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SlamMan vs. Punch-Out!!

Forget motion controls. This homemade Punch-Out!! mod really lets you give Glass Joe the business.

Nintendo's Punch-Out!! remake hit the Wii this week, and as you can tell from my review, I think it's pretty brilliant. One of my few critiques of the game was that the motion controls weren't as much fun to play with as the old-fashioned, digital controls. That opinion might've been a little different had Nintendo implemented something a little more like what DIYer Sam Seide has cooked up here. 

  


Sam has posted full instructions on how you can fabricate this same setup for yourself on Instructables. If you're unfamiliar with SlamMan, here's Sugar Ray Leonard to fill you in, courtesy of the Canadian culture jammers at TV Carnage.

  

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Posted by Ryan
Nintendo's Punch-Out!! remake hit the Wii this week, and as you can tell from my review, I think it's pretty brilliant. One of my few critiques of the game was that the motion controls weren't as much fun to play with as the old-fashioned, digital controls. That opinion might've been a little different had Nintendo implemented something a little more like what DIYer Sam Seide has cooked up here. 

  


Sam has posted full instructions on how you can fabricate this same setup for yourself on Instructables. If you're unfamiliar with SlamMan, here's Sugar Ray Leonard to fill you in, courtesy of the Canadian culture jammers at TV Carnage.

  

Posted by Vasta_Narada

That's...like what?!

Posted by StaticFalconar

wow, just wow

Posted by Creamypies

That's deep Ryan... real deep.

Posted by Smashlampjaw

Slam man owns

Posted by ChrisTaran

Heh, nice way to get a real workout and enjoy some gaming at the same time.

Posted by lordofultima

Probably shouldn't be arcade buttons on the dummy, since they're way harder to hit with boxing gloves.

Posted by tekmojo

I like the original more.

Posted by Blood_for_the_blood_God

looks like the guys making Alpha protocol been watching this video...

Posted by Scratch

Ah ok, now I get why the slamman video was posted. Had to read the article first.

Posted by needforswede

The only thing wrong is that the in-game punches are delayed...because ideally, a button would somehow have to be pressed at the START of your actual punch so that you and Mac are actually hitting something/someone at the same time.  Mac doesn't actually hit the opponent the same time you hit the Slam Man, because once you hit the Slam Man, it only STARTS Mac's punch.  Man, I'm too pessimistic...I always have to point out the downsides to things.  This is still awesome either way.

Posted by deaux

That's amazing.

Posted by Linkyshinks

The buttons should be a more vivid and colour. also, having to flicking your eyes between both the screen and the Slam Man isn't great. It's still a nice bit of novelty though.

Posted by BlackPuma

Holy crap! that commercial is just crazy!

Edited by Endogene

Ehhh... it should use the shock sensitive padding of the puppet not arcade buttons.

Posted by solidlife

Slam man Wins!. DLC for Punch Out wii?

Edited by ahoodedfigure

This is how the robo--  machine revolution gets started.

It'd be hilarious if it punched back, though.

Posted by HatKing
needforswede said:
The only thing wrong is that the in-game punches are delayed...because ideally, a button would somehow have to be pressed ... [more]

You are 100% right though.  You could tell he was having trouble there when he'd hit the dodge or block buttons too late.
Posted by IkariWarrior

Ha cool, I have SlamMan.  I use a stylized pic of his face as my personal Gamerpic on Live. Thanks for posting the infomercial, looked like a young Neal McDonough from Band of Brothers and Street Fighter slamming that guys head into the desk!

Posted by Jayzilla

they need a wiimote that you can mount to your head for dodging for the new game and a peripheral that you can use like slam man for the wii. i would totally buy that. heck, i own 3 fake guitars for music games. this would be way more fun! you could come out with boxing hero/karate hero/mma hero. i would buy them all!

Edited by Linkyshinks
@Endogene said:

Ehhh... it should use the shock sensitive padding of the puppet not arcade buttons.

Yeah, arcade buttons are lame for this. If it had  like you say sensitive padding. They could get the Heavyweight Contender Kit, and stick the King Hippo blow up doll over the Slam Man. Screw that, you take the internals out of the Slam Man, then fill King Hippo with foam and house the internals.



Edited by Al3xand3r

Just find a fat guy and punch him, less hassle. Anyway. Pack-in with Wii Fit Plus?

Posted by Rockanomics

I use my slam man to hang my jackets on.

Posted by FallenFatKid

ok

Posted by theMcNasty

Awesome.  Just awesome.

Posted by slantedwindows

slam man looks like a shadow from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Posted by Seijur0

I want that freaking Fight Club poster.

Posted by ezdude

Fight club poster!!!!!

Posted by slinky6

you can tell it works well.   It's not like he got knocked out by glass joe or anything...

Posted by darkspirit138

mmm toast.

Posted by Jayge_
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Posted by wolfbaru

God bless Giantbomb

Edited by MrKlorox
Endogene said:
Ehhh... it should use the shock sensitive padding of the puppet not arcade buttons.

Jayzilla said:
they need a wiimote that you can mount to your head for dodging for the new game and a peripheral ... [more]

You see this, Peter Moore? Make Fight Night peripheral based to counter Activision. As a used-to-be skater, I would still rather play a peripheral based Fight Night than Tony Hawk Ride.
Posted by Media_Master

that guy has some spare time