Why I'm Excited/Worried For Punch-Out!! For The Wii
Author: Rich Knight
published: 2008-10-12 15:49:53
You have no idea how much I love Punch-Out!!. I love it so much that when Super Smash Bros. Brawl was announced, I immediately started writing letters to Nintendo (And also posts on this very site) to petition to get ‘Lil Mac into the game as a playable character. I was met half-way, as he was one of the trophies you could unlock in battle.
The thing is, I absolutely abhor Wii Boxing and could remember thinking when I played it for the first time, “God, I hope they don’t make Punch-out!! like this if they ever reinvent it for this system.” And the verdict on that one is still not out. Premeiring last week with a video that announced that Punch-Out!! would indeed be coming to the little box that could, I greeted it with both glee and nervous titters.
Now, I know I really shouldn’t be all that worried. The track record so far for the Wii when putting out new spins on old classics has been pretty good so far (well, except for Mario Kart Wii. I don’t know where that one went off the tracks to, but it just isn’t that much fun,) but something’s just got me worried about this next one. Maybe it’s because I love Punch-out!! so damn much—One of my first gaming memories ever was playing the old arcade version where ‘Lil Mac was all green wire-framy—or maybe it’s because Wii Boxing was such a rollicking disappointment. Whatever it is, I’m very worried/excited for this game. It’s scheduled to come out later next year. Keep your fingers crossed for this one, friends.
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