NES Remix gets a sequel on Wii U, includes even more retro Nintendo hits

Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, Kirby, and more make an appearance in this follow-up to Nintendo's retro-themed game mash up.

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Last year's surprise mash-up of classic Nintendo games, NES Remix, is getting a sequel. Announced today, today during the Nintendo Direct presentation, NES Remix 2 will feature games from later in the system's life. According to the presentation, you can expect to see:

  • Ice Hockey
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (American version -- known as Doki Doki Panic in Japan)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japanese version)
  • Kirby Adventure
  • Metroid
  • Wario's Woods
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Adventure of Link
  • Dr. Mario
  • Kid Icarus
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Punch-Out!!

The game will also include a full version of a minigame featured in the original Remix where you control Luigi as you travel backwards through the original Super Mario Bros. game. Dubbed Super Luigi Bros., this take on Nintendo's classic platformer offers a new and disconcerting way to experience a game you're probably intimately familiar with.

Discussion

28 comments
Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

I enjoyed the first but thought it over priced and many of the remixes lack creativity.The new one uses a better selection of games to my mind and comes with a mildly modified version of smb so it's probably better value. I can't see myself buying it but if I hadn't bought the first this could have been the one to get.

shangtsung7
shangtsung7

its too bad they aren't doing all these as hd remakes but thats probably expecting way too much,  still like the idea of this and once again i'm wondering why the hell i haven't bought a WIIU yet..

ziproy
ziproy

I played the Luigi mini-game in the Mario All-Stars bundle for Snes. I never knew what made it different till now

chkmarc
chkmarc

First game was excellent...can't wait for the second one.

divinejester
divinejester

Wow. Well I don't want business model nintendo follows but apparently in their book, packaging together games 2-3 decades old is considered a game changer.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

So Wii Fit, Picmin, and Wonderful 101 are the latest Nintendo franchises in the past ten years?

RIP N.

playstationzone
playstationzone

sorry  how about  put all  old  Nintendo  and Super Nintendo games on store but why do another remix games.

stuff238
stuff238

This collection of mini games looks terrible.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

No thanks, I just discovered I can actually emulate all N64 and prior games on my PSP without Jailbraking it...Going for Ocarina on the PSP now =)

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

Finally some games for the WiiU I guess...can't believe they are going to charge people money for that

Defender1978
Defender1978

Awesome.  I'll be picking up both of those.

xcollector
xcollector

I haven't even got the first one yet and a sequel is already coming out. Maybe if I wait longer I can get the complete edition on disc.

omar_q
omar_q

How long will you stay stuck in the past, Nintendo? 

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@divinejester  They aren't packaging games together. It's a minigame collection similar to Warioware.

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

@divinejester  Does everything they do have to be a game changer? Can't they make the odd low key game?

aci808
aci808

Cool story bro, the ending kinda sucks though.

schu
schu

@divinejester  


If it works it works. I'm game. I love that stuff. Game players now days are noobs. Did you ever beat castlevania 2 on nes? thats right. I did.

chev7781
chev7781

@Sevenizz And you're ignoring all the other games because you're a troll? 

RIP Sevenizz's sex life. 

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

@omar_q err what's wrong with that? the gaming industry doesn't revolve around you nor you're the only gamer in the world.  there's always new gamers and what's wrong with them enjoy games that you enjoy back in the 80's and 90's, but I doubt you were old enough enough or born yet during the 8-bit era to play with your immaturity ignorant comment because today's Nintendo Direct isn't all about NES Remix. 

shangtsung7
shangtsung7

@schu @divinejester  i'm sure you did but you know as well as i do that you didn't figure it out on your own,  NOBODY COULD!   like me you nintendo power'd your way through it..  lol

jharring
jharring

@troll_eat_troll @omar_q There's nothing wrong with enjoying old games, but this NES Remix thing isn't even the full games themselves.  More like just tiny slices of the games themselves being thrown together as "challenges". 

BeefoTheBold
BeefoTheBold

@troll_eat_troll @omar_q 

I own and have played more than two-thirds of the games on that list. Sure, there's nothing wrong with new gamers enjoying the games of the past, but it's not like the question is completely invalid. 

But let's be real here for a moment: Nintendo is pretty consistently backwards looking these days. Whether it is re-releasing old hits with a face lift or churning out the latest Mario or Zelda, their pitch is almost completely nostalgia based and has been for almost a decade or more. 

I loved "Ice Hockey" back in the day but it does NOT hold up well in the present. Nintendo has tried some bold stuff on the hardware front, but they play it safer than ANYONE on the software front. Wouldn't mind seeing those two trends reversed a bit. For example, release a full powered console without a gamepad type controller and then do a brand new first party IP game that is outside of their comfort zone and wheel house.


Now I know many Nintendo fans will respond that they love Nintendo's games and not to try and fix what isn't broken, but this is one old Nintendo fan who has started to find their appeals to nostalgia increasingly...cynical.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@doraemonllh1989@troll_eat_troll@omar_q You do know Sony is doing pretty bad right?  Nintendo is in no way failing  Failing with the Wii U maybe, but as a Company they're fine.  They didn't need to drop or sell parts of their company like Sony