Bald Bull is a boxer in the Punch-Out!! series. He is the most recurring opponent in the series, even appearing in the spin-off Arm Wrestling (as Mask X). The only game he doesn't appear in is Super Punch-Out!! for the arcade. Bald Bull is best remembered for this "Bull Charge" technique, wherein he backs up, hops three times toward the player, then knocks them down with a single punch. This move can be blocked, though. Right before he hits the player, hit him with a body blow, and he will fall down.
Bald Bull first appeared in the very first Punch-Out!! game, Punch-Out!! for the arcade. He tests the player's counter-attacking skills, and introduces the Bull Charge.
In Arm Wrestling, the player goes up against an opponent known as Mask X. Once they defeat him, they take off his mask and reveal that he is actually Bald Bull (only with an "X" mark on his forehead).
Bald Bull reappears in the NES game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, later remade into Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream. He is fought twice in the game, once as the Champion of the Major Circuit, then again as the #3 rank of the World Circuit. In this game, he spins his arms right before he attacks, and he uses the Bull Charge more often. The only way to beat him is to TKO him, as he will not stay down long enough to lose by knockout. In the World Circuit match, the only ways to knock him down is to star punch him, or to hit him during his Bull Charge.
Bald Bull then appears in Super Punch-Out!! for the SNES, along with Mr. Sandman and Super Macho Man, as one of the only characters returning from the NES game. He's the champion of the Minor Circuit, so most of his attacks have been downgraded, but his Bull Charge is retained with the same function and weakness.
Bald Bull also appears in the Wii version. His Contender mode fight works the same way as his NES fight; however, in Title Defense mode, he can only be knocked down with a star punch, as attempting to knock him down with a normal punch or even by countering the Bull Charge will cause him to regenerate 25% of his health.
- Main article: Bald Bull/Quotes
- "My barber didn't know when to quit... Do you?"
- "You'll be down for the count with one punch from my 'Bull Charge'."
|Main Characters||Little Mac • Doc Louis|
|Punch-Out!||Glass Joe • Piston Hurricane • Bald Bull • Kid Quick • Pizza Pasta • Mr. Sandman • Von Kaiser • Piston Honda • Don Flamenco • King Hippo • Mike Tyson • Mr. Dream|
|Super Punch-Out!||Bear Hugger • Dragon Chan • Soda Popinski • Great Tiger • Super Macho Man • Gabby Jay • Bob Charlie • Masked Muscle • Aran Ryan • Heike Kagero • Mad Clown • Narcis Prince • Hoy Quarlow • Rick Bruiser • Nick Bruiser|
|Punch-Out! Wii||Disco Kid • Donkey Kong|
|Arm Wrestling||Texas Mac • Kabuki • Mask X • Alice & Ape III • Frank Jr.|