NES Remix 2 Wii U


Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Apr 21, 2014
    There's nothing particularly amazing to NES Remix 2 if you didn't grow up with any of these games, but for those of you out there who have fond memories of these games, give NES Remix 2 a shot, it offers a short burst of some sublime gameplay.
  2. May 1, 2014
    The best games from the two episodes of Nes Remix could have been used to create a fantastic experience. Instead, Nes Remix 2 shows the same problems of the first one: an inconsistent selection of some wonderful masterpieces and some other totally forgettable products from the Nes era.
  3. games(TM)
    Jun 3, 2014
    Narrowly surpasses its predecessor. [Issue#148, p.126]
  4. May 12, 2014
    NES Remix 2 is a better attempt at doing bite size challenges of NES games by expanding the quality of the games included.
  5. May 8, 2014
    Nintendo keeps using its legacy as a way to boost its presence and while NES Remix 2 does strike a chord with the nostalgia crowd, it also shows its limitations by not expanding the pool of challenges beyond that of the original title. For this reason and also for the lack of a real online interaction, Remix 2 does not stand out as it should.
  6. Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks to a selection of greater games, NES Remix 2 provides a more exalting experience, from both a pedagogical and nostalgic point of view. But some remixes still lack inspiration, despite indieZero's efforts to create varied tricks. There are a few wonderful ideas though, proving that quality was chosen over quantity. And this is a clever way to revisit such old, yet relevant games today.
  7. Apr 25, 2014
    I enjoyed my time with NES Remix 2, but it’s ultimately a shallow experience.
  8. Apr 22, 2014
    Challenges tend to strike the right balance of brevity, the game library is varied and mostly wears its age well, and the Remix stages offer a much more interesting and enjoyable bag of tricks than before.
  9. Apr 22, 2014
    NES Remix 2’s superior selection of games means it should maintain your interest longer than its predecessor; only rarely will you curse the controls that mean the more exacting platforming challenges can be infuriating to master.
  10. Apr 21, 2014
    Nothing here works as a replacement for the original material, but this is still a delightful experience whether you remember blowing the dust out of 8-bit cartridges or not.
  11. Apr 21, 2014
    The sequel is definitely stronger than the original, but the improvements are incremental, and I can't help but wonder what a strong game we might have had if Nintendo had combined the best parts of both.
  12. Games Master UK
    Jun 7, 2014
    The cynic in us says it's more like an advert for the Virtual Console than a full game, but the veteran gamer in us can't help but rejoice at the happy memories it conjures up. [July 2014, p.79]
  13. May 12, 2014
    NES Remix 2 offers several entertaining ”what if” scenarios, where different kind of games meets in ways that’s both interesting and fun. Unfortunately it comes with way to much pointless gameplay. If Nintendo wants to compete at the same level as the best arcade games on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN they need to do something else than just remixing old stuff.
  14. Apr 23, 2014
    The component games are better than the first time round but less well suited to the mini-game format, resulting in two unsatisfying halves of what could have been the perfect retro compilation.
  15. Apr 29, 2014
    Remixes can be irreverent or sacrosanct, but more than anything else they must disrupt their original context. NES Remix 2 fails this test. It’s not a new way of experiencing old ideas; it’s a highlight reel. If NES Remix were a DJ, it wouldn’t be Danger Mouse tearing up The Grey Album—it would be that guy in your dorm who insisted on DJing at college parties but couldn’t bear to play a single song all the way through.
  16. Apr 25, 2014
    The thing that really crushes the game, though, is this: There are "convenient" links to the eShop to buy the full versions of the included games from within NES Remix 2 itself. Absolutely not, Nintendo. Absolutely not.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 27, 2014
    This is everything, as advertised! The "remix" are a bunch of mini games (WarioWare style) set in classic Nintendo worlds, that are completedThis is everything, as advertised! The "remix" are a bunch of mini games (WarioWare style) set in classic Nintendo worlds, that are completed with an emphasis on speed. I'm having a blast going through old SMB3 levels and having a fresh take on Dr Mario, Kirby, etc. Really fun, and also really social with the Mii Universe posts and stamps and tie-ins. Really good job, Nintendo! This is a download I'm really glad I made. Full Review »
  2. Aug 22, 2014
    nes remix 2 is fun and better than the first better game selection like smb3 smb2 tll kirbys adventure and punch-out to name a few the remixsnes remix 2 is fun and better than the first better game selection like smb3 smb2 tll kirbys adventure and punch-out to name a few the remixs were good like collecting coins with kirby and link Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2014
    Imagine that you bought a game, but after you finished a level it would link you to older version of the game but the full version. Nintendo quality.