Mike Tyson Endorsed The Game For Only $50,000? 12 Knockout Facts About Nintendo’s ‘Punch-Out!!’

05.14.15 4 years ago 43 Comments

There are few 8-bit games more fondly remembered than Nintendo’s Punch-Out!! The game may have been simple and not as influential as, say, Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda, but it made up for that with a cast of indelible characters and, for a short time, at least, the endorsement of the Baddest Man on the Planet, Mike Tyson. Simply put, Punch-Out (we’ll give the grammar checker a rest and drop the exclamation points from the title from here on) was the coolest thing you could put in your NES in the late ’80s.

Because it’s always the right time to celebrate a classic, here are a few things you might not know about the game that taught us all to dance like a fly and bite like a mosquito…

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