Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Nintendo Switch Online’s April NES Games Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/zxsx3/nintendo-switch-onlines-april-nes-games-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/zxsx3/nintendo-switch-onlines-april-nes-games-announced Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:11:55 -0400 Michael House

As with every month since October 2018, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can look forward to new additions to their complimentary NES library this April.

On April 10, subscribers of the service will be able to play Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and Star Soldier through the NES app. Nintendo accompanied the announcement of these additions with a trailer:

This update to the NES app is notable in that it will be the first one this year to add three games instead of two. All of 2018’s updates included three.

Also, when this update goes live, Switch owners will have available on their system both versions of the follow-up to the classic Super Mario Bros. Although Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is called Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan, Nintendo deemed it too difficult to market as a sequel outside of the region. The sequel released for other regions was included in the February update.

Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream is another game with an interesting history  though it’s a rerelease of the first Punch-Out!! game, it’s not a rerelease of the original version, which featured celebrity boxer Mike Tyson. After Nintendo’s contract with Tyson expired, the company replaced his sprite with that of Mr. Dream, an original character.

Regarding Star Soldier, it will join Gradius and TwinBee as one of the NES app's shoot 'em up titles.

Following this update, there will be nearly 40 NES games available via Nintendo Switch Online. Those looking to feel nostalgia or introduce themselves to some classics can visit Nintendo's website to see which NES games are currently on the app. 

Fortunately for newcomers to these NES titles, the app comes with features that make them accessible to modern audiences, such as the ability to save at any point and the option to choose an easier version of some games.

Crazy Video Game Cameos -- Game Characters Edition https://www.gameskinny.com/ay7p0/crazy-video-game-cameos-game-characters-edition https://www.gameskinny.com/ay7p0/crazy-video-game-cameos-game-characters-edition Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:00:02 -0400 Ricardo melfi

Whenever you're playing a game and you see a character inside from a different game, it really gets your juices flowing. After noticing how many celebrity cameos have been seen in games over the last 20+ years, we noticed that there are even more cameos from other video game characters. Cue the second part of our issue.

Welcome back to the second part of Crazy Video Game Cameos. Earlier, we covered movies and celebrities which appeared in a multitude of video games. In this issue, we will be taking a look at all the video game characters that have appeared in other video games!

Duke Nukem - Blood & Bulletstorm: Full Clip

The Duke, and his developers 3D Realms, have pulled no punches when they decide to make fun of other video games, so it's only fitting that the Duke cops some insults of his own. Play long enough into 90's shooter, Blood, and you'll find a secret entrance. Continue down this path and there's poor, old Duke. Hanging upside down and horribly mutilated but it's him, no doubt. Hit him enough times and your character will steal Duke's line, "Shake it baby!"

For another (current), weird cameo, the Duke is appearing as a playable character in cult classic, Bulletstorm: Full Clip. Check out the trailer below!

Mega Man- Dead Rising Series

Capcom love to throw characters from other universes in their games. Evident throughout all the Dead Rising games, every protagonist can eventually find Mega Man's outfit and become the titular hero himself. Sure, it may just be a costume that you put on but we still get to act like Mega Man, arm rockets and all. Poor guy... it seems he always finds himself in apocalyptic situations. I'm pretty sure you can find a Blanka outfit too (from the Street Fighter series).

Creepers - Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is a great game full of inside jokes and some very crude humor. With the success and popularity of Minecraft (even so many years later), the developers must have thought, "Ah, f**k it. Let's throw a creeper in as a bad guy." Either that or they were running out of enemy creation ideas. While making your way through some of the mines in this game, you will eventually come across a few block built, familiar characters. A nice little touch. A least they didn't throw griefers in there...

Jill Valentine & Nemesis- Under the Skin

Body snatching sim, Under the Skin, is a novel little piece to play. Similar to Destroy All Humans, this game has you playing as a blue little alien sent to cause as much chaos on earth as possible. At a certain level, you'll notice that it is called Raccoon City. Well, you get to play as Jill and the Nemesis in this level, set with locales from the first two Resident Evil games. Suffice to say, this was enough to get me to play the game.

Claire, Leon & Zombie Cop- Trick N' Snowboarder

Yes, another game that sees cameos from one of the biggest franchise of video game history. Look, it was the 90's and Resident Evil was a global smash, with everyone talking about Raccoon City and the T-Virus. It only makes sense that not so great games tried to pick up on their success, by including certain characters as unlockable players. Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy reporting for snowboarding duty, dude. The developers even threw a zombie cop from Resident Evil 2 in there, just for good measure.

Doom Marine - Duke Nukem 3D

One of those moments in a Duke Nukem game where 3D Realms just couldn't help themselves. With Doom being much more successful than Duke Nukem 3D, they decided to take a jab at the shooter that started all shooters. Get far enough into Duke Nukem 3D and you'll come across a hell-like portal, complete with inverted crosses. At the base of this portal, you'll find the torso of a mauled Doom marine. Guess he didn't have the guts...

Chun Li - Breath of Fire

Timeless RPG, Breath of Fire, by Capcom threw in yet another one of their famous characters somewhere they don't belong. During one of your quests, you meet a master who talks about an amazing fighter. Someone who can kick at the speed of light. Sound familiar? If you thought of Street Fighter alumni, Chun-Li then you'd be correct. Sure, you can't play as her and it's only a 10 to 20 second cameo but it still counts!

Lara Croft & TMNT - Shadow Warrior

Doom and Duke Nukem rip-off, Shadow Warrior, is your average cult classic, FPS. Run around, kill some monsters, blow s**t up. Pretty simple, until you come across a cameo from Tomb Raider's very own, Lara Croft. The protagonist actually mentions that, "She won't be raiding anymore tombs." Nice touch but continue further on into the game and you can find another cameo from 90's sensations, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dead, but still a cameo.

Spider-Man - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series has always had fun with including random cameos in their games but none stands out more than the web-slinging, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Neversoft could have just used a normal character dressed as the titular hero but I love them for going the extra mile. Definitely the best skater in the game, Spider-Man web slings, flips, and does whatever a spider can while racking up hundreds of thousands of points. I might jump back on after writing this article...

Donkey Kong - Wii Punch Out!

 In the Wii remake to Super Nintendo's, Super Punch Out!, there's a new boss character that you have to take on and boy, is he one of the most difficult! In Wii Super Punch Out!, you don't have to take on Mike Tyson anymore. Now you have to take on a 900 pound gorilla with boxing gloves. Don't be fooled as Donkey Kong is the hardest character to fight in the game. Good luck, it was nice knowing you...

Wesker, West, Marcus & Dom - Lost Planet 2

Mega cameos are starring in Capcom's sci-fi, 3rd person action-shooter, Lost Planet 2. An average game when it was released and unfortunately lost the test of time, this entry had a few cool cameos as unlockable players. Up to four different universe characters appeared to play with, being Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago from the Gears of War series, Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil series, and Frank West from the Dead Rising series. The game didn't change much but being one of these bad-asses sure made me think so.

Scorpion, Reptile, Sub-Zero & Raiden - NBA Jam

Not content with throwing in one of the most powerful, political couples of the time (Bill and Hillary Clinton), Midway decided that they wanted to see what b-ball skills some of the Mortal Kombat roster has. Including Raiden, Reptile, Sub-Zero and Scorpion into the fold made for some pretty awesome basketball games. The only problem was arguing with your friends over who would play as Team Netherealm.

Tanner - GTA III

One of the biggest franchises of the time, Grand Theft Auto, decides to take the mickey out of another large franchise of the time. Everyone remembers Driver,  one of the best driving games to ever come out on the original PlayStation. Well so do the developers at Rockstar, when one of your missions has you dealing with a detective who 'runs funny' and also drives a muscle car. Now they don't ever say his name but the running funny and muscle car part? Definitely a rip on Tanner and his later installments when he has the ability to get out of his cars.

Heihachi & Xiaoyu - Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2

Heihachi has appeared numerous times in a number of different games but who knew the billionaire CEO could use a racket? It seems that when he isn't planning on killing his son and ruling the world in Tekken, he's working on his serves. First time cameo for Ling however, which makes me wonder why they included her and not, say, Kazuya or Jin? The Mishimas could put their rivalry to the side for a few doubles games...

Solid Snake - Evolution Skateboarding

One of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater imitation rip-offs, Evolution Skateboarding was pretty much a simple, skateboarding game. Complete with challenges, time limits, decent graphics, and an amalgam of different tricks to pull off, this game wasn't so bad when you got into it. Unfortunately, the THPS franchise completely overshadowed any skateboarding game that tried to release. One way to put your game on the map is to include a cameo as a playable character. None other than 90's stealth-hero, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid.

Samus & Link - Super Mario RPG

In the 90's, RPG attempt at putting Mario in a genre he definitely didn't belong, Super Mario RPG was a surprisingly great game. Taking on RPG roots, a level-up system, and turn-based battles, this game happened to also include some cameos from other Nintendo icons. In one part of the tavern/inn, Link can be found sleeping in one of the beds. Approach him to try and talk and he will just sing one of the iconic Legend of Zelda songs. Samus from Metroid is also sleeping in a bed but this time it's in the Royal Mushroom Castle, where she lets you know that she is "Resting for Mother Brain." We'll just leave you both there until your game time comes around.

Altair Ibn-La'AHad - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

You wouldn't expect to see it in a serious RPG like The Witcher 2, but it does give you a small hint in the game's title Assassins of Kings. Approaching one of the destroyed barns in one of the towns will have you come across a broken hale bay cart. You even notice a dead person in a white, hooded outfit, so you move in for a closer look. At this point, it's 100% clear who the developers are trying to mock. It seems Altair (from Assassin's Creed) was attempting to assassinate one of the kings in the game but failed to land one of his famous eagle drops correctly. Oh yeah, you know he's dead.


Proving that video games and cameos are a fantastic mix, even when it doesn't make sense at all, cameos are the stuff of much conversation. I hope you enjoyed and probably even learned about some cameos you didn't know where there. Thanks for reading our latest listicle!

So what did you think? Did I miss any major video game character cameos you think should have been included? Don't forget to leave a comment below!

Nintendo Classic Mini - NES coming November 11th https://www.gameskinny.com/moqys/nintendo-classic-mini-nes-coming-november-11th https://www.gameskinny.com/moqys/nintendo-classic-mini-nes-coming-november-11th Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:22:27 -0400 Anthony Pelone

For American and European audiences comes the Nintendo Classic Mini - NES, a reproduction of the beloved 8-bit console that's arriving November 11th. While it doesn't use cartridges, it comes installed with 30 different games for the price of $60. The game list is as follows:

Balloon Fight
Bubble Bobble
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Dr. Mario
Final Fantasy
Ghosts n' Goblins
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby’s Adventure
Mario Bros.
Mega Man 2
Ninja Gaiden
Punch-Out!!  Featuring Mr. Dream
Super C
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.  2
Super Mario Bros.  3
Tecmo Bowl
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Also packed with the system is a NES Classic controller, which as the name implies is a replica of the original controller. These will also be sold separately for $9.99, and can be compatible with NES VC games on Wii and Wii U when connected to a Wii Remote. Wii Classic Controllers and Wii U Classic Controller Pro can also be used with the system.

To further capitalize on the nostalgia, it'll also come packaged with an AC adapter; however, a HDMI cable has also been confirmed to arrive with the system. No trailer was accompanied with the announcement, so we'll have to wait to see how these retro games are enhanced via HD.

Finally, each game will allow for numerous save states, so you won't have to rely on annoying passwords to continue your game -- though assume you can still use them if you want.

We'll keep on eye on more related news as the Nintendo Classic Mini - NES nears its release date. In the meantime, you can check out the amusing press release here.

Are you excited for this NES reproduction? Let us know in the comments below!

The Best of #RuinAVideoGameCharacter https://www.gameskinny.com/1sk8e/the-best-of-ruinavideogamecharacter https://www.gameskinny.com/1sk8e/the-best-of-ruinavideogamecharacter Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:34:45 -0400 Danielle Marie

A new sensation has erupted in the Twitter-verse after late night game show @midnight introduced the hashtag war of the day-- #RuinAVideoGameCharacter.

The contest challenged participants to corrupt their favorite video game protagonists (examples included Fresh Prince of Persia and Lara Kraft Macaroni and Cheese) using a play on words, edited images, and whatever else viewers could think of.

The responses, as you can imagine, were nothing short of hilarious. There were, however, a few that stood out among the rest. 


Kratos: God of Ballet-Pointless Mako

Leave it to the delicate art of ballet to demasculinize the mighty Kratos of the God of War series.

Twitter user, Pointless Mako, uncovered Kratos' true passion by revealing what the God of War 3 box art should have looked like. 


Chris Brown's Super Punch Out -Sean McMann

In a comical reference to the ever-popular subject of celebrity drama, one Twitter user's rebuttal is, quite frankly, award winning.

Sean McMann cleverly combines Punch Out!!, a boxing game popularized by Nintendo, with Chris Brown's notorious accusation of domestic abuse. 


Legendary Doges -Cody

Assuming you weren't living under a rock for the last six months, I'm sure anyone would recognize the infamous Doge meme that has been sweeping across our monitors.

Although the meme has deep set roots, dating back all the way to 2005, various renditions have been exploding across the aggressive information sharing network that is the internet.

Here, Cody shares a Doge meme with three legendary, dog-like Pokemon, Entai, Raikou, and Suicine. The original image creator is unknown. 

Much meme, so clever, wow. 


Sonic the Crispy Hedgehog Burger -E.J. Coughlin

I just got hit right in the childhood after I witnessed E.J. Coughlin's troubling new menu item for Sonic, the American drive-in franchise-- you guessed it, Sonic the Hedgehog.

This spikey, blue advocate for chaos emeralds everywhere, first made popular in a 1991 release for the Sega Genesis, will be dashing his way right into the mouths of the hungry in his newest role, the Crispy Hedgehog Burger. 


Judith Grimes, the Womb Raider -Rick F*cking Grimes

All fans of The Walking Dead should hold on to their zombie apocalypse weapons, because this rendition would make any supporter proud.

Judith Grimes, a baby in the television show, was born to the wife of main character, Rick Grimes, but causing the untimely demise of Lori Grimes.

Thus, Judith the Womb Raider was born! Using their ultra, super powers, Judith, Rick, and Carl have dedicated their lives to fighting zombies, and the forces. of. Terminus. 


Halo's Master Chef -TrivWorks

This is one we all saw coming, but is just as humorous nonetheless.

Popular hero from the Halo series, Master Chief shows off his true passion in TrivWorks' depiction of this timeless champion.

Saving the world can wait until the croissants are a crispy, golden brown. 


Collect Call of Duty: Modern Welfare -Kevin Torres

Kevin Torres takes a comical spin on the beloved Call of Duty franchise, that no one has dared witness to before.

In the newest title of the series, Collect Call of Duty: Modern Welfare, participants can play as a World War II soldier, as he makes multiple phone calls by pressing "0," and then following the subsequent operator's instructions. 


That's so Raiden -Matt Munroe

Disney Channel fans will rejoice when they stumble upon this brilliant response by Matt Munroe, connecting popular 2003 television show, That's So Raven with Mortal Kombat's thunder god, Raiden.

This program follows a teenage Raiden through the trials and tribulations of high school, overcoming social obstacles and deciding which after-school-program is the right fit for him.

He knows that big, straw, Chinese hats aren't exactly going to increase his popularity, but what's wrong with a little individuality? 


What Did the StarFox Say? -bill marley

If the random screeches of the infamous "What Did the Fox Say?" song didn't just flood into your brain like a horde of zerglings, I don't know how attuned to pop culture you are.

Bill Marley's comeback to the hashtag battle was flawless, after mashing the track that put Norwegian comedy duo, Ylvis, on the map with Nintendo's Star Fox series.

Now creatures from all over the galaxy can be singing along with this atrocious record all the way to the planet of Corneria.

Show me your moves!


Not Angry, Just Disappointed Birds -Jonathan Rushing

Jonathan Rushing treads on the fragile subject of arguments with your significant other, with his retaliation to the hashtag challenge.

The phrase "I'm not angry, just disappointed," has been voted the worst sentence to possibly declare in any altercation.

Combining this expression with the beloved mobile game, Angry Birds, partners everywhere will be tossing their phones and running in the opposite direction. 


Solid Snake's on a Plane -Steve Maverick

Solid Snake is going where no other character has gone before-- on a snake-infested plane in the company of Samuel Jackson. 

The newest title to the Metal Gear Solid series will be featuring this revered hero to face his most terrifying foe.

Players will have to befriend the multitudes of snakes by asking them to politely turn off their overhead lights, and making sure we aren't kicking their seats. 


Assassin's Favorite Band is Creed -Lee Hardin

Ezio defeats his foes with the power of the With Arms Wide Open chorus.

Possibly the most horrifying rendition of a game character yet, Lee Hardin introduces the brand new Assassin's Creed, a musical number where the main character serenades the streets of Italy.

Wielding no weapon other than his voice and his iPod speakers, a misunderstood Ezio defeats his foes with the power of the With Arms Wide Open chorus. 


Gordon Morgan Freeman -Tyrone Anderson

To wrap up this hilariously entertaining compilation, Valve is in for a surprise after Tyrone Anderson has altered its famous first-person shooter, Half-life, to feature a much more majestic and deeper-voiced protagonist.

With the main character, Gordan Freeman, being swapped out for prestigous actor, Morgan Freeman, I hereby claim that on this day Mr. Anderson has won the internet.

Imagine the narration!

Club Nintendo Updates for February - New Games! https://www.gameskinny.com/4aoey/club-nintendo-updates-for-february-new-games https://www.gameskinny.com/4aoey/club-nintendo-updates-for-february-new-games Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:07:58 -0500 Courtney Gamache

Club Nintendo has updated their rewards website page to accommodate some Wii/Wii U and 3DS fans. Four new games, and hopefully some more goodies in the future.

Games available until March 9th

  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo 3DS)- Mario has finally trapped Donkey Kong in a jail

    scene, and it's now time for Donkey Kong Jr. to come around and help save the big ape. You'll be moving up and down vines and collecting keys and fruit to help unlock his cage. In this four-world game you'll have to avoid many foes to rescue your father. (Currently $4.99 from the Nintendo eShop, or 150 Club Nintendo Points)

  • Art Style: PiCTOBiTS (Nintendo 3DS) - In this NES nostalgia game, you'll be goingthrough puzzles to help 'build' your old favorite characters. You can progress through the game to harder levels as you collect coins. (Currently $4.99 from the Nintendo eShop or 150 Club Nintendo Points)
  • Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Nintendo Wii U) - It's time to play as Little Mac and start boxing your way through this arcade style game. There are 14 matches and opponents that you fight, and it's your turn as the under dog. (Currently $4.99 on the Nintendo eShop or 200 Club Nintendo Points)

  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo Wii and Wii U) - In thisfantasy adventure, Mario and Bowser team up for the first time to face a more deadlier foe. This game has a deep RPG gameplay never seen before with Mario and Bowser teaming up. (Currently available on the Wii for 800 points, or 200 Club Nintendo Points) *Requires Classic Controller
What other goodies does Club Nintendo have?

Other then the newly available games, Club Nintendo hasn't updated their gear that you can get. The newest one at the moment is still the Animal Crossing: New Leaf poster featuring all the characters and townspeople. Hopefully soon they'll update and give us more rare gear.