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The Retrograde Podcast – Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

The Retrograde Podcast – Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

Where do you go when no living man, woman, or child on this earth can compete with your sheer power, athleticism, and ability to hit people pretty hard?
While some 29 year old moonlighting podcasts host turn to hard drugs, alcohol, and the drawer which houses their grandpa’s revolver, in the case of boxing legend Mike Tyson, you turn to the world of 8 bit virtual boxing.
Perhaps foreshadowing his decline into near absurdity and public unanimous vilification due to the public reveal that he’s all in all a pretty bad dude, owing to his in-the-ring dominance at the time Tyson played the notorious final opponent in a his eponymous foray on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Andrew and Mikey step into the squared circle to revisit their past opponents like Piston Honda, Von Kaiser, and other racially charged stereotypes which, like the boxer himself, may not age as well in the modern day.
We also discuss the role of E-sports players in the gaming landscape, Super Smash Brothers, and the death of Luigi.
This game is referenced in popular culture to this day, but does it truly deserve to be ranked among the greatest to enter the ring, or, like the titular athlete, does this game warrant being informally ignored in talks of the greatest of all time? Find out this week when Andrew and Mikey Retrograde: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!


Welcome to The Retrograde! A podcast where we review our memories of the games you used to love, then re-grade them in the modern day! Can 8 bits hold up against today's triple A titles, or should we all just forget our past?!

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