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Nintendo Surprise-Drops New Mode for the NES ‘Legend of Zelda’!

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Nintendo dropped a few new NES games on subscribers to its Switch Online service today, including Solomon’s Key, Super Dodge Ball, and NES Open. But like most NES games, those games are incredibly difficult. What are the gaming babies — the tiniest amongst us, either in age or ability — supposed to play? Well, the Switch Online also included a surprise — a new version of the original Legend of Zelda called The Legend of Zelda: Living the life of luxury! It starts Link out with a sh*t ton of Rupees and a lot of the end-game equipment like the White Sword, Blue Ring, and Power Bracelet.

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I don’t know if there’d be quite so many Octoroks in my life of luxury, but hey, that’s me.
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Remember Funky Mode from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze? It let you play as Funky and start out with more hearts, an extra jump, and a skateboard so spikes couldn’t hurt you. It made the game practically impossible to lose. That’s what’s going on here in the The Legend of Zelda: Living the life of luxury! — now anyone, of any skill level, can play and enjoy The Legend of Zelda.

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Master using it? Who’s got the time?!
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And while Funky Mode is absolutely fun, it does lessen Tropical Freeze. The joy in games is in how tough they are, and how accomplished you feel when you succeed! If you want to conquer monsters without any effort, go step on an anthill. If you want to be a hero, play The Legend of Zelda as it was meant to be played — late at night at your cousin’s house because you for some reason had a Sega Master System.

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It’s not as fun today.
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