Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Is Up for Preorder

Update 5/8/24: Physical copies of Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition are back in stock at GameStop, but sold out everywhere else it has become available. It still hasn’t shown up at Amazon, Target, or Walmart, and we’ll update this page if/when it does. It’s also available to preorder in digital format from the Nintendo eShop.

The Nintendo Switch may be nearing the end of its run as Nintendo gears up for its successor, but the Mario company isn’t done releasing games just yet. Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, a collection of over 150 challenges from 13 different NES games, is coming exclusively to Switch on July 18. It’s available for preorder now in digital edition, but physical editions have sold out everywhere they’ve become available.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (Physical Edition)

Out July 18

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

The physical edition of the game is called the Deluxe Set, and for good reason. It comes with a physical copy of game itself, plus the following physical items:

  • Gold-colored replica NES cartridge
  • 13 art cards
  • 5 pins

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (Digital Edition)

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (Digital Edition)

If you don’t want all cool the physical extras, you can preorder the game on the Nintendo eShop for $29.99.

What is Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition?


Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition is kind of a mini-game compilation, but the mini-games are all challenges based on 13 classic NES games. We’re talking games like all three NES Super Mario Bros. games, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus, and more.

There’s a Speedrun Mode that has you run through sections of the games as fast as you can to set new personal records. There’s a World Championship Mode with global online leaderboards so you can compete with others. Party Mode lets you play local competitions with up to 8 players.

Games Included in Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

  • Balloon Fight
  • Donkey Kong
  • Excitebike
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Metroid
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

See our article about the game’s announcement for more information.

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