The classic NES game punch out is being remade for the wii. It looks like it will be a fun game with all the classic characters. A little factoid about the original. The first release of the game was called Mike Tyson’s punch out which featured Mike Tyson in the last fight. The game was released around 1990 as Punch Out and the Mike Tyson character was renamed Mr. Dream. It is said that this is because Nintendo’s contract to use the likeness of Tyson had expired.
Here are the two box arts for each version and below is the preview for the new Wii version.
Wow! Lots of great posts! I am digging Retro Week. Street Fighter II Turbo, Punch Out, and Castlevania II were all awesome. I spent many a week on Simon’s Quest.
My family was in town a few weeks ago so we busted out Super Mario Bros. 3 and beat it with my six year old there. Now, she keeps asking me to play Nintendo with her. LOL. I am getting her hooked. I should show her the picture of myself playing Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600 when I was her age.
Have a good weekend!