Training wheels


What interests me about Famicom Remix is how it serves as a training ground for gaming basics. It is no coincidence that the Mario Bros. challenges are laid out as “Hit an enemy from underneath the platform.” followed by “Kick the knocked down enemies.” and finally “Defeat an enemy.”

I have not made it to any of the zanier challenges yet. However, even the little ones like collecting all the coins in Mario Bros. while controlling two Marios at the same time are a quick escalation of the basic mechanics that the games that it has you do through the challenges.

There is little challenge for the basics for me, although the time constraints for earning more stars makes things interesting. I really would like to put this game into the hands of someone who is curious about games but intimidated.