If you got a WiiU this Christmas, or during the shopping season’s big sales, you've probably already driven around the courses of Mario Kart 8 and smashed enough Bros. to get your fill.
Clearly the answer is “play Captain Toad” but if you’ve already finished THAT, a fast-paced challenge awaits you with NES Remix and its sequel, NES Remix 2.
However, I always have time to turn my gamepad on and complete a frantic thirty second or one minute level in NES Remix, where speed matters quite a bit.
Think of it as a speed-run-o-matic, with goals as simple as “jump on the goomba” to nerve-wrackingly difficult gauntlets.
There are also “remixed” levels, changing up the original to keep you on your toes (ever played Mario in the dark?). It definitely brings you back to the days where video games couldn't entertain you with thrilling narratives or delicious eye candy; all they could do was give you a challenge to complete (and, in the case of arcade games, eat your quarters).
Plus, how else am I going to use all my Balloon Fight skills I cultivated in childhood?
You might be able to get NES Remix for free!
Plus, if you end up with a few extra points, you’ll also be able to snag any new favorite NES classics up for grabs.
Buy somethin’ will ya!
-The Dungeon Dame