Apart from major releases like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Paper Mario: The Origami King, Nintendo's also released some lowkey titles this year. One was the free-to-download Switch eShop title, Jump Rope Challenge. The game was made by a small group of Nintendo developers during lockdown.
It's already been updated once with new backgrounds and costumes and now version 1.2.0 has arrived - adding a results screen you can view after 100 days and the ability to reset records after 100 days (thanks, Oatmeal Dome).
If you still haven't downloaded this game, you might want to hurry up. As originally noted by Nintendo when the game was made available, this is a "limited-time release" until the end of September. So grab it while you still can.
Get up and get moving in the simple new Jump Rope Challenge game, now available for free as a limited-time release until the end of September in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system and on Nintendo.com.
Have you downloaded this update yet? Are you still playing Jump Rope Challenge on a regular basis? Tell us down below.
I love the updates Nintendo has done for this game, but what on earth is up with them and limited releases lately?!
Stop. With. The. Limited. Releases.
@Northwind Yep, as long as you claim it before the end of September.
I hope there are some more cat backgrounds.
I know this isn't a major game on the Switch, but what's up with the limited releases?
Nintendo's strength is their games, and we're going to buy them...so why stop us?
Anything that is not better than Jump Rope Challenge should also be removed from the eShop.
The game is literally free. The time limit is to download it until it's going to be paid. It's obvious, my god.
It's like you guys began being consumers today.
The jump rope motions cause me pain in my left knee, so I don't play it much (if I do, however, I bounce up and down so the controllers register the motion).
It’s so sad that all these sites and YouTube channels are silent about being critical about these limited releases when it’s some of the most shady stuff Nintendo is currently doing.
@Northwind Only other limited releases I can think of were the The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary game and the Zelda orchestra videos. (The latter was a Club Nintendo reward though) All of them are unobtainable now. Oh and I believe there was some kind of Animal Crossing photo app for 3DS that is another example of limited release but I'm not 100% sure on that one. Might have just been exclusive to Europe.
Are people really complaining about a free little time waster being a limited time release as if a year from now someone is going to be sat in front of their Switch thinking yeah i really wish i could get me some Jump Rope Challenge right about now.
They're withdrawing it so they can sell 30 seconds worth of gameplay in physical format for $60. Coming this holiday season!
Remember the price hike from the original eShop release of FreakyForms compared to the slightly updated retail release?
limited release from major companies need to just stop behaving like a disney vault.
I live in an upstairs apartment, and I’m a grown man... so I’ve been hesitant to try this. Lol
@Deku-Scrub disney does it all the time
Tvis is part of my daily routine ♡♡♡♡ 500 jumps, with dumbells for arms and back, a lil bit of abs, and repeat. 5 series total for 2500 jumps everyday. Though free, I loved this and will continue to use it for a while.
The game was designed to help people exercise during Covid lockdown when they couldn't leave their houses, hence it being limited edition.
@Nemesis666 In all honesty, they sound like the type of consumer that goes into CEX demanding a refund!
Imagine if it got a limited physical release... Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... Mass Hysteria!
They'll pull it, rebrand it as "Super Mario Jumprope" and ask $60 for it.
A limited release of a collection of highly beloved, highly requested games after months of financial pressures, job losses, and a resulting recession for £50, is a bit different from an unexpected, small jump rope exercise game released during the beginning of a pandemic lockdown for £0.
The context is important, and the context is why the 3D All Stars release is so bad.
Why limited? The game is free! It's not even about getting money because of FOMO. People who'll be getting a Switch this Christmas won't be able to download it. I love defending Nintendo, but those limited time digital release are BEYOND stupid!
I think Nintendo will be moving alot of content onto a premium Gold Service next year
@NintendoPok no it's not
The Game and Watch and the Super Mario 35 game are also limited release.
While I can see your point about anniversary editions being limited, why limit a digital version? Limited run physical releases make sense, but what is lost by Nintendo to keep super mario 3D all stars on the eshop? If there is no reason that is practical there is only one reason that is insidious.
As for the super mario 35 there is no excuse for releasing a digital game for 6 months, regardless if it is free or otherwise. it's just silly. If you are going to claim that they want to start charging for it then explain their approach with Tetris 99. These things are part of NSO, the monthly price you pay should go towards these benefits even if they add paid content afterwards. Anti-consumer moves should be chastised, complacency only allows for further abuse.
As for this jump rope game, it's free to all and if Nintendo wants to pull it I personally don't believe there is anything wrong with it. It is not an online game so its functionality isn't stripped with Nintendo pulling it off the store, those who want it should get in on it now so they can have it (potentially) forever
Why a limited release when they can just make this a nintendo online exclusive giving more value to the poor service?
@Nemesis666 Does that mean 3D All Stars becomes free after March 2021?
What? I don’t recall Nintendo of America saying anything about it being limited time. Do you have a source?
@joemomma2112 because it is a EVENT game. they released this stuff for one reason: 35th ANNIVERSARY. you are crazy if you think nintendo would do this just because they can.
also ZELDAS 35th is 5 months away NO FRICKIN way there gonna shove more mario down peoples throats in 2021. Thats zeldas year followed by POKEMON 25th.
so yeah nintendo has bigger fish to fry the mario also limited = higher demand. its a anniversary collection.
sorry you are wrong because 25th anniversary on the wii they DID THE EXACT SAME THING.
@joemomma2112 PS disney does the THE EXACT SAME THING with there animated movies and no one cares.
@joemomma2112 potienally forever? dude some day the switch online services will go away along with your games.
1) Your games stay on your switch if it is already downloaded, you do not need online service to play games offline. The phrase "potentially forever" is in reference to that fact. As long as you do not delete the game and your switch remains in working condition, it is yours to play
2) Disney no longer has a vault with Disney + around (Except fantasia and the jungle book according to Wikipedia). Also it is not the same thing as Disney would rerelease them every 5 - 7 years, Nintendo is not doing that.
3) It seems your point is Nintendo can do what ever they want. Your right they can, however it does not make it a consumer forward move that has no other motive then to exploit consumers
a) "you are crazy if you think nintendo would do this just because they can" Would you consider NSO's NES and SNES collections the same thing? These type of things should exist to fill out NSO, like Tetris 99
b) "also ZELDAS 35th is 5 months away NO FRICKIN way there gonna shove more mario down peoples throats in 2021" Should they remove mario odyssey from store shelves and eshop as well? Maybe remove NSMBU Deluxe too? Hell cancel the SM3DW remaster. I believe 2 games can coexist on the market without nintendo losing money.
c) "sorry you are wrong because 25th anniversary on the wii they DID THE EXACT SAME THING." That was a collectors edition with packed in extras. There was no digital version of that game. Like all collectors editions you expect them to be limited in quantity. (Turns out they rereleased it under the nintendo selects like 5 years later without the pack ins so your point is moot) Super Mario 3D All Stars is not a collectors edition, it is a standard game. It is not in limited quantity because it is digital, nor have they said that the physical version is. I am willing to bet the physical edition gets restocks when it inevitably sells out in the first month, collectors editions typically do not restock.
d) "Chill" I am chill, just not happy with this very anti-consumer move. The presence of caps in your comments, however, display a very lack of "chill" on your end
A side note: I am an avid nintendo fan who has already pre-ordered the game, excited to play SM 35 and will probably get that game and watch thing. This doesn't mean that as a "fanboy" I should be happy with bad business practices, even if it is from my favorite company. Often I will be a Nintendo apologist, defending the meager offerings for NSO and Nintendo's lack of technological advancement in the online gaming space. However this move seems so calculated to drum up hype in a very artificial and cynical way. I can only hope that by March there is a clearer reason why they would do this, I don't peg nintendo to pull EA level shenanigans
-Mr Freeze (The chilliest around)
@chiefeagle02 It also hurts my knee
Nintendo should change their company name to Nintendo Limited cause it seems like limiting crap is what they're good at nowadays.
I downloaded it, but never played it lol
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