Nintendo Switch's hidden Golf rumor explained by a sweet theory

GOLF Game Found on Switch Could Be Tribute To Iwata

The hidden copy of Golf found on every Switch console appears to reference Iwata in several ways, which is appropriate considering Iwata was the programmer on the original 1984 game. Within Nintendo, Iwata was a figurehead who helped guide the company to many of its greatest successes, and he would have been an influence on Nintendo's Switch - which was known at the time of his departure as the NX.

What is even more wonderful, however, is the fact that the classic NES game has been updated to work with the modern controls of the Nintendo Switch.

Unfortunately, launching Golf isn't as easy as just entering the Konami code, or any combination of button presses. You can only reset your Switch's date if it has never been connected to the internet, however, meaning that the proverbial, pixelated scorecard has probably already been signed by most applicable and/or interested parties. For new systems, users are able to manually set the date to July 11 and play Golf.

"The month+day must match the date of Iwata's death: July 11".

To access the game you must turn the Switch on and when the home screen appears detach the Joy Con controllers and then do this
To access the game you must turn the Switch on and when the home screen appears detach the Joy Con controllers and then do this

"I think that the idea of Nintendo Switch being a device you can take out and anywhere, and the idea of it being a system that really allows networking and communicating with people, I think that's something Mr. Iwata put a lot of emphasis on", Miyamoto said.

If successful, you hear a voice clip from the man himself and unlock the game. With both arms down, hold each Joy-Con pointing downwards, and then raise your hands until the controllers are in front of your face, in a vertical position. If you take a Switch online, however, the clock is synchronized by the internet - and this can not be changed later, making this impossible to verify today unless one has, effectively, a brand new Switch.

Only a handful of testers have managed to get Golf to load, and so far no one has posted a complete, unedited video of the entire unlocking process (including the BBC).

According to yellows8, he was able to personally test Golf on the Nintendo Switch, confirming that the classic game was playable using the Joy-Cons and was compatible with motion controls. Maybe it's time to add a third descriptor: full of secrets.

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