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NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:37.84 by McHazard.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2020-07-05)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport
The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Clock Times:

   Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.61
   Piston Honda    0:36.97
   
   Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.61
   Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:52.82
   
   Piston Honda II 0:39.97    Soda Popinski   0:43.48
   Bald Bull II    1:08.48    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
   Mr. Sandman     2:16.48    Super Macho Man 0:43.25
   
   Mike Tyson      1:58.61
This movie, the 8th publication for this game, improves three fights, totaling a 3.77 second clock time improvement and 97 frames of real time improvement.

No clock stopping glitch in this run, though we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Total movies: 10


[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) "last boss only" in 01:26.95 by Phil.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-05-04)
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- Single level
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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This movie beats Mike Tyson - the "boss" of this game in 1:27 of real time - 1:58 timeunits in the first round. 10 timeunits faster than the previous version.

Uses a password to get directly the Mike Tyson fight.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:50.0 by adelikat.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-01-07)
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Clock Times:

   Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.95
   Piston Honda    0:40.25
   
   Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.25
   Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:57.82
   
   Piston Honda II 0:50.25    Soda Popinski   0:45.61
   Bald Bull II    1:08.97    Don Flamenco II 0:58.61
   Mr. Sandman     2:18.00    Super Macho Man 0:45.25
   
   Mike Tyson      1:58.XX
No clock stop glitch in this run, we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.

This is the 5th published version of this game. This run improves the Mr. Sandman fight by 1 game clock second.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) "last boss only" in 01:34.17 by Phil.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-04-11)
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- Single level
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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This is a historic movie, submitted and obsoleted before the creation of the database-based (and wiki-based) site engine, before July 2004.

It was inserted to the database in a history revival project by Bisqwit in autumn 2006.

Like its predecessors, this run uses the famous code 007 373 5963 to jump directly to Mike Tyson and deliver a pounding :) He is defeated at 2:08.xx in round 1 which surpasses any console world record.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:51.87 by adelikat.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-09-15)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Record times in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out:

   Glass Joe 0:42.00          Von Kaiser 0:35.97
   Piston Honda 0:40.25
Don Flamenco 0:14.97 King Hippo 0:37.61 Great Tiger 0:47.48 Bald Bull 0:57.82
Piston Honda II 0:50.25 Soda Popinski 0:47.00 Bald Bull II 1:08.97 Don Flamenco II 0:58.99 Mr. Sandman 2:19.00 Super Macho Man 0:45.25 Mike Tyson 1:58.XX
No clock stop glitch in this run.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:39.45 by McHazard.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-11-27)
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Obsoletes movie #1695 (17:47.71)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Clock Times:

   Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.61
   Piston Honda    0:36.97
   
   Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.61
   Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:55.25
   
   Piston Honda II 0:39.97    Soda Popinski   0:43.48
   Bald Bull II    1:08.82    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
   Mr. Sandman     2:16.48    Super Macho Man 0:44.25
   
   Mike Tyson      1:58.XX
This movie, the 7th publication for this game, improves eight fights, totaling a 20.93 second clock time improvement and 496 frames of real time improvement.

No clock stopping glitch in this run, though we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:52.4 by Phil & Genisto.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2004-11-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 15.71 MB, length: 19:11)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Record times in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out:

   Glass Joe 0:42.00          Von Kaiser 0:35.97
   Piston Honda 0:42.82
Don Flamenco 0:14.97 King Hippo 0:37.61 Great Tiger 0:47.48 Bald Bull 0:57.82
Piston Honda II 0:50.25 Soda Popinski 0:47.00 Bald Bull II 1:08.97 Don Flamenco II 1:00.48 Mr. Sandman 2:19.25 Super Macho Man 0:46.48 Mike Tyson 1:58.XX
No clock stop glitch in this run.

[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:47.71 by adelikat.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-12-17)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Clock Times:

   Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.95
   Piston Honda    0:40.25
   
   Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.25
   Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:57.82
   
   Piston Honda II 0:50.25    Soda Popinski   0:45.25
   Bald Bull II    1:08.97    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
   Mr. Sandman     2:18.00    Super Macho Man 0:45.25
   
   Mike Tyson      1:58.XX
No clock stop glitch in this run, we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.

This is the 6th published version of this game. This run manages to improve four fights, totaling to a 0.97 second clock time improvement, and 32 frames of real time improvement.


[Tier: Vault]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) "last boss only" in 04:50.4 by LegendOfMart.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-04-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 4.15 MB, length: 06:00)
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- Single level
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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This is a historic movie, submitted and obsoleted before the creation of the database-based (and wiki-based) site engine, before July 2004.

It was inserted to the database in a history revival project by Bisqwit in autumn 2006.

This run used a password to skip directly to Mike Tyson and TKO's him at 1:17.xx in Round 3. This was not even close to a world record at the time of the record (nor even an impressive time). No hits were taken but the player did take damage by blocking certain punches to obtain stars.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:50.53 by adelikat.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-06-03)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 20.48 MB, length: 19:19)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Record times in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out (several fights were played a little faster than in the previous version):

   Glass Joe 0:42.00          Von Kaiser 0:35.95
   Piston Honda 0:40.25
   
   Don Flamenco 0:14.97       King Hippo 0:37.25
   Great Tiger 0:47.48        Bald Bull 0:57.82
   
   Piston Honda II 0:50.25    Soda Popinski 0:45.25
   Bald Bull II 1:08.97       Don Flamenco II 0:58.61
   Mr. Sandman 2:19.00        Super Macho Man 0:45.25
   
   Mike Tyson 1:58.XX
No clock stop glitch in this run.

[Tier: Moons]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:52.4 by Phil & Genisto.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2004-10-19)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Record times in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out:

   Glass Joe 0:42.00          Von Kaiser 0:35.97
   Piston Honda 0:42.82
Don Flamenco 0:14.97 King Hippo 0:37.61 Great Tiger 0:47.48 Bald Bull 0:58.97
Piston Honda II 0:50.25 Soda Popinski 0:47.00 Bald Bull II 1:08.97 Don Flamenco II 1:00.48 Mr. Sandman 2:20.82 Super Macho Man 0:47.97 Mike Tyson 1:58.XX
No clock stop glitch in this run.
#64816962732814545 - Difficult Punch-Out!! TAS
difficultpunchout.fm2 (1.47MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-07-20 00:48:00 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 18:35.16 [67020 frames], 4330 rerecords)
1817 views, 156 downloads
Probably submission-worthy. Let's see what this is. Edit: I realize I lost time on Glass Joe from the previous TAS. I'm working on a new one now.
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#64589792519317086 - my latest TAS of MTPO
MTPO.fm2 (1.39MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-07-09 19:15:49 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 17:37.86 [63576 frames], 9684 rerecords)
1891 views, 150 downloads
Fixed to include strategies I should have used before submitting my TAS.
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#63213056815532604 -
mtponew.fm2 (1.40MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-05-08 19:13:21 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 17:39.19 [63656 frames], 5413 rerecords)
2359 views, 176 downloads
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#63209072378267996 - MTPO New TAS
mtpo_v9_nocs.fm2 (1.40MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-05-08 14:54:57 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 17:39.19 [63656 frames], 3765 rerecords)
2349 views, 177 downloads
Not every fight is perfect. Bald Bull 1 was improved to 52.82, Bull 2 was improved to 1:08.48, and more.
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#63194045552613928 - MTPO CS TAS
mtpov4cs.fm2 (1.52MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-05-07 22:40:27 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 19:09.17 [69064 frames], 4163 rerecords)
2362 views, 185 downloads
All fights are perfect,ready for submission.
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#63188390832509947 - MTPO McHazard TAS converted to .FM2
mtpo.fm2 (1.46MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-05-07 16:33:45 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 17:39.45 [63672 frames], 454 rerecords)
2369 views, 186 downloads
This is McHazard's TAS of MTPO, converted to FCEUX's file format (.fm2) for easier playback. The movie in the original form doesn't sync in BizHawk versions past 1.7.0, and I wanted everyone to have a way to play it back.
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#63164605752376765 - MTPO improvement
MTPO my best TAS.bk2 (13.9kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-05-06 14:51:16 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 17:40.49 [63734 frames], 3665 rerecords)
2386 views, 232 downloads
This is a great improvement. Uses QuickNES because it is more accurate in terms of audio, and I can't see anything so audio is all I have. I get that NESHawk may be more accurate in terms of graphics, but QuickNES is a lot better in terms of sound.
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#62816777246534059 - Another World Circuit
MTPO AWC TAS.bk2 (9.98kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-04-20 22:54:17 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 11:05.99 [40025 frames], 3312 rerecords)
2483 views, 273 downloads
Here's the List of times: King Hippo (37.61): Perfect. Great Tiger (47.48): Also perfect. Piston Honda (39.97): Changed the order from McHazard's TAS to reflect the order of RTA runs. Still perfect. Soda Popinski (45.25): Soda's laugh is cut off, and for some reason, the in-game clock starts sooner, even though it's the exact same time in real time. Bald Bull (1:08.82): Not perfect. 1:08.48 is the best one could get, but I was dumb and used the old strat. Don Flamenco (58.25): Seemed perfect; I don't know what made me lose time. Mr. Sandman (2:16.61): Not totally sure what caused this either. Super Macho Man (44.25): Not perfect. Mike Tyson (1:58): May be perfect depending on the decimal; 1:58 is good either way. Total: 595.99=9:55.99 Total improvement: 1.82/78 Perfect time: 9:55.51 (maybe)
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#62569417398445064 - MTPO PAL WIP
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (E) (PRG1) [!]-0.fm2 (824kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-04-09 19:32:48 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 18:44.62 [56239 frames], 3764 rerecords)
2579 views, 185 downloads
Lost .21 seconds on Tiger, gained a second on Kaiser, gained almost 2 seconds on Honda 1, gained half a second on Hippo, gained more than two seconds on Honda 2, more than 10 seconds on Bull 2, 17 seconds on Don 2, 2.xx seconds on Sandman, and a major 42 seconds on Tyson.

Unfortunately, I have a bad real time on Honda 2, as he gets up on the count of 8 (with a fake get-up). I'll improve this in a little while.

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#57708179643301110 - MTPO Soda Clock Stop Score Strat
MTPO-Soda-ClockStop-ScoreStrat.bk2 (12.2kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2019-09-03 21:17:26 by adelikat (9 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 00:55.71 [3348 frames], 295 rerecords)
3650 views, 351 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

This demonstrates how you can use the clock stopping glitch to get a much higher score on Soda Popinski, at the expense of the fight being much much longer.

The idea is to stop the clock, then counter his hooks which only do 1 pt of damaage and can give a star.

To do this optimally TAS wise is not very trivial. After every hook, you do need to luck manipulate him to do hooks again, which he can every time (this video doesn't because i was lazy). Also some of the stars are not guaranteed and need luck manipulation (50% chance)

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#51915699766529646 -
mtpotasadelikatdjincendrationv2.fm2 (935kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2018-12-17 00:30:13 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 17:41.32 [63784 frames], 6424 rerecords)
5258 views, 913 downloads
This is a 0.41 second improvement to my last TAS thanks to figuring out a modification to the current strategy and mPap's human theory videos. I copied up to Honda 2 and did the rest myself. Thanks and enjoy!
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#43075933830797529 - MTPO PB TAS
mtpotasadelikatdjincendration.fm2 (935kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-11-13 22:03:57 by DJ Incendration (72 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 17:41.73 [63809 frames], 2979 rerecords)
7574 views, 766 downloads
my best TAS of MTPO
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#42644174955803311 - mPap's NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Fix
MikeTysonsPunchOut-Spiked.fm2 (3.88MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-10-25 11:24:01 by Spikestuff (231 files)
For NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (13 files)
In 1:15:08.46 [270953 frames], 55216 rerecords)
8778 views, 1143 downloads
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This page documents information about Mike Tysons Punchout. Many of the tricks demonstrated here are near impossible in real time and documented for the purposes of creating Tool-assisted Speedruns.


Clock Stopping Glitch

Also known as "cs", this glitch can be performed on any fighter in which Mac can throw rapid punches. Rapid punching temporarily stops the clock. Using this to his advantage, Mac can start rapidly punching and then do a delayed punch for a star (or, in some cases, the opponent can even block it). This will cause the clock to stay stopped! The clock will remain stopped until certain actions are taken. The exact logic of how/when the clock will continue is described in the "Rules of Engagement" section.

The clock stopping glitch can be used on a number of fighters to achieve significantly lower clock times. For a TAS, this comes at the expense of real time. We have a canceled submission that uses the cs glitch.

There are 3 variations of the clock stopping glitch

Standard CS glitch

This glitch works on any opponent in which Mac can do rapid punches (Glass Joe, Don Flamenco, Soda Popinski, Super Macho Man). If you begin rapidly punching one of these opponents and then do a delayed punch it will stop the clock. This is because rapid punches temporarily stop the clock. A late punch somehow bypasses the reinitialization of the clock. Once the clock is stopped it will not be restarted until certain events occur. The 'Rules of Engagement' for keeping the clock stopped are listed below.

Easy Face, Gut, Face

This one only works for Glass Joe and both fights against Don Flamenco, and only in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! This glitch was fixed in the Punch-Out!! rerelease (with Mr. Dream, except in the PAL version against Glass Joe).

Counter an uppercut or hook that one of these oppenents throws, with a rapid punch, then do a body blow which they will block, and then do a face jab (which Don will block but Glass Joe will take). After the face punch, the clock will then be stopped. This variation of the glitch is used to achieve record CS times on Don 1 and 2 (11.97 and 43.48), and a 47.48 TKO on Glass Joe.

Piston Honda II CS

Piston Honda II has a cs glitch as well. When he backs up and charges at you, the clock stops until after he finishes his charge towards Mac. You can time a punch to the face (he will block it, but it will stop the clock). This is not a useful glitch for any fast strategies though, since punching even 1 frame sooner will result in a KO punch, ending the fight.

Rules of Engagement

The Rules of Engagement are phrases coined to describe the clock logic once it is stopped using a clock stopping glitch. For fast strategies, the goal is obviously to keep the clock stopped as much as possible. This section describes what actions will cause the clock to restart.

Events that will cause a clock restart:

  • Mac or the opponent being knocked down - the clock will resume when they get back up
  • Stunning the opponent - When you avoid a punch and counter, the opponent will be stunned, resuming the clock.
  • Taking damage (througe getting blocked when attempting a face punch)
  • Delivering a star uppercut to the opponent

Basically, the clock stop is useful until an opponent is knocked down. In order to knock them down, you must keep doing unstunned punches (gutters and countering opponent punches). Stars can not be used, unless the star knocks the opponent down.


Maneuvers

This section describes various maneuvers and basic tricks that are used in many of the fast strategies.

Ducking

Ducking is 1 frame faster than dodging and thus should be used in a TAS as much as possible. In real time it is risky since it is only faster if done perfectly.

Gutters

"Gutters" is a phrase coined to describe taking advantage of an opponent's slow guard. Taking advantage of an opponent's guard, however, doesn't always mean using body blows.

Taking advantage of an opponent's guard with gutters (or any variation) is the foundation for most fast strategies against many opponents (Soda Popinski, Glass Joe and Piston Honda to name a few).

The basic gutter is performed by holding the Up button which will cause the opponent to raise his guard. Once the guard is raised, quickly let go of the button then do a body blow. Against opponents with a slow reaction time, this punch will land. Against the minor circuit opponents, up to 3 gutters can be landed before they react and begin to block.

Dizzy Destroyer

This is a technique possible on Piston 2 and Super Macho Man only. It expands on the gutter concept with a gut/face combo. Hold up to get the opponent to raise his guard. Quickly let go of up and do a body blow with the left glove. Then quickly tap up+b. With good timing this face punch will land as well.

The dizzy destroyer is significantly faster than doing repeated body blows or face punches alone. It was used against Piston II in most console and TAS strategies up until November, 2013.

Doube-gutters and jabs)

These were discovered by McHazard in 2013. Basically, instead up tapping Up+B together after the gutter, hit B first and then Up a little bit afterward.

Misdirection

This is a trick only consistently possible in a TAS. In this game it takes 2 frames of holding a button combo to do just about anything. B must be pressed for 2 frames to do a left punch for instance. The 2nd frame is when the game checks the Up button in order to do a jab or a body blow. This can be exploited in order to better manipulate the opponent's guard. By holding Up, then Up + B, then B, then repeating the combo, it is possible to perform a gutter sooner than normally possible. In a TAS this type of technique is useful to save many frames on Soda Popinski.

With this trick, gutters are actually possible against Soda Popinski. With human timing, these would be impossible.


Opponent 1 Count

This isn't a secret trick but when an opponent gets up on the count of 1 any star uppercut will send them back to the canvas, even though they get up with 100% full health. For fast strategies, it is important to do things that will cause an opponent to get up on 1. For instance, knocking down Piston 1 in the first minute without taking damage will cause him to get up on 1. Knocking down Piston 2 twice in the first minute without taking damage will result in a 1 count. Knowing what factors can cause a 1 count is critical to fast strategy development.

Energy refills

When an opponent gets back up, his energy fills back up to a certain amount that depends on a variety of circumstances. Often after the 2nd knockdown (phase 3 in MTPO terminology) the energy refill is random. However, if you don't press select on Don 2, Phase 2 is random. In phase 3, he'll always get up with 56 HP. This random value should be manipulated to be its lowest possible value. This idea is incorporated into many TAS and console strats. In some cases the energy refill is based on not taking damage. In the case of Don 2, taking damage can mean a lower (or higher) energy refill in phase 3. The lowest for Phase 3 is 40, and the highest is 80.

Non-time saving Glitches & Oddities

This section documents glitches and unusual events in the game that aren't directly useful for achieving record times.

Midget Sandman

After 50 seconds into round 1, punching at Sandman's gut will cause to throw a jab. If you do another immediate left body blow again, both Mac and Sandman will hit each other at the same time. If that punch causes Mac to go to the canvas, Sandman will shrink down into a glitched "Midget" while Mac is on the canvas.

This glitch works due to the manipulation of address $0080. This address is responsible for determining the height of an opponent. Normally this value is 10 for Sandman. When he is punched in the gut, it shrinks to 8. In the case of a simultaneous hit that knocks Mac down, the value is reduced to 8 because Sandman takes damage, at that point Mac goes down and writing to that address is halted. Thus it never returns to 8, causing Sandman to shrink when he is restored to his standing pose. Address $0080 is written to whenever a fight resumes, so the glitch is corrected when Mac gets up and the fight continues.

Opponents

Glass Joe

  • TAS Record: 42.00
  • Unassisted Record: 42.00
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: 5000
  • Strats


Von Kaiser

  • TAS Record: 35.61
  • Unassisted Record: 35.61
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: 8000
  • Strats


Piston Honda (1)

  • TAS Record: 36.97
  • Unassisted Record: 40.25
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: No
  • Strats



Don Flamenco (1)

  • TAS & Unassisted Records without the clock stop glitch: 14.97
  • TAS & Unassisted Records with the clock stop glitch: 11.97
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: 10000
  • Strats



King Hippo

  • TAS Record: 37.61
  • Verified Unassisted Record: 37.61
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Can be TKO'ed? No
  • Win by Decision: No
  • Strats



Great Tiger

  • TAS Record: 47.48
  • Verified Unassisted Record: 47.48
  • Can be KO'ed? No
  • Win by Decision: 7000
  • Strats



Bald Bull (1)

  • TAS Record: 55.25
  • Verified Unassisted Record: 56.25
  • Can be KO'ed? No
  • Win by Decision: No
  • Strats



Piston Honda (2)

  • TAS Record: 39.97
  • Unassisted Record: 40.97
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: 3000
  • Strats



Soda Popinski

  • TAS Record without the Clock Stop glitch: 43.48
  • TAS Record with the Clock Stop Glitch: 31.61
  • Unassisted Records: 45.97 and 31.97
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: 10000
  • Strats



Bald Bull (2)

  • TAS Record: 1:08.82
  • Unassisted Record: 1:14.97
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: 9000
  • Strats


Don Flamenco (2)

  • TAS Record no without the Clock Stop glitch: 58.00
  • TAS Record with the Clock Stop glitch: 44.48
  • Can be KO'ed? Yes
  • Win by Decision: 5000
  • Strats


Mr. Sandman

  • TAS Record 2:16.48
  • Console Record 2:16.97
  • Can be KO'ed? yes
  • Win by Decision? No
  • Strats



Super Macho Man

  • TAS Record without the Clock Stop glitch: 44.25
  • TAS Record with the Clock Stop glitch: 0:35.82
  • Unassisted record without the Clock stop glitch: 46.48
  • Win By Decision? No
  • Strats



Mike Tyson

  • TAS Record: 1:58.xx
  • Unassisted record: 2:05.97
  • Win by Decision: 5000
  • Strats



Ram Map

Ram Map


See also