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Nintendo Remix finds its way into the eShop in time for the holidays

Nintendo Remix

If you are an old school gamer who has played the classics until your dpad ended up worn down then Nintendo may have the perfect holiday treat for you Wii U owners.

The Nintendo eShop has released "Nintendo Remix" which takes classic levels from many of your favorite classics and adds a twist to them for a new challenge.  The one that caught my attention in particular was Link running through the Donkey Kong world instead of Mario.  Other games include Excitebike, Super Mario Bros, Ice Climber, Legend of Zelda, and the original Mario Bros.

At $14.99 this collection may be a bit steep for some gamers and some of the games do seem like the ROM hacks that have been online for years.  With that said, there is no question about the legality of this collection and it's as easy as pick up and play on your TV.  Miiverse compatibility is also baked in with online components.

While I am genuinely curious and this game, it does make me wonder if Nintendo took this idea from the awesome Super Mario Bros. Crossover that has been out for a few years.

Super Mario Crossover
It is also a complete game that takes various characters from the 8 and 16 bit eras and lets you freely swap them between game worlds.   Note that this is not an official product in any way and is free to play online in your web browser of choice.   In my opinion, old school gamers should play both versions.  After all, it is great to see the classics stay relevant.


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