Three Things I Didn't Know About Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Jason English

Like I said yesterday, my mind is overflowing with random facts. I'll be pouring some out here, subject by subject, three at a time. Today's subject is the 1987 Nintendo game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

"¢ Soda Popinski first appeared in Super Punch-Out!! in 1984, where he was known as Vodka Drunkenski. While his new name was more politically correct, some of his quotes between rounds were very consistent with his old raging alcoholic persona ("I can't drive, so I'm gonna walk all over you!")

"¢ After Nintendo's contract with Mike Tyson expired, the game was re-released as Punch-Out!! with Tyson replaced by Mr. Dream. From Dreamland. His fighting style was exactly the same as Iron Mike's.

"¢ The theme music for Von Kaiser, Great Tiger and Super Macho Man is taken from "Ride of the Valkyries."