OVERVIEW     GAMEPLAY     CHARACTERS    MORE

CHARACTERS

Details:

This game requires good reflexes in reaction to the computer-controlled boxers' punches. As you advance through the game, the boxers give very little indication of their upcoming moves. The trick to winning the game is to learn the opponents boxers' strategies. Once you learn these, their moves will become predictable and easy to conquer.

On to the list.. Not only is there just about every bit of trivia you'll need to know on these fighters but I've also written some info on how to beat them. I've had all this information locked up in my head for 20 years so I figured I'd share with everyone interested.

Our Team:

  Name Age Rank
Little Mac 17 #3 on Minor Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Bronx, NY 107 0-0 (0 KO)
  Quotes
 
 

First of all that picture of Little Mac and Doc is just wrong and I shouldn't have to explain why and if you don't get it, you don't get it. Little Mac is only 17 years old and lives in the South Bronx. He was nothing but a street fighter but his destiny changed when he met Doc Louis. Doc was a "heavy-puncher" in the heavyweight division, but began drinking and ended up in poverty. One day he saw Mac's fighting spirit and decided to make him a boxer. This was the start of their new life. Mac quit the streets, Doc gave up drinking and together they began their path to the world championship.

Minor Circuit:

  Name Age Rank
Glass Joe 38 #2 on Minor Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Paris, France 110 1-99 (1 KO)
  Quotes
  "Make it quick... I want to retire!"
"Do I have time to take a nap before the fight?"

Glass Joe is the first and easiest fighter to beat on your road to the championship. Doesn't he look like a dear in headlights? He really requires no skill and can be beaten blind folded but is good practice for beginners. When he comes in for an uppercut, dodge and repeatedly hit him in the face. This will take away a lot oh his stamina. Repeat 2 or 3 times and he will be out in the first round for a TKO.

  Name Age Rank
Von Kaiser 42 #1 on Minor Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Berlin, Germany 144 23-13 (10 KO)
  Quotes
  "I will teach you a lesson. You will fall down!"
"I was a boxing teacher...at the military academy!"

Von is a little tougher than Glass but still simple. He'll start out by throwing jabs. Dodge them and hit him in the face. When he crouches he's about to come in for an uppercut. This is the best opportunity to take him down with a punch to the face or body blow. Keep repeating this strategy and he'll be down almost as fast as Glass

  Name Age Rank
Piston Honda 28 Minor Circuit Champion
  From Weight Record
  Tokyo, Japan 174 26-1 (18 KO)
  Quotes
  "Where is the NHK TV camera? Hello, Tokyo!"
"I'll give you a TKO from Tokyo!"

We get more of a challenge with Piston (Look at that record!). When he twitches his eyebrows it means a jab is coming. Dodge or block them and hit him in the face twice. He'll also try to throw uppercuts. move out of the way and when he follows through counter him in the face a few times This does a lot of damage. After a few jabs and uppercuts Piston will attack with his 'Piston Punch' As he throws lefts and right jabs at you, block or they'll do some damage. This guy has heart. We may see him again.

Major Circuit:

  Name Age Rank
Don Flamenco 23 #3 on Major Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Madrid, Spain 152 22-9 (3 KO)
  Quotes
  "People like my hair. don't mess my hair!"
"Hey! Mr. Referee Mario. I like your hair!"

Flamenco is a cheesy French dude who comes out with a rose in his mouth and taunts you by jumping around and dancing. He just screams 'nerd alert!'. He'll patiently wait for you to throw the first punch. After you do he'll block and counter with the "Flamenco Slash". Block this and counter with uppercuts or hits to the face. Repeat the strategy of dodging or blocking the Flamenco Punch and retaliating and eventually you'll wear him out.

  Name Age Rank
King Hippo ?? #2 on Major Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Hippo Island ??? 18-9 (18 KO)
  Quotes
  "I have my weakness. But I won't tell you!"
"Ha Ha Ha! I'm the king! Ha Ha Ha!"

Hippo is a very intimidating character because of his size. Don't let him fool you though he is easy to beat once you know his weakness. He only has two moves. The first thing he'll do is throw left and right jabs at you. Dodge them and wait for his second move. Next he will raise his arm over his head and open his mouth like he's hungry and start vibrating. This is when you need to punch him in the head. Stunned, his shorts will hit to floor revealing his weakness: his stomach. Keep hitting it and he'll lose power.

  Name Age Rank
Great Tiger 29 #1 on Major Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Bombay, India 132 24-5 (3 KO)
  Quotes
  "So a pussycat wants to fight a tiger?"
"I have purred long enough! Now hear me roar!"

When the jewel on his head shines like in the picture above, a jab is coming. Be quick and you can hit him for a star or you can dodge his jabs and then punch him. When he is ready to do an upper-cut he will duck down. Be fast and punch him in the face. At exactly 2:30 in the round he will do his special teleport move. Watch the pattern closely and you will know when to block the five punches.

  Name Age Rank
Bald Bill 36 Major Circuit Champion
  From Weight Record
  Istanbul, Turkey 298 34-4 29 KO
  Quotes
  "My Barber didn't know when to quit... Do you?"
"Zip your lip, Doc! Little Mac is mine now!"

Bald Bull is another intimidating character because of his size and huge forehead. He'll begin by throwing jabs. You'll know when his jabs are coming because he rotates his fists. You need to dodge these and quickly counter. After he shoots off an uppercut which are indicated by crouches, retaliate by throwing some uppercuts of your own. When he moves back he's about to perform his signature move: The Bull Charge. This is a very dangerous move  if he connects so don't let him. He will bounce down three times and try to throw an uppercut. Right between the third bounce and uppercut attempt, hit him in the stomach.

World Circuit:

  Name Age Rank
Piston Honda 28 #5 on World Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Tokyo, Japan 174 26-2 18 KO
  Quotes
  "You should wear a helmet when you fight me!"
"Sushi, Kamikaze, Fujiyama, Nipponichi..."

Piston's been training and has climbed the ranks himself. That's right, he's back and badder than ever. He still twitches his eyebrows before he jabs but now he'll try to hit you with a three-punch combo. You will need to dodge these three and counter. The Piston Punch is a bit different now. When he comes at you hit him in the stomach. He'll usually follow up with an uppercut and you'll see them coming. Be aware that he recovers faster than before.

  Name Age Rank
Soda Popinski 35 #4 on World Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Moscow, USSR 237 33-2 24 KO
  Quotes
  "Would you like some punch to drink? Ha, ha, ha!"
"I'm going to make you feel punch drunk!"

Soda looks like he has a big boner forming on the top of his head. He doesn't really have any specials just a lot of jabs, some unexpected. He will shuffle his feet and come down with three uppercuts. Dodge and counter with a few punches to his face. Sometimes he'll unexpectedly pull jabs out of nowhere which just need to be absorbed because they're so fast that it's hard to see when they're coming.

  Name Age Rank
Bald Bull 36 #3 on World Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Istanbul, Turkey 298 34-5 29 KO
  Quotes
  "This time I'm gonna charge right over you."
"Doc can't help you now. Will you beg me for help?"

Bald Bull is back again. He's not much different than before. Now watch closely, when he raises his hands then he's going to hook and when he spins his hands he's going to jab. When he ducks you know an uppercut is coming. Dodge and counter to the face. When he tries the Bull Charge dodge the first one. It's when he tries to come back a second time that you need to punch him in the body and he will hit the floor.

  Name Age Rank
Don Flamenco 23 #2 on World Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Madrid, Spain 152 22-4 9 KO
  Quotes
  "Flamenco strikes back!! Return of Don!"
"People like my hair. don't mess my hair!"

Flamenco's second appearance is much tougher than before. No longer will he just wait for you to beat on him after he attempts the Flamenco Punch. When he taunts you you won't be able to punch him because his blocking skills have improved too. The trick is to keep counter attacking him after he comes at you with punches. Keep working on him and eventually he'll go down.

  Name Age Rank
Mr. Sandman 31 #1 on World Circuit
  From Weight Record
  Philadelphia, PA 284 27-2 21 KO
  Quotes
  "Hey! Mac Baby... Say Goodnight!"
"Welcome to dreamland baby!"

Now I won't lie, Mr. Sandman is a tough fighter. He will come at you with multiple jabs.  His uppercuts usually come in threes. Dodge them and counter. You'll know when he does his special move: "The Sand Blaster" because he will pause for a moment. Dodge repeatedly and punch him in the face only once and then in the stomach as much as you can. This is where you have to do most of the damage on Sandman so take advantage.

  Name Age Rank
Super Macho Man 27 World Circuit Champion
  From Weight Record
  Hollywood, CA 242 35-0 29 KO
  Quotes
  "My Super Spin Punch is totally tough!"
"I don't smoke... But tonight I'm gonna smoke you!"

Other than having one of the gheyest names this side of Howdy Doodie, he's also very tough. When he comes with the uppercuts and counter to the face. After some uppercuts, he'll break out the Super Spin Punch. Dodge these because if you get hit he will take a lot of stamina away from you. After he's done his thing it's your turn to jab him in the face. After he gets up he's usually pissed and does multiple Super Spin Punches. Repeat the method of waiting for him to finish and countering.

The Dream Fight:

  Name Age Rank
Mike Tyson 21 The Dream Fight
  From Weight Record
  Catskill, NY 220 31-0 (27 KO)
  Quotes
  "Is this kid a joke? Where's the real challenger?"
"They say I can't lose. I say you can't win!"

OK so you've played the game to make it this far and there's not turning back now after beating some tough opponents. The first half of the round he will consistently throw uppercuts. If he connects with one uppercut (AKA Dynamite punch), you will be down for the count so look out. Always counter the uppercuts with two jabs, no more. Never dodge unless you have to or else he will be waiting to know you out after. During the second half of the round he will wink and throw left and right hooks. Dodge these. During the second round his moves become a bit more random. Again, when he blinks then the uppercuts are coming. Dodge them properly and counter a few hits after. The thrid round is similar to the second. This one may go to the judges so if you have at least 5,000 points by the bell ring you should make it.

Good job, you've defeated Mike Tyson. Doesn't it feel great? Well the ending is a little weak. It would have been great seeing Mac and Doc in a parade or something. Anyway, have a great day!