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I’m getting way too old.. I don’t know what this means haha
NES Remix Brief Thoughts
I played the game for a little more than an hour.
The presentation is pretty barebones and nothing special, but guess doesn’t need to be. The menu music is nice though so that’s a plus.
The game has two types of “challenges”
First is NES Stages, which are game-specific challenges for a bit-sized portion of the original game. As far as I can tell uses the original assets just breaks it down. So far I’ve done all of Donkey Kong and some of Balloon Fight.
For Donkey Kong, some challenges are as simple as jumping over a set number of barrels or clearing a certain amount in a single jump.
Balloon Fight has challenges like getting 10 balloons as quickly as possible or knocking out enemies before they have a chance to take off.
Pretty simple, but fun and a nice set of variety and tends to get harder as you go on.
As a reward, you get two things.
Stars- Based on your speed, you get anywhere from 1-3 stars. If you beat a stage under a certain amount of time you get rainbow stars! Doesn’t do anything but gives you bragging rights!
In addition to that you get “Bit Points” which is based on performance (completing a stage for the first time, finishing a perfect run, setting a new time) and this is used to unlock the stamps in the game (There are 100 of them in the game) Stamps can be used on Miiverse if you can’t draw (like yours truly)
The other part of the game is “Remix Stages” which features enhanced graphics (basic improvements, but notable and they look nice) and offer a lot more variety in challenges and levels.
If you saw the trailer from earlier today, you know one of them is playing as Link in Donkey Kong, and if you know Zelda games, you know that means he can’t jump so have fun avoiding those barrels!
Another one turns Mario into an endless runner where you need to time your jumps to clear obstacles and avoid cheep cheeps.
The original Mario Bros gets a Double Cherry power as you control two Marios at once while trying to collect coins.
Donkey Kong Jr stage has the stage vanishing for periods at a time and you need to know the stage inside out to really complete it.
I think Remix stage are the more intriguing elements of the game for me as they offer up a lot of different things and changes while NES Stages are cool they are just pocket-sized pieces of the original games.
All in all, I would prefer the game to be $10, but $15 isn’t a bad price for the package. Truly fun.
Excited to go home and download NES Remix
It really is a terrific idea for their digital shop
Looks pretty fun.
As a whole, I enjoyed this morning’s Nintendo Direct.
They can do a good job of hiding their major weaknesses at times (like while focused on early 2014 releases, only 3 Wii U games got a date.. and two of em are eShop things)
Reddit user Auir2blaze made this graphic showing how much classic consoles would cost in today’s dollars.
From this standpoint, 599 US DOLLARS doesn’t seem like a big deal anymore. But wow is the Wii a solid purchase.
Oh my god dat 3DO price I remember hearing it was a rip-off but fuck