Mike Tyson Main Event hits iOS [video]

By on March 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM.

Mike Tyson Main Event hits iOS [video]

You’re sitting on the shag carpet in your parents’ living room, it’s 1987. You’re wearing Bugle Boy jeans, legs crossed, eyes unblinking. The lights in your LA Gear shoes have stopped flickering and your Gushers have long since melted into the long, fibrous strands of the flooring. The only light in the room is your 19-inch, CRT TV projecting Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, as you enter hour eight trying to take down Mike Tyson with Little Mac. Snap out of it. Fast forward 24 years. You’re approaching your 30’s, you’ve upgraded to Levis, and Mike Tyson Main Event has launched for iOS devices. The best part? It’s free. The rehashed NES and arcade classic lets you take on boxers from around the world as you earn RockCash and build your status among the boxing elite. In the main event, you’ll face Mike Tyson all over again. Are you ready? Hit the jump for a video featuring Iron Mike himself and the iTunes download link. More →

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Throwback Thursday: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out

By on September 23, 2010 at 4:47 PM.

Throwback Thursday: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out

If, like us, you owned a Nintendo Entertainment System, then there is a high likelihood you also owned Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. When you loaded that sweet, 8-bit, Punch-Out cartridge into your NES system, you assumed the roll of Little Mac; a young and physically underwhelming boxer working his way up the professional ranks. Little Mac takes on a host of characters including: Glass Joe, Von Kaiser, Piston Honda, Don Flamenco, King Hippo, Great Tiger, Bald Bull, Soda Popinski, Mr. Sandman, and — the namesake — Mike Tyson. You had to dodge, block, jab, and (when permitted) uppercut your way to victory — all while keeping your eye on Little Mac’s ever dwindling heart meter. Victory was attained by knockout (KO), knocking your opponent down for 10 seconds or longer; technical knockout (TKO), knocking your opponent down three times in one round; or by decision, earning more points than your opponent at the end of three rounds. The game, which was first released in 1987, is thought by many to be one of the great, original NES classics. How about it? Did anyone ever successfully make it to the final round and conquer Iron Mike? More →

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