Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Revealed for Nintendo Switch!

The Nintendo World Championships were an iconic event that took place in the early 90s, similar to the corny classic movie The Wizard, which were then later reintroduced in 2015 and 2017 as part of Nintendo’s E3 events. 

Now, you can experience The Nintendo World Championships in your own home thanks to Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, heading to the Nintendo Switch on July 18th!

Speed run through challenges based in a myriad of classic NES games, swap your best times online, take part in weekly challenges, and more!

Check out the reveal trailer below, which even features the original 1990 champion:

Play it like it's 1990

Test your speed-running skills in over 150 challenges in Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition on Nintendo Switch. Each challenge relives a memorable moment from one of 13 NES games, including classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Metroid.

See how quickly you can blaze through the first level of Super Mario Bros. or how fast you can gobble up an enemy in Kirby’s Adventure. Hone your skills and see if you have what it takes to be a champion!

Take on the world online

Jump into World Championship Mode and see how your best times match up against those of other players of varying skill levels. No need to master entire games – anyone can become a Nintendo World Champion if they can conquer these “byte-size” challenges! Record your best time in the five weekly challenges and see if you can emerge as the fastest player of the week.

Challenge your friends on the couch

Gather up to eight players in the local multiplayer Party Mode to take on challenges individually or in themed packs. An automatic rewind feature helps undo any mistakes, meaning even new players can become a champion. Of course, for the full authentic experience, you can play with Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers for Nintendo Switch as well.

This game will launch on the Nintendo eShop for £24.99, but there’s also a physical version available with a bunch of bonus goodies. There’s no price or date for the physical edition yet, but you can register your interest on the My Nintendo Store.

The collection features a physical game card, 13 art cards, five pins, and a gold-coloured replica NES Game Pak.

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