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NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favourites To Your Wii U

Posted by Darren Calvert

Also comes with Super Luigi Bros.

When the original NES Remix hit the Wii U eShop late last year, it took us all by surprise. Thankfully it was a nice surprise and is still a firm favourite in the Nintendo Life office.

Who could resist a second helping? During tonight's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was revealed that NES Remix 2 will be released on the Wii U eShop on 25th April in both Europe and North America; the price for North America will be $14.99, with none given yet for Europe.

This time the mini-games will revolve around these NES classics:

  • Ice Hockey
  • Wario's Woods
  • Zelda II
  • Super Mario Bros 2
  • Dr Mario
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Kid Icarus
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Metroid
  • Mario Open Golf
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels

Dare we say it, the list of games appearing in this edition is even more tantalising than the first instalment. This promises to offer even more addictive 8-bit antics.

As if all this wasn't enough, NES Remix 2 also comes complete with a Super Luigi Bros. game. It will basically be the entire Super Mario Bros. title but played as Luigi in reverse. Replaying this classic game running from right to left should certainly mix things up, and in addition to this Luigi's high jump is also included; that might compensate somewhat for your disorientation.

SNES remix next please!

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DakotaM47

#1

DakotaM47 said:

They put Super Mario Bros. 3 in NES Remix, but before the official VC release? I call bull.

Discipledoctor

#4

Discipledoctor said:

I was thinking the other day about how cool an update or sequel with these new games would be, so I'm pumped to see it. Hopefully we see a discount for those who already own NES Remix though, that'd be cool.

LordFamicom

#5

LordFamicom said:

It kinda sucks I already bought volume 1 and they announce volume 2. It should of been a update for the game which adds all of these new games on to the original volume for free.

Mahe

#6

Mahe said:

Wow, so many great games. This was a fantastic announcement!

JaxonH

#9

JaxonH said:

This is EXACTLY what I wanted. In the Club Nintendo survey for NES Remix I told them they should make a 2nd volume with Kid Icarus, Metroid, SMB2 and SMB3, ya know, all the really good games for NES. And what do you know... how bout that, they actually did it lol!

As for SMB3, ya I'm waiting on that too. But let's be honest here. The game is like 3 decades old. Is it really worth getting upset over?

Darthziggy

#10

Darthziggy said:

I have a feeling they'll release SMB3 around when this comes out (finally!) since for the last one they had an eShop section for games featured in Remix. Here's hoping, at least. I'm excited.

james_squared

#11

james_squared said:

Looks good. I really enjoy NES Remix and the titles for this one look good too. Ice Hockey is lots of fun!

Emaan

#12

Emaan said:

I still haven't downloaded the original from the eShop.

This one really interests me though.
Metroid, Kirby and Super Mario Bros. 3 :O

sinalefa

#14

sinalefa said:

I knew this would release, but not that soon.

And it arrives in April, soSMB3 should be up by then.

NintyMan

#15

NintyMan said:

This collection of games is even better than the first one. Super Mario Bros. 3, Kirby's Adventure, Wario's Woods, Kid Icarus... need I go on?

Dark-Luigi

#16

Dark-Luigi said:

Never tried the first, but I'll be getting this without hesitation.
...
Inb4moresmb3complainers

Emblem

#17

Emblem said:

I think its safe to say that the remix series is here to stay, a new installment every 3-6 months would be nice. I prefer them to straight VC titles.

Rafie

#18

Rafie said:

I guess this is as close to SMB3 as us Americans are going to get. LOL I'll take it. Hehe

ultraraichu

#20

ultraraichu said:

Loving the lineup. I guess Nintendo have dug their hole with this one as people will expect a vol. 3 or Snes remix in the near future.

MrKenta

#21

MrKenta said:

"NES Remix 2! Now with only actually good games!"
Looking forward to SNEX Remix, GBC Remix and N64 Remix.

Funny_Moblin

#25

Funny_Moblin said:

@LordFamicom 1. You don't have to buy it right now if you don't want to. 2) Nintendo should have made it an update? Then where do they get their money for this?

Funny_Moblin

#26

Funny_Moblin said:

@Rafie Just get the Mario's 25th anniversary edition. It has Super Mario Bros, the lost levels, mario bros 2, and mario bros 3. Somewhere, I'm sure they still sell the game.

Blue_Yoshi

#27

Blue_Yoshi said:

Super Luigi Bros. surprised me. I bet there will be no saves though since its a feature rather than a separate game within a game. It's also a pretty cool way to show off the fact that the Year of Luigi is still being supported into 2014.

Mystemo

#30

Mystemo said:

I wonder if this means Ice Hockey will get a Virtual Console release as well, I hope so it's one of my favorite sports games of all time :D

r3my

#31

r3my said:

@Funny_Moblin Have you seen the prices for that lately? Not worth it. You'd be better off picking up the original cart for SNES.

AJWolfTill

#32

AJWolfTill said:

@Kawaii_Neko @Gold Stop fretting, it's already here in Europe and all the games in Nes remix were already available on the ehop. So you WILL be getting mario 3 before this comes out :) They are hardly going to announce Mario 3 months in advance though are they?

This is actually tempting... the first one looked interesting but seemed steep to me. This has some Nes games I'm actually interested in that I don't know so well. May have to pick this up, but still April!

MrCharles77

#33

MrCharles77 said:

Is nintendo making fun of the wii u users? I am mad...

Profanity and religious references are not tolerated here -Lz

sleepinglion

#34

sleepinglion said:

Wow... there should totally be a discount for folks who bought RES Remix 1.
On the plus side, simply HAVING SMB3 and The Lost Levels in the release would seem to indicate that North America will see these released before this lands.

bofis

#35

bofis said:

I wish this was DLC for the original NES Remix rather than a separate download...

WiiLovePeace

#36

WiiLovePeace said:

Awesome! I'm especially looking forward to the Super Luigi Bros. game, I can't wait to play one of my favourite games going the wrong way! I hope all the bugs like the minus world glitch are still in there.

Rafie

#37

Rafie said:

@Funny_Moblin Yeah I have that game on the Wii. We're talking about the Wii U. Nintendo was suppose to release it, but still hasn't. Not in America at least. EU and Japan already has it.

Whopper744

#38

Whopper744 said:

Really good game choices! ...but that's means I'd have 30 bucks into these 2 Remix games.... Not sure if I have played the first one enough to be all that worth it... What am I sayin. I already know ill get 2 as soon as its released if I can :p

WaxxyOne

#39

WaxxyOne said:

@Gold All the games featured in the original NES Remix could be purchased on VC right from the games menu by selecting an icon on the screen. Remix 2 isn't coming out until April, Now what do you think that says about the release date of Super Mario Bros. 3 on VC? Hmm?

WaxxyOne

#40

WaxxyOne said:

@MrCharles77 Did you even play the first remix? That's the best idea a game company has had in a long time and easily worth the $15, and most of those games weren't even that great. Remix 2 looks way better and is still only $15. But by all means, go back to your Call of Duty 72 1/2.

WaxxyOne

#41

WaxxyOne said:

@DefHalan Load up an emulator, hack Mario's sprite colors to green, activate a high jump Game Genie code, and play in a mirror. :D

bizcuthammer

#42

bizcuthammer said:

The games in this one plus Super Luigi Bros makes it worth $15. Unlike the original, which had garbage like Pinball and whatnot. This one has Super Mario Bros 3, Kid Icarus, Zelda II, both versions of Mario 2, Punch-Out!!, Kirby's Adventure, Dr. Mario and Metroid.

Outside of Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda, the previous game was not very enticing. I'd have bought it for $8, but not $15.

FernandoMachado

#44

FernandoMachado said:

The first one focused on the first life of the NES and this one is focusing on it's second life. Makes perfect sense.

Steveovig

#45

Steveovig said:

Sounds awesome but where's Yoshi or the Star Tropics games? I know I'm nitpicking but c'mon!

I bet SMB3 will be released by the time this comes out along with every other NES game in here that isn't released yet, so they can market them together like the first Remix.

brewsky

#46

brewsky said:

The game I'm happiest to see on this list?

Ice Hockey.

No joke. I loved this game. I was very disappointed that it wasn't in the first NES Remix.

FJOJR

#47

FJOJR said:

If all this one day leads to N64 Remix I will kiss whoever started this idea.

RedYoshi999

#49

RedYoshi999 said:

Glad to see it's taking off, though it would be nice to be offered discounts for owning the first one. Also one day I'd love to see a N64 Remix!

WaveBoy

#50

WaveBoy said:

@Rafie
SMB3 has been available on cart since 1990. ;) It's been on the Wii's VC for years now(It looks like crap too, the colors look completely washed out and the PQ is just too dark), it just got a release on the 3DS and now people are demanding it once again on the Wii U's VC?

Am i missing something here? Why the need to tripple, quadro dip. I've played this game too many times to count. it's available already in other multiple forms. I want NEW VC games, like earthbound. not rereleases that are already available at the click of a button on my Wii. :P

Anyhoo! NES remix Volume 2 will no doubt be greater than the first. After all, it includes SMB2, Punch-Out!!, Kid Icarus and everybodies favorite SMB 3. Not mine, 2 obliterates it. wink!

Henmii

#51

Henmii said:

I haven't downloaded the original yet, but I think it's to early for a sequel! And POP, another 15 Dollar/Euro gone!! Nintendo knows what they are doing!!

DrVollKornBrot

#54

DrVollKornBrot said:

Awesome collection, i had all of them (except of Mario Golf, Hockey, and jap. Mario2 ofc) on NES when i was little and loved them, also had lots of fun with most of the games featured in Remix vol.1, so i'll pick this up.
Still sad that this was the most exciting announcement on Nintendo Direct for me.

rastamadeus

#55

rastamadeus said:

@Discipledoctor Why should you get a discount? Will you get one if you go to the shop to but Mario Kart 7 the week before 8 comes out and then get it from the same place? Of course not.

Vriess

#57

Vriess said:

Why are most of you so excited? We paid 5€/$ per title on the Wii already, paid an additional euro/dollar for the Wii U version and newcomers can get all of them for a fraction of the costs... This is Nintendo spitting in the faces of it's die-hard fans again!

Vriess

#59

Vriess said:

@TreesenHauser
So you should because they're great games! It's just that I don't like the way that Nintendo is treating loyal customers. It's like Kyle Bosman says; Nintendo is like an huge slow elephant that is just moseying along, not listening to criticism and doing what it wants, just because it can.

Darknyht

#60

Darknyht said:

@Vriess Because there are a lot of games on that list that I have zero desire to own again (Punch Out, Wario's Woods, Ice Hockey, Kid Icarus) because I don't have the patience to trudge through them again. However, I can take 15 second challenges from them in short segments that essentially tells the story of those games. $15 for all of that plus the $5 Super Luigi Bros game (which is still Super Mario Bros if you play in the mirror), saves me money.

Now, it will be interesting to see how many of these games that haven't yet been released on Virtual Console appear there prior to NES Remix 2 releasing.

Hyperstar96

#61

Hyperstar96 said:

@Gold This still has a few months until release; SMB3 will most likely be released before then.

Also, how do you call "bull"? This is an official announcement. How butthurt can you get?

Action51

#62

Action51 said:

OHMYGAWD! If they don't release SMB3 on VC the world will end!!!!!!!!

Okay, got that off my chest...

Now: Kid Icarus! Metroid! Punch Out REMIX?

Well...AWESOME!!!

Action51

#63

Action51 said:

@Vriess said:

"This is Nintendo spitting in the faces of it's die-hard fans again!"

It never ceases to amaze me how melodramatic the entitled gamers of this "gen" have become. If you think it's a bad value...don't buy it.

timtimdaunholy

#64

timtimdaunholy said:

This was one of the best parts of the direct.
I love NES Remix but when i play it i can't help but think of the other games they
could of picked.
i do think those who picked up the first one should maybe get a discount.

aaronsullivan

#66

aaronsullivan said:

@bizcuthammer
I actually enjoyed the games I hadn't played as much. For instance, the Zelda challenges were fun, but I also found them a bit too easy compared the games I've played less or a longer time ago and there was much less to learn. In other words, it's more fun to learn than go through the motions.

I still like the selection of the new games and having Metroid in there (and that remix with Samus shooting through Mario blocks to get coins!) means I won't possibly be able to resist this.

aaronsullivan

#67

aaronsullivan said:

I assume this announcement means that the first remix was a success. I really think a $10-$12 price point would make more money for Nintendo, because as @nik1470 suggests, it really makes you want to play(buy) the included games and the $15 price point seems to be causing a lot of hesitation in people.

I personally find it to be a blast and worth the money, but I wouldn't expect everyone to feel that way. Very surprised to see this coming up so quickly and that it is so enticing even though I have the first!

Ryno

#68

Ryno said:

Glad you guys enjoy these because these rom hacks don't interest me in the slightest.

xj0462

#72

xj0462 said:

oh come on!!!! they forgot mach rider AGAIN!!!
i hope they make it eaiser than the first nes remix

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