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Club Nintendo Reward Makes Me Insane With Jealousy
by Ryan Davis on
I had no idea how much I wanted to fight Doc until I found out that I wouldn't get to.
And finally, there is, though sure enough, I haven't purchased enough Nintendo products to get it. Club Nintendo assigns status levels based on how many coins you earn, and at the end of a year (which, inexplicably, ended on June 30th) it offers members cool little extras based on their status. I had made it to gold status, which means I get a Club Nintendo wall calendar. (Please note the sarcastic quotes when I say "yay.") Had I made it to platinum status, I would've got to choose between a pretty legit-looking Mario hat, and Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!, a standalone Wiiware game that pits you as Little Mac against your trainer Doc.
Nintendo's saying that this is the only way you can get Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!, which means that if you're reading this, and you didn't already hit platinum status on your Club Nintendo account, you are SOL. Here's my hypocrisy laid out bare: If I had made it to platinum status, I'd relish the fact that this is the only way to get the game. But, since I didn't, I find myself rationalizing how it would only make sense for Nintendo to release Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! to the general public, and that they are fools for limiting the reach of what is, really, a pretty inconsequential little gimme. Check out the first screenshots and join in my fuming petty jealousy.