Modders Have Found The NES Game Golf Inside The Switch Firmware
The Switch's console interface is among our favorites in recent memory. It's snappy and sounds nice. Also, it might have an emulated copy of the NES game Golf inside of it, which is nice. Wait, what?
Back in July, modders on Switchbrew.org who had been taking the Switch's firmware apart found an NES emulator called "flog." Whether this was the Switch's emulator for upcoming virtual console games or something else was unclear at the time. Recently, however, they've discovered that it actually contains one game: Golf, for the NES.
The title being inside the firmware since launch is no accident. As you can see in the screen above, this emulated version comes with JoyCon controller icons, which means "Flog" is not only fully compatible with the console it's inside, but that Nintendo actually put in enough effort to draw up those icons, which means that, to some degree, it expected to release this version to the public.
Is there a hidden way to launch the game from the system menu? Was it an Easter egg that was abandoned mid-development? No one knows just yet.
These modders should have come to me! I know my Flog Gnaws from my Golf Wangs from my Wolf Gangs.