Gaming Target writes: "Punch-Out!! captures the essence and invokes the spirit of the original without feeling old. The developers at Next Level have created the Punch-Out!! sequel fans have been waiting fifteen years for. At times, the game can feel a bit too scripted (your opponents frequently get up from the canvas after the same count every fight), but even someone who's never taken on Mike Tyson or the dreaded Bruiser brothers will find that Punch-Out!! still retains its crown as the best boxing game the world has to offer".