This game find was sent over from our very own, mas8705! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the NES game, Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! Mike Tyson was never seen in a Punch Out sequel because Nintendo decided to replace him with an entirely new character when their license to use Mike in Punch Out!! as a character had expired.
Great news! You can see him again in this unofficial 240-page encyclopedia! The encyclopedia is not affiliated by Nintendo, but instead it is a Kickstarter project by Australia's Daniel Lanciana and is also a non-profit fan creation. 100% of funding will be going strictly towards printing costs. All we have to do is add $10 for postage of the book within the United States or Australia or $20 elsewhere.
The project currently has 24 backers and has been open for 5 days. He is shooting for $25,000 by October 2nd to be ready to launch Pixel Perfect: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! in January 2013. It is currently at $1,740 of the goal.
What will the book include?
- Fan Art
- Hacked ROMS
All of these are detailed in the video that can be seen HERE.
The ultimate goal of the project is to print 200 copies of the book so the public can also own their own copy. The book needs to obtain its final copyright permissions and go through the printing process, as it is already print-ready.
What do backers get as an incentive?Lanciana details:
- $10 star uppercuts Glass Joe to get an eBook
- $125 counters the Bull Charge to get a hardcover book and eBook
- $175 sends Sandman to sleep to get all of the above and a numbered limited edition poster signed by the designer and myself
- $250 TKOs Tyson in the first round to get all of the above and the hardcover will be numbered and signed by Matt Turk, Sinister1 and myself!
The fact that it would be printed for me to buy is enough incentive for me. I need this book. We need to get the backers to be able to get our hands on it. Let's spread the word and the love for this NES classic!
It's a minimum of $1 to pledge and we have 36 days to go. Do not procrastinate. Click HERE to back the project.