These are various strategies discovered for the opponent Bald Bull 2. While some of these strats maybe doable in real time, these demo movies are Tool-assisted and demonstrate the strat in a frame perfect manner. These times present the fastest possible time that can be obtained with these particular strats.

Removed older strat videos that are outdated for both speedrunning and TAS.

TAS Strat

The TAS strat utilizes many random stars in order to achieve a 1:08.97 time. The randomness of this strat is such that a human will likely never achieve this.
The strat uses 9 random punches in phase 1, however, the same time can be achieved with 8. There are 2 random punches in phase 2 and 3 in phase 3. That's a total of 13 random punches that must land. Each punch is a 1/16 chance of success so the total odds of getting this randomness is 1 / 4,503,599,627,370,496!

The Bull dozer Technique

This is a technique developed by Matt Turk to get "random" punches to land on Bald Bull and yield stars. When he goes into his ear rub pattern, do a left punch to his but, then tab up+b to throw a punch to his face. If you get lucky, the punch will land and Bull will give up a star. The chance of this trick working is 1/16.


Punches to Bald Bull's face of a random chance of landing and giving a star. These are success full when the upper nibble of the RNG (0x0018) is F. Thus there is a 1/16 chance of success when landing these punches.
The random star strats depend on Bald Bull going into his "Ear Rub" pattern in phase 2. This will happen when the lower nibble of the RNG (0x0018) is 4, D, E, or F. Thus there is a 1/4 chance of this happening.

GameResources/NES/MikeTysonsPunchout/BaldBull2Strats last edited by adelikat on 1/13/2022 2:21 AM
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