Mike Tyson's Punchout FAQ / Walkthrough Version 1.4 1/7/00 NES Written By: Outkast firstname.lastname@example.org ========================== 1/7/00 No actual update or changes to the FAQ... I just changed my alias and e-mail address and replaced it everywhere in this FAQ. Please note that email@example.com is no longer my e-mail address! Outkast firstname.lastname@example.org 10/15/99 About 3 months ago, I said that this FAQ was done.... I was wrong. I added a Q & A into the FAQ section. 7/24/99 I added a Game Genie Code (compliments of Game Sages, http://www.gamesages.com) that allows you to knock out your opponents in one punch. This FAQ will not be updated anymore because there is literally nothing else to add. 7/16/99 - This time (nearly 5 months later) I have added a few more walkthrough strategies. I also added a tricks section. 2/26/99 - Typed it up, sent it in, easy as that. I made this because I loved playing this game, and thought it would be cool. I will update if I receive information from others for stuff to put on here. My E-Mail Address is on the top of the page. ========================== Sections: 1. Introduction 2. Walkthrough a) Glass Joe b) Von Kaiser c) Piston Honda d) Don Flamenco e) King Hippo f) Great Tiger g) Bald Bull h) Piston Honda i) Soda Popinski j) Bald Bull k) Don Flamenco l) Mr. Sandman m) Super Macho Man n) Iron Mike: Mike Tyson 3. FAQ 4. Tricks 5. Thanks 6. Legal Information ========================== 1) Introduction ========================== Welcome. This is a nice little FAQ / Walkthrough for Mike Tyson's Punchout for NES. I was getting a little bored with FAQ making, because I am working on a huge, Zelda 64 Walkthrough, so I made this. You should know that there are 2 versions of this game, the first was made as Mike Tyson's Punchout when Tyson was the champ, then it was changed to Punchout when he was de-throned in real life (James "Buster" Douglas whooped his ass in 1990)! But, since I'm a reasonable guy, I'll throw in my Mike Tyson knowledge as well. Well, You're Little Mac, a small but dangerous individual, that has to face off against big, grown up guys that want to box with you. Your profile: Age: 19 From: Bronx, New York Controls: B - Left Body Punch A - Right Body Punch Up + B - Left Face Punch Up + A - Right Face Punch Down on D-Pad - Block Left + Right on D-Pad - Move Select - Super Punch is you have a star. A + B When Down - Get Back up. ========================== 2) Walkthrough ========================== You should have no trouble in comprehending this. I give you his profile according to the game, the strategy on how to beat him, and then I rate his difficulty on a scale from 1 to 5. 1 is the easiest, 5 is the hardest. Ok then, on with it. ========================== a) Glass Joe ____________ 1-99 1 KO Age: 38 Wt: 110 From: Paris, France If you can't beat this guy, give up! No, seriously, this guy is super easy. You can come out with shots to the face, and when he starts blocking them, go after the stomach. Eventually, he'll fall. He'll also go for his "super punch" or so I like to call it, where he'll step back and taunt you. Simply jab him in the face when he gets close, and he'll fall right down. He may start throwing punches at you, but have no fear! Dodge them, and follow up by continuously hitting him in the head. Difficulty: 1 _____________ b) Von Kaiser _____________ 23-13 10 KO Age: 28 Wt: 144 From: Berlin, Germany This guy would almost be as easy as Glass Joe, only he varies his punches. When he shakes his head, he's signaling to throw a jab. You can keep dodging them and htting him to knock him down the first time. Now he'll get up and throw uppercuts. Dodge them, and when he bends over, hit him low for a star. Then use that star after you dodge an uppercut. When he's ready to go down, he'll pause and put this retarded look on his face. Nail him high to put him down. Difficulty: 1.5 _______________ c) Piston Honda _______________ *Minor Circuit Champ* 26-1 18 KO Age: 28 Wt: 174 From: Tokyo, Japan Here it is, your first championship bout! This guy is big, and relatively tough compared to your first two opponents. He'll raise his eyebrow which forshadows a jab. When you dodge it, you'll be able to come back with two shots to the face. After awhile, he'll start throwing hooks. Dodge these and you can get multiple shots to his face, maybe five or six, I'm not sure. His next phase will be crouching down, and then popping up with explosive upper cuts. If you doge these, he'll be stunned for quite some time, giving you a good oppurtunity to work over his face. His final phase is moving back and dancing around. When he approaches you, hit him in the face, and he'll fall, or if you miss, he'll explode with four strong jabs that you'll have to block or avoid. Difficulty: 2 After defeating him, you'll become the Minor Circuit Champion! You'll learn a password so you don't have to fight in this division anymore. _______________ d) Don Flamenco _______________ 22-3 9 KO Age: 23 Wt: 152 From: Madrid, Spain Don Flamenco uses a different strategy on you, and that is to block all the punches you throw, and come back with an uppercut. Well, go out, and purposely let him block your punch to his face, and he'll throw an uppercut. Dodge it, and he'll be stunned, and you can punch him until he's down! Then he'll get back up, and immediately go for an uppercut. Dodge it, and keep nailing him in the face. Sooner or later, if he's not yet defeated, he'll throw some hooks. Just dodge them and hit him in the face. Difficulty: 1.5 _____________ e) King Hippo _____________ 18-9 18 KO Age: ?? Weight: ?? From: Hippo Island, South Pacific Don't be intimidated by this fat blob. Dodge all the jab like punches he throws at you, until he opens his mouth and lets out a barking noise. Hit him in the face when he does this, and his pants will fall down! You'll see a bandage on his belly button! Keep whacking at it while he yanks up his pants, and when he goes down, he won't get back up! Difficulty: 2 ______________ f) Great Tiger ______________ 24-5 3 KO Age: 29 Wt: 132 From: Bombay, India When the jewel on his head lights up, a jab is coming. Just dodge and strike him in the face. You can block it and hit him multiple times, but you'll need hearts for later in the match. Now he'll start his upper cuts, where he crouches and hits them. You'll want to hit him when he crouches for a star, then stun him and use the star. Then, toward the end of the round he'll do this intimodating magic thing. He'll disappear and you'll barely see him hitting you with the punches. Block the five punches in a row, and he'll be big time stunned, and you can hit him in the face to put him down. Difficulty: 2 ____________ g) Bald Bull ____________ *Major Circuit Champion* 34-4 29 KO Age: 36 Wt: 298 From: Istanbul, Turkey Time to pick up your second title! He'll rotate his gloves aound which will lead to a jab. Dodge these and retaliate with a blow to the face. After attempting some of these jabs, he'll throw uppercuts. Dodge them, and you'll get some free shots to head. Then, he'll go for his bull charge. He'll bounce to the top of the ring, and bounce down, and nail you with a huge upper cut. Simply hit him in the stomach when he's about to throw this amazing upper cut and he'll go down. Difficulty: 2.5 You just picked up your second title! Whoopie! _______________ h) Piston Honda _______________ 26-2 18 KO Age: 28 Wt: 174 From: Tokyo, Japan He's back, and he wants revenge for that belt you took! He has changed his style quite a bit. He'll raise an eyebrow to foreshadow a jab, but if you dodge it, he'll immediately throw 3 more that you'll have to avoid. When he crouches and shakes, hit him in the head for a star. Stun him and use it for a big energy loss on his behalf. He'll once again go for his super punch. Hit him in the head for a star, but he'll keep the punches and you'll have to jab them. My advice is to just keep racking up the stars and use them when he is stunned. Difficulty: 2.5 ________________ i) Soda Popinski ________________ 33-2 24 KO Age: 35 Wt: 237 From: Moscow, USSR Soda is a big guy, and the kind of guy you'll really want to kill if he knocks you down. He throws hooks first, and you can fire back with hits to the face, then he'll start with uppercuts that you can also return with face shots. You can get a star by delaying and hitting him after an upper cut. His shots really hurt, so be careful, and be quick with your stars because he moves. You should knock him out with this strategy. Difficulty: 3 ____________ j) Bald Bull ____________ 34-5 29 KO Age: 36 Wt: 298 From: Istanbul, Turkey Another return character who you beat earlier. The only way to put him down is to nail him with a star or break up his bull charge. If he blocks a punch of yours, move, because he'll follow with a jab. When he raises his gloves up in the air, hit him in the face for a star, but don't use it now, use it when he's low so it will put him down. When he attempts the bull charge, dodge it, and he'll retreat halfway back. Now hit him in the stomach to put him down. Difficulty: 3 _______________ k) Don Flamenco _______________ 22-4 9 KO Age: 23 Wt: 152 From: Madrid, Spain Don is harder this time because it's hard to knock him out, and it's hard to beat him by decision. If he blocks you and moves, he won't throw anything. If he blocks you and stays still, he'll come after you with one of his punches. This is your chance to pound on him, although he won't fall after it. If you run out of hearts, he'll come after you with hooks. You'll have to dodge them all until you recover. Your timing needs to be on, because his punches give a big energy loss. Difficulty: 3.5 ______________ l) Mr. Sandman ______________ 27-2 21 KO Age: 31 Wt: 284 From: Philadelphia, PA Get ready, because you're in for a tough battle. His jabs are tough and you have to time them right, and you can often come back with a blow to the face. His hooks come from both sides, so be ready to dodge them repeatedly. After you dodger them, hit him in the face once, then in the stomach as many times as possible. His stomach will become his soft spot later in the fight if you keep hacking away at it with this process. Now he's gonna go for his super attack, where if you get caught up, you're going down. He throws some huge, lightning fast upper cuts. His arms move so quick you won't even see his arms and you'll have to dodge them from side to side as quick as possible, because they come from both sides. Dodge three of them, then hit him in the face once and in the stomach a bunch of other times. If you try to hit him in the face twice, he'll block it, and you'll have no streak going. Difficulty: 4.5 __________________ m) Super Macho Man __________________ *World Circuit Champion* 35-0 29 KO Age: 27 Wt: 242 From: Hollywood, California This is the prelude, the warm up to Iron Mike, and watch out because this guy is tough! Dodge his upper cuts, and retaliate with face blows. After a bunch of these, he'll go for his super spin punch, which ranges from anywhere to 1 punch to 11. You'll have to keep dodging as he spins around and with his arms extended out. If you get hit, it's a huge loss, but if you dodge them all, you get tons of free shots to the head. Be careful because his punches are extremely powerful! Difficulty: 4.5 Beat this guy, and it's your third title, and you're ready for Iron Mike himself! ________________________ n) Iron Mike: Mike Tyson ________________________ "The Dream Fight" 99-0 99 KO From: Catskills, NY Watch out for the first two minutes of the first round, where he throws punches that will knock you out after 1 blow! You can't even block it, all you can do is dodge and be careful. Now he'll start to wink which foreshadows hooks from both sides that are easy to dodge. He'll also throw a series of jabs that you'll need to jab. When he goes back and stays still, nail him in the face for a star. Then when he's stunned, go for it! Beware his super punches a few more times. With a few stars, you should put him out late in the third round. Difficulty: 5 ========================== 3. FAQ ========================== Q: How do I get back up after being knocked down? A: After two times, press A + B simultaneously and quickly to rise to your feet. After being knocked down for the third time, you won't get up. ----- Q: How do I get a star and how do I use it? A: You get stars differently on each opponent, while some you can't get stars on. Use them by hitting select, and Little Mac will let out a strong upper cut. ----- Q: What are some useful passwords so I can cheat? A: Major Circuit 005 737 5423 World Circuit 777 807 3454 Super Macho Man 940 861 8538 Mike Tyson 007 373 5963 Super Macho Man 267 913 7638 Nintendo's Old Phone Number 800 422 2602 (Please see Credits) ----- Q: What are the hearts for? A: Every time you block a punch, you lose a heart. After you lose all your hearts you turn white, and get real tired, and it takes a few seconds to recuperate. ----- Q: My game is called Punchout, not Mike Tyson's Punchout. Why? A: Read the Intro. ----- Q: Do you know whether it is possible to KO (not TKO) Mike Tyson? A: Good question. If it is possible, I wouldn't know, because I've never done it before (I always TKO him). Maybe someone reading this FAQ now will read this and answer it for you and I. ========================== 4) Tricks ========================== Bonus Fight To access "Another World Circuit", enter the password "135 792 4680", then press A + B + Select simultaneously. Busy Signal Enter the password "800-422-2602" to hear a busy signal. This was Nintendo's old customer service line. Proof that even Nintendo has a sense of humour. Game Genie Codes Code Effect AAVETLGE Mike Tyson Mode - One punch knocks out your opponent. Harder Game When a match first starts, when the you are being shown the opponent (where it shows your and your opponent's current stats) press select repeatedly. This will lower you life gauge, so the more you press select, the lower amount of life you will start out with. This also disables the ability to regain lives between rounds for every match in which you use it, so beware!! Healing To get some of your life back after a round, press Select repeatedly. This trick only works once. Passwords You'll be a contender with these knockout passwords. Fight Password Major Circuit 005 737 5423 World Circuit 777 807 3454 Super Macho Man 940 861 8538 Super Macho Man 267 913 7638 (23 wins!) Piston Honda 032 730 8442 (2nd fight) Don Flamenco 005 373 5423 Mike Tyson 007 373 5963 China 777 807 3454 View Credits To view the credits, enter the password "106 113 0120", then press A + B + Select simultaneously. Here is a Game Genie Code that you can use. It is called "Mike Tyson Mode" and allows you to knock out your opponents with one punch: Code Effect AAVETLGE Mike Tyson Mode; one punch knocks out your opponent. 5) Thanks ========================== ChrisK2018@aol.com, (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/nes/faq/mike_tysons_punch_out.txt) For the passwords in the FAQ section. Game Sages http://www.gamesages.com For the Tricks ========================== 6) Legal Information ========================== Mike Tyson's Punchout, and Punchout, belong to Nintendo, and I have no association with them what so ever. You may not use this on your site unless you have my written permission, nor may you re-produce it, sell it, or alter it in anyway. The latest version of this FAQ can always be found at: GameFAQs http://www.gamefaqs.com This FAQ is copyright © 1999-2000 by Outkast and Mike Tyson's Punchout is copyright © 1987-1988 by Nintendo.