Over 30 years ago, Nintendo launched the original "Legend of Zelda" - a sprawling, 8-bit epic that captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. They include NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon's Key and Super Dodge Ball.
All-in-all, it's a novel idea, and makes you wonder what other souped-up surprises Nintendo is working on, with some fans on ResetEra hoping for a SP version of Metroid that adds a map from the get-go. Knowing that the original game is long and hard, Nintendo now offers a special saved game of Legend of Zelda that will start you off with 255 Rupies, some bombs, some keys, and just about all of Link's endgame gear.
NES games aren't like games of today. You'll start out the game with a bunch of money as well as powerful items like the white sword and the magical shield, which is gear that typically takes hours to find. It was a game that would require more than one sitting to complete.
The hidden gem here is what Nintendo is calling "special save data" for the already-released NES version of Legend of Zelda. Nintendo has also stealth released The Legend of Zelda - Living the Life of Luxury, a special edition of the classic NES game that lets players start the game with a pile of rupees and handy items.
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Other NES games will receive similar data in the future. "Wario's Woods", Ninja Gaiden", and "Adventures of Lolo" release in December.
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