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NES Golf hidden within Switch’s firmware

Posted on September 16, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Back in July, we heard that Switch has an internal built-in emulator. Additional information surfaced about the situation today.

What was originally known a couple of months ago is that the emulator came with the name “flog”. That’s no ordinary name. “Flog” is actually “Golf”… just backwards. All Switch systems have Golf from the NES hidden away, and believe it or not, it comes with two-player Joy-Con support.

The discovery itself is extremely interesting. But aside from that, what’s up with the pictures of the Joy-Con controllers? Some are also speculating that there’s hidden way to launch Golf from the Switch menu, but no one has a solution at present.

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  • GoldenTriforce

    Is it known if it is the same controls? That looks to me that it is telling you to swing the joycon and hold ZL, but Ive never played NES Golf and that probably isn’t how you would play so…

  • TruExtent

    Motion controls for an NES game? Interesting. I wonder how that works.

  • Hidden Flare

    Interesting… Looks very interesting. They are going to switch some older games up. Oh want to mention I think the joy con motion control looking thing is likely to happen, but they well of course allow classic controls.

  • damn folks hackin switch already
    lookin forward to Switch U in 2020

  • awng782

    Looking forward to someone finding Sorb Oiram Repus hidden within the Switch’s firmware.

    • Reggie

      Adlez Fo Dnegel for me.

      • awng782

        I wish someone told Nintendo to hurry up and bring Elosnoc Lautriv to the Switch already.

      • Blanco8x8

        Suraci Dik for me.

        • TruExtent

          I personally want Noollab Thgif.

    • Luigi Kirby

      If someone could find 3 Rehtom in the Switch firmware, that would be insane.

      • awng782

        I hope Nintendo announces Ruof Emirp Diortem too…

        Wait…they already did at their thgiltops 3E…

    • Carlos

      I’d rather have 3 Sorb Oiram Repus

    • Exy

      I’m on the hunt for Noipmahc Nabru and I think I’m nearly ready to publish my findings.

  • Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I think a similar idea was going to be attempted on the Wii too, but the closest we got was the Duck Hunt type games on Wii U.

  • Exy

    On the greeeeeeen.

  • Snackster1001

    This just adds to my belief that virtual console is ready, but Nintendo won’t release it until next year once the SNES classic has run its course (Holidays)

  • Justin McQuillen

    I just want to play this because it looks fun. NES Golf with motion controls. I’m in.

  • Tlink7

    Inb4 NES Golf gets a VC release in like five months and will, again, cost 5 euros