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Teleroboxer is a 1995 Virtual Boy game developed by Nintendo.

It takes 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.
  • All There in the Manual: Your robot is named "Harry". You wouldn't know this unless you read the manual (or if you get the Harry Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate). The manual also contains brief backstories for Pagero, Spokong, Prin and Ikanger.
  • Animal Motifs: Most of the robots have some sort of animal pattern, such as Spo Kong being a Killer Gorilla. 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 of your later opponents will sit still long enough for the attack to make contact.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: More like multiple explosions, as most of the enemies will have these happening to their robots before they fall into pieces, except Bomb-kun, who just... kinda drops into pieces. But then again, a nuclear bomb robot detonating would be horrifically devastating.
  • 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 referring to him as "The Legendary Champion". Oh, and this is the music for his fight.
  • 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.
  • 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 if its timer runs out.
  • Ninja: Tukikage, the penultimate opponent, is a Japanese ninja robot piloted by fellow ninja Mamu.
  • Portmanteau: Telerobotics (remote control of semi-autonomous robots) + Boxing = Teleroboxer
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Your special technique, the Machinegun Punch; charge into one direction until your fists glow, at which point you let loose a quick flurry of punches.
  • Showgirl Skirt: Prin seems to be wearing one, along with a corset, despite being a robot.
  • Smoke Out: Defeating Tukikage has his pilot Mamu, do this, leaving behind the classic piece of wooden log.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Cheri is the only female combatant (Picky's gender is shown as "?" on their profile), though there are two female-styled robots: Prin and Ikanger.
  • Time-Limit Boss: Bomb-kun, who has a time limit of 50 seconds displayed proudly on his chest.
  • Torpedo Tits: Prin's special attack is pummeling you with her breasts.
  • Turns Red: The whole game being in red and black aside, all enemies will enter an enraged stage when they take a certain amount of damage, in which they are more aggressive 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.