29 Years Later, Someone Found a New Punch-Out!! Secret

Thank you, bearded man.


Nintendo's NES classic Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! was released 29 years ago, so you might have thought all of the game's secrets had been discovered already. Not so, apparently.

Reddit user midwesternhousewives (via Polygon) recently discovered an Easter egg involving a bearded character in the stands who gives you a visual cue for when to fire a punch at Piston Honda and Bald Bull to take them down. It was already known that they could be defeated with one hit, but this newly discovered Easter egg lets you know exactly when to unload. Check it out in the video below.

Of course, it's possible someone else had already discovered this visual cue. But the fact that it exists has remained in large part a mystery until now. Pretty cool.

Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! was released in 1987 for the NES. A new version of the game was released for Wii in 2009.

In other news about Punch Out!!, you can watch someone beat the game blindfolded here while this video shows the real-life Mike Tyson fighting virtual Mike Tyson in the game.

Tyson previously admitted to being so bad at Punch-Out!! that he couldn't even beat Glass Joe, believed to be the easiest opponent in the game.

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