All in all, Punch-Out!! is a decent enough game, but not a "must have" type of game. There really isn't enough substance for it to land a knock-out blow, and the lack of variation in gameplay might make some gamers lose interest relatively quickly. An easy game to pick up, tough to master. The appeal is that it's a relatively simple game but its difficulty will entice gamers back for more. That feeling you get when you're on the cusp of success, only for it to be snatched away is what makes games like these so playable.
+ Nice sturdy controls
+ To fully complete is challenging
+ Fans of the original should be pleased
+ Wii Balance Board support enhances experience
- No online modes
- Quite a simplistic game
- Career mode can get repetitive