Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

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Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition
Key art for Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date Japan July 18, 2024[1]
USA July 18, 2024[2]
Mexico July 18, 2024
Brazil July 18, 2024
Europe July 18, 2024[3]
Australia July 18, 2024[4]
South Korea July 18, 2024[5]
HK July 18, 2024[6]
ROC July 18, 2024[7]
Language(s) Deutsch
Genre Compilation
ESRB:E - Everyone
PEGI:7 - Seven years and older
CERO:A - All ages
ACB:G - General
USK:6 - Six years and older
DEJUS:L - General audience
SMECCV:A - All ages
GRAC:All - All ages
GSRR:P - Six years and older
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Nintendo Switch:
Game Card
Digital download
Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition is an upcoming game for the Nintendo Switch based on the Nintendo World Championships competitions, set to be released on July 18, 2024. Similar to the NES Remix series, the game revolves around completing challenges based on various first-party Nintendo Entertainment System titles, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more games from the Super Mario franchise. The game was revealed on May 8, 2024, in a trailer that featured past winners and participants of the Nintendo World Championships.[2]


Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition features three modes: Speedrun Mode, World Championships, and Party Mode.

In Speedrun Mode, players compete in over 150 challenges that entail completing a specific action in an NES game in the fastest amount of time possible, such as reaching a goal, collecting an item, or defeating a boss or group of enemies. Each challenge has a difficulty level rated on a scale of one to five stars, and the player is assigned a letter rank based on how fast they completed the challenge. While a challenge is being played, a timer is displayed at the bottom-left corner of the screen; the player's personal best time and button inputs are also displayed on the left, and their profile (which displays their set name, icon, and favorite NES game) on the right. Before a challenge, the player can view a demo video that shows how the challenge is played or a replay of their personal best run. Coins are awarded for completing challenges, which are used to unlock more challenges. The number of coins earned depends on the challenge's difficulty and the player's rank; extra coins are also awarded for clearing certain objectives such as achieving a new personal best time or participating in the World Championships.[8][2]

In World Championships, players with a Nintendo Switch Online membership compete in a weekly set of five challenges and have their scores ranked on a global leaderboard.[2]

In Party Mode, up to eight players race against each other locally in challenges.[2]

Featured games

Thirteen NES games are featured, five of which are from the Super Mario franchise.[8]

Super Mario-themed challenges

Donkey Kong

Title Objective Difficulty
Hammer Hustle[8] Normal
Barrel Roll[2] Hard

Super Mario Bros.

Title Objective Difficulty
Mushzoom[2] The player must collect the first Super Mushroom in World 1-1. Normal
Loose Change[8] Normal
Step It Up[8] Normal
One on 1-1[2] Hard
In the Zone[8] Master
Sink or Swim[2] Master

Super Mario Bros. 2

Title Objective Difficulty
Door to Door[2] The player must enter the first door at the beginning of World 1-1. Normal

Super Mario Bros. 3

Title Objective Difficulty
Mushzoom 2[2] Get the Super Mushroom.[8] Normal
Super Leaf in the Wind[2] Normal
Hammer Bro KO[2] Normal
1-1 of a Kind[2] Hard
Curtain Call: Larry[2] Hard

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Title Objective Difficulty
Not Lichen It[2] Normal


Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Special Edition bundle in Japan
The Special Edition bundle in Japan, with the Famicom Controller Joy-Con included

The game is set to be released on the Nintendo eShop worldwide as well as physically in Japan, the Americas, Europe, and Australia as part of a Deluxe Set (known as the Special Edition in Japan) that contains a golden NES cartridge replica similar to the Nintendo World Championships 1990 cartridge, 13 cards depicting the cover art of the featured NES/Famicom games, five pins (depicting Mario, Link, Samus, Donkey Kong, and the game's logo),[2][3][4] and, in the Japanese Special Edition, two Famicom Controller Joy-Con.[9]


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニンテンドー ワールドチャンピオンシップス ファミコン世界大会
Nintendō Wārudo Chanpionshippusu Famicon Sekai Taikai
Nintendo World Championships Famicom Tournament

Chinese (traditional) Nintendo World Championships Famicom世界大會
Nintendo World Championships Famicom Shìjiè Dàhuì
Nintendo World Championships Famicom Tournament

External links


  1. ^ Nintendo 公式チャンネル (May 8, 2024). Nintendo World Championships ファミコン世界大会 初公開映像. YouTube (Japanese). Retrieved May 8, 2024.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Nintendo of America (May 8, 2024). Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition — Announcement Trailer — Nintendo Switch. YouTube (American English). Retrieved May 8, 2024.
  3. ^ a b @NintendoEurope (May 8, 2024). Nintendo World Championships "🏆 The Nintendo World Championships return with a twist! Take on over 150 retro speed-running challenges in Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, launching 18/07 on #NintendoSwitch.". X (British English). Retrieved May 8, 2024.
  4. ^ a b NintendoAU (May 8, 2024). Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition – Launching July 18th (Nintendo Switch). YouTube (Australian English). Retrieved May 9, 2024.
  5. ^ 한국닌텐도 공식 채널 (May 8, 2024). Nintendo World Championships NES Edition 최초 공개 영상. YouTube (Korean). Retrieved May 12, 2024.
  6. ^ Nintendo HK官方頻道 (May 8, 2024). 《Nintendo World Championships Famicom世界大會》初出影片(香港). YouTube (Traditional Chinese). Retrieved May 12, 2024.
  7. ^ Nintendo HK官方頻道 (May 8, 2024). 《Nintendo World Championships Famicom世界大會》初出影片(台灣). YouTube (Traditional Chinese).
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Nintendo World Championships: NES™ Edition. Nintendo of America (American English). Retrieved May 9, 2024.
  9. ^ Nintendo World Championships ファミコン世界大会 | Nintendo Switch | 任天堂. Nintendo (Japanese). Retrieved May 10, 2024.