NES Remix 2
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Revisiting retro games in NES Remix 2 is a fun way to revisit the classics, or introduce them to someone new.
The component games are better than the first time round but less well suited to the mini-game format, resulting in two unsatisfying halves of what could have been the perfect retro compilation.
It's fun nostalgia, but that's about it
NES Remix is a fun way to remind yourself to play through the classics again.
NES Remix 2 makes decades-old games feel fresh and new
The fundamental premise of NES Remix 2 remains sound, but the shift in focus to more complex source material crimps its style somewhat. Thankfully, the bonus modes go a long way toward restoring some of the shine to its star. It's not quite as essential a play as its predecessor, but it offers an amusing, self-referential distraction nevertheless.
Since I had such luck getting what I asked for out of my last review, I'll close with this: Nintendo should work with third-party publishers for NES Remix 3 so that we can mix in some Castlevania and Mega Man action and they need to hurry up with a SNES Remix. Shut up and take my money, Nintendo!
NES Remix 2 is a solid follow-up with more "must have" games and a few extras to sweeten the deal. If you passed due to the ho-hum nature of some of the titles in the original offering, think about checking it out this time around.
Simply stated, NES Remix 2 is a real sequel's sequel, with stronger games, weirder remixes and better bonuses. Players who'd like an interactive history lesson and anyone with fondness for old-school Nintendo could do far worse than romancing these ROMs.
NES Remix 2 has a better selection of games than the first Remix, but it still feels like half of a larger whole.