Release Date: December 4th, 2018
On March 27th, 2018, I asked Patreon supporters what episode they would like to see made. The options were Punch-Out, The Super Mario Land Series, or Super Mario Bros. 3. Punch-Out won the poll with 183 votes out of 494 total. Initial research began in May. This episode was worked on part-time until around late September. After the release of our Spyro the Dragon episode, I went full-time on The Story of Punch-Out. One of the main takeaways from research was just how much people love this game, notably the NES version. Thematically, I wanted to give the viewer a warm, nostalgic look back on the series. I used a warm light rather than my standard daylight bulbs, paid extra attention to pacing, and carefully selected appropriate background music. This was the most work I’ve done editing-wise on a video, but I’m proud of how it turned out.