41PahviWed 25th Dec 2013 Golf, Tennis and Pinball, at the very least, are awful picks as games in here. Speedrunning a golf game is just as dumb as it sounds. Then there are a few challenges that are based solely on luck (rainbow-starring a stage in Zelda where the goal is to replenish health == happen to kill an enemy so that you get a faerie). The only rewards the player gets are: more unlocked stages and games (note, not complete games) for 3-starring all stages in a game/category, the "header screen" gains a golden border for rainbow-starring all stages in that, the "header screen" gains a colour-shifting border for playing the challenges successfully, you earn bits (consider them XP) and gaining levels means unlocking new stamps. Check the game's community on Miiverse to see what the stamps are like. In total, I think there are 100 stamps (I'm not at home, so I can't verify). I've unlocked about 96 or 97 of the stamps so far. I don't know what if anything happens when you have either all stars or have rainbow-starred all the stages. Or what happens upon 3-starring all Remix II and/or Bonus stages. (3-starring - or was it rainbow-starring - Remix I earned me a "score roll" that showed me all the best times in the stages. Or I think that was the trigger for unlocking the score roll.) As for challenging - there are many really easy stages, stages where you need to wrestle with the controls of Clu Clu Land, stages that need you to come up with an idea how to get to the suggested time limit. I did play many of these games on the original NES back in the early 90s, so maybe I'm underestimating how challenging they are. Still, I never even bothered to try reaching 100% in any Mario game, but this game did get me to try doing that. Often the rainbow-starring is not an overly difficult proposition, and especially that stage Remix I-4, which has the ongoing competition, gave me rainbow-stars for (IIRC) a time a big over 11 seconds whereas @TwoTheNines on the contest news item comments on NL said they reached 7.3s. "The review score of 6 becomes a 9 when looked at another angle. And vice versa." -me?