Trivia / Punch-Out!!

Trivia entries:

  • Actor-Shared Background: Bear Hugger is voiced by Richard Newman, who coincidentally lives in Bear Hugger's home province of British Columbia.
  • Creator Cameo:
    • Mike Inglehart, one of the directors of the Wii game, is the voice of Super Macho Man.
    • Matt Hardy and Scott MacFayden, the game's sound crew, provide the voices of Little Mac and King Hippo respectively. (Although the voice is of course heavily distorted in MacFayden's case)
  • Development Gag: The gaming studio that developed the Wii version is located in Salmon Arm, British Columbia in Canada. Which is where they decided to have Bear Hugger—and even named one of his moves—from.note 
  • Fan Nickname: Von Kaiser's One-Hit KO attack in "Title Defense" mode has been given the name The Von Kaiser Wave by many Punch-Out and Fatal Fury (And consequently, KOF) fans.
  • In the NES version, a camera held by an audience member at the top-right corner of the screen will flash when Bald Bull's bull charge can be countered.
  • Little Mac (or someone that looked like him) was going to be the player character in the SNES Super Punch-Out!! before being replaced by the blond boxer for unknown reasons. Nintendo has flip-flopped over whether this character is Mac with a makeover (as they said he was when he guest starred in the Gamecube version of Fight Night Round 2) or an entirely new boxer for several years.
  • Meme Acknowledgment: In the Wii game, Doc Louis may joke about stealing Mac's bike in the chatter between rounds.
  • No Export for You: Inverted. Japan didn't get a release of Super Punch Out for SNES, except for a very limited edition in March 1998.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Great Tiger in Title Defense mode makes several illusions of himself between rounds. They hang out on the ropes talking like they're on break.
    • Doc Louis and Mr. Sandman are both voiced by Riley Inge. These two characters are also the only ones that refer to Little Mac as "Mac baby".
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The NES game, with Mac's pink track suit, Popinski being from the USSR, Great Tiger's hometown being named "Bombay", and Mike Tyson being champ definitely set it in the '80s. If Mac's able to beat Super Macho Man, the player will see a paper that gives the date as April 1, 1987.
  • What Could Have Been:

Other:

  • In an interesting coincidence, the initial barrage of punches Mike Tyson hammers you for in the NES version lasts 91 seconds, the amount of time it took Tyson to knock out contender Michael Spinks in 1988.
  • The only boxers to appear in all three console versions of the game are Bald Bull, Super Macho Man, and Mr. Sandman. Due to Arcade Super Punch-Out being a Mission-Pack Sequel, no boxer has appeared in all games.


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