Back in July, enterprising dataminers discovered that every single Nintendo Switch system already contains a hidden NES emulator, inaccessible through normal means. After a few more months of delving, the site SwitchBrew.org has discovered that the file, named “flog”, is actually an emulator wrapped around the classic NES launch game Golf (which, as it turns out, is “flog” backwards).

The site also shares some purported images of the game, showing that the hidden game even includes new motion controls for the Joy-Con.

While Nintendo has confirmed its future NES and SNES Virtual Console library on Switch will include online play, nothing has been said about motion controls. Perhaps more games will be adapted to use new technology?

As of now we don’t know how to access this bizarre “flog” game, or if we’ll ever get to play it. We’ll be sure to bring coverage on the Switch’s retro game selection as Nintendo unveils more about it.

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Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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