At a secret location in the Mission District in San Francisco Nintendo held a secret invitation only event Saturday night. I wasn’t even one of the lucky one’s to have been selected to get an invite. I was one of the guests who were invited by the “chosen ones” as they like to call themselves. With a DJ mixing it up with sounds from the video games playing on the flat screen TV’s, the “chosen one’s” plus guests huddled around each other while trying out new games that have not been released by Nintendo. One of which was the highlight of the event and that was the remake boxing game called Punch Out.
With a paddle in both hands I watched myself get beat by Mr. Glass. An very embarrassing feat as I later learned Mr. Glass was the easiest guy in the game to beat. I found myself yelling at the TV and I watched my character get his ass beat by a animated french boxer weighing in at a buck ten. Then my friend Matt got up who knew all the cheat codes and beat the demo version without getting even one blow landed on his character. Stupid cheat codes. Cheat codes or not Punch Out is a must have for Nintendo Wii owners. Its a lot more fun that boxing with a directional pad or boxing for real for that matter.
The other game they had featured at Nintendo World 1:2 was Excitebots Trick Racing which was a thrill to play as well. With our steering wheel control pad you would drive your souped up lady bug or frog around various tracks doing stunts and tricks off big jumps. My buddy Matt again knew all the cheat codes to this game as well and he beat me. But if you play someone that doesn’t know how to cheat then it could be a real fun game.
It was a good time going to the secret party held by Nintendo. It mixed all the things I like about video games. Except there was no beer and the games were on demo mode and you couldn’t play beyond a certain point.