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Punch-Out!! Two-Player, Giga Mac Revealed

You wouldn't like Little Mac when he's angry.

Gametrailers TV revealed an exclusive new, uh, game trailer last night for the upcoming Punch-Out!! for the Wii. The first half of the trailer is mostly recycled stuff from the first Punch-Out!! trailer, though on the back half we get our first look at the game's split-screen two-player mode, as well as Little Mac's transformation into Giga Mac--a hulked-up, caveman-looking version of the pint-size pugilist that will only appear in the game's head-to-head mode. My feelings for the original Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! run deep enough that I can't offer any kind of rational commentary on these new additions, though I will say that the fighter patterns are so intrinsic to the Punch-Out!! experience that I'm a little skeptical about how a two-player game will play. Either way, check out the trailer to see it for yourself.

  

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Posted by Ryan
Gametrailers TV revealed an exclusive new, uh, game trailer last night for the upcoming Punch-Out!! for the Wii. The first half of the trailer is mostly recycled stuff from the first Punch-Out!! trailer, though on the back half we get our first look at the game's split-screen two-player mode, as well as Little Mac's transformation into Giga Mac--a hulked-up, caveman-looking version of the pint-size pugilist that will only appear in the game's head-to-head mode. My feelings for the original Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! run deep enough that I can't offer any kind of rational commentary on these new additions, though I will say that the fighter patterns are so intrinsic to the Punch-Out!! experience that I'm a little skeptical about how a two-player game will play. Either way, check out the trailer to see it for yourself.

  

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Edited by Mister_Snig

Looks okay. I don't know if I'll get this, but it might be something I'd enjoy playing.

Also, woo! 3D NSMB!

Posted by John1912

Interesting I guess

Posted by Double0hFor

no

Posted by JJOR64

This game is going to be pretty sweet.

Posted by Linkyshinks

Oh I think it will work out fine Ryan. I can see this mode getting the most attention easily.

I cannot wait for all the trash talking that will ensue in my household while playing this. It should be awesome.


Posted by Black_Rose

I'm not sure with this game, I've never played Punch Out!! before and boxing isn't really my thing...plus, it looks really easy. I might rent it sometime.

Posted by Reverseface

HECKA PUNCHES!!!!!!! STILL

Edited by Linkyshinks
Black_Rose said:
"I'm not sure with this game, I've never played Punch Out!! before and boxing isn't really my thing...plus, it looks really easy. I might rent it sometime."

I cannot stress how badly you need to rectify that, the original on NES is awesome fun. It may seem ridiculously simple a game, but don't underestimate the fun you can gain from it. It has something quite endearing about it.

This is not real boxing, clicking left and right an two buttons does not constitute as boxing :), not that anyone cares.

500 Wii Points on the VC




Posted by Kou_Leifoh
Double0hFor said:
"no"
{-1] Damn it! I miss the rating system.=(

Anyways, it's good that the game is offering more modes of play. Seriously, would you be happy with Punch Out! if all you got was just the single player mode?
Posted by Metroid545

dude thats cool

Edited by Al3xand3r

This is the first time I see the addition of extra stuff counted as a potential bad thing... Even if the head to head mode isn't something that will last until the end of time, surely it's nice to have the option? I'm certainly intrigued to see how it plays knowing you can't simply have a set pattern to expect from your opponent. Giga Mac looks cool and only appears in the multi player so it's not like they mess with the meat of the game which remains true to its legacy. It's just too bad they couldn't call him Big Mac. And yes it's too bad the first half of the trailer is recycled, but hey, I'd rather play it for myself than see all the fighters and victories on video. I don't get what the "uh" was about there either. Am I missing something?

Posted by Al3xand3r
Linkyshinks said:
"Black_Rose said:
"I'm not sure with this game, I've never played Punch Out!! before and boxing isn't really my thing...plus, it looks really easy. I might rent it sometime."

I cannot stress how badly you need to rectify that, the original on NES is awesome fun. It may seem ridiculously simple a game, but don't underestimate the fun you can gain from it. It has something quite endearing about it.

This is not real boxing, clicking left and right an two buttons does not constitute as boxing :), not that anyone cares.500 Wii Points on the VC"
There's also the SNES Super Punch-Out!! for 800 points. I love it and without any nostalgia as it was my first time playing.
Posted by Milkman

Dude, what? 


Seriously, every time I see a new game using split screen I die a little inside. If you're going to put multiplayer in your game either make it online or don't put it in at all.
Posted by mattysen

Milkman, man, i gotta lot of friends but most of them dont buy the same consle as me or dont buy the same games as me..Plus you got a strange addiction if you prefer to play random people online. Quite frankly most people online are absoulte dicks who take their rage out for geting raped talking to you or quit every match they get in

Posted by mattysen

Milkman, man, i gotta lot of friends but most of them dont buy the same consle as me or dont buy the same games as me..Plus you got a strange addiction if you prefer to play random people online. Quite frankly most people online are absoulte dicks who take their rage out for geting raped talking to you or quit every match they get in

Posted by Linkyshinks

Local split screen multiplayer is the way to go with these games, any other way and you will lose a great deal of the enjoyment factor.

Posted by Arkthemaniac
Linkyshinks said:
"Local split screen multiplayer is the way to go with these games, any other way and you will lose a great deal of the enjoyment factor."
Online would probably just end up being frustrating.
Posted by Dawglet

Giga Mac?

I'd prefer a Big Mac.

Posted by Delta_Ass

Best part was when his uh... trainer stole his bike.

Posted by Kou_Leifoh
Delta_Ass said:
"Best part was when his uh... trainer stole his bike."
I love your user name. [+1]

Also, I'm excited for Punch Out!
Posted by DrRandle

More games need local splitscreen modes so I can play with my roomates and boyfriend. You know, the way games need to be played, with other people. Online's great but it just doesn't compare. Glad to see an awesome mode here.

Posted by unclejohn0525

Ahahaha. That's pretty cool.

Posted by oraknabo

I take it Big Mac would have gotten them in some trouble.

Posted by ZombiePie

I'm not digging the sound effects that play when you hit your opponent, but it looks like a good looking game nonetheless.

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Posted by Kyle

That trailer is so unfair! That music could sell ANYTHING!!

Posted by Media_Master

interesting

Posted by packster

Giga Mac is an awesome, and very smart, idea.

WHen playing multiplayer, and if you just faced normal mac the whole time, you'd just follow his patterns and know what he's going to do, it would get boring, all of a sudden, your opponent is Giga Mac, and you have to re adjust your strategy.

*Thumbs Up!!*

Posted by dsplayer1010

I'd have to play it myself to see how well a versus mode would work.

Posted by TaintedSun

I need a friend who owns a Wii, who really isn't a friend, so I can punch them out and steal their bike, er, I mean console.

Posted by OtakuRay

I think I will have to take off the dust from my wii to play this......ohh super punch out.......what a memories