History YMMV / PunchOut

11th Jul '17 10:57:38 PM Garo1o8
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** Many people will agree that Mike Tyson is the hardest opponent in the entire series, and Mike Tyson is infamous for being one of the hardest bosses in ''any video game ever". His quick reflexes & brutal attacks really make him a challenge.

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** Many people will agree that Mike Tyson is the hardest opponent in the entire series, and Mike Tyson is infamous for being one of the hardest bosses in ''any video game ever".ever''. His quick reflexes & brutal attacks really make him a challenge.
11th Jul '17 10:56:48 PM Garo1o8
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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 make him a challenge.

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** Many people will agree that Mike Tyson is the hardest opponent in the entire series.series, and Mike Tyson is infamous for being one of the hardest bosses in ''any video game ever". His quick reflexes & brutal attacks really make him a challenge.
11th Jun '17 6:13:58 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6IBoUU7KaI Aran Ryan's intro theme]], popularly looped in YouTubePoop.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6IBoUU7KaI Aran Ryan's intro theme]], popularly looped in YouTubePoop.WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
10th Jun '17 2:29:07 AM bt8257
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** The series is known for using national stereotypes, as opposed to racial stereotypes. People generally don't seem to be severely offended even though they recognize the stereotypes; the characters seem more cartoonish than realistic. It also helps that [[SelfDeprecation both Next Level Games (Bear Hugger) and Nintendo (Piston Hondo) are taking the piss out of their countrymen too.]]

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** The series is known for using national stereotypes, as opposed to stereotypes instead of racial stereotypes. People generally don't seem to be severely offended even though they recognize the stereotypes; the characters seem more cartoonish than realistic. It also helps that [[SelfDeprecation both Next Level Games (Bear Hugger) and Nintendo (Piston Hondo) are taking the piss out of their countrymen too.]]
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]]
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