History VideoGAME / PunchOut

6th Feb '17 2:56:34 AM erforce
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->''You think the speed of your fingers can match the strength of my fists?''
-->--'''Mike Tyson'''

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->''You ->''"You think the speed of your fingers can match the strength of my fists?''
-->--'''Mike
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-->-- '''Mike
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After then-Nintendo of America CEO Minoru Arakawa saw Mike Tyson at a boxing match, the decision was made to capitalize on his then growing popularity, by releasing the game publicly worldwide under the name ''Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!'', in which the final opponent was the infamous real-life champ himself. The 1990 reissue of the game (available in the first ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' game as well as on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS {{Virtual Console}}s instead of the Mike Tyson version), reverting back to the original ''Punch-Out!!'' name, replaced him with a fictional champ named "Mr. Dream" (actually a white {{head swap}} of Tyson, more reminiscent of [[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky Balboa]]). Many people assume that this stems from Tyson being convicted of rape, causing Nintendo to ditch him, but since Tyson was dropped from the game a year ''before'' he was arrested on the rape charges, this is clearly not the case. In reality, Nintendo's contract with Tyson expired, and since Tyson was no longer the heavyweight champion of the world having lost the title earlier to Buster Douglas, Nintendo opted not to renew the contract (since Creator/{{Sega}} signed a licensing deal to use Buster's likeness in a pair of boxing games for the [[UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem Master System]] and [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis]] in order to spite Nintendo).

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After then-Nintendo of America CEO Minoru Arakawa saw Mike Tyson at a boxing match, the decision was made to capitalize on his then growing popularity, by releasing the game publicly worldwide under the name ''Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!'', in which the final opponent was the infamous real-life champ himself. The 1990 reissue of the game (available in the first ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' game as well as on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS {{Virtual Console}}s instead of the Mike Tyson version), reverting back to the original ''Punch-Out!!'' name, replaced him with a fictional champ named "Mr. Dream" (actually a white {{head swap}} of Tyson, more reminiscent of [[Film/{{Rocky}} [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky Balboa]]). Many people assume that this stems from Tyson being convicted of rape, causing Nintendo to ditch him, but since Tyson was dropped from the game a year ''before'' he was arrested on the rape charges, this is clearly not the case. In reality, Nintendo's contract with Tyson expired, and since Tyson was no longer the heavyweight champion of the world having lost the title earlier to Buster Douglas, Nintendo opted not to renew the contract (since Creator/{{Sega}} signed a licensing deal to use Buster's likeness in a pair of boxing games for the [[UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem Master System]] and [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis]] in order to spite Nintendo).



* CaptainErsatz: Mac is definitely based on Film/{{Rocky}} Balboa. His miniscule size is a nod to Sylvester Stallone's below average height. Taken a step further with the Challenger in the arcade game, whose face is clearly based on Sylvester Stallone's.

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* CaptainErsatz: Mac is definitely based on Film/{{Rocky}} Franchise/{{Rocky}} Balboa. His miniscule size is a nod to Sylvester Stallone's below average height. Taken a step further with the Challenger in the arcade game, whose face is clearly based on Sylvester Stallone's.
27th Nov '16 3:08:38 PM TheAzuholic
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** Some of the training montage scenes are inspired by similar scenes [[Film/{{Rocky}} the first Rocky film]]. The scene where he trains by jogging in the pink hoodie is very similar in appearance to a shot from Rocky's training montage, except Rocky's hoodie was gray.

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** Some of the training montage scenes are inspired by similar scenes [[Film/{{Rocky}} the first Rocky film]]. The scene where he Mac trains by jogging in the pink hoodie is very similar in appearance to a shot from Rocky's training montage, except Rocky's hoodie was gray.



** ''Punch-Out!!'' on the NES and the Wii version give you three 3-minute rounds. It is occasionally possible to win by judgement if you're still alive after all 9 minutes, though it's more straightforward to just win by TKO.

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** ''Punch-Out!!'' on Unlike the SNES or arcade games, the NES and game has "winner by decision" if there is no knockout by the Wii version give end of the third round. Some of these matches are automatically decided for your opponent (these are called "unfair hometown decisions" [[AllThereInTheManual in the NES manual]]) while others can be called in your favor if you three 3-minute rounds. It is occasionally possible to win by judgement if you're still alive after all 9 minutes, score enough points (3,000; 5,000; or 10,000; depending on the opponent fought), though it's more straightforward to just win by TKO. This mechanic returns in Punch-Out!! for Wii, albeit without a visible score counter.



** Unlike the SNES or arcade games, the NES game has "winner by decision" if there is no knockout by the end of the third round. Some of these matches are automatically decided for your opponent (these are called "unfair hometown decisions" [[AllThereInTheManual in the NES manual]]) while others can be called in your favor if you score enough points (3,000; 5,000; or 10,000; depending on the opponent fought).
27th Nov '16 11:59:21 AM TheAzuholic
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* BaldOfAwesome: Soda Popinski. Also, ''Bald'' Bull, though in-between rounds he says "My barber didn't know when to quit. Do you?" suggesting that he's not naturally bald. Nick and Rick Bruiser are this in the SNES game.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Soda Popinski. Also, ''Bald'' Bull, though sometimes in-between rounds he says may say "My barber didn't know when to quit. Do you?" suggesting that he's not naturally bald. Nick and Rick Bruiser are this in the SNES game.



* CelebrityIsOverrated: In Title Defense Super Macho Man's cutscene, Little Mac is clearly shown as uncomfortable around the paparazzi, which is probably one of the things that influences [[spoiler:his decision to retire early in the end.]] Super Macho Man himself realizes this after you lose to him. [[IgnoredEpiphany Almost.]]

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* CelebrityIsOverrated: In Title Defense Super Macho Man's cutscene, Little Mac is clearly shown as uncomfortable around the paparazzi, which is probably one of the things that influences [[spoiler:his decision to retire early in the end.]] Super Macho Man himself realizes this after you lose to him.him in Title Defense. [[IgnoredEpiphany Almost.]]



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Aran Ryan was an unassuming, generic opponent in Super Punch-Out. Then they brought him up to the Wii version. And made him ''completely insane.''
** Not only that, he's a dirty fighter, bringing good luck horseshoes into the ring (within the knuckles of his gloves) and eventually making a boxing glove whip, which is as ironic as anything when you consider that he was one of the few boxers in Super Punch-Out who generally fought clean, as his gimmick in that game (clinching) is common in RealLife boxing, though Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s article on boxing says it is "technically against the rules" (though it obviously isn't as ridiculous as what Aran Ryan does in the Wii game); however, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} continues saying that professional boxing (which the WVBA presumably is) rarely deducts points for it.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Aran Ryan was an unassuming, generic opponent in SNES Super Punch-Out.Punch-Out!!. Then they brought him up to the Wii version. And made him ''completely insane.''
** Not only that, he's a dirty fighter, bringing good luck horseshoes into the ring (within the knuckles of his gloves) and eventually making a boxing glove whip, which is as ironic as anything when you consider that he was one of the few boxers in Super Punch-Out Punch-Out!! who generally fought clean, as his gimmick in that game (clinching) is common in RealLife boxing, though Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s article on boxing says it is "technically against the rules" (though it obviously isn't as ridiculous as what Aran Ryan does in the Wii game); however, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} continues saying that professional boxing (which the WVBA presumably is) rarely deducts points for it.



** Stunning Piston Hondo causes tamago (egg sushi) to circle around his head, which he then [[LampshadeHanging proceeds to point out]] by repeating the said item's name.

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** Stunning Piston Hondo causes tamago nigiri (egg sushi) to circle around his head, which he then sometimes [[LampshadeHanging proceeds to point out]] by repeating the said item's name.
31st Oct '16 3:50:22 PM SomeName
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* DevelopersForesight: In Title Defense, even if you lose the belt to any of the challengers, you get the same intro cutscene in rematches. Against Mr. Sandman, the same cutscene that plays in Contender Mode's Title Bout against him plays if you rematch him in Title Defense after losing the belt to him. [[note]]They forgot about this in Mac's Last Stand, however; if you take one of your three losses to Mr. Sandman, the next time you face him his "champion" intro will play. If you beat him you'll see a cutscene of Mac regaining his belt and Doc congratulating him on doing so, even though in this mode lost belts are lost for good.[[/note]]

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* DevelopersForesight: In Title Defense, even if you lose the belt to any of the challengers, you get the same intro cutscene in rematches. Against Mr. Sandman, the same cutscene that plays in Contender Mode's Title Bout against him plays if you rematch him in Title Defense after losing the belt to him. [[note]]They forgot about this in Mac's Last Stand, however; if you take one of your three losses to Mr. Sandman, the next time you face him his "champion" intro will play. If you beat him you'll see a cutscene of Mac regaining his belt and Doc congratulating him on doing so, even though in this mode lost belts are lost for good.[[/note]]
28th Oct '16 8:17:43 PM easytorememberhandle
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* EverybodyLaughsEnding: ''Doc Louis' Punch-Out'', oddly. After Mac defeats Doc in the final training session, Doc declares it's time for some chocolate cake and the two share a laugh.
13th Oct '16 10:00:10 AM EarthboyJim
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** Although it is quite subtle, the Macho is resembling a Haymaker Punch which is illegal as an "impure" punch: arm whipped with minimum elbow bend which [[GlassCannon deals a lot of damage but leaves you vulnerable if you miss]]

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** Although it is quite subtle, the Macho Spin is resembling a Haymaker Punch which is illegal as an "impure" punch: arm whipped with minimum elbow bend which [[GlassCannon deals a lot of damage but leaves you vulnerable if you miss]]
13th Oct '16 9:59:08 AM EarthboyJim
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**Although it is quite subtle, the Macho is resembling a Haymaker Punch which is illegal as an "impure" punch: arm whipped with minimum elbow bend which [[GlassCannon deals a lot of damage but leaves you vulnerable if you miss]]
9th Oct '16 5:09:50 PM Raygunguy
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''Punch-Out!!'' debuted in 1984 as a dual-screen arcade game produced by Nintendo. It was a boxing game where the player fought for a world title against a series of quirky opponents, typically consisting of various [[ForeignWrestlingHeel outdated national stereotypes]] such as Glass Joe, Bald Bull, Mr. Sandman, Bear Hugger, Dragon Chan, Vodka Drunkenski[[note]]Renamed Soda Popinski in home console versions[[/note]], Great Tiger, and Super Macho Man. It was followed by a sequel, ''Super Punch-Out!!'', released in 1985. A spinoff game titled ''Arm Wrestling'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an arm wrestling game]]) was also released in 1985. A modified version endorsed by the British heavyweight boxer Frank Bruno was also released in 1985 on various eight bit computers of the era.

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''Punch-Out!!'' debuted in 1984 as a dual-screen arcade game produced by Nintendo. It was a boxing game where the player fought for a world title against a series of quirky opponents, typically consisting of various [[ForeignWrestlingHeel outdated national stereotypes]] such as Glass Joe, Bald Bull, Mr. Sandman, Bear Hugger, Dragon Chan, Vodka Drunkenski[[note]]Renamed Soda Popinski in home console versions[[/note]], Great Tiger, and Super Macho Man. It was followed by a sequel, ''Super Punch-Out!!'', released in 1985. A spinoff game titled ''Arm Wrestling'' ''Videogame/ArmWrestling'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an arm wrestling game]]) was also released in 1985. A modified version endorsed by the British heavyweight boxer Frank Bruno was also released in 1985 on various eight bit computers of the era.
13th Sep '16 4:51:19 PM Kytseo
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* ShownTheirWork: ''Punch Out Wii'' actually has the characters speaking in their native tongues, and it's pretty accurate on that front.
16th Jun '16 12:02:25 PM bt8257
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** Inverted with Piston Hondo, as he wears all white in Title Defense mode. But given that he's Japanese, [[ShowingTheirWork the connotations of wearing all white are equivalent to a Westerner wearing all black]].

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** Inverted with Piston Hondo, as he wears all white in Title Defense mode. But given that he's Japanese, [[ShowingTheirWork [[ShownTheirWork the connotations of wearing all white are equivalent to a Westerner wearing all black]].
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