Friday, September 23, 2011

It Came from Nintendo: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

(Kenneth Melendez contributed to this article)

Do you have what it takes to beat Mike Tyson?

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1987. It was a hit back in the day. In the game you help your character, Little Mac become a World Heavyweight Champion. 

Along the way, you will have to prove yourself in the Minor, Major and World circuits.

Proving that size doesn't matter, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! has you up against fictional fighters such as Glass Joe, Bald Bull and Piston Honda. Making a cameo as the referee is Mario himself from the Super Mario Bros. series.

The game is played in an over the top angle and has very simple controls that anyone can pick up and play. You can dodge left and right and jab from left to right as well. 

You basically move and dodge side by side waiting for your opponent to have an opening to strike.  

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! will have you playing for hours. Your opponents are twice your own size and you have to time your hits well. If you manage to knock them out and they don't get up within 10 seconds you win the fight and move on to the next fighter.

Overall the game is simple and fun. If you want to give it a go, the game is available on the Wii Virtual Console, but Mike Tyson is nowhere to be found.

If you're playing the original Punch-Out on the NES ... good luck facing Tyson.