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Real-life Little Mac coulda been a contender

Few old-school Nintendo games are as memorable as Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, which kept an entire generation of young males too busy pushing buttons to actually learn self-defense of any kind. Now, as Nintendo prepares to bring back Punch-Out (minus Iron Mike), the marketing team gives us this "Where are they now?" retrospective on the game's pugilistic protagonist, Little Mac. The two-minute video isn't quite as funny as it could be, but fans of the original game will enjoy nostalgic flashbacks like Doc the trainer leading Little Mac on his bicycle (which, by the way, is nowhere near as intense without the original music). UPDATE: I should note that this isn't the first time someone's brought Punch-Out into the real world. YouTube is flooded with user-generated clips that likely inspired the official video. You can check out my personal favorites here and here.

—Posted by David Griner

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