NES Remix Reviews
Don't dust off your old Nintendo carts. Just play NES Remix.
Despite the range of games on offer (everything from motocross to pinball) there is an inevitable sense of repetition, perhaps because the original games themselves were, behind the artwork, less distinct than they first appeared. As with many reconstituted products, NES Remix is immediately delicious, but inspires an obsession that it can't sustain for long.
A great idea that fails to capitalise on the full extent of Nintendo's 8-bit legacy, although whether that's through greed or foolishness isn't yet clear.
Could be fun for nostalgia buffs, but don't expect any innovation
NES Remix may bring back fond memories if you've played the games it features, but it doesn't actually capture what made some of those games great in the first place.
NES Remix is intelligent, well-designed Nintendo nostalgia
Simple, addictive, and incredibly replayable, NES Remix is one of the smartest games Nintendo has made in ages. No one in gaming (save perhaps Sega) owns as rich a back catalog as Nintendo, and this is a great way to rework all those musty black-box NES games into a form that feel palatable to a contemporary audience. It even manages to make Urban Champion kind of fun; truly, a Christmas miracle.
Let me make this clear -- if you find yourself playing any of these games yearly, whether it's for nostalgia or because you think they're genuinely good games, you will love NES Remix. It lacks a lot of bells and whistles that newcomers may find inexcusable, but I had a smile on my face almost the entire time, and experienced the same controller throwing moments (although a GamePad against a wall would be more disastrous) that made me persevere until I got it right.
Despite the glaring exclusion of other NES favorites, the no-mercy difficulty, and some bland challenges, NES Remix will resonate positively with any NES fan who welcomes a taste of the past and the feeling of satisfaction you get from the mastery retro games require to win.
Although it has flaws, you have to hand it to Nintendo for spicing up their eShop catalogue with something a bit different. Well put together by a developer who have a nice little niche carved out when it comes to this sort of thing, indieszero have made the most of the raw materials that EAD have given them.
If you are getting a Wario Ware 9-Volt games vibe, you are on the right track. If you like your old-school gaming challenging, and you don't mind a few minor hiccups, NES Remix is worth a trip down memory lane. Even if it's only to watch a real hero like Link rescue Princess Peach for once, though with his track record with Zelda I bet she won't stay rescued. I bet Samus would have gotten the job done…
NES Remix is a shameless appeal to nostalgia with a great premise and tons of fun, varied gameplay perfect for anyone who yearns for the 8-bit era.
NES Remix is a fun time waster that had me reliving the memories of my childhood once again. For $15 though it feels like a bit overpriced for what I got out of it. Still, with the Wii U library needing a bit more diversity it is a fun purchase and one that will entertain fans of NES era games enough to warrant picking it up. Just don't expect a lot of modern design to make its way into the experience.
It plays out like cold-hearted cash grab, seemingly spat out just so the Wii U has something on its eShop this holiday season. A stuttering, stunted selection of nothingness.
NES Remix is a fun downloadable title that gives the player a chance to relive their classic gaming moments. Priced at $14.99, the title offers enough content to justify the price. Retro gaming fans will be thoroughly entertained with NES Remix. Hopefully Nintendo considers releasing a SNES Remix in the near future.
At a pricetag of $15, it's easy to see how it can seem a bit steep for the overall concept, but the hundreds of levels makes the price that much more justifiable. Even if you don't have huge marathon sessions, you can expect to be playing it constantly and frequently, even if just for little while.
NES Remix is a game that you desperately want to like but just can't. The NES was a great console with great games and the idea of playing them all with cool new mechanics and twists is a good one, but NES Remix falls far short of its potential. It feels rushed, which is appropriate since it released on the same day that it was announced!
[F]or the time being, this totally unexpected surprise ranks as one of the Wii U eShop's most engaging and downright enjoyable downloadable titles.
Minor quirks aside, NES Remix is a real treat that came out of nowhere. It always amazes me how Nintendo can keep things so secretive and, in this case, make no mention of it until the release day.
NES Remix is like a museum that has mucked around with its exhibits to great effect. It's a wonderful, lunatic, quirky offering that offers Nintendo's past through a new lens and new perspective, adding some substance to our nostalgia.