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« on: May 11, 2024, 04:05:04 pm »

Nintendo just revealed a NES speedrunning collection inspired by an ultra-rare 1990 cartridge

<p>Speedrunning video games <a data-i13n="cpos:1;pos:1" href="https://www.engadget.com/speedrunning-charity-event-awesome-games-done-quick-returns-in-january-183533237.html">is a time-honored tradition[/url], and this is especially true when it comes to retro titles. Nintendo is getting in on the trend with a <a data-i13n="cpos:2;pos:1" href="https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/products/nintendo-world-championships-nes-edition-switch/">fairly bizarre forthcoming Switch game[/url] called Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, which drops on July 18. It’s all about speedrunning through the classics, like Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Super Mario Bros., among others.</p>
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<p>This comes in the form of 150 speedrunning challenges pulled from 13 NES games, which seems mightily familiar to those cool <a data-i13n="cpos:3;pos:1" href="https://www.engadget.com/2014-07-26-nes-remix-pack-coming-to-stores-this-holiday.html">NES Remix releases from the Wii U era[/url]. There will be global online leaderboards, to give it a tournament feel, and local 8 player co-op. The game will also include an automatic rewind feature, letting people try and try until they get it right.</p>
<span id="end-legacy-contents"></span><p>If the name Nintendo World Championships sounds familiar, that’s because it's taken from the company’s <a data-i13n="cpos:4;pos:1" href="https://www.engadget.com/2019-08-15-cbs-nintendo-world-championships-smash-ultimate-super-mario-maker-2.html">semi-regular esports tournament[/url]. This has been the company’s branding for <a data-i13n="cpos:5;pos:1" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_World_Championships">in-person competitions since 1990[/url], when Nintendo visited 29 cities throughout the country. That first national tournament also <a data-i13n="cpos:6;pos:1" href="https://www.engadget.com/2014-01-23-grey-mario-wc-nes-cartridge-ebay.html">spawned an ultra-rare NES cartridge[/url] with minigames based on Super Mario Bros., Tetris and Rad Racer. Only a few hundred were made and they <a data-i13n="elm:affiliate_link;sellerN:eBay;elmt:;cpos:7;pos:1" href="https://shopping.yahoo.com/rdlw?merchantId=5a36d98f-e3c9-4ccc-96f8-f261b8484c73&amp;siteId=us-engadget&amp;pageId=1p-autolink&amp;featureId=text-link&amp;merchantName=eBay&amp;custData=eyJzb3VyY2VOYW1lIjoiV2ViLURlc2t0b3AtVmVyaXpvbiIsImxhbmRpbmdVcmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5lYmF5LmNvbS9pdG0vMTU1NTgwNzQwNTYwIiwiY29udGVudFV1aWQiOiI4MzE0ZjNiZC0zYzNkLTRiNTMtOTM3YS1jNDFiOTQzYTljZmYifQ&amp;signature=AQAAAftB_sk4tFmgfsCd1a-Qxdf3lZm3uBRkfGJ0fKe9y46S&amp;gcReferrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F155580740560" class="rapid-with-clickid" data-original-link="https://www.ebay.com/itm/155580740560">currently sell on eBay[/url] for, no joke, $175,000. The last time we covered this cartridge, it was selling for $5,000 to $10,000. Retro-flation is real, ya’ll.</p>
<p>Pre-orders for the digital version are available right now on the eShop, but there is a physical edition coming. This version will include 13 art cards, five pins and a physical game cart. It’ll also include a gold commemorative NES cartridge, though it's sadly nonfunctional. Come on Nintendo! Make that thing functional so I can sell it for $175,000 in 30 years. The digital version of Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition costs $30 and the deluxe physical pack costs $60.</p>This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/nintendo-just-revealed-a-nes-speedrunning-collection-inspired-by-an-ultra-rare-1990-cartridge-164607841.html?src=rss

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