9 May 2024

Nintendo brings home white knuckle speedrun competition with Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition!

* NES: Nintendo Entertainment System

How quickly could you collect a roomful of coins in Super Mario Bros.? Or snag the sword at the start of The Legend of Zelda? Or clear the entire first course in Super Mario Bros. 3? Could you do it faster than your friends? Well, it’s time to find out!

On 18 July, the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition game kicks off its worldwide — or just living room-bound — competition on the Nintendo Switch family of systems!
To get a taste of what the game has in store – and to rev up those nostalgic feelings – take a quick crash course in all things Nintendo World Championships.

Paying tribute to the unforgettable in-person Nintendo World Championships held in 1990, 2015 and 2017 in the US, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition challenges players to battle through bite-sized bits of classic blockbusters. Both old-school and new-school players can enjoy the rush of over 150 speedrun challenges taken from 13 classic NES games.

Warm up by setting and beating your own best times in the single-player Speedrun Mode – unlocking new challenges and unique in-game pins along the way – then up to 8 players* can compete locally in Party Mode.

Speedrun Mode

Party Mode

Test your mettle against speedrun challenges taken from these NES titles:

• 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

Are you ready to speedrun your way to glory?

* Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
* This software includes content that can be played by connecting to the Internet, but is not supported in your area. Learn more

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