Think Leisure Suit Larry gets lost in Frank Millers Sin City then runs into Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! in a dark alley. Whether you're a hardcore boxing fan, a retro gamer, or a casual gamer looking for a fun (and funny) fast-paced boxing game, Retro KO! is the parody game for you!
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Positive (16) - 81% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 28, 2023
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“From the parody splash screens, satirical in-game ads before a fight, and comedic under and overtones, VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! is fast-paced arcade action in stunning form.”
8.5/10 – Sports Gamers Online

“I was so invested in beating Fo Real, I started to take notes. When you take notes on a video game, which I started to do for every fight, you know it is strategy based.”
85/100 – Gaming Trend

“VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! has some great humor and the parody naming is amazing.”
9/10 – MKAU Gaming

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Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

All mature content is located within skippable story cutscenes and optional unlockable images. Retro KO! has a censored mode and is perfectly safe to stream. Nudity and mature content is equal to that of an R-Rated movie. Sexual scenes and nudity are on par with that of movies and shows such as Banshee, The Boys, Sin City, Piranha 3D, etc.

About This Game

VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out!

A Parody Game

Are you looking for a CHALLENGING retro game? We DO NOT coddle you. We grew up going from Atari 2600 in the 80s to the NES in the 90s facing the real Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!, trying to kill Jaws in the NES game, fighting through hordes of evil in Ghosts N' Goblins, and understanding the sewer system in the OG TMNT, all without hand-holding, YouTube to bail us out, or smart phones to give us every answer at the touch of a button. We want you to laugh at the jokes, enjoy the game at your own pace, but also to feel a sense of accomplishment when you beat an opponent. We want you to remember what it's like to have to scoot up to the screen, turn your hat backwards, and actually focus to beat a boss. We're not for everyone, we know that, and we want it that way. All that being said, we designed Retro KO! to make you LAUGH. So, sit back, grab a adult beverage of choice and see if you're tough enough to make your way through the Venereousville Boxing ranks and defeat Tike Myson for all the glory!


VB Retro Knock-Out! is the first prequel chapter to VanillaBeast: Ace in the Hole. Follow Vanilla as he works through the boxing ranks facing off against tons of parody boxing opponents on his way to the undisputed champion of the Venereousville Boxing Association.. Tike Myson.

Experience nostalgic game play and visuals as you battle over 30 parody opponents in your quest to become the champ. Retro Knock-Out! is a “pick up and play” arcade boxing game with beautiful pixel art, incredible arenas, mature story, and fast-paced arcade style gameplay.

Not only will you experience awesome retro gameplay, but you'll come along for a titillating story told through the awesome visuals of Oleg Okunev (Perky Little Things, Metropolis: Lux Obscura, Pestilence, etc.). Trust us when we say we're not pulling any punches when it comes to introducing you to Vanilla's hometown, Venereousville USA. From Strips Ahoy! Gentlemen's Club to Glod's Gym to the sacred boxing ring, you're in for a wild ride.

Head back to the late 80s / early 90s with tons of nostalgic pop culture easter eggs and references. Retro Knock-Out! is a project of passion created by children of the 90s who want to bring that special time in history back to you. 8-bit chiptunes, hilarious parody songs, familiar old school gameplay and comedy that hits like Caddyshack (back when comedy was actually good) did. Remember, Retro Knock-Out! is just like Jack Burton always said.. it's all in the reflexes.

  • Over 30 parody boxers with hilarious intros, dialog, and animations. Face off against Fake Jaul, Mason Gorehees, Cocky, Iron Druggo, Macho Boxer Dandy Ravage, Smasher Wang, and of course the reigning champ.. Tike Myson.
  • Gorgeous character and level design paying homage to the OG Punch-Out!
  • Awesome indoor and outdoor parody venues such as "Madison's Bare Garden" and "Big Bounce Beach" offer fun and unique boxing locations.
  • Beautiful story illustrated by Oleg Okunev (Perky Little Things, Pestilence, Metropolis: Lux Obscura, etc.).
  • 10-point must scoring system, just like the pros use.
  • Classic soundtrack featuring original 8-Bit chiptunes as well as modern parody tracks.
  • Full boxer entrances complete with ring walks, dialog, and intro music.
  • Retro-style gameplay brought together with modern animation and game design. We have something for retro gamers as well as true boxing fans.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 or Higher
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4500 (2 * 2200) or equivalent/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2 * 2200) or equivalent.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8500 GT (512 MB)/Radeon HD 4350 (512 MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Designed for 16:9 HD video resolution. You may experience screen clipping on displays using a resolution other than 16:9
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i7 or Higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Designed for 16:9 HD video resolution. You may experience screen clipping on displays using a resolution other than 16:9

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