Mr Irrelevant brought back the 13 year old in me. Just by saying "Mike Tyson Punch Out."
Dude....that game was classic!!! Everyone who every played that game can hear that music that would play during the training sequence. "Doo. Doo-da-doo-doo-doo. Doo-da-doo-doo-doo. Da-da-da-da-da. Da-da. Da-da. Da-da. Doo-doo-doo-doo. Da-da. Da-da. Da-da. Doo-doo-doo-doo." Listen to it below
Freaking classic!!! Nintendo made it’s name with that title....along with Super Mario Bros and Excitebike.
For those who don’t know...."Punch Out" followed Little Mac thru his infant boxing career. You had a little jab...an uppercut...and hitting select would give you that power punch. It was all just guts to get the glory.
Jeremy Roenick, Phil Garner and Hideki Matsui face off first.
First, you face Glass Joe. Joe was the easiest fight you could ever have. "Make it quick. I’m trying to retire." Hit Joe with a left....right...left....right...etc. He goes down quicker than a crack whore. Next, Von Keiser tried to bring the pain. He was pretty much a waste as well...but he most likely introduced you to some face punches. After him, Piston Honda came along. A tad bit tougher...but easy to figure out. Along comes a training sequence.
Adam Sandler, Mongo and Rammathorn [Super Troopers] come up next
Don Flamenco meets you next. Dude is hilarious!!! He does a little dance...bites a rose...and takes a whipping. The most memorable character is King Hippo. Smack dude in the mouth...then rabbit punch him in the stomach takes care of him. Next was the Great Tiger...an interesting fighter. His jewel on his turban would flicker...and he’d do some sort of circular floating shot. Block those shots....and the Tiger gets dizzy and is available to wail on. Enter another training sequence.
What toxic dump did these mutants crawl out of??
Now comes some tough ones. The Bald Bull was about 50 times bigger than you....and you had to dodger his Bull Charge. Do that...and time your punch and you can do major damage. Along comes Soda Popinski [this is usually where I had a tough time]. The south-paw chugged down some...uh...soda....before ready to whip some capitalist boot-ay. Dude was orginally named Vodka Drunkinski in the arcades. I don’t ever think I beat Mr. Sandman, the next fighter.
Super Macho Man would put you to bed real quick. His Super Spin Punch got me everytime. If you could beat him [or just type in the code], you get to face off against Iron Mike Tyson. I never beat Iron Mike.
To hear a adaptation of the Little Mac training music...click here: http://members.aol.com/gallery7v/punchjog.mid