GoldenEye 007 Hits Nintendo Switch, Xbox: How To Play & Fix Switch Controls

GoldenEye 007 Hits Nintendo Switch, Xbox: How To Play & Fix Switch Controls

GoldenEye 007 Hits Nintendo Switch, Xbox: How To Play & Fix Switch Controls

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Load up your silent PP7s and prime these remote mines: GoldenEye 007 is available now on the Nintendo Switch Online and Xbox Game Pass subscription service. The loved one james bond The first-person shooter originally hit the N64 in 1997, and this is the game’s first re-release since then.

Play GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo Switch

You will need to be a Switch Online subscriber $50 per year expansion pack level to access GoldenEye and other N64 games. Online multiplayer is exclusive to the Switch version, the official 007 website noted, but that version is otherwise the same as the N64 original.

The default control scheme will probably look a little weird, but Reddit user Cuesport77 has suggested some changes that will bring it in line with modern shooters. I tested this, and it works like a charm (although I chose to use left analog stick to move, right to aim).

1. Go to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Change Button Assignments.

2. Create a control profile for GoldenEye.

3. Remap the left analog stick to function as the right analog.

4. Remap the right analog stick to function as the left analog.

5. Remap the ZR button to work like ZL, so you can shoot with ZR.

6. Remap ZL to work like L, so you can manually aim with ZL.

7. (Optional) Remap L to work like B, so you can activate things with L.

8. (Optional) Remap R to work like A, so you can switch weapons with R.

(You will now need to navigate using the right analog stick and A/B or L/R, depending on whether you followed steps 6 and 7.)

9. Launch GoldenEye and begin a mission by navigating menus with the right analog stick.

ten. Pause and go to Controls.

11. Upgrade from version 1.1 Honey to version 1.2 Solitaire.

12. Skip to Settingsand set the Look Up/Down parameter to Upright.

Play GoldenEye 007 on Xbox

The Game Pass version is playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S. A subscription costs $10 per monthalthough people who own a digital copy of Rare replay, the compilation of 30 classic games released in 2015, can also access GoldenEye for free. This does not apply to physical copies of Rare Replay, and the game is not available for purchase separately.

“The game now offers modern control options (including dual analog stick support) and constant refresh rate, running at native 16:9 resolution up to 4K Ultra HD (if supported)” , Craig Duncan, head of Microsoft-owned developer Rare, said in a blog post marking the game’s release. competent officers.”

So it offers more modern bells and whistles than the Switch version, but lacks online multiplayer (you’ll still have local split-screen).

What’s wrong with GoldenEye 007?

GoldenEye’s return was revealed in a Nintendo Direct Live Stream last September.

As a licensed link to the 1995 film which featured actor Pierce Brosnan as the legendary british secret agent, the game received critical acclaim for its fun single-player campaign and epic split-screen competitive multiplayer. It became N64’s third best-selling title, with 8.09 million units sold – it was only surpassed by Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64, which sold 11.91 million and 9 respectively. .87 million copies.

Rare also developed the follow-up to GoldenEye Perfect Dark for the N64 in 2000, before Microsoft acquired the company in 2002.

Get ready to revisit the split-screen multiplayer mayhem of the 90s.


Fans expected a remaster for Microsoft Xbox Series X and S to be revealed for months, as his accomplishments have been repeatedly leaked. It was reportedly slated for release on Xbox 360 in the late 2010s, and an apparent extended gameplay video surfaced in 2016. At the time, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the game license fees complicated efforts to get it on console. The versions delivered on Switch and Xbox are not remasters, but improved versions of the original game.

Original developer David Doak, whose face was famously used for Bond’s ally in the game, Dr. Doakexpressed both joy and displeasure in a statement to CNET.

“It’s heartwarming and very special to see the outpouring of love and nostalgia for the game, it’s amazing to have been part of the team that created something that has impacted so many people in a positive way “, he wrote. “It’s disappointing that none of the parties involved in this re-release have attempted to implicate the original team in any way. It’s shabby and dishonest.”

Doak regularly tweets about the game and engages with fans. Last September, he posted a photo of himself dressed as his in-game counterpart, and joked that players shouldn’t “come cry” if they’re having trouble unlocking the infamous Invincibility cheat. This is one of the hardest challenges in the game – you have to beat the Facility level in under 2 minutes and 5 seconds to get it. He spoke at length about the game’s development over the years and tweeted a 1997 photo of the original development team Wednesday.

Read more: GoldenEye at 20: We’re Breeding a Martini for Classic Game

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Bond’s first appearance, in author Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale. Last year was the 60th anniversary of the Bond film franchise — with the latest movie no time to die now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video – but the series is in flux as fans await the announcement of Daniel Craig’s successor in the role. Developer Hitman IO Interactive is also is working on his own Bond game.


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