Video Game / Teleroboxer
is a Virtual Boy
game developed by Nintendo
taking place in a future where people use a combination of the Virtual Boy
and futuristic control technology to pilot robot boxers.
This game contains examples of:
- Action Bomb: Bomb-kun is a nuclear bomb robot.
- Animal Motifs: Most of the robots have some sort of animal pattern. Justified in the final boss, as the pilot is literally a cat.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Your machine-gun punch can do some pretty solid damage, but the attack has to charge up for a second before you can use it and there's another half-second delay before the punches are thrown; none or your later opponents will sit still long enough for the attack to make contact.
- Defeat Equals Explosion: More like multiple explosions, for each and every one of your opponents.
- The Dreaded: Before beating the seven opponents, you don't even get informed about the "Real Champion". You can only fight him if you beat the first seven opponents without a single loss. You don't even get to know his name until you defeat him, with the game only reffering to him as "The Legendary Champion". Oh, and this is the music for his fight.
- Berserk Button: Punching Ikanger's baby.
- Dummied Out: The name and Victory Quote of an unused opponent named Chader are in the ROM.
- Eagleland: The negative type, as both the American robot and pilot are depicted as brutish and ape-like.
- Fembot: Prin, the French robot, complete with shooting its boobs at you.
- Fluffy the Terrible: The pilot of the Legendary Champion is a cat named "Milky".
- Germanic Efficiency: The German robot is a repurposed construction robot, itself piloted by a robot, indicating that Germany has become even more industrial and automated somehow.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Although well within Japanese standards of what constitutes a children's game, it has quite a bit that would never pass in the USA today (the most obvious being prin having an attack involving her boobs).
- Land Downunder: So of course the Australian robot is a kangaroo, complete with a pouch that holds a baby robot kangaroo.
- Lethal Joke Character: Bomb-kun is apparently supposed to make people laugh, except that it can kill you instantly.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Machinegun punches
- Showgirl Skirt: Prin is wearing one, along with a corset, despite being a robot.
- The Smurfette Principle: Cheri is the only female combatant.
- Time-Limit Boss: Bomb-kun, who has a time limit of 40 seconds displayed proudly on his chest.
- Turns Red: The whole game being in red and black aside, all enemies when ariving to a certian ammount of damage will enter an enraged stage where they are more agressive and often change tactics. You can tell when it happens because the robot's neutral expression changes and steam comes out of its ears. Ikanger can temporarily enter this status early if you manage to punch its baby.
- Widget Series: This game has a profoundly-Japanese sense of humor:
- Picky seems like a character from Earthbound or Katamari Damacy
- When Kevin Pasco is defeated, he flies away by farting
- The final boss is a robot cat.