Punch Out Tournament Nintendo World Store w/ Photos
May 16th at Nintendo World Store Punch Out Release Tournament
Upon purchase of the game, they gave out a free t-shirt and a Docs Remedy chocolate bar. Just before 1 they made an announcement that they would be selling the game downstairs, while most people were upstairs trying to check out the game on the Wii setups or get themselves from the standby list to the tournament list. This included
The Punch Out Challenge was 32 people going through elimination rounds based on timed rounds versus Glass Joe, King Hippo, Piston Honda, Disco Kid and Bear Hugger in the final.
As people got eliminated they got either some Wii points or a gift certificate but they were also given a copy of the game to the contestants it seemed.
The grand prize was a $200 gift card, a pink hoodie, a trophy, a game, the glove and a backpack. 2nd prize was the glove the game and a hoodie too I think. There was a 3rd prize of the game and maybe more. The kid who came in fourth had already won some stuff from the trivia and wore a pink hoodie of his own.
The last round was really close with one person getting a TKO on Bear Hugger and the other (winner) KOing him in the 2nd round. I would have to say less than a 2 second difference in the declared winner and 2nd place.
In between rounds, Nintendo did some multiple choice trivia questions to get more people involved and to possibly win various prizes. The people were picked randomly from the crowd by the employee and asked Name, Home City and Favorite Punch Out Character. Von Kaiser, King Hippo and Mike Tyson got many shouts and someone even said Disco Kid but since he's new, I think that was a lie.
The first couple of people got hoodies on "easy" questions like "Whats the NY icon that appears in little macs training montage?" (Statue of Liberty) and "Where is Bald Bull from?". Other questions included a list of people who did not have a moustache in the game (of the 4, Don Flamenco), about what Doc Lewis says (Let's keep it clean, now come out fighting!) and who is the referee in the original NES Punch Out (Mario)
But overall there were only just two questions between rounds and not enough for all the people who kept jumping and pushing in hopes of winning. There were also not enough hoodies, so prizes varied. Just about everyone who answered correctly got the game. But there were several hoodies, a backpack or two, some gift certificates and then the last question winner got a little mac glove.
However there was some discrepancy on how to handle wrong answers. When one person got a question wrong, he got a Wii points card. And for some reason when another person got his question wrong, he got a copy of the game (and his friends shouted out he had never even played any Punch Out which also applied to many in the crowd).
For reference, they said only 400 of the Little Mac Gloves exist in the world and that only a very few hoodies were made. So dont ever expect any to be on sale in retail stores.
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