Parents' Guide to

Ultimate NES Remix

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun, engaging collection of retro Nintendo classics.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2014
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This suite of retro mini-games should be especially enjoyable to those with fond memories of playing pixelated 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games back in the '80s. Some are better than others, as you'd expect with any compilation of this kind, but some standouts include Donkey Kong, Excitebike, The Legend of Zelda, and the granddaddy of all platformers, Super Mario Bros. 3. The 3DS controls are comfortable and responsive, so you can easily leap into any challenge in seconds. Plus, the extras, such as unlockables, extra challenges, and leaderboards, add even more charm to this delightful collection.

Speaking of challenges, these mini-games get considerably more difficult over time, so don't think the oldies will be a cakewalk. That said, kids might not "get" the appeal of these 2-D adventures or understand why they're so popular. Still, overall, Ultimate NES Remix is a solid collection of remixed classics you can play anywhere life takes you.

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