Nintendo World Championship NES Edition: A Tribute to Speedruns and the 90s

Nintendo World Championship NES Edition: A Tribute to Speedruns and the 90s

9. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Nintendo is bringing back the iconic Nintendo World Championship, this time to the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo World Championship: NES Edition resurrects the excitement of the original ’90s championships and offers players the chance to take on over 150 challenges inspired by 13 classic NES games.

Reliving Classic Moments

Players can dive into challenges that recreate historic moments from beloved titles like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Metroid. From speedrunning through Mario’s first level to battling enemies in Kirby’s Adventure, each mini-challenge is designed to test skill and quick reflexes—a true test for speedrunners.

Party Mode and Multiplayer Fun

The game features a Party mode where up to 8 players can compete in challenges individually or in themed sets. With the automatic rewind feature, even newcomers have a chance to achieve impressive records. Players can also use classic NES controllers for an authentic retro gaming experience.

Release and Special Physical Edition

The game will be available for download starting July 18th, with an estimated size of 500 MB. For fans of physical editions, Nintendo is offering a special package that includes 13 illustrated cards, five pins, and a replica of a golden NES Game Pak, along with the game cartridge.

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Game List

  • Balloon Fight
  • Donkey Kong
  • Excitebike
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Metroid
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

A Celebration of Gaming History

With the Nintendo World Championship: NES Edition, Nintendo invites players to relive gaming history and create new memories. Compete for the title of champion in a modern era and experience the magic of classic gaming.

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The Nintendo World Championship: NES Edition is more than just a game; it’s a celebration of gaming culture and history. Dive into nostalgic challenges and modern features, and get ready to embark on an exciting journey when the game launches on July 18th.