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Nintendo World Championships: NES™ Edition

Releases 7/18/24

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Nintendo World Championships: NES™ Edition
Nintendo World Championships: NES™ Edition – Deluxe Set

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Bring the Nintendo World Championships to your living room!

Test your speedrunning skills across more than 150 challenging moments from 13 classic NES™ games*! Compete against players around the world online**, challenge your friends on the couch***, or try to see how far you can push your personal bests.

Do you have what it takes to be a champion? The tougher challenges may truly test your limits!

Put your skills to the test

Relive memorable moments with big and small challenges across 13 classic NES games*. You don't need to master entire games to feel like a Nintendo World Champion. And don’t worry if you’ve never played a millisecond of the original games—newcomers are welcome!

Select a challenge

There are more than 150 challenges to choose from across multiple difficulty levels. Start small by seeing how quickly you can blaze through the first level of the Super Mario Bros.™ game or how fast you can gobble up an enemy in the Kirby’s Adventure™ game. You can grow the skills you need to take on tougher challenges as you go!

 Mario runs with his arms to the side

See how it’s done

Before you get started, you can watch a video clip showing how to complete the challenge. Use this info as a guide for your own run.

Speedrun like the wind

Complete challenges to earn a letter ranking. If you play a challenge again, your previous best run will play side by side with your current run. See if you can set a new personal best!

 Link attacks with his sword.

Unlock more stuff

Complete challenges to earn in-game coins. Use them to unlock even more challenges to take on!

Go big with Legend Challenges

When you feel ready, take on longer and more difficult Legend Challenges! Speed your way through Super Mario Bros. using Warp Zones, the entire first dungeon of the Legend of Zelda™ game, and more in the ultimate tests. Check out the Classified Information for tips and tricks if you need a little help!

Mario goes for a jump.
Classified Information page showing the player how to find Warp Zones in Super Mario Bros.

Compete against players around the world

Take your speedrunning skills to the world stage with any Nintendo Switch Online membership**!

A player competes in an online challenge for the Legend of Zelda. The player’s current time, their personal best time, the championship best time, and total player count are displayed on the sides.
 Link holds up a piece of the Triforce.

World Championships Mode

Aim for a spot on the leaderboards in five challenges that rotate each week. Compare your personal best times with others at the end of each week. You can also watch a replay of the fastest run in the world for each challenge.

The screen is split into eight windows as eight players compete at the same time on the same system. When a player has completed the challenge, their time, letter ranking, and completion spot are displayed in their window.

Survival Mode

Choose your division—Silver for easier, Gold for harder—and match up against ghost data of players from around the world in this elimination mode. Can you outlast all seven of your rivals in your division’s three weekly challenges?

Customize your profile

A menu shows available and unavailable in-game pins. The selected pin was awarded by earning an A rank or higher in the Mushzoom challenge.
 Pit flies with the wings on his back.
 Link stands ready.

Show off your accomplishments (and gaming taste) to other players! Customize your in-game profile with unlockable icons, earnable badges, and fun Hype Tags. Make it your own!

 An Excitebike rider pops a wheelie.

Challenge your friends in Party Mode

Up to 8 players*** can enjoy Party Mode—all on a single system! Take on individual challenges or run through a series of moments in themed challenge packs. With an automatic rewind feature to undo mistakes, even completely new players can have fun competing.

It’s-a Luigi!
Princess Peach runs with her arms up.
Four players***    compete at the same time. Each player has their own portion of the screen. At the end of the challenge, the player’s ranking, time, and letter rating are shown for each player.
Raccoon Mario takes flight.

Take on challenges from 13 classic games

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Play with power

Enjoy an authentically rad way to play with Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers, exclusively available for purchase to Nintendo Switch Online members****.

Learn more

*NES games are not included in their entirety.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

***Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

****Purchase limit of four controller sets per Nintendo Account. Offer not available for trial membership. Controllers ship to US and Canada only. These controllers are optional and not required to play the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition game.

Supported play modes




Product information

Release date

July 18, 2024


ESRB rating

Supported play modes

TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode

Game file size

435 MB

Supported languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Play online, access classic NES™ and Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:Online PlaySave Data Cloud

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