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Unofficial encyclopedia of the NES classic Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Read more

pledged of $25,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 2, 2012.

Unofficial encyclopedia of the NES classic Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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    1. Creator Shawn Reed on March 2, 2015

      Could you post an updated link to the PDF for the book please?
      I would really like to read it. Thanks!

    2. Creator Tak Herrera on December 27, 2014

      +1, please if possible could we get a new drop box link?

    3. Creator Eric Nikolaisen on December 2, 2014

      12/1/2014 - Please fix the PDF download link.

    4. Creator Steven Rodriguez on November 28, 2014

      I want to make this document work on Blurb. Im stuck at the cover upload part. Apparently the cover isnt "exactly" the right size needed as a pdf.

      Do I need to use adobe to create more accuracy?

    5. Creator Michael Scheuermann on November 26, 2014

      Hi Jackson,

      Thanks so much!

    6. Creator Jackson Tam on November 26, 2014

      Hi Michael,

      I made the same mistake. Click on the Start and Select Buttons. They bring up the PDF's for the cover and for the pages inside your web browser. There is a lag in those PDF's loading, so it might not look like it's working at first.

    7. Creator Michael Scheuermann on November 26, 2014

      Am I the only one who still can't see a PDF link? I want this book SO BAD!!!

    8. Creator Jackson Tam on November 25, 2014

      Hi Daniel,

      The PDF download link doesn't work. Can you fix it? Thanks!

    9. Creator Mark Pengryn on July 24, 2013

      Mike Tyson admits he sucks at playing Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!

    10. Creator Phil Bosua on October 1, 2012

      Congrats on reaching the goal Dan. Such a cool project!

    11. Creator Jeff Hollis on September 29, 2012

      Congrats on your project. I've known Matt Turk for years. He's intensely knowledgeable about the classics and I'd like to see this thing go all the way. Great job guys!

    12. Creator Chad Smith on September 28, 2012

      I think i'd pretty much have to buy the printed version of a Mega Man version of this. Yeah, that would have to happen.

    13. Creator Ronjan Sikdar on September 26, 2012

      Congratulations on getting the funding! Really excited that the first hurdle is cleared, and extremely hopeful that Nintendo can give their blessing soon. I can't emphasize enough how much I'm looking forward to this book.

    14. Creator Brandt3d on September 25, 2012

      I've been following this project for awhile and finally got me to sign up for Kickstarter. I just put in for the hardcover book. I hope everything works out to get it printed. Less than $300 away!

    15. Creator Andrew Pemrich on September 25, 2012

      This just reminded me of the Mother 3 translation project. They did a print run of a strategy guide, and continue to make pins and posters and stuff related to that game. Not sure if this falls into that category, as screenshots and boxart are constantly used in all forms of media with no implied ownership (think video game magazines..) There's really no reason for Nintendo to HAVE to sign off on this. But that's my take. It's simply a 3rd party item, unauthorized as it is. Nothing new there.

    16. Creator Zach Fournet on September 25, 2012

      Only about $900 left, good luck!

    17. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 22, 2012

      If funding is short there may still be avenues to get the book out, which can be explored when the project ends.

    18. Creator Phillip Chan on September 22, 2012

      Thanks for putting this book together, it really looks like a labor of love. I look forward to one day having this in my hands.

      But what happens if you are slightly short of funding?

      I noticed that with 9-days ago, we are still about $2,500 short.
      Will you still go through with the project?
      We are so close!

    19. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 19, 2012

      Yeah Mega Man would be awesome. It's the 25th anniversary of MM2 next year...just sayin'.

      The book is currently a PDF, which can be converted to a myriad of eBook formats using a range of different software options.

      For my level of detail, Mario would be too huge! It would easily surpass 4 books...a true encyclopedia.

    20. Creator Chad Smith on September 19, 2012

      I'd love to see a Mega Man version of this - But just Classic Mega Man maybe X - but none of this Battle Network / Starforce stuff... Although Mega Man Powered Up and 9 and 10 can be included. :D

      That said, turning your current book into a mobi or a epub wouldn't be hard. You're already set for the PDF, right? You would just need to convert that. iBooks, Nook, Kindle, Play.... it could be on all of those.

      Mario would be a good subject too, a lot of the research was already done in a book called Mario Mania by Nintendo Power back in the day. That would cover the early years. I think I still have a copy in my basement.

    21. Creator Brad Herbert on September 17, 2012

      007 373 5963 - 10 digits that are forever lodged in my brain.

    22. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 15, 2012

      Thanks Marco for breaking the $20k barrier...

    23. Creator MAL on September 15, 2012

      4/5 of the way there. Had to pledge when I heard about this, the numbers in my head made me do it, 007 373 5963. Mario Kart seconded...

    24. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 14, 2012

      Thanks Phil -- Super Mario Kart would make an epic book...

      Eric, not sure about the work involved to creating a native iPad version! Any volunteers?

    25. Creator Phil Bosua on September 14, 2012

      that is the coolest deep dive project i have ever seen. brilliant work!!!!! super mario kart request +1

    26. Creator Eric Kozlowsky on September 13, 2012

      I can't afford the hardcover, but I LOVE this project. It'd be great to have an official iPad ebook version that is maybe a 20 or 30 dollar reward. The pdf is cool and all but it'd be rad to have full digital version.

    27. Creator Steven Rodriguez on September 12, 2012

      That sounds like alot of effort. It sounds cool though. I would hope someone would put it on YouTube though. I also hope no one gets arrested for making a scene.

    28. Creator Daniel Matthiessen on September 11, 2012

      Hey Daniel,

      I have an idea as to how you might gain Nintendo's attention regarding this book, it will require some effort though.

      If you can organize a gathering of people outside Nintendo of Americas head quarters and have them dressed as boxers from punch out (one with a rose, one with an empty soda bottle another with a turban, bandaid over belly button, so on and so forth) i am sure you will have people looking out through the office windows wondering what is going on, maybe you could get a couple of the boxers to put on a little show (fake sparing match).

      Maybe when you see they are looking you could hold up a copy of the book and yell out something like "i want to get this published and i need to speak to one of you to do so" something along those lines.

      And if you get someone with a camera on hand they can take some happy snaps and send them out to game websites (ign, kotaku, gametrailers etc. etc.) with a bit of info on what was going on, which may will bring more people here to the Kickstarter page.

      This is of course a best case scenario, i don't know what the laws are like in America and they might get in trouble from the police for something or another, so i would look into that before trying anything like this.

      Anyway just an idea, take it as you will. :)

    29. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 10, 2012

      Um, ok. Not sure you needed to post that comment.

    30. Creator Steven Rodriguez on September 10, 2012

      I'm not sure if i want this book or need this book.

    31. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 9, 2012

      Thanks Ronjan -- I have a few ideas for the next book, but not thinking about it too much...

    32. Creator Ronjan Sikdar on September 9, 2012

      This looks incredible. I hope all permissions go through, and either way you have made me a buyer of any books you create in the future. Any thoughts on your next project, or taking it one at a time? A lot of great anniversaries coming up ....

    33. Creator Steven Rodriguez on September 7, 2012

      This was probably my favorite game for the nes. I still play it today. Along with super punch out and punch out for the Wii.

      When i saw this kick starter i knew i needed to be involved. I hope this gets funded.

    34. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 6, 2012

      Solid points Daniel. I've re-iterated my approach in the latest project update.

      I will start to aggressively contact Nintendo from next week as the project now has great momentum. I've also been contacted by someone who works closely with Nintendo, which I will follow up on.

      I'm aware I'll personally lose 10% to do a full refund, but sometimes you have to just go for it! It would only become a problem over $40,000 so I'll cross that bridge if I ever come to it.

      If a refund was inevitable I would contact all backers first to see if anyone would optionally donate $10 for just the digital version (not worried about copyright because similar to any fan website with a donate button).

      Stay tuned!

    35. Creator Daniel Matthiessen on September 6, 2012

      I really want this to happen, the book looks fantastic... but i have my doubts about this project.

      If this project makes it's required $25,000 goal, there is no guarantee that Nintendo will green light the production of this book, further more you have not been able to get in contact with them i don't see how this will change when the kickstarter is over, you need to contact them before the kickstarter is over and get there okay.

      Further more if you reach the $25,000 and Nintendo stops you from making the book you will need to refund the entire amount to the people that have pledged, have you taken into account the 5% that kickstarter will take and the 3 to 5% amazon will take, that money will have to come out of your pocket to be refunded to the people that pledged, just on $25,000 you will need to hand over $2,500 out of your pocket and the higher the amount is them more you will have to fork out, are you prepared for this outcome?

      I wish you the best of luck and am willing to up my pledge from $1 to $125 if you can provide evidence that Nintendo has given you the go ahead to make and distribute these books before the end of the kickstarter.

    36. Creator Lightspeeder on September 6, 2012

      Well, since no one else is going to say it...50%!!!

    37. Creator Daniel Lanciana on September 2, 2012

      Well played Vangough for the $1 to place funding at $9,999...

    38. Creator Daniel Lanciana on August 29, 2012

      Sure thing! You can either purchase using a second account or increase your original pledge and I'll know to send you a second copy. Cheers.

    39. Creator afg797s on August 29, 2012

      I just backed the TKO package, can I also back the package with just the hard cover book? so I would get two copies and be able to give one as a gift? Thanks great project.

    40. Creator Daniel Lanciana on August 27, 2012

      I would love to keep making new books about every 6 months!

      Pixel Perfect: Metal Gear?
      Pixel Perfect: Mega Man?
      Pixel Perfect: Super Mario Bros. 3?

      Just need the right support (community, editor, designer, printer)!

    41. Creator Lightspeeder on August 27, 2012

      If this does well, do you have plans to do books on other retro games as well?

    42. Creator Emily Davies on August 26, 2012

      This looks fantastic; very excited to see the finished project! :)

    43. Creator Daniel Lanciana on August 26, 2012

      Seems a bit harsh, but it's your money.

      I'm pretty sure the only reason those records exist is because the site Speed Demos Archive only accepts runs on the original consoles. To see the best in action visit:

    44. Creator TBD Toys on August 26, 2012

      well cant back the project then

    45. Creator Daniel Lanciana on August 26, 2012

      Thanks for making me aware of the Virtual Console records (…).

      Unfortunately the times are slower than those already in the book and because the Virtual Console is an emulation, I can't justify a whole new column. Sorry!

    46. Creator TBD Toys on August 26, 2012

      Yeah you need to add the virtual console records for punch out!

    47. Creator Daniel Lanciana on August 26, 2012

      The book has a page dedicated to records, which you can review at: (apologies for the low quality)

      Let me know if you believe there should be any amendments and I will review them!

    48. Creator TBD Toys on August 25, 2012

      Awesome book! Any plans on including the world records? I still have 4 of them on the Wii Virtual Console version of this game.

    49. Creator Daniel Lanciana on August 25, 2012

      Thanks for the support Roger! There will be a maximum of 25 limited hardcovers and people can have whatever number they want "first come first served" -- just let me know.

      Also, if funding is successful I'd love to get a few extra signatures in the limited edition book (e.g. Adelikat, RedTom), but no promises!

    50. Creator Roger H ☜☆☞ Mighty No. 1337 ☜☆☞ on August 25, 2012

      Hiaya! MTPO is my favorite NES game and this book looks great!
      How many copies are being made of the limited hardcover book and what decides which number you'll get?

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