17 years after its initial conception, the scrapped sequel to Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!, Mike Tyson’s Intergalactic Power Punch Is finally available.
While a sequel to one of the NES’s most popular games seemed like a no-brainer, Mike Tyson’s Intergalactic Power Punch was scrapped by Nintendo “apparently due to both licensing and quality issues” Seeing as Mike Tyson was on trial for rape at the time, and the developers, Beam Software, had scrapped nearly every good part of the original, it’s understandable that Nintendo would want to keep their distance from this wreck. The game was later released, sans Tyson, as Power Punch 2, a modified version of the same game.
17 years later, enter big shot game collector Jason “DreamTR” Wilson, who managed to get his hands on a rare prototype copy of the game. After selling the cart to Nintendoage.com forums users for a not cheap $1500, they made a ROM out of it and are distributing it for free to anyone with an NES emulator.
The game itself is more interesting as an oddity than unearthed classic, as its of pretty terrible quality and certainly nowhere near the level of its predecessor.
Its ludicrous story revolves around Tyson fighting against the Intergalactic Boxing Federation’s super boxers to prove he’s not only the best on earth, but the best in the universe. Having scrapped both the original characters and gameplay, the only thing that indicates it might be a sequel to Punch-Out! is Mike Tyson himself punching things.
“Bang, zoom, straight to the moon” indeed.
Source: GameSetWatch.com (Via Kotaku)