NES Remix and NES Remix 2 have done a pretty decent job of covering the major games from the Nintendo Entertainment System and condensing them into WarioWare-style mini-games. So where do we go from here?

Director Koichi Hayashida revealed to IGN that he is open to the idea of a SNES, Game Boy or GBA Remix game.

“Well personally I’m a fan of those games, and I like them a lot. If there’s a big enough outpouring of support for these titles, it’s something I’d like to take a look at.”

Looks like it’s all down to the support of fans:

“Well, personally, I have a large desire to explore that very idea [of SNES/Game Boy/GBA games appearing in future Remix titles]. But it really harkens back to the answer I just gave. Does the marketplace want it or need it?”

“If we get a big enough cry for that, with a lot of people saying, ‘Hey, we’d love to see more of these perhaps for the SNES, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance,’ then it would be something we can take a look at.”

“Does the marketplace want it or need it?”

Depending on what Nintendo system the next potential instalment is based on, we could see sections of A Link to the PastLink’s AwakeningOracle of Ages/Seasons or Minish Cap (perhaps even some Four Swords?) thrown into the mix. If you love that idea, why not go tell Nintendo to make it happen?

Hayashida also explained why there are no 3DS versions of the NES Remix games.

“One of the easiest ways to answer that is to say, ‘I was working on 3D World, which was developed on Wii U. So I was already familiar with the system’s architecture and developing for that platform lent itself to the early stages of the project. But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power.”

“I think the Wii U offered that up for us pretty easily, and it just would have been more difficult to do it for the 3DS. I think that’s really the answer. It’s just that the Wii U had the machine power we were looking for in order for us to build the software we envisioned from the get go.”

NES Remix 2, which includes mini-games based on Zelda II: Adventure of Link, is available tomorrow (April 25) in North America and Europe.

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  • CEObrainz

    It’s good that Nintendo wants to listen to our demands, using services such as Miiverse as a way to judge whether making sequels to certain games is profitable.

    However the big N still needs to realize that there are more important issues that needs to be addressed such as the lack of GC and N64 titles on the Wii U. Whether they handle it themselves or ask a second/third party to deal with it, it needs to be done. If Nintendo fans were more conserved and united in the way we asked for certain games and features(e.g. online multiplayer) then Nintendo would possibly be in a different position today.

    • True Davad

      I think that fan consistency idea is a thought worth considering. You tend to make interesting points. I think they should just keep adding old games to the shop channels consistently, though I haven’t checked out the Wii U one much. It would be a cool idea that if you buy a game online on one system it should be available on other systems registered to the same Nintendo Network Account be it Wii U or 3DS. That would be a nice service.

      • CEObrainz

        That’s another important thing to note, Digital Purchases are tied to the system not the account. I’m not sure why Nintendo chose to do that but I hope they change it soon, even going a step further to completely unify the Wii U and 3DS purchases as you suggested.

        I’d support the idea of a third party company working exclusively to bring more VC games to the Wii U. That way all of Nintendo’s teams can do what they do best, creating new and interesting experiences for us.

    • Reece Heather

      I’m with you regarding the VC releases. Though it’s important to remember that this is one man (Hayashida) talking, not Nintendo as a whole. I don’t claim to know all the inner workings of Nintendo, of course, but he might not even have a say in how the downloadable content operates.

      I think right now they need to concentrate on the first-party retail games. Which they’re definitely doing, with MK8, Smash 4, Bayonetta, etc on the way, but just keep that momentum going. That’ll pull in consumers gradually; and then the less marketable VC games will serve to continue keeping that existing install base happy and keep consoles from collecting dust.

      • CEObrainz

        That makes sense, until we get word from a spokesperson or Iwata himself, we should take everything said as just an opinion.

        Bayonetta 2 isn’t first party right? Also Mario Kart 8 and Smash 4 (as good as they are) is not enough to bring the Wii U out of the drought, even Smash 4 comes out in the Winter period which is too far away IMO. Unless Nintendo have plenty of Wii U games that they’ve been hiding from us, I’d be worried that they are not taking things serious enough.

        • Reece Heather

          You’re absolutely right; I meant to say “exclusive” instead of “first-party” 🙂

          Although, I wouldn’t underestimate Smash Bros. I very much doubt anything will bring the Wii U up to PS4/Xbone numbers, but I think if anything’s gonna be a system seller for the console, it’s Smash 4.

          • CEObrainz

            I acknowledge that Smash will bring droves of people to buy a Wii U (most of my friends fall into that category) but I’m saying that the system needs a wider variety of first party titles to look more appealing, things like Metroid, F-Zero, Fire Emblem, Star Fox, etc are the games that I’d at least like to know are being made.

            Nintendo are great at keeping things secret, but sometimes it can also make you or in this case the Wii U look bad.