AtomicGamer writes: "PunchOut!! is great fun for fans of the NES classic as well as for fresh contenders. The fact the WiiRemote-mapped controls work so well is a nice bonus. It isn't terribly innovative, and anyone looking for a full-on sequel rather than a reboot, may exit the ring wanting a bit more. The absence of Mario as referee may also disappoint purists. Still, it's a fantastic addition to any Wii library, as it packs a punch for those who just started gaming as well as those who spent hours studying Iron Mike's weakness in the original".