeness was actually done before he won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship in 1986. It was only a three year deal so that’s why it reverted back to being just Punch-Out!! in 1990 and later releases.
The game itself is more of an arcade style boxing game versus a boxing simulation. For performance reasons, on the NES the player’s boxer was changed from being a see through wireframe like in the arcade version to a boxer of short stature as a way to have good visibility of your opponent. You play the role of ‘Little Mac’ as you work your way through various opponents in your quest to be at the top of the World Video Boxing Association. The moves are relatively simplistic but the game is fairly well balanced and challenging. This is one of the original classics on the NES.
Punch-Out!! was re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007, the 3DS Virtual Console in 2012 and the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.