Contributor Article – Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

Punch-Out!! was released in September of 1987 for the NES. The game’s premise is the classic underdog story. A rookie boxer known as Little Mac wants to make it to the big leagues of boxing and must work his way to the top fighting various opponents, all varying in difficulty and power. Punch-Out!!’s game-play is built around dodging enemy punches and swiftly countering. The player can either jab left and right or do Little Mac’s star punch, his uppercut. In order to use his uppercut the player must first get a star by either jabbing the opponent moments before they punch or moments after they punch. Punch-Out!! is all about timing. Without timing, nobody can get very far.

Punch-Out!! features 10 unique boxers to play against, all having their own personality, strategy and timings. The graphics don’t hold up the best today but were very good when they were released. The theme tune is iconic to the franchise, making every match that bit more exciting. Punch-Out!!’s gameplay is timeless being satisfying and challenging – definitely one of the highlights of the NES’s lifespan.

Nintendo Club to sponsor #89 car in NASCAR Reddit Cup Series

The #89 Ford Mustang has today announced its full-season sponsorship of a car in the NASCAR Reddit Cup Series. The #89 Ford Mustang is fielded by Ewan James Racing (EJR) and owner Ewan James will go behind the wheel in select races, starting with Atlanta Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Reddit Cup Series takes place on the NR2003 simulator.

Owner Ewan James said “I’m really pleased to be able to secure a full-season sponsorship with Nintendo Club. We chose our first car number, 89, because the company Nintendo was founded in 1889. We thought it would be fitting given our sponsor! I can’t wait to get on the track and hopefully get the 89 car in Victory Lane.”

EJR will also field the 64 Ford Mustang part time, sponsored by GAME.

Nintendo Direct 13/02/2019

This evening, on February 13th, there will be a Nintendo direct at 10PM UK time. Be sure to tune in for new announcements and updates on upcoming games. A full Nintendo Direct roundup will be posted after the Direct!