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Nintendo announces NES Remix for Wii U

In today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced NES Remix, an eShop title coming to the Wii U today. Have you ever wanted to see Link rescue Pauline in the original Donkey Kong? How about getting 10 1-ups in a row in Mario Bros.? Welcome to NES Remix, a game that challenges what you know about your past favorites.

The video challenges you to “Test your skills in a series of altered 8-bit challenges”. It would seem the Nintendo crew had a little fun modding their own games. It begs the question of whether or not this will happen with newer games. Maybe Metroid Prime will get remade with Link as the hero?

This game is out right now and if you get it we’d love to hear what you think!

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  • Jon

    Looks awesome :D I will probably get this :)

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    This game actually really interests me.

    • BIG Franky

      me too…. definitely excited to pick it up! I need to have Santa bring me a bunch of eShop cards for Christmas it looks like after this Nintendo Direct!

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        This was honestly a really good direct :)

  • Riley Preator

    what do you guys think was the best announcment of the direct it was either mario kart of rosalina in the direct for smash bros for me!! what do you guys think?

  • Christopher Acuna

    Damn you Nintendo! I love this! lol

  • Carl Fin

    This looks awesome!

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    Also, there is a hint that a zelda themed stage will be in the new sonic the lost world DLC!

    • https://www.imthegoddamnbatman.com Gamer Mania
      • Alexander Kleinwechter

        We are both right, there will be a yoshi themed stage jsut as they showed us, but they sad they will reveal 2 themed stages, and then iwata sad he was given a hint, and then he sad you can LINK your 3DS to the Wii u!

        • MujuraNoKamen

          that and there was a triforce on the wall behind sonic in that image when he was being chased by the deadly six (19:40 in the direct)

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      already have an article going up about it. just give us time :P

      Thanks for the heads up though!

      • Speedy Petendo

        For discovering the Sonic Lost World Zelda themed stage:
        *First finder credit goes to Alexander Kleinwechter for the “LINK.”
        *First finder credit goes to MujuraNoKamen for the triforce.
        Looking forward to the new hint you discovered, Zorpix!

        It seems that people who give tips here are never given credit. Let’s change this by acknowledging each other.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          You’ll have to bring that up with the senior editors.

          I also can’t tell if you’re trying to belittle me or not

    • Speedy Petendo

      Here is some additional useful information about NES Remix:

      *Available now for $14.99 in US and L8.99 in Europe.

      *Small download size – only 830MB.

      *Miiverse functionality includes leaderboards and stamps.

      *16 games subject to the remix treatment.

      Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Balloon Fight, Excitebike, Ice Climber, Golf, Clu Clu Land, Wrecking Crew, Donkey Kong, Jr., Pinball, Tennis, Donkey Kong 3, Baseball, and Urban Champion

      *NES Remix was made by indeszero… of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy fame.

      What else should have been mentioned in this article?

    • Mario

      Interesting…

  • Javier Smith

    Pretty cool, but I would have preferred a clone of Super Mario Crossover.

  • wober2

    this looks really fun, but i wish nintendo would show they can still create newer bigger budget ip’s. I was not able to watch the direct but lots of this stuff seems re-skinned or re-booted…

  • Fred

    How much are they charging for this?

    • Fred

      I just found out $15

  • Jeffrey Debris

    Great fanservice here! :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ChiGuyGaming John Zaccari

    I’m playing this right now. Working on a video to hopefully have up on the site tomorrow.

  • Sycamore

    It is very addictive. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves classic arcade and nintendo games. You also get cool classic characters stamps.

  • RyuNoHadouken

    ill pay $5 for it and not a schilling more!

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    I’ve played it for just over an hour and it’s ok. Probably twice the price it should be though. It plays almost like a cross between a less frantic Wario ware and a tutorial for nes games.

    You do challenges based of different games to unlock more challenges and, every now an then, you unlock a remix challenge. The remix challenges are based of an alternate version of a game which has been modified in an often interesting but minor way.

  • Ducked

    Nintendo should release a NES Collection game that includes around 40-50 NES games similar to the Sega Genesis Collection.

  • Tecpedz94

    Meh… these look fun but i already have a good portion of these due to the ambassador or got them though club nintendo.

  • classicgamer20

    I want this now

  • Rinslowe

    A good start.
    This is the potential of Wii U to be every console at one time from Nintendo… Hope they dedicate more resources to the task over the next 12 months.
    And it would be absolutely superb if they could mark some N64 and Gamecube games for more HD treatment as well.