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Emulator: Dolphin 5.0-15520
Controller: Sideways Wii Remote
Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! is an exclusive game that was released only to Club Nintendo Platinum members, and only in North America. It is by far the shortest Punch-Out game, and is really more like a demo for Punch-Out Wii. The game consists of only three different fights (all against the same opponent, Little Mac's trainer Doc Louis), fewer than even the arcade games, and the total in-game time is faster than SNES Super Punch-Out!! despite the ingame clock running faster.
As always with the Punch-Out games, the goal is fastest in-game time.
While going through the menus as fast as possible does mean the fight times can only be seen by slowing down playback, I opt to do this anyway to save time. Due to Warm-up and Training already having a TAS with visible times.
- Warm-up: 40.52
-Doc's guard depends on the number of punches Mac has thrown, mod 6; he will block punches 1 & 5.
-This is why there's so much punching at the air during the fight. The sets of punches when Doc comes back to the center can't be done as fast as possible, or they'll land before the timer for his next move starts, delaying the next attack. For the sets of two the first punch is delayed, and for the set of three, it's the second punch.
-The clock runs at 25% speed during stuns, and finishing the stuncombo makes Doc recoil with the clock at 100%, so it's better to just wait until he recovers.
- Training: 41.83
-In this fight Doc will let every 7th punch through and block everything else.
-Starting here intentionally blocked punches are used to start the timer for the next attack sooner. This doesn't help for short delays, such as the one between the first two attacks. A two-star punch will slow the clock down for longer after it lands than a one-star punch, and three-stars are even better. However, Doc will regenerate all his health if his health gets too low, so a three-star punch can't be used in this fight.
-A little trick is added onto this fight, that was developed by zallard1. after the RJ countering his "Duck this one!" attack, I opt to throw a right hook first instead of a left hook. Starting a buffer with the same side punch wastes 3 frames over an alternate side one, and it turns out if we were to start with an alternate side one, we would have to delay the last hook in the buffer sequence by 3 frames. This gets rid of that, meaning I can buffer all 4!
- Sparring: 36.32
-We watch the cutscene up to that point because it makes his first attack come out a frame earlier. Another trick developed by zallard1.
-The goal of this fight is to get 3 stars and then get to his "Quick feet Mac!" attack as soon as possible, so that we can then perform an Instant Knock Out on Doc. A trick found by debblez & Mysteryman95.
-Doc will never let an unstunned punch through in this fight, no matter how many punches are thrown.
-The second attack has a long animation and counterpunching won't give up a star, so it's move canceled.
-His next attack is move cancelled.
-His slow uppercut is move cancelled.
-Doc is then recentered to save time.
-The jab that he earns a star off of is move cancelled. We actually cancel this on the second frame possible, as doing it on the first frame possible causes a very long recoil animation from Doc when you get your third star, resulting in a 40 second time.
-We throw our triple star into him to end the fight.
Total Time: 1:58.67
Submission Comments written mostly by McHazard, parts of Training and Sparring edited by Awosomeandy.
-Awosomeandy, debblez, Zallard1, Mysteryman95
CasualPokePlayer: Nice improvement. Accepting.