Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!

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.

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  • Bobbety - November 6, 2009 5:46 a.m.

    Oh, am I ever seething with jealousy.
  • brickman409 - November 6, 2009 2:16 a.m.

    Its not 800 points to get platinum status its 600!
  • Cyberninja - November 5, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    am i the only one on this site that got the tiny calander?
  • Xeacons - November 5, 2009 4:13 p.m.

    I got the hat. Preferably, I would have gone with the calendar. At least THAT I could have used. As a platinum member, I should have had a choice of gold too.
  • Romination - November 5, 2009 2:06 p.m.

    I GOT THE MARIO HAT, YA MOOKS! WAHAHAHA!!!! Although this does sound pretty cool...Little Mac looks so adoring of the old man
  • AyJay - November 5, 2009 8:15 a.m.

    Hope this comes out in AUS!
  • shnazzyone - November 5, 2009 5:40 a.m.

    Kinda makes me feel sad i only made it to gold status. My calender was cooler then I expected but still nothing compared to that mario hat though.
  • nadrewod999 - November 5, 2009 2:33 a.m.

    Nice article, but what I really wanted to comment on was this new "articles you might like" system. I can understand how you folks at GR might want us to see what is popular now, and I can also understand what a pain it must have been to personally put in the links the old way, but the new system is just annoying, since on the old system, you only had to load the links on the last page of the article, but this system ALWAYS loads when you view anything, and I mean ANYTHING. The very least I would be fine with is either: A, possibly add one or two links every few articles so that we have a hybrid of the two systems until die-hard old-school GR readers (like me) are used to the new system; or B, just send me an e-mail telling me EXACTLY how this new system speeds up the process of making articles/allows them to have a better quality/keeps GR writer morale up/anything that helps you guys and would be lost if you swapped back to the old system. Anyways, I will still come here no matter what happens because of your continued dedication to supporting your readers.
  • inventor - November 5, 2009 12:18 a.m.

    Its really not that great a game but its fun for about 15 minutes or so. I wish I got the Mario hat instead.

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