By Jeff Neuenschwander / April 10th, 2014
Remember the movie The Wizard? At the very end, there was a video game tournament that would inspire a similar tournament in 1990, the Nintendo World Championships. Back then, Nintendo had gamers play Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris within a 6-minute 21-second time limit. In two weeks, Nintendo will bring back a piece of nostalgia with Championship Mode in the upcoming NES Remix 2.
You may have seen the mode appear in a screencap from the February 13th Nintendo Direct. However, it wasn’t until now that we knew the information behind it.
Championship Mode is a special game mode that is only playable when you have both NES Remix and NES Remix 2. During your play session, you will go through three games, earning points based on speed and skill. As with the Nintendo World Championships, the mode will start with Super Mario Bros. Replacing the third-party games that appeared in 1990 (Rad Racer was a Square title; Tetris is now owned by The Tetris Company) are Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario. No time limit was stated, but I’m sure it will be around the original time.
NES Remix 2 will be released in both North America and Europe April 25th, 2014. You can check out images from the game below, along with the press release from Nintendo of America and a trailer for the game.
NEW CHAMPIONSHIP MODE BRINGS NOSTALGIC COMPETITION TO NES REMIX 2
April 10, 2014
A new mode inspired by the iconic 1990 Nintendo World Championship event is making its way into the upcoming NES Remix 2 game, launching exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on April 25. The original Nintendo World Championship in 1990 challenged players to achieve the highest cumulative score in three specific games using a multiplier-based scoring system. The new Championship Mode in NES Remix 2 follows a similar model, but features an updated slate of three games and a revised scoring multiplier.Super Mario Bros. remains as one of the three games in Championship Mode, but is now joined by Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario. Players will take on a series of three successive score-based challenges in these games to achieve a cumulative total score. Scores can be posted to Miiverse, so players can compete with friends and others who also have the game. The first NES Remix game is required to experience Championship Mode in NES Remix 2.
NES Remix 2 is a mashup of classic Nintendo games that features challenges from many different NES games like Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure and Metroid. Just like NES Remix, this sequel includes stages from NES games with added challenges, as well as modified stages that introduce new elements.
For more information about NES Remix 2, visit http://nesremix2.nintendo.com.
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