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Super Punch-Out!!
Arcade flyer of Super Punch-Out!!.
Arcade flyer of Super Punch-Out!!.
Developer(s) Nintendo IRD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Arcade game
Release date 1984
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single Player
Input methods Five-way joystick, 3 buttons
CPU 1x Z80A @ 4 MHz
Sound Sound CPU: N2A03 @ 1.789772 MHz
Sound Chips: N2A03 @ 1.789772 MHz, VLM5030 @ 3.58 MHz
Display Horizontally oriented, 256 × 224, 1025 palette colors, 60 Hz refresh rate

Super Punch-Out!! (スーパーパンチアウト!! Sūpā Panchi-Auto!!?) is a 1984 arcade game by Nintendo. It is a boxing game with the same gameplay and digitized speech of its arcade precursor, Punch-Out!!. This second game in the Punch-Out!! series introduced recurring video games characters such as Bear Hugger, Dragon Chan, Vodka Drunkenski, Great Tiger, and Super Macho Man.


Like in the previous game of the Punch-Out!! series, the player assumes the role of a green-haired boxer, known only by three initials, working through the ranks of the World Video Boxing Association (WVBA). During matches, the player's boxer is viewed from behind as a wireframe so that the opponents can be seen. The player must time their punches, dodges, and blocks in order to defeat the opposing boxer. Hints are given as to the opponent's next move by subtle eye changes, such as the sclera of the eyes turning from white to yellow, but the player must ultimately predict what moves the opponent will make and react appropriately.

Once the player defeats the final opponent, the opponents repeat, while the player will win the Heavyweight Belt, then defend it against the same characters that they have beaten. On each successive round, the opponents are harder and quicker. For each opponent, the player must knock them out within three minutes; three knockdowns guarantees a TKO. After the player's second loss, the winning opponent comes forward and taunts the player.

The game is housed in a modified upright cabinet. Like the last game, it requires two monitors, one atop the other, for the game's display. The top monitor is used to display statistics while the bottom one is the main game display. Apart from this, the game is more or less a standard upright. The game has a joystick and three buttons. Two buttons control left and right punches, one for each arm. One button delivers an uppercut or knockout blow. Unlike the original Punch-Out!!, the joystick on the Super-Punch-Out!! cabinet could be pulled straight up. Doing so allowed the player to duck, which was crucial in beating certain opponents.



  • Like in the previous installment, Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, and Donkey Kong Junior all appear in the audience.
  • One of the victory tunes heard in Super Punch-Out!! was also used in Nintendo's Baseball for the NES as the home run tune.
  • An unlicensed port of the game called Frank Bruno's Boxing was released exclusively in Europe for the Commodore 64. It changed the names of three fighters, with Dragon Chan becoming Fling Long-Chop, Bear Hugger becoming The Canadian Crusher, and Vodka Drunkenski becoming Andre Punchetenov.
  • There is an arcade poster of the game that depicts five boxers in a ring, four behind an arcade cabinet representing the opponents of the game, and one in front of it representing the player.
    • A muscular boxer in the ring's corner, with a horseshoe mustache and a speedo appears to be Vodka Drunkenski. However, unlike the in-game Vodka, who is bald, this version of him has hair.
    • A boxer in overalls with a beard stands left of the corner, appears to be Bear Hugger. Unlike the in-game Bear Hugger, who wears shoes, he appears barefoot. He also wears a toque, which while he does not wear one in this game. However, he would wear one later on in Punch-Out!! (Wii).
    • An Asian boxer standing in a kicking stance at the far left of the ring is believed to be intended to be Dragon Chan. However, while Dragon Chan is from Hong Kong, China, this boxer appears to be wearing a bandana with the hinomaru (Japanese flag) on it. This may be a mistake.
      • Due to his bandana, he bears a slight resemblance to Piston Hondo, though this is likely a coincidence.
    • A shorter, blond boxer appears right of the ring corner, right behind the arcade cabinet. His appearance doesn't match Great Tiger or Super Macho Man, the two remaining boxers, so it's unclear who he is intended to be.

SNES version[]

This game inspired the development and release of Super Punch-Out!! for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. Several elements, such as opponents, were changed for this version. Characters from both Punch-Out!! arcade games were featured in the game with basically the same looks and attacks. The gameplay is mostly similar to both Punch-Out!! arcade games as well, though with some new features.
Punch-Out!! series
Games Micro vs. System: Punch-Out!! · Arcade: Punch-Out!! · Super Punch-Out!! · Arm Wrestling · NES: Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream · SNES: Super Punch-Out!! · Wii: Punch-Out!! · Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!
Circuits Minor Circuit · Major Circuit · World Circuit · Special Circuit
Terminology Block · Dodge · Duck · Knockout · Technical knockout
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