By Alex Irish / October 10th, 2018
In addition to the October line-up for Nintendo Switch Online’s NES selection, Nintendo surprised with a modified, “Special” version of 1987’s The Legend of Zelda. The “Living the life of luxury” version is adjusted from the original release for beginner players, as Link now starts with all items, extra hearts, and maxed-out Rupees. Completing this veritable “easy mode” unlocks a harder “Second Quest” playthrough.
Not to be forgotten, the three previously-announced NES games for October also made it out, consisting of Solomon’s Key, NES Open Tournament Golf, and Super Dodge Ball. All three games were previously released on every single version of Virtual Console, but now are on Switch with online play, multiple save states, and screen filters.
New games have been added to #NintendoSwitchOnline – Nintendo Entertainment System!
Take to the fairway in NES Open Tournament Golf, become a powerful sorcerer in Solomon's Key, and bring your A-game in SUPER DODGE BALL! pic.twitter.com/3AKtOc8QAU
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 10, 2018
November’s NES line-up promises the release of Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and Twinbee, while December will include Adventures of Lolo, Ninja Gaiden, and Wario’s Woods. Stay tuned for any further surprise releases on the level of the special version of The Legend of Zelda.
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