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|Rated at||210 lbs. (95 kg)|
|First appearance||Super Punch-Out!! (February 1994)|
|Rank||Special Circuit Champion|
Nick Bruiser (ニック・ブルーザー Nikku Burūzā) made his only appearance in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! as the main antagonist and final opponent in the Special Circuit. He is the older Bruiser brother, but similarly monstrous in appearance.
Super Punch-Out!! (1994)
Nick Bruiser is the older brother of Rick Bruiser. He is the Special Circuit champion and the final antagonist in the SNES Super Punch-Out!! game. Nick Bruiser has lost only one match against Glass Joe due to a freak accident. He has fought his brother Rick Bruiser once before and came out victorious; that being Rick's only loss, though Rick claims he let Nick win. Nick has the ability to incapacitate both of Little Mac's hands for a short period of time. He also has an attack consisting of 6 jabs to the face and 6 body blows, ending with an uppercut. If you are hit by even one of these punches you will sustain damage even if you successfully block. Nick seems to take boxing much more seriously than his twin brother and it shows in his no-nonsense fighting style. Unlike his brother, Nick does not cheat nearly as often, only hitting Little Mac with his elbow after an uppercut if he lasts long enough in the fight. He will also jump back before leaping forwards into the air for an instant-knockdown hay-maker, followed by two high hooks if you dodge it. If he wins by KO, he will slowly walk to the center of the mat, look straight, pound his chest and look down. If you run out of time, he will slowly walk away to his corner, as he grunts.
Instant KO Trick:
- When Nick performs his jumping hay-maker (followed by two high hooks), he can be knocked down by performing a perfectly timed uppercut or jab when he is about to land.
- Low Hook: Nick does this attack that looks like swinging. You can counter it by hooking it in its direction.
- High Hook: Nick does this after you've successfully dodged his quick haymaker. You can duck to dodge this.
- Uppercut: Nick does an uppercut that hits twice.
- OHKD Jumping Haymaker: Nick will jump back before leaping forwards into the air for an instant-knockdown hay-maker, followed by two high hooks if you dodge it.
- Jab Combo: He will make a noise that sounds like a cannon while running on the spot and do multiple jabs in a combo, ending in a delayed uppercut. This does damage even if blocked. You can counter this, but the timing is very strict.
- Power Punches: Nick will throw quick and powerful punches. They are thrown in the first 25 seconds of the fight. He can do a jab or body blow (it is random which one is thrown).
- Running Uppercuts: Nick will run in place, and throw two uppercuts.
- Arm Disable: Similar to Rick Bruiser's arm disable, except the arm is disabled longer, and Nick can have both of the player's arms disabled at the same time.
- He will slide back, stabilize himself, and walk to the center of the ring. Before he reaches you, punch him.
Opponent Debug Commands:
|Nothing on D-Pad||Left Uppercut||Left Hook||Right Uppercut||Right Hook|
|Up||Double Uppercut||Left Jab||Jumping Haymaker||Right Jab|
|Down||Power Body Blow||Left Body Blow||Power Jab||Right Body Blow|
As per the unified rules of boxing established by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combat Sports:
- His age and hometown are unknown, meaning he did not acquire a legitimate boxing license.
- He uses elbow smashes in the ring, which are heavily illegal as they are not moves performed with the clenched fist.
- He also jumps when using straight hook. Jumping attacks are not allowed in boxing.
- Upon him jumping in the air, he shows his back. This counts as throwing the match which is not allowed.
- In his rematch quote he says: "Don't EVEN try..." This means Nick is trying to convince Little Mac to not fight him again. This counts as throwing the match, which is not allowed.
Nick Bruiser has 5 infractions.
- "............" (first match)
- "Don't EVEN try..." (rematch)
- "I'm so ashamed. How could I suffer such total defeat???" (endgame)
- "Eargh!" (When hit with a KO Punch)
- "Ruagh..." (Upon knocked down)
- "Har!" (Time Up taunt)
- An issue of Nintendo Power Magazine claimed that Glass Joe's one victory was a freak accident during a bout with Nick Bruiser. Despite this, Nick's canonical record in Super Punch-Out!! is undefeated at 42-0.
- He is the only fighter in the special circuit that does not laugh when the player loses to him by KO.
- Nick is the one of the two champions in the entire game that has a known KO strategy, the other being Super Macho Man.
- In the Best Times for Nick Bruiser, someone with a name referencing Glass Joe is in 8th place.
- When dizzy, his animation is similar to Bob Charlie's animation, but only Nick takes longer to get back in the ring than Bob.
- He is the only circuit champion in Super Punch-Out!! that does not originate from an earlier game.