Experience 90s Nintendo Nostalgia With the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

If you’ve ever wanted to experience 90s Nintendo nostalgia or see how you’d have fared in the iconic speedrunning event, then the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition is for you.

The Nintendo World Championships was a beloved event that brought fans from across the world together. Fortunately, while many of us may have missed the original Championships, we can now experience them from the comfort of our own homes. The Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch, not only brings old beloved games with it but also the many aspects of the titular speedrunning competition.

What To Expect From The Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

The Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition will become available on Thursday, July 18, 2024, and will pay tribute to the in-person Nintendo World Championships held in 1990, 2015, and 2017. In the comfort of your own home, both old-school and new-school players can get excited to compete in a massive 150 speedrun challenges from 13 classic NES games. Set and beat your own best times in the single-player Speedrun Mode, unlock new challenges and unique in-game pins.

If single-player isn’t enough for you, challenge yourself with up to eight players locally. Feel the intensity of competing against each other in Party Mode. Nintendo Switch Online members can earn their spot on the global leaderboard as they enter World Championships Mode. Submit your best times in five challenges that rotate each week and see how far you can get. Here are all the games included:

  • 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

When Is Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Releasing?

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition is currently available to pre-order and will be available to purchase digitally from the Eshop and physically on Thursday, July 18, 2024. The digital version is currently available to pre-order. Those who want to grab the physical version or deluxe version of the game will also be able to pre-order from select retailers.

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The deluxe version will include a physical version of the game, a set of 5 collectible pins, 13 art cards commemorating each of the featured NES classics, and a replica of the gold-colored NES Game Pak (for display only, stand included) to commemorate the original 1990 Nintendo World Championships event. That’s everything you need to know. For more Nintendo news and guides, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.