Rare's 1997 first-person-shooter classic GoldenEye 007 is finally available to play on Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles and with this new release, fans are already finding some strange oddities while playing these newly emulated versions.
Thanks to Polygon and its deputy editor for service & guides Matthew Reynolds, for example, we now know that the game's famous cheat codes won't actually work in the Xbox version of the game. This was something fans of the game suspected, as there's no way to enter the N64 codes on the Xbox controller.
Traditionally, on the N64 version of the game, you could either complete a set of requirements or enter a series of controller inputs to unlock cheats like Tiny Bond or DK Mode (Big Heads). On this new Xbox version, however, you're only able to unlock them by completing the necessary in-game requirements.
Speaking to Polygon, the Xbox spokesperson issued the following statement:
“This version of GoldenEye 007 is, for the majority, as players know and love from the 1997 version. Specifically for cheats, these can be unlocked by completing levels in the required time, rather than with the button codes previously used.”
As for the Nintendo Switch version of the game, the cheat codes are still present, according to Reynolds, though they are somewhat difficult to activate. This is because you'll need to translate the N64 inputs to the more modern Nintendo Switch controls.