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    Mike Tyson's Punchout
    FAQ / Walkthrough
    Version 1.4
    Written By:
    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
    cripplerx@hotmail.com is no longer my e-mail address!
    About 3 months ago, I said that this FAQ was done.... I was wrong. I
    added a Q & A into the FAQ section.
    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.
    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 
    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
    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, 
    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
    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 
    or avoid.
    Difficulty: 2
    After defeating him, you'll become the Minor Circuit Champion! You'll learn 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    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. 
    him in the head for a star, but he'll keep the punches and you'll have to 
    them. My advice is to just keep racking up the stars and use them when he is
    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. 
    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 
    in the air, hit him in the face for a star, but don't use it now, use it 
    he's low so it will put him down. When he attempts the bull charge, dodge 
    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. 
    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 
    all until you recover. Your timing needs to be on, because his punches give 
    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 
    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 
    and you'll have to dodge them from side to side as quick as possible, 
    they come from both sides. Dodge three of them, then hit him in the face 
    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 
    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 
    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
    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 
    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 
    on. Use them by hitting select, and Little Mac will let out a strong upper
    Q: What are some useful passwords so I can cheat?
    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
    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!!
    To get some of your life back after a round, press Select repeatedly. This
    trick only works once.
    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
    For the passwords in the FAQ section.
    Game Sages
    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:
    This FAQ is copyright © 1999-2000 by Outkast and Mike Tyson's Punchout
    is copyright © 1987-1988 by Nintendo.

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