NES Remix Review | April 27, 2016 Nintendo Exclusive Title
NES Remix is a collection of classic Nintendo games that are used in a series of mini challenges. Some of the challenges are only a few seconds long and some of them are deep and intelligent requiring you to do several things back to back in order to meet the conditions. Nintendo has a huge library of games at their disposal and they are always finding ways to introduce them to new audiences and remind lifelong gamers of games they love from their past. With the announcement that Nintendo will now be getting into games for smartphones and tablets NES Remix is a perfect game to get the ball rolling. A great use of NES games and we enjoyed playing some classic moments.
In NES remix there are over 200 challenges to play. They span over 16 games from the NES or Nintendo Entertainment System from the mid 1980’s to the early 1990’s. We loved that Nintendo included some well-known games like The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike, the original Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. The goal is to get through the challenges in the amount of time given and you get a rating between 1 and 3 stars. The more stars you get the more challenges you get to unlock. If you have played Angry Birds and any of the recent Super Mario Bros. games NES Remix has the same 3 star rating system. Not all of the challenges are time based but most of them are.
The classic Nintendo games are exactly like you remember and that is mostly good. But, that also means that the sloppy controls from early NES games remain and are still a problem. Time through the game varies greatly, somewhere between 10 to 15 hours. If you want to get all of the stars then that takes some practice and adds some replay value but after you get 3 stars in all of the challenges there is no real reason to go back and play the game again. NES Remix is worth paying under $15.00 for regardless if you play these games on an original Nintendo back in the day or if you are new to gaming. Truth be told we feel like under $10.00 is a much better price point but you are going to be stuck with the $15.00 mostly because NES Remix does not go on sale from eShop often. But, remember Nintendo has been recently talking about putting some of their games other platforms besides their own.