A Hidden Vintage Game Has Been Found-Inside Nintendo's Latest Console

A Hidden Vintage Game Has Been Found-Inside Nintendo's Latest Console

This, along with the fact that Iwata passed away on the 11th July, and programmed NES Golf back in the 80's, seems like all of this has been put together as a touching tribute to the late CEO. Some people speculated that there was some kind of hidden method that allowed players to launch the game from the Switch menu, but at this point, no one knew just how to trigger it.

However what's most interesting is how Golf is triggered on the Nintendo Switch. Back in July, a user from a hacking forum reported that their Switch was inexplicably running Golf.

As owners of the hybrid console wait for the launch of the Nintendo Switch Virtual Console, there is already apparently an emulator in the device, with a decades-old game that comes with a massive upgrade. Before he became the leader of the company that saved video games from oblivion, Iwata coded games for the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), such as Golf, which he managed to fit on one of the console's low-storage cartridges with an innovative compression tool of his own design.

It's not yet known how "Golf" is or was meant to be accessed by everyday Switch users, nor even how SwitchBrew member Yellows8 got it up and running. We now know otherwise. Not only that but you need to complete a motion with the Joy-Con controllers in hand similar to a motion used by Iwata in one of his Nintendo Direct presentations.

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The house wasn't damaged and she only lost power for about a day, though she was still waiting to get her cable and internet back. There's no rebuilding it". "It's the only home my kids know".

"The month+day must match the date of Iwata's death: July 11".

Several other Switch users have posted pictures of Golf's home screen on their console. If you've ever connected your Switch to the internet, there's now no way to access the Golf game, because the console's internal clock automatically syncs itself to network time. "So the idea is [that] Nintendo embedded Iwata's game to watch over every unit", he explained.

Earlier this week, a secret game was discovered within the Nintendo Switch - an emulation of 1984's NES Golf, complete with motion control support. Prior to heading Nintendo, Iwata was a programmer, working on games like EarthBound, Pokemon and Super Smash Bros. Following this stunning discovery, Justin Epperson from localisation studio 8-4 tweeted that the Japanese audience is calling this an "Omamori" - a charm - from Iwata, since he coded Golf himself.

Nintendo has also not offered comment, ergo no official confirmation or denial.

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