Have you wished all of favorite NES games would come back in a remixed sort of way? With Nintendo’s new game, NES Remix for the Wii U, people can now enjoy these classic games with several challenges for each one.
NES Remix starts by showing a bunch of 8bit references to NES games with old-school music, which is an awesome start for a video game. Then the player chooses any of the games to play. Each game has a set of challenges from the Donkey Kong game making you climb to the top as Link, to beating World1-1 backwards in Super Mario Bros. Each game has the music from its original game, which is a neat feature and in the main screen while choosing a game, the soundtrack sounds like an old NES song but remixed. Each games has many challenges anywhere from about 10ish-24is for the game. One problem though is that Nintendo should have improved upon the “frustrating” play control of the vintage Ice Climber in this game, but sadly they did not. Another problem was the lack of multiplayer functionality and online leaderboards as well, but with NES Remix 2 announced, maybe those problems will be fixed in it.
All 16 games on NES Remix: Balloon Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, Excitebike, Golf, Ice Climbers, Mario Bros., Pinball, Super Mario Bros., Tennis, The Legend of Zelda, Urban Champion, and Wrecking Crew.
Most challenges are simply excerpts from vintage games, involving timed tasks such as speedrunning, clearing an area without dying, or defeating a certain number of enemies while utilizing a given power-up. But the remix stages are where the game shines. The remix categories are additionally based on the fundamental reshaping or combination of games, sometimes by blending in more modern graphical features of the Wii U, for a new experience that may even be technologically impossible on the vintage NES. For example: completing a darkened level which is lit only by a spotlight, superimposed over the player’s character, or navigating upon disappearing platforms in Super Mario Bros. Overall, NES Remix is a great little game to play with friends, but with no multiplayer or leaderboards or a retail copy, (this game can only be bought on the Wii U EShop) it may keep away certain gamers.
Therefore, NES Remix is a not so bad party game to keep people entertained for a while. I personally enjoyed replaying these games with the challenges, but I will admit that the best challenges are the remix stages. I would give this a 7/10.