A guy will bounce around, loose and smooth, then suddenly stop stiff for a split second before he strikes. The most painfully obvious tell I've seen in recent years is UFC fighter, Leandro Silva, showing his mouthpiece before he punches.
In Punch Out!! Meeting Bald Bull or Mr. Sandman for the first time beautifully illustrates the old school method of hiding ones blows for those not into bouncing around: the act of 'milling'. Rotating the hands to hide the preliminary motion of blows, this trick was discovered way back in bareknuckle times and the only footage of an old John L. Sullivan shows him demonstrating his old method of milling to hide blows.
Obviously getting down the timing of their punches by recognizing tells is important, but equally, many of the game's characters can be intercepted as they punch—which rewards the player with stars which can be used to unleash a powerful uppercut. Delayed Counters are 'make em miss and make em pay'.
Simultaneous Counters are a head to head collision as the opponent steps in.
For besting the majority of opponents in Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! Piston Honda can be sent down with a blow to the body as he steps in, and it's pretty much the only way to reliably beat Bald Bull in the rematch—which everyone hated. It's no secret that intercepting counters are real hurting blows, but intercepting strikes to the midsection quickly make half the man of any opponent. Donald Cerrone's intercepting knee strikes are an excellent example of this. One or two of these and suddenly Cerrone's opponents are sucking wind or don't want to attack him anymore.
And the examples of fighters being knocked out by providing more force to their opponent's blow as they run onto it are too numerous to list.
There are hundreds of examples where a fighter's attack has only served to add force to his opponent's counter. Several opponents would also only fight on the counter.
Notably the aggressively Spanish, Don Flamenco only fights on the counter in the player's first encounter with him. In this instance, it is necessary for the player to lead in order to encourage the return, dodging that return in order to counter. The same is true against Great Tiger, where the player must lead to encourage a return which he can in turn counter.
This lead, evade, counter is something which you will see in the highest levels of combat sports and is something which is still largely absent in mixed martial arts. Many of the finest fighters in the world have thrown leads purely to set up their own counters further into the exchange.
For instance, Roberto Duran threw out his jabs with venom but their purpose was always to force the opponent to open up a counter opportunity for Duran. What one sees over and over in MMA is the best counter punchers being absolutely ineffectual when their opponent isn't willing to march in and lead. Many, like the great Anderson Silva, simply never learned to commit and encourage the opponent to attempt counters.
When faced with the measured but pressuring Chris Weidman, Silva seemed completely perplexed. This is another case of having to give something up to get what you want. After dodging a couple of these to regain energy, the player can pop King Hippo in the mouth as he raises his arm another one of those Simultaneous Counters! Whacking away at this quickly fells the large islander and he is unable to rise.
This highlights the importance of the high low principle—one of the building blocks of basic striking.
Punching at a target isn't always effective in producing damage, but it can open other opportunities. Dream in the later version. Little Mac has a limited repertoire compared to most of his opponents.
His punches are limited to left and right jabs, left and right body blows, and a powerful uppercut. The uppercut can only be used once the player earns a star, which is typically accomplished by counter-punching the opponent directly before or after certain attacks are launched.
The player can acquire up to three stars. To perform the uppercut, the player needs to press the start button once a star is earned.
To defend, Mac can dodge left or right, duck, and block punches by putting up his guard. When the heart meter decreases to zero, Little Mac temporarily turns pink and appears exhausted, leaving the player unable to attack but still able to dodge or block. At this point, Mac can regain some hearts and his normal color palette only by avoiding the opponent's punches.
He immediately loses all of his hearts upon being knocked down, but can regain some by getting up. A bout can end by knockout KO , if a fighter is unable to get up within ten seconds after being knocked down; by technical knockout TKO , if a fighter is knocked down three times in one round; or by decision, if the bout lasts three full rounds without a clear winner. However, some bouts cannot be won in this manner and will automatically result in a loss for the player if the opponent is not knocked out.
Mac can only get up three times during any one bout; if he is knocked down a fourth time, he will be unable to rise and thus lose by knockout. When Mac loses his first bout to a ranked opponent, he will have a chance to fight a rematch. However, if he loses a Title Bout, he will fall in the rankings - one place for the Minor or Major Circuits, two places for the World Circuit.
Losing a rematch causes him to fall one place unless he is already at the bottom of his circuit , forcing him to fight his way back up. A third loss not necessarily a consecutive one ends the game. Dream; a loss to them automatically results in a game over.
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