Yes, a game that’s almost 30 years old apparently is still capable of divulging secrets that no one knew it ever even had! As many fans know (and for those who don’t), Punch-Out!! is less a boxing simulation than it is a test of reflexes and learning patterns. Looking for “tells” or visual cues from opponents is the only way to secure victory in the ring, as they provide indicators for when the game’s star, Little Mac, should duck and cover or start pummeling on his foe. In the years since Punch-Out!! launched on NES in 1987, it has been dissected by countless players who have discovered a number of tells to make each fight a little easier, but outside of Satoru Iwata’s 2009 reveal of a visual cue involving a camera flash in the battle with Bald Bull, no new discoveries have been made about the game.
Until now, that is. A Reddit user discovered that in the second fights with Bald Bull and Piston Honda, there’s a method for delivering a single-hit KO to both opponents! Lurking in the crowd, there’s a man with a beard who ducks during the fights; deliver a punch when he does, and Honda and Bull will be knocked out instantly! It’s a brief animation when the bearded man ducks, but if players can nail the timing, it’s a nifty trick to get through these tricky fights. Will we be learning more secrets from Punch-Out!! in the years to come? Only time will tell!
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Source: Screen Rant