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Punch-Out NES Box Art.png
North American box art
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D3
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s) NES
United States of America October 18, 1987
Japan November 21, 1987
Europe December 15, 1987
Japan April 3, 2007
United States of America April 16, 2007
Europe March 30, 2007
Nintendo 3DS
Japan February 1, 2012
United States of America March 8, 2012
Europe March 1, 2012
Wii U
United States of America March 20, 2013
Europe March 20, 2013
Nintendo Switch
Worldwide April 10, 2019
Genre(s) Sports, fighting

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Punch-Out!! is a boxing game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1987. It can be played in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ by interacting with the Punchout item. Originally released as Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, the 1990 re-release with Mr. Dream instead of Mike Tyson is featured in Animal Crossing.


Gameplay of Punch-Out, showing Little Mac fighting Bald Bull

In Punch-Out!!, the player controls a boxer named Little Mac, who is fighting his way through the ranks of the World Video Boxing Association. The game consists of fights against various opponents throughout three circuits, until Little Mac reaches the "Dream Fight" against Mr. Dream (originally Mike Tyson).

Each fight has Little Mac throwing punches at his opponent until they are knocked down. Little Mac can punch to the right or left with either a jab or body blow, dodge to the left or right, block the opponent's punches, or use a high-power uppercut if he has a star, which is obtained by punching the opponent in a specific place or at a specific time. Each opponent has a unique move set and weakness.

Each bout is ended either by knockout (KO), where the opponent or Little Mac does not get up within 10 seconds of being knocked down, by technical knockout (TKO), where the opponent or Little Mac is knocked out three times in a single round, or by the referee's decision, where if the opponent has not been defeated by the end of the third round, the referee decides the winner based on how many points the player accumulated during the fight; however, some fights cannot be won this way, regardless of how many points the player has.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Main article: Item:Punchout (Animal Crossing)
The Punchout item

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Punchout furniture item can be obtained from Tom Nook by entering a secret code that could be obtained from the official European Animal Crossing website.