|Rated at||176 lbs.1|
|First appearance||Punch-Out!! (1984)|
|Rank||WVBA Ranked Number 71|
#1 Minor Circuit2
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 his 'Hurricane Rush', which attacks low, then high and repeats it rapidly for quite some time. According to the Super Punch-Out!! instruction manual, his home in Cuba was destroyed by a hurricane and may explain the origins of the name Piston Hurricane. Due to the name similarities, he has often been confused with Piston Honda, mainly because Honda was a replacement of sorts for him in the NES version, using the same fighting style and attacks.
|Rated at||176 lbs. (80 kg)|
|Rank||WVBA Ranked Number 7|
In the Punch-Out!! arcade game, he is slightly tougher than Glass Joe, but is sometimes easy to some players. 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 bring out his 'Hurricane Rush'. Sometimes as soon as he comes down, players give him a body blow to make him fly to the mat. If for some reason players mess this up, 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)
|Rated at||170 lbs. (77 kg)|
|Rank||#1 Minor Circuit|
Piston Hurricane later appeared in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!!, 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 will be a challenging opponent for new players due to the fact that 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, he will show his fancy footwork, which involves moving around the ring and taunting 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. His sprites were later used for Aran Ryan.
- Punch him before he gets to the center before his "Hurricane Rush".
- Dizzy him, and he will lean back. Punch or KO Punch him as he returns to the centre from leaning.
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)
|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|
|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|