Insert your mouth guards, because we’ve got two runs that will knock your teeth out. That’s right, two. It’s a one-two punch of Punch-Out!! games. And these aren’t regular speedruns, either. Oh no. I won’t spoil the surprise by telling you what’s so special about them – you’ll just have to find out. Now remember to keep your guard up while you hook, get inside their reach, and for heaven’s sake, stop telegraphing all of your attacks! The man’s half your size for crying out loud! Just step on him or something!
In the red corner, the infinitely focused, ears of a bat, speedrunning record-holder, mPap! In the blue corner, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Round one, fight!
mPap hits all the right notes at all the right times. In a blindfolded speedrun, it’s all about timing, strats, and audio cues. The odds are stacked, but mPap keeps his cool and follows his coach’s advice, knocking down one opponent after another. Just look at that insane RNG at King Hippo with those three same attacks in a row. Damage from blocking aside, mPap doesn’t even take a single hit right up until the dream bout with Mike Tyson himself.
And now, in the red corner, the genius of Kong, the man with the plan, the record-holder, DonkeyKongGenius! In the blue corner, Super Punch-Out!! Now I want a good clean fight!
It’s a close shave against Dragon Chan, but Genius pulls off the KO. Narcis Prince gets in a couple good hits, but nothing he can’t handle. When Nick Bruiser whacks him at the start, the rest of the bout almost looks like Genius is stealing Bruiser’s vitality back with each hit. By the time he KOs him, he’s good as new. And that’s the 16-0 blindfold run of Super Punch-Out!! The runner also posted some of his strats in the video description, so be sure to look them up if you’re interested.
And by total knock-out, we have two new world champions! Give it up for mPap and DonkeyKongGenius, ladies and gents! And if you came in late, remember to check out last weeks’s run of Nier: Automata. That’s a wrap, folks. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. See you next time.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.