History YMMV / PunchOut

6th Feb '17 2:56:41 AM erforce
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* SpiritualLicensee: Stereotypes aside, these are the best ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' games ever made.

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* SpiritualLicensee: Stereotypes aside, these are the best ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' games ever made.
30th Jan '17 9:42:45 PM Pichu-kun
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** Von Kaiser has a number of fans due to his characterization and design.



* GoddamnedBoss: [[spoiler:Donkey Kong in the Wii version.]] His style of fighting is similar to Don Flamenco's, where he taunts you, dodges your attack, and then follows up with an attack of his own. However, with him it's not ''one'' attack, but several--up to five in a row--before you can counter punch. And here's the kicker: if you fail to dodge even ''one'' of these attacks, you only get a few counter punches, which won't be enough to damage him. While he's not considered the hardest opponent in the game, he's certainly one of the most annoying due to how he tends to run down the clock with his style.

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* GoddamnedBoss: [[spoiler:Donkey Kong Kong]] in the Wii version.]] version. His style of fighting is similar to Don Flamenco's, where he taunts you, dodges your attack, and then follows up with an attack of his own. However, with him it's not ''one'' attack, but several--up to five in a row--before you can counter punch. And here's the kicker: if you fail to dodge even ''one'' of these attacks, you only get a few counter punches, which won't be enough to damage him. While he's not considered the hardest opponent in the game, he's certainly one of the most annoying due to how he tends to run down the clock with his style.



** Princess Peach was originally intended to be the BonusBoss in Punch-Out Wii until being replaced by [[spoiler: Donkey Kong]] [[DoubleStandard because they didn't like the idea of Little Mac beating up a girl]]. Now with Little Mac being a playable character in ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U'', both can now duke it out in the ring. For added irony, they added the guy they didn't want beating up girls to the game that added more female fighters than the entire rest of the series combined.
** [[spoiler:Mr. Dream from the later versions of the NES game]] hails from Dreamland. So does [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} a pink puffball created by Nintendo 2 years after the version with Mr. Dream was released]].

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** Princess Peach was originally intended to be the BonusBoss in Punch-Out ''Punch-Out'' Wii until being replaced by [[spoiler: Donkey Kong]] [[DoubleStandard because they didn't like the idea of Little Mac beating up a girl]]. Now with Little Mac being a playable character in ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U'', both can now duke it out in the ring. For added irony, they added the guy they didn't want beating up girls to the game that added more female fighters than the entire rest of the series combined.
** [[spoiler:Mr. Dream Dream]] from the later versions of the NES game]] game hails from Dreamland. So does [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a pink puffball created by Nintendo 2 years after the version with Mr. Dream was released]].released]].
** As mentioned, Princess Peach was DummiedOut in the Wii title due to worries about a male character beating up a woman. Years later a new Nintendo boxer, ''VideoGame/{{Arms}}'', features a girl who looks much like Peach as one of the playable characters (amongst other female characters). It could be an intentional reference or a coincidence.
15th Jan '17 2:26:02 PM OctoDojo
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** Bald Bull, and his uncontrollable rage. He isn't only abusing opponents; to name a few things, he swings a ''barbell'' to fend off paparazzis (OK, they ''were'' harassing him constantly, but still), throws a dumbbell into the audience, and headbutts the poor Referee for no apparent reason.
8th Jan '17 4:49:06 PM KingClark
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** While most of the opponents in the NES game have cartoonish character portraits, Mike Tyson is the only real-life character. Because of this, his character portrait is a digitized image of his actual face. Aside from the intense UncannyValley feel of it, his eyes are black hollows with tiny white pupils. Something about this combined with the missing teeth in his smile makes him look ironically... ''inhuman''

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** While most of the opponents in the NES game have cartoonish character portraits, Mike Tyson is the only real-life character. Because of this, his character portrait is a digitized image of his actual face. Aside from the intense UncannyValley feel of it, his eyes are black hollows with tiny white pupils. Something about this combined with the missing teeth in his smile makes him look ironically... ''inhuman''''inhuman''.
7th Jan '17 10:03:44 PM DDRMASTERM
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* UnfortunateImplications: Gaijin Goomba explains why it's averted with the national portrayals of Punch Out Wii characters [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME6PUW_jM-c here]]; he observed that the stereotypes were used to add character to the opponents instead of reinforcing negative stereotype, causing player to find them endearing rather than offensive.

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* UnfortunateImplications: Gaijin Goomba explains why it's averted with the national portrayals of Punch Out Wii characters [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME6PUW_jM-c here]]; he observed that the stereotypes were used to add character to the opponents instead of reinforcing negative stereotype, causing player players to find them endearing rather than offensive.
29th Nov '16 8:32:56 PM DDRMASTERM
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** "SALZAAAAAAAAH!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Great Tiger's ultimate attack in Title Defense mode is truly a sight to behold. As is the fact that you can instantly KO him if you counter it perfectly, as LetsPlay/ClementJ642 (among many others) demonstrate.[[/labelnote]]



** "SALZAAAAAAAAH!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Great Tiger's ultimate attack in Title Defense mode is truly a sight to behold. As is the fact that you can instantly KO him if you counter it perfectly, as LetsPlay/ClementJ642 (among many others) demonstrate.[[/labelnote]]
27th Nov '16 4:48:11 PM TheAzuholic
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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Doc Louis wandering through Little Mac's exhibit in the ending cutscene of the Wii version.]]
27th Nov '16 4:34:51 PM TheAzuholic
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** In the Wii version in between rounds, Doc Louis tells Mac after the fight, [[AscendedMeme he wants to take a ride on his bike]].
** "Join the Nintendo Fun Club today, Mac!", which turned into a popular meme among players who were expecting for tips from Doc Louis about Mac's opponents. There's also "Join the Nintendo Fun- I mean, Club Nintendo today, Mac!"

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** In the *** The Wii version takes this joke and runs with it; in between rounds, Doc Louis tells may tell Mac after the fight, [[AscendedMeme he wants to take a ride on his bike]].
** "Join the Nintendo Fun Club today, Mac!", which turned into a popular meme among players who were expecting for tips from Doc Louis about Mac's opponents. There's also "Join the Nintendo Fun- I mean, Club Nintendo today, Mac!"Mac!" in the Wii version.



** For new players, King Hippo's double side smash and Bear Hugger's Bear Hug can serve as a wake-up call, since it does so much damage early on in the game. Great Tiger's uppercuts are also this, since they're the first instance where you must dodge the right direction to avoid them.

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** For players new players, to the Wii game, King Hippo's double side smash and Bear Hugger's Bear Hug can serve as a wake-up call, since it does so much damage early on in the game. Great Tiger's uppercuts are also this, since they're the first instance where you must dodge the right direction to avoid them.



** Many people will agree that Mike Tyson is the hardest opponent in the entire series. His quick reflexes & brutal attacks really makes him a challenge.

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** Many people will agree that Mike Tyson is the hardest opponent in the entire series. His quick reflexes & brutal attacks really makes make him a challenge.
9th Sep '16 11:09:05 PM b2jammer
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** [[DownplayedTrope A milder case]], but King Hippo's laugh when he wins in Title Defense mode. Its deep and surprisingly human tone is rather unsettling, especially coming from a character that largely speaks through grunts and roars.



* TheWoobie: The Wii version makes you feel sorry for Glass Joe and Von Kaiser (Glass Joe especially). Look at your [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chyTo3Y_vTo&feature=related defeated opponents gallery]] in Title Defence. It's hard not to feel sorry for King Hippo with his lip quivering, Bear Hugger looking like he's about to cry, the crushed looks of Disco Kid, Don Flamenco, or Soda Popinski -- even Super Macho Man has a face that could inspire some sympathy! The only exceptions are Mr. Sandman (who just looks absolutely stunned), Great Tiger (who simply looks like he's about to puke), and Aran Ryan... who could [[{{Squick}} perhaps use a smoke]]... And if you felt bad for Von Kaiser before, look at the mess he's become in the Title Defence review and his woobism goes through the roof.

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* TheWoobie: The Wii version makes you feel sorry for Glass Joe and Von Kaiser (Glass Joe especially). Look at your [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chyTo3Y_vTo&feature=related defeated opponents gallery]] in Title Defence. It's hard not to feel sorry for King Hippo with his lip quivering, Bear Hugger looking like he's about to cry, the crushed looks of Disco Kid, Don Flamenco, or Soda Popinski -- even Super Macho Man has a face that could inspire some sympathy! The only exceptions are Mr. Sandman (who just looks absolutely stunned), Great Tiger (who simply looks like he's about to puke), and Aran Ryan... who could [[{{Squick}} perhaps use a smoke]]... And if you felt bad for Von Kaiser before, look at the mess he's become in the Title Defence Defense review and his woobism goes through the roof.
30th Aug '16 2:29:09 PM LuciaMoore
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the hidden final boxer in the Wii version was going to be [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]]. However, it was decided that having Little Mac beat up on a girl (even one that holds her own in the SuperSmashBros) wouldn't be a very good message to send, so she was swapped out for [[spoiler: Donkey Kong]].
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