One of the rarest Nintendo games of all time is the Nintendo World Championships cartridge handed out to the winners of the competition in 1990. The cartridge contained levels from Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris and would track the scores from all three games over the course of 6 minutes and 21 seconds. While it's all but impossible to obtain one of these cartridges today, you can experience the same kind of gameplay in the upcoming NES Remix 2.
Nintendo announced this morning that it's adding a new mode to NES Remix 2 that's based loosely on the Nintendo World Championships. The company is quick to note, however, that the new mode will feature three new games and a new multiplier scoring system.
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.
We can only hope Nintendo hosts an actual competition again and the winners get golden Mario statues.
NES Remix 2 isn't all about the competition though. If you want to take things slow, you can also do that. The game features short challenges from a new assortment of NES titles, such as Kid Icarus, Metroid and Kirby's Adventure.
NES Remix 2 launches exclusively on the Wii U eShop on April 25.
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