New Nintendo Switch Legend Of Zelda Version Grants You Tons Of Riches At The Start Of The Game

"Buy somethin', will ya!"


Nintendo's new paid service for online play, Nintendo Switch Online, debuted in September, and with it came a bunch of original NES games available only to subscribers on Nintendo's newest console. One of those games was the much beloved The Legend of Zelda from 1987, and this month a special save has been released for the game; one that lets you live "the life of luxury" in Hyrule.

The new Legend of Zelda save lets you play the original armed with tons of Rupees and items from the start. If you choose to, you can now start the game with equipment like the White Sword, the Magical Shield, the Blue Ring, and the Power Bracelet, along with lots of buying power to get even more items nice and early into your journey. Nintendo says it's the first of many special editions of NES games to come; it will be releasing more save data to offer "fun new entry points into fan-favorite games."

While the Rupees and items will make the game easier from the start, Living the Life of Luxury can also make the game harder. Once you beat Ganon, you'll be able to play through a more difficult version of the game called Second Quest. Like all of the NES games released through Nintendo Switch Online, The Legend of Zelda also comes with new multiplayer capabilities. In this case, you'll be able to share your screen with another player and swap out who's controlling Link.

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This special save data for The Legend of Zelda isn't the only new addition to Switch Online's NES library: NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon's Key, and Super Dodge Ball have also been added. In November, Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and Twin Bee will also be added, and then in December subscribers can expect Adventures of Lolo, Ninja Gaiden, and Wario's Woods. Those are all the games that have been announced so far, but here are 13 more NES titles we'd love to see come to the Switch.

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