Although the Kickstarter failed, the project succeeded. With a goal of $25,000, gamers Daniel Lanciana, Matt Turk, Sinister1, Daniel Teixeira and Adelikat set off to create an unofficial 240-page book of the NES game; Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!.
After alot of interest from backers the project was cancelled when Nintendo got involved and issues arose around licensing. But the group carried on, searching for a way to release the project for free.
Amazingly, Matt Turk recently got a chance to meet with the legend himself and deliver a book prototype in-person. Matt shared the book and got the chance to ask him a few questions about his Punch Out!! days.
Tyson thanked him for the book and was apparently genuinely surprised, asking for Matt’s full name, and giving him a sincere “thank you.”
Matt believes that because of this meeting, the project, although cancelled, was a success. He demonstrated the passion of thePunch Out!! community through meeting the goal, and Mike Tyson himself actually saw the book.