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Piston Hurricane
Snes piston hurricane.gif
Statistics
Rated at 176 lbs.1
170 lbs.2
Nationality Cuban
Age 25
From Havana, Cuba
Stance Orthodox
First appearance Punch-Out!! (1984)
Boxing record
Rank WVBA Ranked Number 71
#1 Minor Circuit2
Total fights 31
Wins 21
Losses 10

Piston Hurricane (ピストン・ハリケーン Pisuton Harikein) first appeared in the arcade version of Punch-Out!!. Piston's signature move is the Hurricane Rush.


Appearances[]

Punch-Out!! (1984)[]

Piston Hurricane
Arcade piston hurricane.gif
Statistics
Rated at 176 lbs. (80 kg)
Nationality Cuban
Age 25
From Cuba
Boxing record
Rank WVBA Ranked Number 7
Piston.png

In the Punch-Out!! arcade game, he is the second fighter. When he steps away from his opponent and shouts "C'mon!! C'mon!!" like Gabby Jay did (or Glass Joe in the arcade version of Punch-Out!!), he steps toward his opponent and begins to come to the center. As soon as he comes down, players can give him a body blow to knock him down. If players don't, he will have a pattern of doing a head punch and a body blow punch, so players have to block high and block low and repeat that until he is done, then players sometimes have to dodge his finishing uppercut. His sprites were used twice more for Pizza Pasta, who is a palette swap in the same game; and Great Tiger, who appeared in the sequel, Super Punch-Out!!.


Super Punch-Out!! (1994)[]

Piston Hurricane
Snes piston hurricane.gif
Statistics
Rated at 170 lbs. (77 kg)
Nationality Cuban
Age 25
From Havana, Cuba
Boxing record
Rank #1 Minor Circuit
Total fights 31
Wins 21
Losses 10
Sprite piston hurricane.gif

Piston Hurricane later appeared in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! as the #1 contender for the Minor Circuit Championship sporting in a slightly different appearance, which resembles the look of Mr. Dream and especially Mike Tyson from the NES Punch-Out!! titles, even his winning taunt is almost identical. He no longer has an afro, shaving his hair into a military-type haircut, but his attacks have stayed the same as they were in Punch-Out!! Arcade. He attacks more often than Gabby Jay and Bear Hugger, and he is well rounded with speed and power. He can also get up on the count of 9. After Piston Hurricane is knocked down once, his cornerman will tell him to move around the ring and taunt in preparation for a dodge and counter attack. Piston Hurricane is ranked #1 in the Minor Circuit. Instead of shouting "Come on! Come on!" before doing his 'Hurricane Rush', he growls. He is a palette swap of Aran Ryan.

His voice lines are provided by Charles Martinet.

Moves:

  • Jab: Piston Hurricane does a jab. Cannot be low blocked.
  • Hook: A simple hook. Cannot be low blocked.
  • Body Blow: A hook which attacks the body. Cannot be high blocked or ducked.
  • Uppercut: A basic uppercut. Is done when he or the player gets up. Cannot be blocked.
  • Hurricane Rush: Piston Hurricane goes back, growls and comes back before doing a series of jabs and an uppercut at the end. This is best blocked, but it can be dodged at the cost of it having more jabs.
  • "Show him your fancy footwork": When the cornerman says this, Piston Hurricane starts to move around and taunt between attacks. He will do a high punch, jump, low punch, jump, taunt. An attempt to hit him when he taunts will result in him countering in the opposite area of the player's punch. Used after the first knockdown.

Instant Knockdown: Punch him before he gets to the center before his "Hurricane Rush".

Dizzy Knockdown: Piston Hurricane will lean to one side. Punch him in the body on the same side he is as he returns to the center.

Opponent Debug Commands:

Piston Hurricane will still attempt an uppercut when he or the player gets up.
A B X Y
Nothing on D-Pad Left Uppercut Left Jab Hurricane Rush intro Right Jab
Up Hurricane Rush Body Blow Left Hook Hurricane Rush Body Blow Right Hook
Down Hurricane Rush Left Jab Left Body Blow Hurricane Rush Right Jab Right Body Blow


Gallery[]

Rule Infractions[]

As per the unified rules of boxing established by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combat Sports:

  • His rematch quote says: "Hmmph!! Don't you know when to give up?" This is assuming Piston doesn't want to face Little Mac in a rematch. This counts as throwing the match, which is not allowed.
  • His Hurricane Rush counts as rapid punches, which are banned in boxing.

Piston Hurricane has 2 infractions.

Quotes (Super Punch Out)[]

  • Can you ride out the storm or be caught in my "Hurricane Rush"? (first match)
  • Hmmph!! Don't you know when to give up? (rematch)
  • My Hurricane Rush must not have worked... (endgame)
  • "Show him your fancy footwork!" (his cornerman, telling him to move around)
  • "Aah!" (When hit with a KO Punch)
  • "Grr!" (before the Hurricane Rush)
  • "HUARG!" (when knocked down)

Trivia[]

  • According to the Super Punch-Out!! instruction manual, Piston Hurricane's home in Cuba was destroyed by a hurricane, which may explain the origins of his name.
  • In Punch-Out!! (NES), Piston Honda served as a replacement for Piston Hurricane, utilizing the same fighting style while using a different character design.
Punch-Out!! characters
Punch-Out!! (1984) Challenger · Glass Joe · Piston Hurricane · Bald Bull · Kid Quick · Pizza Pasta · Mr. Sandman
Super Punch-Out!! (1985) Challenger · Bear Hugger · Dragon Chan · Vodka Drunkenski · Great Tiger · Super Macho Man
Arm Wrestling Challenger · Texas Mac · Kabuki · Mask X · Alice & Ape III · Frank Jr.
Punch-Out!! (1987) Little Mac · Doc Louis · Glass Joe · Von Kaiser · Piston Honda · Don Flamenco · King Hippo · Great Tiger · Bald Bull · Soda Popinski · Mr. Sandman · Super Macho Man · Mike Tyson/Mr. Dream
Super Punch-Out!! (1994) Little Mac · Gabby Jay · Bear Hugger · Piston Hurricane · Bald Bull · Bob Charlie · Dragon Chan · Masked Muscle · Mr. Sandman · Aran Ryan · Heike Kagero · Mad Clown · Super Macho Man · Narcis Prince · Hoy Quarlow · Rick Bruiser · Nick Bruiser
Punch-Out!! (2009) Little Mac · Doc Louis · Glass Joe · Von Kaiser · Disco Kid · King Hippo · Piston Hondo · Bear Hugger · Great Tiger · Don Flamenco · Aran Ryan · Soda Popinski · Bald Bull · Super Macho Man · Mr. Sandman · Donkey Kong
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