Nintendo introduces rewind function for Switch NES games

first_img Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. NES games are, if you hadn’t noticed, punishingly hard. We’ve been so mollycoddled by generous save states and infinite respawns to the degree that getting to the end of Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels feels thoroughly insurmountable.Nintendo has a new feature to help. From July 17, NES games on the Switch will be getting a rewind function, allowing you to nail those tricky bits once and for all. Related: Best Nintendo Switch gamesAs you can see from the video above, the Switch will be constantly saving snapshots of your play, allowing you to quickly go back in time and do things differently to stay around that little bit longer. Though if you’re really dying at the second enemy of Super Mario Bros. 3, then you may well be beyond help.In any case, it’s pretty simple to activate: just press ZL and ZR at the same time, and you’ll be presented with a set of snapshots to select. Yes, it’ll take some of the challenge away, but at least it’ll reduce the ever-present risk of your Switch getting thrown across the room in frustration.Related: Best upcoming Switch gamesIf this feels familiar to you, you may have used Nintendo’s SNES Classic, which has a similar feature. Given the Switch’s emulator seems to have a lot in common with Nintendo’s retro hardware, it’s perhaps unsurprising to see the feature repeated – but it’s still a very welcome addition. Especially for those still struggling to get through Zelda II: The Adventures of Link.   Rewind isn’t the only thing coming to the Switch on July 17. Two more games will be added to the NES arcade: Wrecking Crew and Donkey Kong 3 will be joining the party, taking the number of classic games available to Switch Online subscribers up to 44. Will you be using the rewind function, or does that take the fun out of things? Let us know what you think on Twitter: @TrustedReviews. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time.last_img

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