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Any Hackers interested in Hacking Punch-Out?

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#1 mechanized OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Feb 1, 2005 8:42 PM

To start, and reference, a particular Strong Bad E-Mail: E-Mail #117 "Montage"

Once the e-mail has finished, click "Strong Bad" for some extra content.

This extra content is one of those rare, extremely crackheaded ideas that simply cries out for realization, that being a Punch-Out hack in which you play as a stack of pancakes. Think of it... Punch-Cakes! Or uh.. Pancake-Out! Stacks of Fury? Something.

A savvy hacker with some time on his hands might not only be able to replace the Little Mac sprite sets with fighting pancakes and the trainer into a Strong Bad, but perhaps even change some opponent sprite sets to other characters. Imagine a Strong Mad instead of Soda Popinski, a King of Town instead of King Hippo, a Coach Z instead of Great Tiger (that's his name, right?), Pom Pom instead of Bald Bull, and at the end... Bubs!

So if any of you are looking for a project, give that one some thought. It'd be ... beautiful, in some way. Or just a colossally awesome hack and/or waste of time.

#2 bjk7382 OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Feb 1, 2005 10:10 PM

Don't think you will find too many NES hackers here at AtariAge ;)

#3 Atari-Jess OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Feb 1, 2005 10:21 PM

It wouldn't work out unless you disassembled the source to change
pallettes within the game.

Since a simple sprite hack will only get you strange colouration.

#4 Blackbird OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Feb 1, 2005 11:34 PM

Actually, NES pallette changes can be done just by a search/replace of the hex code, since each pallette is grouped in four colors.

I actually had the same thought for a minute there too, until I realized that the Little Mac sprite is too skinny and there's no possible way to attach a pair of boxing gloves to a wagon of pancakes. :P

#5 fabventure2600 OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:42 PM

if it serves to inspiration:
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#6 Shawn OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:09 AM

if it serves to inspiration:
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Is this a 2600 game? If so what is it called I would like to try it as I was under the impression all the boxing games for the 2600 had horrible graphics, This one looks ok to me. How does it play?

#7 StanJr OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:25 AM

That is Absolute Title Match Pro Wrestling which was cloned from RS Boxing which is a great game! really really great. Makes Activision boxing look like two horny crabs on a platter.

Edited by StanJr, Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:26 AM.

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