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.



  • Game Over by David Sheff, pg. 42-44
  • The Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven L. Kent, pg. 355-357


  • Don James, conducted via phone, May 31st 2018
  • Jerry Momoda, conducted via phone, May 11th, 2018


  • “Champion” by Dick Schapp, Parade Magazine, November 29th, 1987, pg. 4-7
  • Computer Entertainer, November 1987, pg. 12
  • Nintendo Power, Volume 18, pg. 96
  • RePlay Magazine, March 1984, pg. 163


  • “In Search of Princess Peach” by Daniel Golden, The Boston Globe, November 20th, 1988, pg. 82
  • “Video Games Winning Again” by Stephen Advokat, Detroit Free Press, May 19th, 1988, pg. 23