Top 5 Best Punch-Out Characters That Were Fun To Beat
The boxing game Punch-Out started back in 1984 but most people remember when it became Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out for the original Nintendo system in 1987. For a generation of gamers, Punch-Out was an introduction to boxing and a way of getting some aggression out while trying to beat a bunch of boxers and win the title. Through all the games from the arcades to the Wii, there were a lot of fighters that may have been a challenge but were still fun to beat so here are the Top 5 best Punch-Out characters to beat in the game.
Best Punch-Out Characters #5 – Glass Joe
The 5’10” Parisian was the first opponent in most of the Punch-Out games. He is a starting point for players and while he may not have been the toughest fighter, he was a lot of fun to wail on. While he didn’t actually appear in the Super Punch-Out game in 1994, he was said the be the trainer of his replacement in the game, Gabby Jay, as well as the only person to defeat the games main boss Nick Bruiser.
Best 5 Punch-Out Characters #4 – Mr. Sandman
This 284-pound monster from Philadelphia appears in every Punch-Out game. From being the WVBA Champion in the original arcade version of 1984 to being the top title contender on the WII game in 2009. He even appears in the Super Smash Brothers game for the Wii as a trophy you can receive. With a sneer and a cross punch, he could knock you out!
Best Punch-Out Characters #3 – Super Macho Man
A beefed up guy with a bodybuilder body and sleek Hollywood attitude. He has been in all the Punch-Out games and many times as either the main boss to fight or the one to beat to get to the main boss. In all his appearances he had the 360-degree punch called the Macho Spin Punch that will knock you out if you don’t duck out of the way.
#2 – Bald Bull
The Turkish fighter not only appears in every Punch Out game but also appears in a mask in the 1985 game Arm Wrestling as “Mask X”, but is most at home in a boxing ring. He is known for the mighty Bull Charge and comes at you with a fist ready for your skull. If he wins he often laughs at you so you want to beat him to avoid the mocking.
#1 – Mike Tyson
Back in 1987 “Iron” Mike Tyson was the king of the ring and was flattening people in boxing matches left and right. He was enough of a presence to put him in as the final boss of Nintendo’s version of the Arcade game. The game version had a mammoth road just to face him in a match, let alone actually defeat him. Most kids remember how hard it was just to reach Mike in the game and a few actually remember defeating him.