I used to spend hours working my way through “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out” on my 8-bit Nintendo, only to get knocked out by Bald Bull because I wasn’t good at timing that body punch that stunned him when he charged at me. Then I found out the code to skip to Tyson (007 373 5963) and most my problems were solved. Then I just always got knocked out by Tyson. Frustrating, man.
I always wondered if Tyson ever played the game himself. Thanks to Jimmy Fallon, I will wonder no more. Check out this video of Mike Tyson playing the video game that consumed the lives of children in the 80s.