Power Punch II
|Power Punch II|
American Softworks (under supervision by: Nintendo)
|Platform(s)||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Genre(s)||Sports (boxing) |
Power Punch II is a boxing video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1992. The game was developed by Beam Software under supervision from Nintendo, until the latter disowned the production of the game, and as a result, it was published by American Softworks Corp.
Mark "Tough Guy" Tyler is the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, with an Olympic gold medal and a 33-0 (30 KO) record to his claim. After knocking out another opponent with ease, Tyler and his manager taunt the world by saying that no one can stop him. However, the broadcast is picked up far from Earth in the outer reaches of the universe by an alien boxing promoter for the Intergalactic Boxing Federation (IGBF). The promoter decides to accept Tyler’s challenge that he can beat "anyone". Thus Tyler is brought into the throes of the universe to compete against the best boxers in the universe and defend his earthly title.
The game includes a scoring system based on punch percentages as well as knockdowns. Rounds are only one minute long.
Originally, the game began development as a direct sequel to Punch Out and was to feature real life heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson as its protagonist. It was then retitled Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch. However, Beam Software changed the protagonist's name, possibly due to Tyson's mounting legal troubles. There are no other titles in the series, leading to some confusion over the title.