NES Golf is Hidden In Every Nintendo Switch and Now We Might Know Why

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NES Golf is Hidden In Every Nintendo Switch and Now We Might Know Why

Post by BanjosBackpack » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:21 am

So there have been rumors going around about NES Golf being secretly in every Switch. Weird. Quirky. Seems legit. However cracking how it happened is a bit interesting.... This Arstechnica article linked below details it all. The most fascinating and touching factor is the fact that it appears to only work one day a year, the day Satoru Iwata died. It just so happens that he programmed NES Golf entirely himself. Coincidence? I'd think not. Japanese gamers are calling it an "Omamori" which is something typically bought at shrines for various reasons, and if you keep one close to you it will protect you or give you luck. So the idea is that Nintendo placed this game in here to watch over every unit and the company as a whole. How beautiful is that?

We miss you Mr. Iwata! Here's a snippet from the full article but I recommend you go give it a read.
Arstechnica wrote:On Tuesday, yellows8 updated the Switchbrew wiki with purported details of the "official" emulator unlocking method. According to yellows8, the method is designed to only work one day a year—July 11, the day Satoru Iwata died—in a way that seems hard for most Switch owners to get around.

As yellows8 writes: "The loaded date originates from network-time-sync'd time, regardless of whether the user has it enabled or not. When the system was never connected to the Internet, it comes from the user-specified date instead. This is loaded from the time service-cmds, with the actual time-sync being handled by NIM."
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Post by JK Riki » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:42 pm

That is crazy amazing, and one more reason I love Nintendo.

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Re: NES Golf is Hidden In Every Nintendo Switch and Now We Might Know Why

Post by Rocket » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:53 pm

This is pretty cool alright. NES Golf was hidden in Animal Crossing as well so they like to tuck this game in unusual places :)

The Iwata anniversary date thing is like some Halloween campfire story! Lovely tribute though.

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Post by NinSage » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:22 pm

Wow. That's awesome! I can't wait to play it in Iwata's honor next year!!

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Post by goldenphoenix » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:10 am

It has been 2 years and it still hits me emotionally when I think about his passing.
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Post by chrisbg99 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:59 am

I hear if you say "Please understand" 3 time in a bathroom mirror, Iwata pops out and fixes your failing game program.

Then he eats you.
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Post by Mop it up » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:02 pm

It's an interesting tidbit, for sure. Since the game seems to have some form of motion control, I also wonder if they used it for testing purposes.

I still miss Iwata. :(

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Post by JK Riki » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:03 pm

chrisbg99 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:59 am
I hear if you say "Please understand" 3 time in a bathroom mirror, Iwata pops out and fixes your failing game program.

Then he eats you.
*laughs*

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Post by NinSage » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:15 pm

goldenphoenix wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:10 am
It has been 2 years and it still hits me emotionally when I think about his passing.
Agreed. =(
chrisbg99 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:59 am
I hear if you say "Please understand" 3 time in a bathroom mirror, Iwata pops out and fixes your failing game program.

Then he eats you.
LOL!!

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Re: NES Golf is Hidden In Every Nintendo Switch and Now We Might Know Why

Post by chrisbg99 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:28 pm

Your guess is as good as mine why he eats you. Being a programming god must be hungry work.
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