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Arm Wrestling

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Title Screen

Arm Wrestling

Developer: Nintendo IRD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Arcade (Punch-Out!! hardware)
Released in US: May 1985


EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


Arm Wrestling is an arcade game about arm wrestling stud-horses, sumo men, Bald Bulls, robots, and legally-not-Frankenstein's monsters.

Unused Graphics

ArmWrestlingMockupWrestler.png
Stored in the opponent graphics ROM exactly as it's presented here, these two images show an opponent that never appears in the game. The numerals here seem to be frame numbers.

The player's arm graphic is also different, clad in a blue shirt instead of the teal-colored sleeve seen in the final game.

ArmWrestlingPowerIcon.png
A small POWER icon, stored in the same area as the exclamation point, coin, and skull graphics used for building the power meter.

ArmWrestlingUnits.png
Very small graphics, presumably for the bottom screen, to show how many "units" a credit or single play is worth.

Early Final
Power!! More Power!!

An early version of the POWER meter. Unlike the final meter, which is part of the top screen's background, this is a separate element that would show up on the bottom screen.

Unused Used
Ummm Spoiler alert: She's actually a robot

An animation of the match starter lady talking, probably unused because it looks really awkward.

(Source: Original TCRF research)