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Soda Popinski's Original Name.

Post by TheFrozenFairy on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:07 pm

You may know of Soda Popinski from the Punch Out!! series. A formidable opponent in the NES game known for his laugh that was also used as Ganon's laugh in Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link, a laugh I'm quite fond of. He was originally called Vodka Drunkenski in the arcade game Super Punch Out!! (Not to be confused with the SNES game, as he's nowhere to be found in that one). To avoid controversy, Nintendo changed his name to Soda Popinski when he returned in Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! for the NES.

What do you think of his name change?

I like his name and character better when they changed it to Soda Popinski. His obsession with soda is quite charming and comical. Making him one of my favorite Punch Out!! characters.


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Re: Soda Popinski's Original Name.

Post by Gameguy1996 on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:12 pm

I feel like the name changed helped him stand out more and if he ever comes back Next Level Games can expand his backstory even more with some pictures.


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Re: Soda Popinski's Original Name.

Post by Zero Revolution on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:52 pm

I think the original name was a lot funnier, but obviously it doesn't quite fit for a game that children could potentially be playing. The name change works for that, and Soda Popinski rolls off the tongue better, but I do think the original name is funny.


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