Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

nintendoAll this talk about the Nintendo Wii has me hearkening back to the prime of my gaming console life. It was the good 'ol 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System and one of my favourite games was Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!. That second exclamation point is key.

First you took on Glass Joe who was so bad, you wonder how the hell he ever got a bout in the first place. Nobody lost to Glass Joe. Glass Joe was followed by Von Kaiser and Piston Honda in the Minor Circuit.

The Major Circuit meant taking on Don Flamenco, King Hippo, Great Tiger and Bald Bull. Who will ever forget discovering each boxer's weakness. King Hippo, for example, had only one weakness. If you punch him in the belly, you'll knock him out, and once he's down, he ain't getting back up.

The World Circuit meant a re-match with the much improved Piston Honda followed by Soda Popinski, the return of Bald Bull, another bout with Don Flamenco, Mr. Sandman and Super Macho Man. If you got through these cats, you got to face Mike Tyson.

Mike Tyson was tough to beat, but with plenty of practice, you figured him out. Beating him felt great. I miss the NES.

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Mike Kic


Weird I was just thinking about Punch Out. I was listening to this track called "Punch Out" by Statik Selektah (ft. Big Shug) and basically he uses the Punch Out music, you know the one where you're training? Check it out if you can.....good stuff.

November 22, 2007 @ 3:19 PM


Have you tried the Wii version of Punch-Out!! It's epically awesome. Once you make it through once (where pretty much all the characters play like their NES or Super NES version) they all be beefed up. Glass Joe gets a helmet and mocks you whenever you try to hit him in the head.

May 29, 2013 @ 2:13 PM

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