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Over the weekend we reported on an updated version of the NES game “Golf” hidden away on each and every Nintendo Switch system. Now the internet has discovered how to unlock it and it turns out to be perhaps the most touching Easter egg in video game history.

To start with, your Nintendo Switch must be timed to July 11th, the anniversary of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata’s death. Then, with detached Joy-Con, you perform his iconic “directly to you” pose.

If successful, you hear a voice clip from the man himself and unlock the game. You can check out the process in this video from fire3element.

It’s worth noting that Golf was one of the first games Satoru Iwata worked on as a programmer. On Twitter, Justin Epperson (@sprsk) reports that Japanese internet users have taken to calling the Easter egg an “omamori” (a protective or luck giving charm) from Iwata, embedded in every Switch.

Needless to say it’s a very sweet tribute to the man who no doubt shaped Nintendo and the Switch into what they have become today.

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Written by Tom Brown

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.