Wii Boxing with Punch Out!

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I spent just under an hour playing Punch Out! on the Wii the other night and my biceps and tendons in my inner elbow are pretty sore, plus I was actually sweating from my forehead from the exertion.  See I play my Wii games the way they are meant to be played, standing up and with full motions.  Combined with the Wii balance board and Wiimote and Nunchuck, Punch Out! actually burns quite a few calories as you have to actually shift your body left or right to dodge, as well as throw punches.
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I wish it had more motion recognition and allowed you to throw different kinds of punches based on the motion you made with the controllers, instead you have to hold up on the control stick to punch high and down to uppercut, this kind of took some of the realism out of it, but the game is classic, cartoonish and extremely fun.  Plus you work up a little bit of a sweat while playing.  I highly recommend Punch-Out!! for the Wii if you enjoyed the NES version of Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Black and Bruised for the Playstation 2 or any other cartoonish type boxing games.

-Justin Germino

Updated: August 9, 2009 — 10:24 pm