Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mike Tyson's Punchout

   I can't believe that I am this far into my blog and I completely forgot about Mike Tyson's Punchout! What the heck was I thinking? Someone should slap me!

   Just kidding, although, MTPO is a freaking fantastic game and definitely one of the classics. It was almost impossible to beat without the use of a game genie.I am proud to report that I have managed to beat it without having to cheat! Your character (Little Mac), had to fight his way through several opponents that got progressively more difficult until you reached the end where you got to fight Mike Tyson. All of the characters had their own special moves that became more intricate as the game carried on, except for Tyson who just flat out pounded you in the final fight.

   The game was widely popular when it was released, however, Mike Tyson's personal indiscretions forced Nintendo to drop him as the sponsor and delete his character. Mike Tyson's Punch Out was changed to Punch Out! Featuring Mr. Dream, it was exact same game but with a different final character to beat, and yet, this was a far inferior version than it's predecessor. 

Other Punch-Out! games were made for later version Nintendo systems (like the SNES), but they weren't nearly as popular as the original.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Shameless Plug

I must admit, when I found out that no one knew who Big Nose the Caveman was, I was a little bummed. I thought at least one of my followers would know this game, but this was not the case. After some soul searching (which appropriately equals 900 mL of J&B), I realized most of my brethren are actually college students. Which means I've got at least...well, some years on most of you.

So, I've decided to use this particular blog post to make it up to the community. This post has nothing to do with video games, rather, it deals with the pain that is your college or work network. The network that you are forced to use for the majority of your day does not allow you to go to most of your beloved websites. The network you're chained to blocks such sites as Facebook, My Space, Twitter, and anything else not work related. Should you bow down to these restrictions??? HELL NO! And why not? Because YOU DO NOT HAVE TO!

I am providing a free proxy server for all my followers...(and the rest of the world). If you need to get around a firewall to browse sites that have been banned by your IT department, or just don't want your IP logged by any website that you visit, please feel free to use the proxy site that I've created:, go ahead and use it at your will. Please $upport it, and tell your friends.

Free Surf is a project that I just started today, I'd like to place a different proxy server in each of the 50 states in the US. I feel that it would be a great value to be able to pick where your proxy is located.  Please spread the word so that I can make this goal happen quickly! Thanks!

Also, for those of you looking for one of my usual posts, don't worry. I'll have another great video-game related post up sometime tomorrow!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Who Knows Big Nose?

Alright everyone, at the risk of boring everyone with a game I feel was not popular at all back in the day I must ask, does anyone know "Big Nose the Caveman"?

Despite the ridiculous cover art, the game play was kinda fun. You essentially run around killing dinosaurs, although I can't much remember why...I think they took your food or something. You also had to collect bones, which you could then use to by some massive upgrades! This game had fun little cut scenes in between levels which showed you what was coming up in the next level which, for a 5 year old, were absolutely hilarious. A real downside to the game was the inability to save, if you died you'd go all the way back to start. Bignose was incredibly frustrating, but a lot of fun.

Another weird thing about the game was that the game itself was not the original Nintendo Gray, but instead, a shiny "gold" that you only ever see on a few other games. I would love to show you a picture, but none of the google ones do the game any justice and I'm too lazy to go grab my camera and take a picture of the game. So instead, I'll offer some video of the gameplay!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Sorry about my small hiatus everyone. For those of you who are interested, the computer repair company that my friends and I started landed an account to move a construction company into a new office. This past week has been incredibly busy with some really long days (I forgot that there was a 5:45am to wake up to). In any case, I believe that things have calmed down for a bit now and I will be able to continue my blog!

Pokemon...probably not the best game to come back on after my small hiatus, but I have to give this franchise its  respect. I was a Pokemaniac for a short while right after the game came out, however, I was right on the cusp of the age limit. Since it became a lot easier to notice boobs instead of Bulbasaur, I just kinda stopped playing (but not before  I beat the elite 4 and captured all 150 kinds of Pokemon the game had to offer).

I recently played an emulated version of one of the newer games, Fire Red, which is really just a remake of the originals. It was crazy how much the game had advanced and was now much more playable without wasting as much time as I used to. 

I even played the Silver version of the game briefly when it originally came out but this one I didn't finish, or at least can't remember finishing it. While I found it ridiculous that they added more Pokemon, I liked some of the other features that the game had to offer. New things like breeding, allowing your Pokemon to hold items that they can use in battle, and a brand new story line made the game more entertaining. 

Unfortunately, that was it for me, I was Poke'd out after the Silver version. Now that they've released the Black and White editions, I had my curiosity sparked. Although I won't be playing any of the newer games, I simply had to break out some nostalgia about the PKMN.