The Club Nintendo bonus that almost was

When the Club Nintendo awards hit, Elite members were hit with a hard choice. The choice between a Mario hat or Doc-louis’ Punch-Out downloadable game. While these rewards are great and should be appreciated by any Nintendo Fan; Nintendo Originally was going to do something a little more retro.

We decided that this game should be a downloadable reward, so it needed to be a fairly compact game experience. We came up with idea of creating a low-fi NES-style game with Doc Louis, and having him participate in an 8-bit bicycle race with upbeat chip-tune music” said Shu Fujii Assistant manager of Planning and Development at Nintendo of America.

Would you have wanted this over Doc Louis Punch-out?

(Source: Nintendo Dpad)

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