Super Punch-Out!! was released in September 1984 in the arcades.
The image used for the background of "Punch-Out!!
" (in which Mario, Luigi, DK and DK Jr. sit on both sides of the ring) was recycled for Super Punch-Out!!. The only difference is that the background is in black and white.
Not to be confused with the 1994 Super NES game of the same name, 'Super Punch-Out!!', which is a remake of the arcade game to mark the ten-year anniversary of the original game's release.
The game's title music, is actually the 'Gillette Look Sharp March'. This jingle, originally heard in Gillette radio and television commercials, was later used as the theme song to the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports, which aired boxing matches. The music can also be heard in the 1980 boxing related film 'Raging Bull' during the scene where Jake LaMotta (as played by Robert De Niro) unveils his new nightclub.
Vodka Drunkenski's name would later be changed to 'Soda Popinski' for his appearances on the home console versions (see Series below) to remove alcoholic references and make the games more child-friendly.