Now that the NES Golf easter egg has been proven to be true on Nintendo Switch, it’s time to think about why Nintendo decided to choose Satoru Iwata’s death anniversary as a way to access the hidden game.
Justin Epperson, a Senior Associate Producer at 8-4, has shared his thoughts on the NES Golf easter egg.
According to Justin, Japanese users on the Internet are calling the NES Golf easter egg Omamori, which also means “a charm from Iwata”. NES Golf is a game that was coded by Satoru Iwata.
When a Japanese person visits a shrine, they will usually purchase an Omamori. Keeping one close to you will protect you or bring you good luck.
Thus, Justin concluded that the idea behind sealing NES Golf into every Switch in the world is so that Iwata can “watch over every unit”.
What do you think of the idea behind NES Golf being treated as an Omamori charm for every single Switch in the world? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!