It’s time for us to create another Bacon Sports t-shirt and we want your help picking out what it’s going to be. We already payed homage to the greatest sports video game ever, Tecmo Bowl, and turned that into a shirt (which you can get here). We dig the old school Nintendo 8-bit graphics theme so we are going to go to the well once again. In the comments or hit us up on Twitter @BaconSports and let us know what you think about these designs. We want to create shirts you dig and would wear so your feedback really matters to us.
Up first we give some dap to one of the originators of video game basketball, Double Dribble. Without Double Dribble there would be no NBA Jams. Back in the day there were glitches/moves that you could exploit in a game that would give you an automatic goal or bucket. Double Dribble was one of them.
We all know that dunking is awesome and Double Dribble took this to heart. They’d give you these sweet dunking montages which helped lay the foundation for all the high flying acrobatics you see in games now. As for the logo, what’s not to love about the U-S of A and two Jerry West-like logos? In case you were wondering, the silhouettes of the players actually look like that. That’s the beauty of 8-bit graphics.
Mike Tyson’s Punch-out was without a doubt a significantly part of many of our lives and is one of the greatest sports video games ever. From easily beating Glass Joe to trying to figure out how to beat King Hippo to hoping to survive one round with Tyson, Mike Tyson’s Punch-out crushed on every level. Don’t want to spend countless hours working your way up the circuit? We’ve got a code for that that will take you immediately to the champ (007 373 5963). Once you are at the champ you best come correct because beating Tyson is no easy task. I was scouring Youtube for a good video of someone beating Tyson when I came across one from Dan Ghessling from Big Brother. As an adult he still hadn’t beaten Tyson. Then this happened.
Fast forward to 3:11 if you want to jump to the 3rd round and see his priceless reaction when he beats Tyson for the first time in 25 years. That’s real emotion. That speaks volumes about what Tyson’s Punch-out means to a generation of kids who played this game and hit the A and B buttons until their fingers fell off.
So whatcha think Baconators? Give us your thoughts on if you’d rock one of these or not.[related-posts]