Punch-Out!! (Nintendo Entertainment System video game)

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This article is about the NES game. For the arcade game, see Punch-Out!!. For the Game & Watch game, see Boxing (Game & Watch).

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Punch Out!!
DeveloperNintendo R&D3
SystemsNES, Arcade, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, NES Classic Edition, Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
JP: September 18, 1987
Switch Online JP: April 10, 2019
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
NES NA: October 18, 1987
NES JP: November 21, 1987
NES EU/AU: December 15, 1987
PlayChoice-10: 1987
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
NES NA: August 2, 1990
NES EU: August 15, 1990
GameCube Animal Crossing NA: September 15, 2002
GameCube Animal Forest+ JP: June 27, 2003
GameCube Animal Crossing EU: September 24, 2004
Wii Virtual Console AU/EU: March 30, 2007
Wii Virtual Console JP: April 3, 2007
Wii Virtual Console NA: April 16, 2007
3DS Virtual Console JP: February 1, 2012
3DS Virtual Console AU/EU: March 1, 2012
3DS Virtual Console NA: March 8, 2012
Wii U Virtual Console NA: March 20, 2013
Wii U EU/AU Virtual Console: April 27, 2013
Wii U Virtual Console JP: June 5, 2013
NES Classic Edition: November 11, 2016
Switch Online NA/EU/AU: April 10, 2019
Added to
GC (Animal Crossing): January 20, 2003
NES Classic Edition: June 22, 2017
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Punch-Out!! is a boxing game developed by Nintendo Research & Development 3 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the fifth game in the Punch-Out!! series and has been released in several forms, beginning in 1987.


In 1987, Punch-Out!! was released in Japan. The final boss in this version was Super Macho Man. It was re-released for the Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online emulator for the Nintendo Switch in Japan in 2019.

In 1987, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! was released in North America, Europe, and Japan. This version added a final boss after Super Macho Man which was based on Mike Tyson, the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world at the time.

After Nintendo's contract with Mike Tyson expired, Nintendo released Punch-Out!! (titled Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream in its re-releases). This version simply had a re-colored and slightly redrawn version of Mike Tyson which was named Mr. Dream. This version was released on the GameCube in Animal Crossing in 2002, on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007, on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2012, and on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013. It was released on the NES Classic Edition in 2017 and on the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online emulator for the Nintendo Switch in North America, Europe, and Oceania in 2019.