New visual cue to attack discovered in Punch-Out!! | Nintendo Wire

To this day, Punch-Out!! remains to be one of the most iconic titles to have ever hit the NES– for a number of reasons. 30 years after its release, it appears that fans still don’t quite know everything that the game has to offer.

A Reddit user by the name of midswesternhousewives has recently discovered that, in the second fight with Pistol Honda, there is actually a visual cue within the audience that tells the player when to throw a punch that will (if landed successfully) knock Honda out in one blow. The one-punch K.O. against the boxer has been known about for years, but players didn’t have much luck in finding out when to throw it besides guessing. If you’re looking for the perfect window though, just watch the bearded man in the front row, about seven over from the left.

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Another user in the thread by the name of unvaluablespace commented that, when they went to try it, they saw that “the bearded man did not flinch or move a single pixel until I reached the second fights with piston Honda and bald bull.”

As this commenter states, the same audience member provides a tip during the fight with Bald Bull, in which his visual cue tell you when to throw a punch that will stop Bald Bull’s charge attack.

This Easter egg is similar to the one revealed by the late Satoru Iwata in 2009, in which a camera flash during Bald Bull’s first fight will tell you when to throw a punch. And better yet, it certainly leaves the door open for even more possibilities similar to this. If you’ve been playing your original copy lately, make sure to keep your eyes out!

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