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The Legend of Zelda (NES) - Living the life of luxury! added to NES Switch Online game


Serebii.net Webmaster
Oct 24, 2017
Just got informed of this. Sorry if there's already a thread. With the 3 new games today came this interesting thing

A very interesting thing to do
Oct 25, 2017
Liverpool, UK
I never beat this back in the day when NES was still a going concern because a) I was too young and b) it took me a long time, pre internet and without buying magazines or phoning help lines to know what to do. Having the magic shield and the blue ring be the first things you go after makes the game so much easier once you know to do that as soon as possible. It's ruthless otherwise, as lots of games were back then, because they needed to give you hours out of kilobytes.

I kind of understand and like the approach to be honest. People more in tune with today's difficulty standards will be far more likely to progress with a good start. And the original is still there, so best of both!
Oct 26, 2017
This is interesting, and promising for the future of the service. If they can make the NES catalogue a mix of emulated classics and throw in a good dose of NES Remix-esque alt versions like this they could have something really interesting.

Remix got me returning to NES games I'd never clicked with after I had played the bitesize remixed versions, and if Nintendo can expand the SP versions to include that kind of ROM hacking playfulness it would be a valuable addition to their offering.

Now, just up the pace of releases and add more systems!
Oct 27, 2017
That's cute. My usual route involves collecting everything I can before even attempting Level 1, so this is basically useless for me, but it does take out a solid 30-40 minutes of finding random rupee and heart container locations, items to buy from the cheapest shops and exploring over 50% of the world before even starting the game for real.
Oct 27, 2017
ROMs with built in Game Genie.

Paying for cheats, even in old games.

I imagine a Contra version would just come with the Konami code activated from the jump.
Oct 30, 2017
It would be cool if they added Game Boy games later on with an official randomised Pokémon game. These SP games have some potential.
Oct 25, 2017
Huh. Not interested in a mode like this for Zelda myself but plenty of NES games could use it.
I look forward to finally be able to beating Gradius. Even with save states, some of the latter stages are hell.
Oct 25, 2017
Super Mario Bros SP should just be the whole game like those Mario doesn't stop sliding levels found in NES Remix - complete with the show graphics.
Oct 27, 2017
Dr. Mario (SP)
Metroid (SP)
Super Mario Bros. (SP)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (SP)
Double Dragon (SP)
Gradius (SP)
Most interesting of these is going to be Dr Mario. The others lend themselves to "start with lots of stuff" and other cheats pretty easily. Dr Mario doesn't really.
Oct 26, 2017
This is a great way to play older games that aren't as accesible for today's standards.

Plus, the original versions are still there for those who want to have the original experience.
Oct 27, 2017
you're paying for switch online though
My mistake, I was under some weird impression that these were adjacent to the regular lineup for some odd ass reason,

So, not so much paying for Game Genie codes per game, but I still expect a Konami Code laden Contra SP.


Alt account.
Dec 14, 2017
Most interesting of these is going to be Dr Mario. The others lend themselves to "start with lots of stuff" and other cheats pretty easily. Dr Mario doesn't really.
Man I wish they would just throw Dr. Luigi U on the eshop.