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Release Date: April 25th, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2013

NES Remix 2

Overview -

Something must've went right. Only 4 months after 'NES Remix,' Nintendo chalked in a sequel on the Wii U eShop. With a new collection of NES classics from which microgames are created and mashed together, 'NES Remix 2' seeks to continue the parallel objectives of keeping the Wii U relevant and marketing Virtual Console titles. Can Samus, Kirby and Pit stand side-by-side with Mario and Zelda in this sequel?

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Release Date:
April 25th, 2014

Video Review


The remixes, thankfully, take some visual liberties with the old material. What were once static backgrounds are now more vibrant and display shadows of old characters. Giant Boos stalk you in a 'Metroid' level and darkened levels with only spotlights to guide your way turn a familiar romp into a minor horror story. I kind of wish every single challenge at least saw a visual makeover, but most of the time you're looking at art from thirty years ago, which is nostalgic and fun, yet lacking in any real oomph.

Audio Review


Nintendo learned its lesson from the first title and really toned down the menu music. Whereas in 'NES Remix' we were subjugated to the boundlessly enthusiastic, 'NES Remix 2' continues the strong Nintendo tradition of elevated elevator music to guide you from menu to menu. It's both a relief and a reminder that getting in your face is not the best way to get noticed.

Final Thoughts

It's hard to judge this game without taking strong notice of its position on the eShop. Were it free, I'd probably be much more receptive to the idea (like everything else on the planet), as in some ways it's a demo application with in-app purchases for the full titles. That's fine, but it still costs $15, and the only way to judge its content is to judge the way these titles are actually remixed and thrown together. The content itself is decades old.

NES Remix 2