Punch-Out!! – Episode 035

It’s (somehow) our first Nintendo episode! And just like real life we wait until our mid-thirties to get into Nintendo games. We talk about a sports game way before its time – Punch-Out!!

How did a company directive to use more hardware lead to this game? Does arcade Punch-Out!! cross the line with racial stereotypes? Is “Body Blow” the first waaaaay overused sound bite in video games? How much does a Punch-Out!! arcade cost? What game could it never top in Japanese arcades?

We also talk about the Mandela Effect between the arcade and console versions of the game, offer a limited edition giveaway, explore the history of Nintendo’s first game designer, reveal tattoos, and discuss Mario’s papa.