Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

マイクタイソン・パンチアウト!!

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
System Famicom / NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Boxing

You are Little Mac, a lightweight boxer from the Bronx who is working his way through the WVBA boxing tournament to become the champion. With your trainer Doc Louis by your side, take out your opponents by discovering their weaknesses and taking advantage of them.

Each boxer uses a different strategy, and it's up to you to figure out their moves and how to avoid them. You can also power up Star Punches that deal more damage and can be used to win games quickly.

The final champion of the WVBA is real-life boxer Mike Tyson. However, he only appears in the original NES release. Later versions replaced him with the fictional Mr. Dream.

"Punch-Out!!" Reissue

There are two different versions of this game available. The original was released as "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" and starred you as Little Mac as you fought your way through to the ultimate showdown with Mike Tyson.

When the game came to be rereleased in 1990 as part of the Classic Series, the game had been renamed Punch-Out!! and the cover art had changed. The game itself had also been altered, with Mike Tyson edited out completely. In his place at the end of the game was a new champion: Mr. Dream (who fought in exactly the same way as Tyson).

Release Information

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Version

Region Date Name System
US Oct 1987 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Famicom/NES
Japan 21 Nov 1987 マイクタイソン・パンチアウト!! Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Famicom/NES
Europe 15 Dec 1987 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Famicom/NES

Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Version

Region Date Name System
US 1990 Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Famicom/NES
Europe 30 Mar 2007 Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Wii
Virtual Console
Japan 03 Apr 2007 パンチアウト!! Punch-Out!! Wii
Virtual Console
US 16 Apr 2007 Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Wii
Virtual Console
Japan 01 Feb 2012 パンチアウト!! Punch-Out!! Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console
Europe 01 Mar 2012 Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console
US 08 Mar 2012 Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console
US 26 Apr 2013 Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Wii U
Virtual Console
Europe 27 Apr 2013 Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream Wii U
Virtual Console

Other Availability

Cameos

Referee Mario

Referee Mario

Mario appears as the referee in the game. He appears to start the fight, count down to K.O.s and announce the winner.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Join the Nintendo Fun Club

Join the Nintendo Fun Club

When between rounds when fighting against King Hippo, Doc Louis will occasionally say:

"Join the Nintendo Fun Club today! Mac."

The Nintendo Fun Club was a U.S. fan club run by Nintendo of America with a quarterly newsletter released from early 1987 for seven issues before being revamped as Nintendo Power magazine.

This cameo is lampooned in Punch-Out!! (Wii), where Doc starts uttering the line before changing it to the up-to-date "Club Nintendo".

Submitted by MEGAߥTE

Customer Service

Customer Service

If you enter Nintendo of America's old Customer Service phone number (800-422-2602) as a password, the game plays back a busy dialling tone.

Submitted by MEGAߥTE

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