Mike Tyson Gets Another Shot At The Video Game Title

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Like an out-of-control boxer tearing off an opponent's ear, Rock Software rips off Nintendo's Punch-Out!! series to give Mike Tyson his own boxing video game for the iPhone.

Rock Software is a company that specializes in making video games for sports celebrities like Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens and Floyd Mayweather Jr., and now it's readying a boxing title starring original boxing video game star Mike Tyson. As you can see, there is a slight resemblance to Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! from the NES days.

Okay, it's totally Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, only instead of colorful fictional boxers as opponents, Rock Software's CEO John Shahidi filled the game with his high school pals.

"There's my high school buddies. Tyler is a friend who was a bully; Luke is another friend who was the first of my friends to have kids; Franco (Italian boxer) is my best friend and lawyer."


Now that's $.99 worth of entertainment, isn't it? Rock Software plans on releasing Mike Tyson on the iTunes App Store next month, with the ability to purchase additional sports celebrities to box with in the future.

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