NES Remix is a Nintendo eShop exclusive game on the Wii U and is the first game in the NES Remix series. The game involves completing various challenges based upon early-to-mid NES titles, such as Super Mario Bros., Clu Clu Land, and The Legend of Zelda. A sequel, titled NES Remix 2, was later released in April 2014. Both titles have also been released as a retail compilation, titled NES Remix Pack, released in 2014.
NES Remix contains sixteen NES games remixed with new challenges. Examples include beating a stage from Super Mario Bros. backwards as Luigi, or playing Donkey Kong as Link. During each stage, the player is given a certain number of hearts as "life"; if the player dies at any point in the game, they "Miss" and lose one heart. Losing all of them results in a game over. After clearing each stage, the player is given a ranking of one to three stars based upon their clear time; if the player clears in a low enough time, the three stars become rainbow stars. These stars are required to unlock the Remix levels.
The game originally featured Miiverse integration before the shutdown on November 2017, in that players could share their level clear times with other players, and make posts to Miiverse which could be viewed and liked by other players in-game. The game also incorporates stamps; after clearing each level, the player is given a certain number of Bits based upon the conditions on which they cleared the stage, and collecting a certain number of Bits unlocks a stamp that represents a character or an item of the game.
The game also allows the player to quickly access the Nintendo eShop page for any of the games featured.
NES Remix contains challenges based upon the following games:
Donkey Kong Jr.
Super Mario Bros.
In NES Remix, stamps are earned by collecting Bits. These are automatically obtained by clearing stages. Extra Bits are earned for clearing stages for the first time, obtaining high scores and/or clearing them perfectly (without taking damage or obtaining misses or Game Overs). There are 100 stamps that can be collected in the game, of which 10 are automatically available from the start.
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