By Thomas Holbrook II
One of the most popular games I remember playing was Mike Tyson’s Punchout. Seeing my older step-brother, my dad, and others play this game made me want to give it a shot.
I wouldn’t get the chance until well after the NES’s popularity started to dwindle in favor of newer consoles.
In either event, Tyson himself was on the cover, and was even featured at the end of the game. As the final boss, he was aggravating, especially in the first round.
One wrong move, and his uppercut would send Little Mac flying! Believe it or not, Punchout existed long before Tyson endorsed a port of it to the NES. Hardcore Gaming 101 has more details about the series, including information on the arcade edition. So which game did you use to play growing up, and on which console? Feel free to sound off in the comments section. 😉