Graphics - 4/5
Everything looks pretty damn good in this game. A lot of detail is put into the alien boxers; their appearances and fighting styles give them a lot of personality. The gameplay takes place from the exact perspective of Punch out; player at the bottom and your opponent moves about the majority of the screen. There's also a coliseum backdrop on top of that, complete with some intergalactic fat cats watching you pummel each other for their entertainment. Now if all of that looks so good, why no 5/5. Well the problem, as you're about to see, is this disgusting green mat that takes up 60% of the screen. I don't know... I guess that's how they get down in space... but it'll make your eyes bleed after awhile.
|A stern left is all it really takes to defeat the Borg.|
Sound - 2/3
All of the sounds you would expect from a boxing match in space. The music is all generic and droning, but at least it isn't outright annoying. The reason I bumped it up to a 2 is because the sound effect of your punches smashing into them is so satisfying when you finally knock one of these space chumps out... Especially that Plant of the Apes lookin' motherfucker.
|Oh don't worry, you'll get yours.|
|It's also nice to take a break from going green.|
Personal - 3/5
After awhile this game really started to piss me off. I wasn't even playing it because it was fun, I just wanted to smash the smug look off of those stupid aliens so badly that I couldn't stop. It seems like as you go on, the correct strategy for your opponent becomes more and more important. By the time you're at the final boss, some asshole named Fly-Mo, you pretty much have to be perfect. I admit, I read a guide online after the first few opponents... I was getting my ass handed to me. I seriously think I got knocked out 30 times before I beat Fly-Mo... The first fight, I didn't even hit him, if he hadn't raised his sunglasses and given me that douche bag look, I might have just given up. Don't get me wrong, it was satisfying in the end... but I'm never playing this shit again.
|This is going to haunt my dreams forever.|