We know we’re not alone in our ridiculous affection for the Punch-Out!! series, so it’s likely that many of you are seething with jealously over the tasty morsel Club Nintendo dropped on its Platinum Members this week. Long story short: If you took those white forms that come in all your Kirby games the rest of us just throw away, registered your first-party Nintendo potpourri online, and redeemed 800 Coins in the Club Nintendo store, you’ve earned the privilege of downloading the extremely exclusive Doc Louis’s Punch-Out!! for WiiWare.
Of course, a majority of you haven’t spent the 800 or so dollars it requires to achieve Platinum status, thus you’ll never get a DLPO!! to call your own. So we thought we’d go ahead and show you just what nearly $1K worth of devotion nets you, because while this Student vs. Teacher minigame ain’t much, it’s still pretty damned cool!
You’ll start in a warm-up with the kindly Ol’ Doc, who tells you exactly how and when to react to his punches. But once you finally unlock Sparring mode, your kindly trainer turns into a unpredictable and balls-hard opponent. By no means a lengthy experience, but it should tide Punch-Out!! fans over during the decade or so between games… right?
Above: “Get up, ya bum!”
PRO TIP: As you can see in the video, DL can fully restore his health with a bite of chocolate. So right when Doc extends the candy bar towards you, smack it from his fat fingers with a well timed body blow. Right the first time, left the next.
Nov 4, 2009
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