NES Remix 2 Reviews
If you played the first NES Remix and were unimpressed, this one probably won't change your mind. However, if you thought it was a great idea that lacked proper execution, you'll be pleased to see that enough has changed for the better.
If NES Remix were a DJ, it wouldn't be Danger Mouse tearing up The Grey Album—it would be that guy in your dorm who insisted on DJing at college parties but couldn't bear to play a single song all the way through.
NES Remix 2 only takes a small step forward from the game we got merely 5 months ago. Playing these segmented pieces of great games will remind you how fun the classics were, but Remix 2 struggles to find its individuality.
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 crafts addictive and wacky challenges out of a dozen legendary games, trading on nostalgia yet letting us enjoy classic Nintendo moments in totally new ways. Its fantastic library, anarchic level design, spirit of competition and surprisingly subversive bonus game provides great value for money - and never once cracks our rose-tinted specs.
While there are a few less than stellar games among the mix of new titles, it's hard not to recommend NES Remix 2. The few menu hiccups and mediocre games aside, it breathes new life into some of the most iconic NES titles of all time. Both hardened old-school gamers and neophyte youngsters should have a great time on the couch passing the controller around with this one.