This story is all true (although Mike claims that it was actually Super Mario that he beat with one hand during the time when his arm was broken, the beating of Punch Out with one hand was several years later, when he was in college).
Little Mike really did break his arm (a compound fracture, he still has the scars where his bone came through… *shudder*), and really did spent a lot of time indoors playing video games as a result. I suppose a lot of us did stuff like that as a kid (I don’t know how I had the patience to ever get as far as I did in Rocket Knight Adventures)… I have another friend who’s beaten some games with her eyes closed, and although they were Disney titles, that’s still saying something about our childhood.
Anyone else have crazy video game skills out there? Something weird they did? Like perhaps, beating Zelda 2 with your chin? Ever beaten a game while in a state of hand-stand?