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The Boxing Ring (特設リング Tokusetsu Ringu?, "Special Ring") is a stage appearing in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and has returned in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This stage originates from the Punch-Out!! Series, but it has an alternate version, where it is themed for the Super Smash Bros. series. The Boxing Ring was featured in Little Mac's reveal trailer.

Design

A generic indoor stadium with a jumbotron, with a visible audience in the background, and fights taking place in a boxing ring. It has been shown that characters can stand on the ropes surrounding the ring and perform spring jumps off of them for extra height. It has also been shown that the lights high above can be knocked down to make the room darker, with the falling lights causing a powerful explosion.

It was shown to have "Smash Bros." signs and symbols initially, which made it unclear whether the stage was from Punch-Out!!, or if it was an original Smash stage. At Little Mac's reveal, however, the Smash symbols were shown replaced with Punch-Out!! logos, showing that the stage is indeed a Punch-Out!! stage as was speculated since the stage's reveal. This led people to believe the Smash symbols were just placeholders to hide the fact it was a Punch-Out!! stage and by extension Little Mac's inclusion in the earlier trailers, but in a later Miiverse post by Sakurai, it was confirmed that the earlier seen Smash version will be another version of the stage. It's unknown at this time if there will be any non-aesthetic differences between the versions. Players can choose which version they want to play on the 3DS by pressing the R Button and the ZR Button on the Wii U for the Smash Bros. version or the Y Button for the Punch-Out!! version. Otherwise, the version will be random.

Initially this stage seemed to be exclusive to the Wii U version of the game, though with Little Mac's reveal, a 3DS version has been confirmed.

Origin

In every home-console Punch-Out!! game, the player plays as Little Mac as he works his way up in professional boxing circuits to become the World Video Boxing Association (WVBA) champion. The last circuit that Little Mac goes through is the World Circuit. The Punch-Out!! variation of this stage is loosely based on the World Circuit boxing ring that appears in Punch-Out!! for the Wii.

The concept of the ring itself seems to originate on King Dedede's boxing ring from the early Kirby games, as well as taking its modern-day elements from the recent Punch-Out!! games, including the scrolling text in the background; however, the text in Punch-Out!! read "World Circuit" rather than "Punch-Out!!".

Character titles

The giant screen of this stage in the Wii U version reenacts the multi-screen effect seen in the arcade version of Punch-Out!!, it will also display their aliases:

Character Alias USA Alias European Union Alias Japan
Mario Mr. Video Game Himself Smashes Bricks with His Fists ミスタービデオゲーム
("Mister Video Game")
Luigi The Eternal Understudy Lean, Green Fighting Machine 緑の人気もの
("The Green Favorite")
Peach Princess of Toadstools Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom キノコ王国のお姫様
("Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom")
Daisy Sarasaland's Chipper Princess
Bowser King of the Koopas カメ族の大魔王
("Great Demon King of the Turtle Tribe")
Yoshi Omnivore of the Year He's Not Yolking Around ヨースター島のくいしんぼう
("Yostar Island's Glutton")
Rosalina & Luma The Cosmic Travelers Cosmic Travellers 星の旅人
("Travelers of the Stars")
Bowser Jr. Prince of the Koopas Like Father, Like Son 万能のチャリオット
("The Versatile Chariot")
Larry The Youngest Leader of the Seven Minions
Roy The Cool One Fear the Shades
Wendy The Bold Beauty Bold, Bossy and Big-Headed
Iggy The Laughing Prankster
Morton The Enforcer He'll Make You See Stars
Lemmy Wacky War Machine Let's Get Wacky
Ludwig Pompous Prodigy
Wario Scoundrel with a Fart of Gold 圧巻の悪漢
("The Best of the Best")
Mr. Game & Watch Master of Two Dimensions 平面世界の住人
("Resident of the Flat World")
Donkey Kong King of the Jungle ジャングルの王者
("King of the Jungle")
Diddy Kong The Acrobat Trigger Happy with His Peanut Popgun 南国の軽業師
("Tropical Acrobat")
King K. Rool The Kremling Commander
Link Hero of Hyrule (3DS/Wii U)

Champion of Hyrule (Ultimate)

勇気のトライフォース
("The Triforce of Courage")
Zelda Hyrule's Wise Princess ハイラルの王女
("The Princess of Hyrule")
Sheik The Illusive Sheikah A Sheikah Shrouded In Mystery 闇に舞う旋風
("The Whirlwind Dancing in the Darkness")
Young Link Master of the Ocarina
Ganondorf The King of Darkness The King of Evil 蘇る魔王
("The Reviving Demon King")
Toon Link Wind-Waking Warrior Wave-Riding, Wind-Waking Warrior 大海原の戦士
("Warrior of the Great Sea")
Samus Bounty Hunter Extraordinare Bounty Hunter Extraordinaire 凄腕バウンティハンター
("Go-Getter Bounty Hunter")
Zero Suit Samus The Warrior Within Low Armour, High Agility 美しき銀河の戦士
("Beautiful Galactic Warrior")
Ridley Cunning God of Death
Dark Samus Phazon Incarnate
Ice Climbers Bone-Chilling Duo
Pit Captain of Lady Palutena's Guard Lady Palutena's Captain of the Guard パルテナ軍親衛隊隊長
("Palutena Army Royal Guard Captain")
Palutena Goddess of Light 光の女神
("Goddess of Light")
Marth The Hero-King The Legendary Hero-King 紋章の王子
("Prince of the Emblem")
Ike The Radiant Hero of Legend The Radiant Hero 蒼炎の勇者
("The Blue Flame Hero")
Robin The Tactician Magician Tome-Toting Strategist 自警団の名軍師
("The Distinguished Tactician of the Vigilant Corps")
Kirby The Pink Puffball (3DS/Wii U)

The Pink Demon (Ultimate)

Gritty in Pink ピンクの悪魔
("Pink Demon")
King Dedede The King of Dream Land (3DS/Wii U)

Self-Made King (Ultimate)

Says He's King, And That's That 自称大王
("Self-Proclaimed Great King")
Meta Knight The Masked Swordsman 仮面の剣士
("Masked Swordsman")
Little Mac Bruiser from the Bronx The Only Numbers He Knows Are "One-Two" 不屈の闘魂
("Unyielding Fighting Spirit")
Fox Leader of Star Fox Never Gives Up! Trusts His Instincts! 雇われ遊撃隊長
("Hired Guerrilla Captain")
Falco Proud Space Ace 宇宙のエースパイロット
("Space Ace Pilot")
Wolf The Silver Space Wolf
Pikachu Pika Pika! The Electric Mouse Pokémon 雷撃のねずみポケモン
("Lightning Mouse Pokémon")
Pichu Shockingly Adorable
Jigglypuff The Sleepy Singer The Delightful Balloon Pokémon 魅惑のふうせんポケモン
("Captivating Balloon Pokémon")
Pokémon Trainer Wants to Be the Very Best
Charizard Blazing Fury 新たなる進化
("New Evolution")
Lucario Master of Aura Exudes Power 波導の勇者
("Wave-Guiding Hero")
Greninja Master of Stealth The Unpredictable Ninja Pokémon 神出鬼没のしのびポケモン
("Elusive Shinobi Pokémon")
Incineroar The Ring's Raging Flame
Duck Hunt Bark, Quack, Boom! The Most Unlikely of Partnerships 異色の共演
("Co-star of a Different Color")
R.O.B. The Last of His Kind Robotic Obliterating Buddy 灼熱のロボビーム
("Incandescent Robo Beam")
Ness The PSI Powerhouse PSIを持つ少年
("The Boy with PSI")
Captain Falcon The Supersonic Slugger Supersonic F-Zero Pilot 音速のF-ZEROパイロット
("Sound Speed F-Zero Pilot")
Villager Mayor of Smashville スローライフの伝道師
("Slow Life Preacher")
Isabelle The Mayor's Assistant
Olimar Veteran Astronaut ベテラン宇宙飛行士
("Veteran Astronaut")
Alph Astronaut in Training Novice Explorer, Engineering Pro 若き宇宙整備士
("Young Space Mechanic")
Wii Fit Trainer Yoga Warrior She'll Make You Feel the Burn! 今日も一緒にダイエット
("Dieting Together Today")
Wii Fit Trainer The BMI Bandit He'll Blast Your Core! 今日も元気に筋肉美
("Pepping Up Fine Muscles Today")
Dr. Mario The Prescriber Fists Full of Medicine カプセルの弾幕
("Capsule Barrage")
Dark Pit Dark-Winged Doppelgänger 黒き翼
("Black Wings")
Lucina Warrior from a Doomed Future Defiant of Destiny 未来を知る王女
("The Princess Knowing the Future")
Shulk The Visionary Has Visions of Victory 穏やかに秘めた力
("Gently Hidden Force")
Pac-Man The Yellow Bane of Ghosts Ghost-Gobbler 黄色い伝説
("Yellow Legend")
Mega Man Blue Metal Hero (3DS/Wii U)

The Blue Bomber (Ultimate)

The Blue Bomber 青きメタルヒーロー
("Blue Metal Hero")
Sonic The Blue Blur Speed is His Game 世界最速のハリネズミ
("The World's Fastest Hedgehog")
Snake The Legendary Mercenary
Mii Brawler The Brawler of Many Faces 千の顔を持つ格闘家
("Martial Artist with a Thousand Faces")
Mii Swordfighter The Swordfighter of Many Faces 千の顔を持つ剣士
("Swordsman with a Thousand Faces")
Mii Gunner The Gunner of Many Faces 千の顔を持つ射撃手
("Gunner with a Thousand Faces")
Mewtwo A Legend Reawakens 覚醒する遺伝子
("Awakened Genes")
Lucas Boy from Nowhere The Tazmilian Devil タツマイリの少年
("Boy from Tazmilly")
Roy The Young Lion 若き獅子
("The Young Lion")
Chrom Prince of Ylisse
Ryu Tireless Wanderer (3DS/Wii U)

Eternal Wanderer (Ultimate)

不断の探求者
("Tireless Wanderer")
Ken The Fire-Breathing Fist
Cloud SOLDIER 1st Class ソルジャー・クラス1st
("SOLDIER 1st Class")
Corrin Blood of Dragons 竜の血族
(Blood of Dragons)
Bayonetta Umbra Witch アンブラの魔女
(Umbra Witch)
Inkling Part Kid, Part Squid
Simon Evil's Whip-Wielding Bane
Richter Azure Vampire Assassin
Piranha Plant Bloom of Your Doom
Joker The Great Phantom Thief
Hero (Luminary) The Luminary
Hero (Erdrick) The Legendary Hero
Hero (Solo) The Zenithian Hero
Hero (Eight) The Dragovian Descendant
Banjo & Kazooie Laid-Back Animals
Terry The Legendary Wolf
Byleth Ashen Demon
Min Min The Ramen Bomber
Steve World Crafter

Songs in My Music

3DS

  • Jogging / Countdown
  • Minor Circuit

Wii U

  • Jogging/Countdown
  • Minor Circuit (NES Remix)
  • Minor Circuit (Wii Original)
  • Title (Punch-Out!! Wii)
  • World Circuit Theme
  • Culdcept
  • Shin Onigashima Medley
  • Tomorrow's Passion

Gallery

Trivia

  • This is one of the 9 stages in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that does not appear in the Classic Mode for that game, the other 8 being Jungle Hijinxs, 75m, Temple, The Great Cave Offensive, Flat Zone X, Palutena's Temple, Gaur Plain, and Miiverse.
  • As Punch-Out!! is itself a fighting game series, Boxing Ring is one of only four stages in the Super Smash Bros. series to be featured as a stage in fighting games outside of the Super Smash Bros. series, the others being Green Hill Zone, Suzaku Castle, and Pyrosphere.
  • Holding the Left and Right shoulder buttons will always make the Boxing Ring be the Smash Bros. variant in the 3DS version, holding the L button, will be a Smash Bros. themed stage and by pressing the Y button, it will be a Punch-Out!! themed stage. Selecting it normally will choose the theme randomly.
  • The alias for R.O.B. is a clear reference to the Subspsace Emissary from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where the Ancient Minister (being the R.O.B. that joins the party), is the last one that left after the rest of them are gone with the island.
  • The aliases for Marth & Ike were said by Lucina & Robin on their reveal trailer.
  • The jumbotron may not say "K.O." due to a glitch.
  • Hacked cameras revealed that the other side of the jumbotron also displays imagery.
  • Fox's alias in the European version is a quote both Peppy Hare and his father say in Star Fox 64.
  • Luigi's alias in the American version is the same as the one used in Super Smash Bros. upon unlocking him.
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