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Top Sports Game Athletes: Day 4

SIKIDS.com staffers got together to determine who's the best video game baller of them all

Posted: March 9, 2009, 10:20 AM ; Updated: March 9, 2009, 10:30 AM

Success in sports depends on practice, teamwork, and execution. But when it comes to winning in video game sports, you can throw all of that out the window. The key to domination is grabbing the best player in the game and riding him until your friends give up and put down the controller. In honor of those game-changing athletes, SIKIDS.com compiled a list of the top ten most dominant video game athletes of all time. Each day this week, we'll profile two digital athletes. Check back every day up to Friday, when we unveil the number one all-time video game athlete.

When Iron Mike sent you to the canvas, your best move probably involved staying there.
When Iron Mike sent you to the canvas, your best move probably involved staying there. Unfortunately, Lil' Mac (below) just wouldn't listen.
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#4 Mike Tyson - Mike Tyson's Punch Out (NES)

Fast, powerful, ferocious. If you didn't stay light on your feet, you were down for the count seconds after you picked up the controller against Iron Mike. None of the early fighters, from King Hippo to Bald Bull, could prepare you for Tyson's brute force.

If two of his super-powered, high-speed uppercuts landed, you were on the mat. If he threw off your timing with a flurry of speedy jabs, you were on the mat.

In fact, if you fought Iron Mike at all, you usually wound up on the mat at least once. It took hours of practice to knock Tyson down. And many more hours to learn how to knock him down three times in a round.

No lead is safe once Tiger dons his Sunday polo.
Tiger Woods, dressed in pink? No problem. Tiger Woods in his signature Sunday polo (below)? Head for the hills!
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#3 "Sunday" Tiger Woods - Tiger Woods PGA Golf

So this is what it feels like for those poor saps who have to play against Tiger in real life. In Tiger Woods, Tiger is good. Very good. But you can keep pace with him. . . until Sunday.

That's when Tiger's video game alter ego seems to jump in a phone booth and emerge with a Superman emblem on his chest. He blasts his tee shots. He hits greens in his sleep. And once he's on the green, pretty much anything is a gimme putt.

Only two more athlete's left! Who takes the #1 spot on our list??? Check back tomorrow and see for yourself!!

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