Punch Out!!! Hints for Wii
Use the following trick to defeat Sandman (title defense) in Round 1. This is quite challenging. Remember that he winks twice to show his "Tyson" punches. Punch him to stop him. If the punch is on the same side as the winking eye, you will get a star. It will most likely be his left (your right) that will wink first. Alternate, and once you have your two stars, let him have it, then immediately punch him with the left hand in the face after the uppercut. This is when the fight gets difficult. He will do two quick downward punches, the "Night-Night" punch, the "Stand Still" punch, and the side punch (in that order). The "named" punches will take awhile for him to wind up in order to confuse you. There are two ways to get through this. You can do it the easy way by simply dodging and countering. The only thing to add is that extra punch in the head like the uppercuts. After that, deal with his "Dreamland Express". Or, you can do it the hard way, which can help you complete the "take him down in under 33 seconds" challenge. When he is about to hit you, stop him by punching him like you did with the winks. If done correctly, you should get a star each time, but he usually must be close enough when you hit him. You only need four more stars if you did the wink punches correctly. In total, when the six stars are unveiled on him, he will go down. He will get up at either "3" or "4", depending on what he was hit with. Do the same thing you did with the winks. Be careful, as you do not know which eye he will wink with, and after the second one, there is a delay before the third wink. After the third star, release it, and the added punch. He will now back up for the "Dreamland Express". Try to punch him with your right hand. He will dodge and say "My turn!". Duck and hit him in the head, then four body blows, then the head shot. Dodge now for an excellent chance at dodging the first of the uppercuts. If hit by the first one, it will not penalize you. Just dodge the next two, then give him the head shot, six body blows, and the head shot. He will do the "Night-Night" punch; be ready to punch him for that star, and use it. That should take him down. If not, punch him once more when he does the side punch immediately after to hopefully an extra star. He will now growl when he gets up, indicating that his Tyson punches will come at you at double time. When he winks, do what you did before. Punch him for a star. Punch with the left first. If you have a leftover star, it will help somewhat, but if not and you took him out a bit early with that last uppercut, both will end with about the same time. However, if you did not have to punch him another time, you should get a faster time. Get three stars and unveil on him, and he will say "Oh, come on!". The problem with this match is that is takes quite a bit of courage and skill to do, but it is not as difficult as some others.