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  • Summary: Take on a rapid-fire onslaught of challenges and mash-ups from 16 of Nintendos finest 8-bit games! Test your skills on a gauntlet of quick, tricky challenges and remix stages that combine parts of different games. The best mix of titles from the NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games is on NintendoTake on a rapid-fire onslaught of challenges and mash-ups from 16 of Nintendos finest 8-bit games! Test your skills on a gauntlet of quick, tricky challenges and remix stages that combine parts of different games. The best mix of titles from the NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games is on Nintendo 3DS. Now youre playing with PORTABLE power!

    Link vs. Donkey Kong! Kirby vs. Boo! Its mash-up mania in this celebration of all things NES! Race through to earn stars on increasingly tough tasks, like beating Ridley from Metroid or making Princess Peach save herself! Compete in Championship Modes blitz of challenges from the Super Mario Bros., Supe Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario games, then compare scores with others in your region via online leaderboards*.

    -Features action-packed challenges from 16 classic 8-bit Nintendo games.
    -Dominate exciting chunks of retro Nintendo games from NES Remix, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike, and Donkey Kong.
    -Challenges from NES Remix 2 include bite-sized chunks of Super Mario Bros. 3, Zelda II- The Adventure of Link, Metroid, Kid Icarus, and Kirbys Adventure, among many others.
    -Test your skills in a series of altered 8-bit challenges and improve your times to unlock more challenges!
    -Take on 3 unique challenges from the Nintendo World Championships and Nintendo Campus Challenge, then check your score on online leaderboards* to see how you stack up.
    -Connect to the Nintendo eShop to download full versions of your favorite classic games.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Nov 2, 2014
    90
    Ultimate NES Remix brings the terrific NES Remix series to the 3DS, making the leap from console to mobile with consummate ease. Ultimate NES Remix feels right at home on 3DS, with the variety and challenge breathing new life into some of Nintendo’s most iconic titles. I don’t think it matters who you are: if you like video games, you will love Ultimate NES Remix.
  2. 75
    Ultimate NES Remix is a nifty collection for the Nintendo 3DS. It isn't the full featured package of your dreams, but the games they have chosen are quite playable and make for a great way to spend your time.
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    75
    Ultimate NES Remix is a funny take on Nintendo classics that still works its magic, but Nintendo could have been way more generous. This is a not-so-polished compilation that lacks something (e.g. Miiverse support and stamps) compared to the original Wii U games.
  4. Nov 2, 2014
    70
    There's enough variety and challenge on offer in Ultimate NES Remix, not to mention some powerful nostalgia, to keep you glued to the screen for longer than you think 30-second challenges ever could.
  5. Mar 1, 2015
    60
    Nintendo would have been better off renaming this 'The Best of NES Remix 1&2' - admittedly not the catchiest title but it is not misleading unlike the actual name of Ultimate NES Remix.
  6. Nov 14, 2014
    60
    Ultimate NES Remix is a mere conversion between Wii U and 3DS, lacking new contents that could give it the title of Definitive Edition.
  7. Nov 21, 2014
    50
    Despite the great expectations, it all ends in a predictable collection of mini games, sold at a way too expensive price.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Apr 18, 2021
    10
    I find this game to be very enjoyable, just fun pick up and play challenges in NES games, which I always love, there is also a championshipI find this game to be very enjoyable, just fun pick up and play challenges in NES games, which I always love, there is also a championship mode which is actually a really nice addition, however this game could have really benefited from a sort of randomizer, something that gives random challenges, because for now it just feels like once you've done everything in the game theres nothing left to do but select a level. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2018
    10
    В игру интересно играть и это хорошо. Игра- это сборник разных задач в совершено разных играх.В игру интересно играть и это хорошо. Игра- это сборник разных задач в совершено разных играх.
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    9
    Ultimate NES Remix breathes new life into the classic games. Recommended for anyone who likes NES games.
  4. Jan 19, 2015
    7
    Ultimate NES Remix for 3DS perfectly captures the NES era’s highlights and mixes it with enough new content to make it feel like a new,Ultimate NES Remix for 3DS perfectly captures the NES era’s highlights and mixes it with enough new content to make it feel like a new, refreshing experience that gamers old and young will all enjoy! It lags behind a few problems here and there, but that doesn’t stop it’s highly unique challenges from being the real stars. Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2020
    7
    A compilation of the best bits of NES remix 1 and 2 for the Wii U. It’s fine, but it just makes you wish you were playing the real games.A compilation of the best bits of NES remix 1 and 2 for the Wii U. It’s fine, but it just makes you wish you were playing the real games. There are a few NES games missing from the Wii U entries, but those are usually the least integral and more so filler. Overall, this is pretty inoffensive, and if they did this stuff with other old consoles I would be intrigued. Not a must, but it’s solid. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2016
    6
    Ultimately pointless.

    Taking the idea of Wario Ware and applying it to NES classic games, you get something along the lines of Ultimate NES
    Ultimately pointless.

    Taking the idea of Wario Ware and applying it to NES classic games, you get something along the lines of Ultimate NES Remix. Unfortunately, whilst Wario Ware's games were designed to be bite-sized, these games weren't and it feels forced. There is (as seems to be a trend for Nintendo over the past decade) far too much hand-holding, where you are told exactly what you need to do. It gets pretty difficult all of a sudden after you pass a certain stage, but this doesn't add any compulsion to make the effort to finish and get all the stars.

    There is a high-speed version of Super Mario Bros included. It sucks. The game runs so jerkily that you will likely die not from the higher speed, but from a skipped frame causing you to miss a jump.

    As others have suggested, spend the money on e-shop credit and buy some of the original games on the Virtual Console, you'll get a whole lot more value for your cash.
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  7. Sep 30, 2015
    3
    Hey kids! Do you want to be told to do menial tasks in classic video games that just make you wish you were actually playing the game? WellHey kids! Do you want to be told to do menial tasks in classic video games that just make you wish you were actually playing the game? Well then this game is for you! With tasks ranging from jump on a goomba to taking the sword in the beginning of The Legend of Zelda, you'll jump for joy as the mind-numbingly obvious instructions practically insult your intelligence.

    Honestly, there's no need for you to buy this game. Just play the originals. The lousy "remixed" stages are just parts of the original game with elements from other games thrown in so lazily that it barely affects the gameplay at all.

    Seriously, just go into the virtual store in the eshop and buy the originals.
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