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Arm Wrestling
Arm Wrestling flyer
Arcade flyer
Developer(s) Nintendo IRD
Publisher(s) Nintendo of America
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date NA 1985
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, two-player
Input methods Two-way joystick, 1 button
Cabinet Upright
Display Two Raster horizontal monitors, 224×288

Arm Wrestling is a 1985 arcade game by Nintendo and a spin-off of the Punch-Out!! series. Since it was created by the same development team who made the Punch-Out!! series, Arm Wrestling features many of the same features such as a dual monitor system and quirky computer opponents.

GameplayEdit

The goal of the game is to become the World Arm Wrestling Champion by defeating as many opponents in arm-wrestling as possible. In order to achieve this title the player must compete against five different computer opponents and pin them in a timed match.

A match begins when the player taps left on the joystick. During the match the player must attack the computer by pressing right on the joystick and tapping the button to increase the power of the attack. If the computer makes a strange face it means they are about to counterattack. In order to win a match the player must move the joystick back and forth and surprise the computer before they have a chance to counterattack. After Kabuki is defeated, players will play a bonus game. The bonus game requires players to catch a sack of money for extra points by pulling up on the joystick right when the bag is near the protagonist's head. After the player beats the fifth and final opponent the game begins again with increased difficulty. The game is known for its obnoxious sound effects, such as guy yelling in a low-quality something that sounds like "Polka dot polka dot polka dot polka dot", robotic laughters and bizzare spazzing animations. When player wins, he sometimes shouts "YAH-YAHOO!!!"

CharactersEdit

  • Texas Mac, a stereotypical Texan in a cowboy hat.
  • Kabuki, a Japanese sumo wrestler.
  • Mask X, an alter ego of Bald Bull from the Punch-Out!! series.
  • Alice & Ape III, a monkey robot being controlled by a little girl via remote.
  • Frank Jr., an homage to Frankenstein's monster, as popularized in 1930s film.

Arm candy

Trivia Edit

  • In the Wii version of Punch-Out! while fighting Bald Bull, in a pre-round Doc Louis will sometimes tell Mac that "If you can't beat Bald Bull, how about an arm wrestling with him?" This may possibly be a reference to this game.
Punch-Out!! series
Games Micro vs. System: Punch-Out!! · Arcade: Punch-Out!! · Super Punch-Out!! · Arm Wrestling · NES: Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream · SNES: Super Punch-Out!! · Wii: Punch-Out!! · Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!
Circuits Minor Circuit · Major Circuit · World Circuit · Special Circuit
Terminology Block · Dodge · Duck · Knockout · Technical knockout
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