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NES Remix 2 Review

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So, yeah, before
you could say, “I want a sequel to NES
Remix,
” we got a sequel announced a mere few months after the first game
was released. NES Remix was a fun set
of WarioWare-style games, but due to
a lack of super popular NES titles, it had some potential that was left on the
cutting room floor. And I mean, did we really need Urban Champion or Pinball?
Luckily, the gaming line-up for the sequel has basically an all-star cast of
some of the most popular games of all time for the NES. I decided to write up a
quick review of the sequel since there really isn’t that much difference
between the two. How about we get started?

If
you played NES Remix, then you have
played NES Remix 2. The game is
filled with a multitude of first party NES titles that came out two or more
years after the original release of the NES. Instead of including a majority of
the black box games, you have a list of games including Dr. Mario, Ice Hockey, Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure, Mario Open Golf,
Metroid, Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels,
Wario’s Woods, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Zelda II: The Adventures of Link
.
Just like in the last game, each of the NES games listed above will have a
certain set of challenges that you must complete in order to unlock more Remix
stages and other NES games. For example, you will start out with about five or
so of the games listed, but will be able to unlock more of them as you play.

The
Remix stages this time are a lot more challenging due to the different line-up
of games that are in this sequel. For example, you have a stage where you are
playing Kirby’s Adventure and are
fighting the first boss, but Boos from Super
Mario Bros. 3
are right behind you, and you must beat the boss before those
Boos get you. Another stage has you fighting Bowser from Super Mario Bros. 3 as Peach from Super Mario Bros. 2. You will have two sets of Remix stages and
bonus challenges. Outside of that, you have two other game modes. The first one
is an entire version of Super Luigi Bros.,
a mirror opposite of the original Super
Mario Bros.
game where you play as Luigi. The second game mode is basically
a version of the infamous Nintendo World Champion carts where you play three
different games in a certain amount of time, and try to get the high scores. In
a sense, this is a better way to get a Nintendo World Champion experience
without having to shell out $1500 or more for a physical copy of the game. It
might not be the exact same games in said cartridges, but hey, I would rather
not spend that much on any game. For $15 you get a lot of content and hours of
challenging gameplay that will take you a couple hours to beat.

Graphically,
the game is nice. Of course, some of the NES games have better graphics or art
direction and hold up a little better than the others, but to me, they look
good. The music outside of the NES games is pretty much the same so you will
hear the same main menu music and the same victory or defeat music when you go
through a stage.

So,
what do I personally think is bad about this game? Well, while I did enjoy
getting to see some more variety among NES games, I do think the Remix
challenges are more hit-or-miss this time. A lot of them are creative, but some
of them are a little forgettable. I also wish there was some kind of price
reduction if you already have the first game. I think it would entice people to
download both games so they can get double the amount of creative challenges.
Another complaint I have is that I wish some NES games had more challenges than
others. I had way too much fun with the Punch-Out!!
challenges, and I was disappointed that there were only seven of them.

Final Verdict: More of the same fun!

Other than that,
if you loved the first game, you will probably enjoy this game. It is $15 right
now on the Nintendo Wii U eShop, and I would personally recommend it. I hope
they do more of these games since they have said recently that they are
interested in doing the same thing to Game Boy games, Super Nintendo games, and
some of their third-party releases from said systems. That would be kind of
cool if they could make them all fun in their own unique way. What else can I
say, other than check this game out.

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Our Verdict
NES Remix 2 Review
More variety in NES games and is still a lot of fun to playthrough
SOme of the Remix stages were hit or miss, Each game should have an equal amount of challenges, and $15 is a bit much
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Cameron Ward
Hello Gamnesia! My name is Cameron Ward, but you can call me camseyeview. I have been gaming since the mid 90’s and I still enthusiastically play video games today! I have been writing reviews for about 5 years now and have recently made a website called camseyeview.biz for my reviews and other special feature articles on gaming. I love many varieties of game genres, but I am mostly a Nintendo and Sony fan. However, I do enjoy Microsoft games also. Got a question to ask me? Have a video game to recommend for a game review? An upcoming game or game developer you want me to do a Thoughts On um, on? Ask away!

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