Nintendo has surprised fans who purchased the Nintendo Switch Online service by adding a fourth game to the new titles added to the Nintendo Entertainment System service.
Nintendo had previously announced that NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon's Key, and Super Dodge Ball were going to be the added games on October 10th. When fans updated the Nintendo Entertainment System service, they discovered that an unannounced fourth game had been added.
The Legend of Zelda SP (which is referred to as The Legend of Zelda: Living The Life Of Luxury in the game's description) is a much easier version of The Legend of Zelda. When you boot the game, you already have most of the items, as well as two-hundred and fifty-five rupees.
The screenshot above shows you the starting load-out that you receive in The Legend of Zelda SP. What Link lacks in hearts, he makes up for in bags of cash and powerful gear.
Nintendo is no stranger to creating remixed versions of the older games, as that was the entire point of the NES Remix games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
There are likely many fans who are disappointed by the fact that The Legend of Zelda SP is an easy mode mod, rather than one that made the game more difficult. A much harder version of The Legend of Zelda may have earned the Nintendo Switch Online service some positive press from streamers who wanted to try and tackle a new version of a classic retro title.
There are other games that have been mentioned in various Nintendo Switch Online reports that are supposed to be receiving their own SP ports, including Double Dragon, Metroid, Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. Nintendo had never defined what SP actually meant in terms of changes to the game, but it seems as if they will be easier versions of more difficult titles.
NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon's Key, Super Dodge Ball and The Legend of Zelda SP are now available to subscribers of the Nintendo Switch Online service.