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A first-person perspective boxing game where you fight six boxers in the WVBA. The player character is a green wire frame model who must defeat all the opponents to become the champion. The commentator says "Body blow!", "Stick and move!" and "Great fighting! You're an up and coming boxer!"

Punch-Out!! was produced by Nintendo in 1984.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Punch-Out!! was produced include: Mario Bros., Mario Bros. (PlayChoice), Tennis, Donkey Kong 3, Donkey Kong Junior, Excitebike (PlayChoice), Balloon Fight, Baseball, Duck Hunt, and Excitebike


Name Punch-Out!!
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9155
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Punch-Out!! Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Punch-Out!! Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 3 - Punch RightPunch LeftHook/Uppercut
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Uses 2 single channel amps to produce different sounds from left/right speaker.
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Punch-Out!! Control Panel Image
PCB Punch-Out!! PCB Image

Game Introduction

The top monitor is used for statistics while the bottom is used to display the game. The game has two speakers, one wired to each monitor. One speaker is used for the commentator, the other for the crowd noise and music.

The World Video Boxing Association boxers are fought in the following order:

  1. Glass Joe
  2. Piston Hurricane
  3. Bald Bull
  4. Kid Quick
  5. Pizza Pasta
  6. Mr. Sandman

Game Play

The object of the game is to beat up your opponents.

  • Glass Joe basically stands around waiting to lose. No real strategy there.
  • For Piston Hurricane, stick with body blows, and wait for that charge. If you miss the knockdown, block up, then down, etc, until he stops.
  • Bald Bull will charge at you as well, but is easier to knock down than Piston Hurricane.
  • For Kid Quick, set him up with a right to the head. He'll counter, then dodge and hit him with three left jabs. Repeat until you knock him out.
  • Pizza Pasta will grab you -- dodge right then pummel his head until he's down -- he won't fight back.
  • Mr. Sandman is fast, but very predictable. Just dodge and counter and you'll be fine.

After winning the belt, the fighters are more difficult, and Kid Quick doesn't appear at all ditto for Pizza Pasta after his second appearance. The biggest hurdle to overcome is Piston Hurricane he will run down the clock. For Mr. Sandman, Bald Bull and Glass Joe, don't lead with the left since they will jump around it and nail you every time.

Punch-Out!! KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.52 (19 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.40

Overall Like 4.58
Fun (Social) 3.21
Fun (Solo) 4.68
Collector Desire 4.16

Technical Rating: 4.64

Gameplay 4.53
Graphics 4.79
Originality 4.74
Sound/Music 4.32

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

To score a quick knockdown on both Bald Bull and Piston Hurricane, pop them in the head when they charge you. Look for them to back off for a second, then when they run in toward you, let them have it with a quick left. Watch for their eyes to flash in the earlier rounds to get the timing down for the later ones.

When you are fighting, wait for the opponent to throw a punch with his left, just before his glove reaches you, jab with the left. This will stun him, leaving him open for about three hits. This works for almost every opponent in the game.

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Other Nintendo characters appear in the audience. Look for Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, and Donkey Kong Junior.


SPINOFF IArm WrestlingI Bald Bull even makes an appearance here as Mask X

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Punch-Out!! Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 322 known instances of this machine owned by Punch-Out!! collectors who are active members. Of these, 285 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 31 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 8 active VAPS members with a Punch-Out!! machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Punch-Out!! circuit board for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 46 active VAPS members currently looking for Punch-Out!!. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Punch-Out!! boards sets.

This game ranks a 60 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 63 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 173; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Arcade Fever Sellers (ISBN 0762409371) Page: 144; Color photo
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 173; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Bartari 101 Adams Ave, Scranton Pennsylvania United States Arcade Bar (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Children: Only in daytime
Focus: Classic & Modern Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0

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