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NES Remix

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NES Remix includes challenges based on Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.

The only Challenge available from the start in the game is Stage I of Remix I, which is a Super Mario Bros. level, and once beaten it unlocks the first six sets of challenges from NES Games, including Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.

Challenges based on Mario games are specifically:

Mario Bros.

One of the first six sets of NES game challenges, unlocked after beating Stage 1 of Remix I. It features 10 stages:

NESR MB 01
  • Stage 1: Divided in 3 sections, all set in Phase 1, in the first section Mario starts on the bottom left platform, there are two Shellcreepers on the center platform and the objective is to flip one, highlighted by a cricle, by hitting it from below. In the second section Mario starts on the center platform, where there also are three flipped Shellcreepers, highlighted by circles, and the objective is to knock them all out. In the first two section there isn't the POW Block. The third section is the basic Phase 1, only with the Shellcreepers already on the platforms, and the objective is to knock them all out. Time limit: 60s overall.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 3 sections, the first section set in Phase 4, with the Sidesteppers already on the platforms and the objective is to defeat one of them; the POW starts alreaty hit once, so it can only be used twice. The second section takes place in Phase 6 with Mario on the bottom left platform, the Fighter Flies already on the platforms and the objective is to defeat one of them; the POW starts alreaty hit twice, so it can only be used once. The third section takes place in Phase 5, with Mario on the center lift platform, the enemies already on the platforms and the objective is to knock them all out; the POW starts alreaty hit twice, so it can only be used once. Time limit: 120s overall.
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  • Stage 3: set in Phase 3, the objective is to get all coins.
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  • Stage 4: Divided in 4 sections, the objective of each one is to defeat the Freezie. The first two sections take place in Phase 9, with Mario and the enemies in different starting points, and the POW Block only available in the first section. The third and fourth sections take place in Phase 10, with Mario and the enemies in different starting points, and the POW Block only available in the fourth section.
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  • Stage 5: Divided in 3 sections, each one with only one enemy in the phase and the objective is to defeat it. There is no POW Block in any of the sections. The first section takes place in Phase 2. The second section takes place in Phase 3. The third section takes place in Phase 6 with a sped up Fighter Fly.
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  • Stage 6: Set in Phase 8, the objective is to get all coins.
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  • Stage 7: Divided in 4 sections, the objective of each one is to make Luigi lose a life. He always starts in safe spots and stands still, so the player has to push him toward the enemies. The first section takes place in Phase 1, with Luigi on the bottom right platform. The second section takes place in Phase 4, with Luigi in front of the bottom left pipe. The third section takes place in Phase 1, with Luigi on the respawn platform. The fourth section takes place in Phase 4, with Luigi in front of the top left pipe and only one Sidestepper in the level. Time limit: 60s overall.
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  • Stage 8: Divided in 4 sections, the objective of each one is to flip all enemies using the POW Block and Mario always starts right below it. The first section takes place in Phase 2. The second section takes place in Phase 4. The third section takes place in Phase 4 with a Sidestepper already angry. The fourth section takes place in Phase 7 with two Sidesteppers and only one Fighter Fly.
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  • Stage 9: Divided in 3 sections, fireballs appar right at the start of each one of them, and the objective is to defeat them. The first section takes place in Phase 2 with a Green fireball on the third level. The second section takes place in Phase 4 with a Red fireball on the upper level. The third section takes place in Phase 6 with a Green fireball on the third level and a Red fireball on the upper level. Time limit: 50s for each section.
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  • Stage 10: Divided in 4 sections, they all take place in Phase 3 and the objective is to collect all coins in each one. In the first section there only are the upper six coins and the timer starts at 12.9. In the second section there only are the upper two coins, Mario starts on the bottom right platform and the timer starts at 11.2. In the third section there only are the bottom two coins, Mario starts on the upper left platform and the timer starts at 08.6. In the fourth section there only are the bottom two and the upper two coins and the timer starts at 13.6.

Super Mario Bros.

One of the first six sets of NES game challenges, unlocked after beating Stage 1 of Remix I. It features 23 stages:

NESR SMB 01
  • Stage 1: Set in World 1-1 after restarting, since it has Goombas replaced with Buzzy Beetles, the objective is to reach the level end flagpole. At the start an arrow indicates the direction where the player has to go. Time limit: 120s.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 4 sections, each one shows a fixed screen (it doesn't scroll by goind right) and the objective is to get all coins in it. The first section takes place in World 4-1 and there are 4 coins to get. The second section takes place in World 1-2, there are 4 coins to get and there are a Koopa Troopa and two Goombas. The third section takes place in World 1-3 as Super Mario, there's a Koopa Paratroopa and there are 2 coins to get, above a moving platform. The fourth section takes place in World 1-1, in the underground bonus area where there are 19 coins. Time limit: 5s for the first and third sections, 10s for the second and fourth sections.
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  • Stage 3: Divided in 4 sections, each one shows a fixed screen and the objective is to defeat all the enemies in it. The first section takes place in World 1-1, and there's a Goomba between two Warp Pipes. The second section takes place in World 1-2, and there's a Goomba below a Brick Block. The third section takes place in World 1-2, and there are two Goombas. The fourth section takes place in World 1-1 as Fire Mario, and there are two Goombas. Time limit: 7s for each section.
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  • Stage 4: Divided in 3 sections, each one starts immediately after Mario gets a Starman and the objective is to defeat a certain number of enemies before its power runs out. The first section takes place in World 1-1 and the objective is 7 enemies. The second section takes place in World 3-2 and the objective is 15 enemies. The third section takes place in World 8-1 and the objective is 14 enemies.
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  • Stage 5: Divided in 3 sections, each one starts at the end of a level and the objective is to get to the end. The first section takes place in World 4-3. The second section takes place in World 1-4. After winning it, the Mushroom Retainer message is shown.
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  • Stage 6: Divided in 4 sections, each one shows a fixed screen and the objective is to defeat the enemy in it. The first section takes place in World 1-1 and there's a Koopa Troopa. The second section takes place in World 1-3 and there's a Koopa Troopa. The third section takes place in World 8-1 and there's a Koopa Paratroopa. The third section takes place in World 1-3 and there's a Koopa Paratroopa. Time limit: 5s for the first section, 10s for the other three sections.
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  • Stage 7: Divided in 3 sections, each one shows a fixed screen and the objective is to hit the block hiding beanstalk. After about 6 seconds in each section, a circle appears highlighting the correct block. The first section takes place in World 2-1. The second section takes place in World 3-1. The third section takes place in World 6-2.
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  • Stage 8: Set in the Coin Heaven in World 2-1 as Super Mario, the objective is to collect 35 coins (3 can be missed).
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  • Stage 9: Set on the end level staircase of World 3-1 as Super Mario and near a Koopa Shell, the objective is to get 10 1-Ups in a row by jumping on it.
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  • Stage 10: Divided in 3 sections, each one shows a fixed screen and the objective is to defeat the enemy in it, initially highlighted by a circle. The first section takes place in World 7-1 and the enemy is a Bullet Bill. The second section takes place in World 4-1 and the enemy is Lakitu. The third section takes place in World 7-1 and the enemy is a Hammer Bro.
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  • Stage 11: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in each one of them is to get the 1-Up Mushroom in it, initially highlighted by a circle. The first section takes place in a fixed screen from World 1-1 and starts right after Mario hit the hidden Block containing the 1-Up Mushroom. The second section takes place in a fixed screen from World 2-1 as Super Mario. The third section takes place in World 1-2 and starts right after Mario hit the Brick Block on the ceiling containing the 1-Up Mushroom. The player loses a life if the 1-Up leaves the screen, including if it's overrun in the the third section.
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  • Stage 12: Divided in 4 sections, each one starts shortly before one of the first four battles with Bowser (Worlds 1-4, 2-4, 3-4 and 4-4) and the objective is to defeat him. After winning it, the Mushroom Retainer message is shown.
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  • Stage 13: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in each one of them is get a 1-Up in different ways. The first section takes place in a fixed screen from World 1-1 and the objective is to get the hidden 1-Up Mushroom, highlighted by a circle after about six seconds. The second section takes place in a fixed screen from World 6-3 and the objective is to get 2 coins to reach 100, since they start at 98. The third section takes place in World 3-2 and the objective is to smash a Koopa Shell, highlighted by a circle, into 8 enemies, and also features an arrow indicating that the player must follow the shell. Time limit: 60s overall.
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  • Stage 14: Divided in 4 sections, all set in fixed screens World 2-2, the objective is to get all coins. In the first and second sections there are 3 coins, in the third section there are 6 and in the fourth there are 5. Time limit: 5s for the first section, 10s for the second, 15s for the third and fourth sections each.
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  • Stage 15: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in each one of them is to get into a Warp Pipe. The first section takes place in World 1-1, the second one in the corridor of World 8-4, and the third one in the underwater section of World 8-4.
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  • Stage 16: Divided in 3 sections, each one shows a fixed screen and the objective is to defeat all enemies as Fire Mario. The first section takes place in World 8-1 and the enemy is a Koopa Paratroopa. The second section takes place in World 7-2 and the enemies are 3 Cheep-cheeps. The third section takes place in World 6-2 and the enemies are 3 Piranha Plants. Time limit: 10s for the first section, 15s for the second and third sections.
NESR SMB 17
  • Stage 17: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in each one of them is to get into a Warp Pipe. The first section takes place in a fixed screen from World 5-1, the second one in the underwater section of World 5-2, actually consisting in the whole section, and the third one takes place in World 4-2.
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  • Stage 18: Divided in 3 sections, each one starts near the end of a level and the objective is to grab the flag on the Flagpole. The first section takes place in World 1-1, the second one in World 4-3, and the third one in World 8-2.
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  • Stage 19: Divided in 4 sections, each one starts shortly before one of the last four battles with Bowser (Worlds 5-4, 6-4, 7-4 and 8-4) and the objective is to defeat him. After winning it, the animation of Peach thanking Mario is shown.
NESR SMB 20
  • Stage 20: Divided in 7 sections, each one set during one of the first seven battles with Bowser (atually the False Bowsers), the objective is to defeat him using Fire Mario's fireballs.
NESR SMB 21
  • Stage 21: Divided in 7 sections, the objective in each one of them is to get the 1-Up Mushroom in it, which is highlighted by a circle after about 6 seconds. The first section takes place in World 3-1, the second one in World 4-1, the third one in World 5-1, the fourth one in World 6-1, the fifth one in World 7-1, the fifth one in World 8-1 and the seventh one in World 8-2, right after Mario hit the block containing the 1-Up Mushroom. The screen is fixed in all sections except the last one.
NESR SMB 22
  • Stage 22: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in each one of them is to get all coins. The first section takes place in the underground section of World 6-2, where there are 10 coins. The second one takes place in the underwater section of World 6-2, where there are 20 coins. The third section takes place in a fixed screen from World 3-4, near two firebars where there are 3 coins. Time limit: 30s for the first section, 60s for the second one and 10s for the third one.
NESR SMB 23
  • Stage 23: Divided in 11 sections, they feature a sort of continuity, going from the first level of Super Mario Bros. up to its end, serving as a summary to the whole game:
    • Stage 23-1: Set in a fixed screen from World 1-1, the objective is to get the Super Mushroom in it.
    • Stage 23-2: starting near the end of World 1-1 as Super Mario, the objective is to reach the Flagpole.
    • Stage 23-3: set in a fixed screen from World 1-2 as Super Mario, the objective is to defeat the two Goombas in it.
    • Stage 23-4: starting near the end of the underground part of World 1-2 as Super Mario, the objective is to enter the Warp Pipe to warp to World 4.
    • Stage 23-5: starting near the end of World 4-1 as Super Mario, the objective is to reach the Flagpole.
    • Stage 23-6: Set in World 4-2 as Super Mario after he hit the block containing the Beanstalk, the objective is to climb it up.
    • Stage 23-7: Set in the Warp Zone in World 4-2 as Super Mario, the objective is to enter the Warp Pipe to warp to World 8.
    • Stage 23-8: starting near the end of World 8-1 as Super Mario, the objective is to reach the Flagpole.
    • Stage 23-9: starting near the end of World 8-2 as Super Mario, the objective is to reach the Flagpole.
    • Stage 23-10: starting near the end of World 8-3 as Super Mario, the objective is to reach the Flagpole.
    • Stage 23-11: starting near the end of World 8-4 as Super Mario, the objective is to defeat Bowser. After winning it, the animation of Peach thanking Mario is shown.

Remix I

"Remix I" is the only set of challenges available from the start. It features 16 challenges based Mario games, the first available from the start, while later ones are unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 1: Set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. the player controls "Invincible Mario", that's Mario with constant invincibility, and the objective is to defeat 15 enemies. Time limit: 60s.
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  • Stage 3 (20 Stars): Set in World 2-3 of Super Mario Bros., Mario automatically runs right and can't duck, so the player only has to hit jump at the right time to make him avoid enemies and pits. The objective is to reach the flagpole.
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  • Stage 4 (30 Stars): Set in Phase 3 of Mario Bros., the player controls two Marios at the same time with the same controls, and the objective is to collect all coins. The timer starts at 15.1.
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  • Stage 7 (50 Stars): Set in Phase 2 of Mario Bros., the objective is to defeat all Shellcreepers, while the screen constantly zooms out. The screen zooms back in every time the player defeats an enemy or collects a coin. Outside the frame the playfield repeats itself, and the sound effects have an echo effect.
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  • Stage 8 (55 Stars): Set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to reach the flagpole, but all elements in the graphics (including background objects such as hills and bushes) are completely black, except for the background, which is gray rather than blue or black (in the underground section).
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  • Stage 10 (65 Stars): Set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to reach the flagpole, but the ground is frozen. There also is snow falling, serving as a graphic distraction.
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  • Stage 12 (75 Stars): Set in Phase 2 of Mario Bros., the objective is to defeat all Shellcreepers while Luigi is standing on the bottom floor. The player loses a life if Luigi gets hit.
  • Stage 13 (80 Stars): Divided in 4 sections:
    • Stage 13-1: Set in Phase 2 of Mario Bros., the objective is to collect 3 coins while the screen zooms out like in Stage 7. Time limit: 20s.
    • Stage 13-2: Set in a fixed screen from World 3-1 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to get all coins in it, while the graphics is black with gray background like in Stage 8. Time limit: 20s.
    • Stage 13-3: Based on Balloon Fight, see here for details.
    • Stage 13-4: Set in World 7-3 from Super Mario Bros., the player controls "Invincible Super Mario" and the objective is to defeat 10 enemies. Time limit: 30s.
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  • Stage 15 (90 Stars): Set in Phase 14 of Mario Bros. as Luigi, the objective is to defeat all enemies, but rather than be fixed, the screen is centered on Luigi, scrolling left and right. Time limit: 180s.
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  • Stage 16 (95 Stars): Set in World 1-2 of Super Mario Bros. as Luigi, the screen is completely mirrored and the objective is to get to the end of the level. Luigi plays like in Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, jumping higher and sliding more.
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  • Stage 18 (110 Stars): Set in World 5-1 of Super Mario Bros. as Luigi, he automatically runs right and can't duck, so the player only has to hit jump at the right time to make him avoid enemies and pits. The objective is to reach the flagpole.
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  • Stage 21 (125 Stars): Set in Phase 2 of Mario Bros., the objective is to defeat all Shellcreepers, but each one of them also has a mirrored ghost onscreen, so the player has to find the real one out of each pair of enemies.
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  • Stage 22 (135 Stars): Set in World 3-3 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to reach the flagpole, but all platforms and background elements disappear every 6 seconds, and stay invisible for 3 seconds.
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  • Stage 23 (140 Stars): Set in Phase 1 of Mario Bros., the player controls two Marios at the same time with the same controls, and the objective is to defeat all enemies.
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  • Stage 24 (145 Stars): Set in World 1-3, the objective is to reach the flagpole, but giant Bullet Bills occasionally fly across the screen. Touching these causes Mario to die instantly even as Super Mario.
  • Stage 25 (150 Stars): Divided in 6 sections:
    • Stage 25-1: Based on Balloon Fight, see here for details.
    • Stage 25-2: set in a fixed screen from World 3-3 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to collect all 6 coins in it, but all platforms and background elements disappear every 6 seconds, and stay invisible for 3 seconds. Time limit: 15s.
    • Stage 25-3: Based on Excitebike, see here for details.
    • Stage 25-4: Set in World 2-3 of Super Mario Bros., Mario automatically runs right and can't duck, so the player only has to hit jump at the right time to make him avoid enemies and pits and to collect coins. The objective is to collect 20 coins. Time limit: 30s.
    • Stage 25-5: Based on Donkey Kong, see here for details.
    • Stage 25-6: Set in World 5-4 of Super Mario Bros. as Super Luigi with constant invincibility, the screen is completely mirrored and the objective is to defeat Bowser, basically meaning to just walk into him, avoiding pits. Time limit: 30s.

Additionally, Stages 14 and 17, while based on Donkey Kong, they also star Luigi from the Mario series. This also creates an undirect link between the Donkey Kong and the Mario series.

Remix II

"Remix II" includes 7 challenges based on Mario games, each one unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 4 (175 Stars): Set in World 8-3 of Super Mario Bros. the player controls "Invincible Super Mario" and the objective is to reach the flagpole. Time limit: 45s.
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  • Stage 6 (175 Stars): Set in Phase 6 of Mario Bros., the screen is mirrored upside-down and the objective is to defeat all enemies. The POW Block is already hit twice, so it can only be used once.
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  • Stage 8 (195 Stars): Set in World 1-3 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to reach the flagpole, but the screen gradually lowers resolution, becoming more pixelated. The resolution decreases more if Mario walks lower or stops while the image returns more clear if Mario speeds up.
  • Stage 13 (230 Stars): Divided in 4 sections:
    • Stage 13-1: based on Donkey Kong, see here for details.
    • Stage 13-2: Set in World 3-1 of Super Mario Bros., precisely the screen is fixed to a section with two Hammer Bros, and the objective is to get the coin in a ? Blcok. All elements in the graphics are completely black, except for the background, which is gray rather than black. Time limit: 30s.
    • Stage 13-3: based on Ice Climber, see here for details.
    • Stage 13-4: set in World 4-1 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to reach the flagpole, but the ground is frozen. There also is snow falling, serving as a graphic distraction. Time limit: 60s.
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  • Stage 14 (230 Stars): Set in Phase 14 of Mario Bros. the objective is to defeat all enemies, but rather than being fixed, the screen constantly scrolls to the right, with the scene looping. The POW Block is already hit twice, so it can only be used once.
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  • Stage 21 (265 Stars): Set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros.after restarting, since it has Goombas replaced with Buzzy Beetles, the objective is to reach the flagpole, but all elements in the graphics are completely black, except for the background, which is gray. Notably, possibly overlooked by the programmers, the water in the underwater section also is black, meaning that if players enter that area, they have to play to an almost completely black screen. Time limit: 110s.
  • Stage 25 (300 Stars): Divided in 8 sections, four of them are based on Mario games:
    • Stage 25-1: Based on Donkey Kong Jr., see here for details.
    • Stage 25-2: Set in World 8-3 of Super Mario Bros., precisely the screen is fixed to a section with a Brick Block hidden in the background. The objective is to hit the block, but the graphics goes completely black except for the background, which is gray. Time Limit: 20s.
    • Stage 25-3: Set in Phase 4 of Mario Bros., the objective is to defeat all Sidesteppers, but each one of them also has a mirrored ghost onscreen, so the player has to find the real one out of each pair of enemies. Time limit: 60s.
    • Stage 25-4: based on Ice Climber, see here for details.
    • Stage 25-5: Based on Donkey Kong, see here for details.
    • Stage 25-6: based on Balloon Fighter, see here for details.
    • Stage 25-7: set in World 1-4 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to defeat Bowser, but the ground is frozen. Time limit: 60s.
    • Stage 25-8: set in World 8-4 of Super Mario Bros., precisely at the final fight with Bowser, the objective is to defeat him, but he's twice as high as in the original game. After winning it, the animation of Peach thanking Mario is shown. Time limit: 30s.

Additionally Stage 10 while based on Pinball also features the lava from Super Mario Bros. This also creates an undirect link between the Mario series and the Pinball (Nintendo) series.

Bonus

The "Bonus" set includes 4 challenges based on Mario games, each one unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 10 (400 Stars): Set in World 5-2 of Super Mario Bros., Mario automatically runs right and can't duck, so the player only has to hit jump at the right time to make him avoid enemies and pits. The objective is to reach the flagpole.
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  • Stage 14 (440 Stars): Set in World 3-2 of Super Mario Bros., the player controls "Small Fire Mario", that's Small Mario with the ability to throw fireballs like Fire Mario, and his color scheme, but dies in one hit. The objective is to defeat 20 enemies.
  • Stage 17 (470 Stars): Divided in 4 sections, two of them are based on Super Mario Bros.:
    • Stage 17-1: based on The Legend of Zelda, see here for details.
    • Stage 17-2: set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros., specifically right before the end level staircase and the objective is to catch the flag, but Mario is constantly running, so the player must jump at the right time. The in-game timer starts at 20.
    • Stage 17-3: based on Tennis, see here for details.
    • Stage 17-4: set in World 6-4 of Super Mario Bros., the objective is to defeat Bowser, but there are giant Podoboos rising from below. After winning it, the Mushroom Retainer message is shown.
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  • Stage 25 (600 Stars): The last challenge unlocked in the game, it's divided in 44 challenges all set in fixed screens from Super Mario Bros. and the objective in each one is to get the Super Mushroom in it.

Additionally, Stage 1, while based on Donkey Kong, it also stars Luigi from the Mario series.

NES Remix 2

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NES Remix includes challenges based on Super Mario Bros. 2, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario Open Golf (NES Open Tournament Golf) and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

The only Challenge available from the start in the game is Stage 1 of Remix I, which is a Super Mario Bros. 3 level, and once beaten it unlocks the first five sets of challenges from NES Games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 2.

The game also includes a special modes called Super Luigi Bros. and Championship mode, both based at least partially on Super Mario Bros.

Challenges based on Mario games are specifically:

Super Mario Bros. 3

One of the first five sets of NES game challenges, unlocked after beating Stage 1 of Remix I. It features 16 stages, with the first three available from the start and each later one unlocked by beating the previous one:

NESR2 SMB3 01
  • Stage 1: Divided in 4 sections, the first three are set in World 1-1, and the objective is to grab a red Koopa Shell in the first one, to hit the Koopa Shell and collect a leaf from a ? Block in the second one, and to run as Raccoon Mario and then fly in in the third one, while the fourth section is set in world 5-2, with the player controlling Raccoon Mario and the objective is to collect 10 coins on the way down. Time limit: 10s for each of the first two sections, 20s for the third one, and 30s for the third one.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 4 sections, the first one is set in World 1-1, and the objective is to defeat three Goombas, the second one is set in World 5-2, at the top of a slope, and the objective is to defeat three Goombas, the third one is set in World 2-1 and the objective is to defeat three mini Goombas, the fourth one is set in World 4-1 and the objective is to defeat a giant Goomba. Time limit: 20s for each section.
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  • Stage 3: Divided in 3 sections, the first one is set near the P-Switch in World 1-1, and the objective is to hit it and collect 10 coins, the second one is set near the P-Switch in World 1-2, and the objective is to hit it and enter the pipe, the third one is set in the P-Switch room in World 2-5 and the objective is to hit it and collect 20 coins. Time limit: 10s for the first section, 20s for the second one, 50s for the third one.
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  • Stage 4: set on a Treasure Ship in World 5 as Tanooki Mario, the objective is to collect all 168 coins.
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  • Stage 5: Divided in 3 sections, all set in World 5-3, the objective in the first one is to get into the Goomba's Shoe, the other two both start with Mario in the Goomba's Shoe and the objective is respectively to kill 3 Spinies, and to collect 11 coins. Time limit: 20s for each of the first two sections, 60s for the third one.
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  • Stage 6: Divided in 4 sections, they're set respectively in the first room of World 1-Fortress, in the second and then third room of World 2-Fortress, and in the boss room of World 1-Fortress, the objective in the first three sections is to reach the exit, while in the fourth section the objective is to defeat Boom Boom. Time limit: 90s for the first sections, 30s for the second one, 20s for the third one, 100s for the fourth one.
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  • Stage 7: set in the room in World 4-Fortress2, in the room with elevating platforms, the objective is to enter the pipe at the top.
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  • Stage 8: Divided in 2 sections, both with the player controlling Frog Mario, the first one is set in the P-Switch room in World 4-4 and the objective is to collect 60 coins, the second one is set in the boss room of World 4-Airship and the objective is to "return the Magic Wand as Frog Mario" (defeat Iggy without getting hit). Time limit: 60s for the first section, 100s for the second one.
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  • Stage 9: set in the room in World 4-6 as Fire Mario, the objective is to defeat 15 enemies. Time limit: 120s.
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  • Stage 10: Divided in 4 sections, the objective in each one is to collect a specific amount of coins, and they're set specifically in World 6-3 as Raccoon Mario (6 coins), World 5-5 as Raccoon Mario (12 coins), World 6-7 as Fire Mario (20 coins), World 3-8 as Small Mario (15 coins) Time limit: 30s for each stage.
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  • Stage 11: Divided in 3 sections, the first one is set in World 3-Airship snd the objectve is to get an item from a ? Block, the second one is set in World 7-Airship and the objective is to enter the pipe, the third one is set in the boss room of World 1-Airship and the objective is to defeat Larry. Time limit: 40s, 100s, 60s.
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  • Stage 12: set in World 5-6 as Tanooki Mario, the objective is to collect 5 coins. Time limit: 60s.
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  • Stage 13: set in World 7-7, the objective is to reach the end pipe by using Stars.
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  • Stage 14: Divided in 3 sections, all set in World 8-Tank, the objective is respectively to defeat a Rocky Wrench, enter the pipe, and defeat the Boomerang Bro. Time limit: 60s for each of the first two sections, 30s for the third section.
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  • Stage 15: Divided in 4 sections, each one set at a boss fight agains Boom Boom, the objective in all of them is to defeat him; they're set respectively at the end room of World 4-Fortress1, World 6-Fortress2, World 8-Fortress and World 8-Tank / World 8-Navy.
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  • Stage 16: Set at the fight against Bowser as Frog Mario, the objective is to defeat him without getting hit.

Dr. Mario

One of the first six sets of NES game challenges, unlocked after beating Stage 1 of Remix I. It features 6 stages (all of them featuring the "Fever" backround music):

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  • Stage 1: Divided in 4 sections, all at "low" speed, the first three are at level 00 and feature one last virus on screen and the objective is to eliminate it, with the third stage requiring to press down to speed the capsules due to the short amount of time; the fourth section is at level 01 and features two viruses and the objective is to eliminate them. Time limit: 20s for the first section, 40s for the second one, 8s for the third one, 60s for the fourth one.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 3 sections, all at level 00, low speed and featuring two remaining viruses, the objective in each one of them is to eliminate a specific virus highlighted by a circle, that requires the capsule to slip into a vertical gap. Time limit: 20s for each section.
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  • Stage 3: Divided in 4 sections, the first three are low speed, with the first two are at level 00 featuring two remaining viruses, the objective in the first one is to eliminate both viruses at the same time, in the second one is to eliminate them in a chain reaction, the third section is at level 01 featuring 4 remaining viruses, and the objective is to eliminate them using two chain reactions, the fourth section is at level 02, med speed, featuring 10 remaining viruses and the objective is to eliminate them all in a single chain reaction. Time limit: 30s for the first section, 20s for the second one, 50s for the third one, 15s for the fourth one.
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  • Stage 4: set at level 02, low speed and 12 remaining viruses, the objective is to get a score of 1000.
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  • Stage 5: set at level 01, low speed and one remaining virus, the objective is to eliminate it, but the bottle is filled with capsules.
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  • Stage 6: set at level 00, med speed and 4 remaining viruses, the objective is to eliminate them all, using only 9 capsules.

Super Mario Bros. 2

One of the first five sets of NES game challenges, unlocked after beating Stage 1 of Remix I. It features 12 stages:

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  • Stage 1: Divided in 4 sections, all set in World 1-1, in the first one the player controls Mario and the objective is to pull out a vegetable, in the second one the player controls Toad and the objective is to kill 3 enemies using vegetables, in the third one the player controls Peach starting on top of a Shy Guy and the objective is to kill an enemy by throwing another enemy, in the fourth one the player controls Luigi and the objective is to kill 3 enemies at once using the POW Block.
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  • Stage 2: Set in World 1-1 as Mario, in the mountain section leading to the boss battle, the objective is to reach the top.
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  • Stage 3: Divided in 2 sections, both set at the fight against Birdo in World 1-1 as Mario, the objective in the first one is to jump on a Birdo egg and pick it up, in the second one Mario starts holding an egg and the objective is to defeat Birdo.
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  • Stage 4: Divided in 4 sections, the first one is set in World 1-1 as Toad, who starts throwing a Potion, and the objective is to collect a coin in the Subspace, the second one is set inside the large cavern in World 2-2 as Mario, and the objective is to climb back out by performing a power squat jump, the third one is set in World 1-1 as Peach and the objective is to get a Power Star after collecting three cherries, the fourth one is set in World 1-1 as Luigi and the objective is to kill 6 enemies while invincible. Time limit: 15s for the first stage, 20s for the second one, 15s for the third one.
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  • Stage 5: Set at the fight against Mouser in World 1-1 as Mario, the objective is to defeat him.
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  • Stage 6: Divided in 3 sections, the first one is set at the start of World 1-2 as Luigi and the objective is to reach the other side of the gap by flying on Pdgit's carpet, the second one is set at the entrance of the cave in World 4-2 as Toad and the objective is to reach the door by riding on an Autobomb, the third one is set at Birdo in World 4-3 and the objective is to reach the other side of the gap by riding Birdo's egg.
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  • Stage 7: Divided in 2 sections, with the player controlling Toad in both of them, the first one is set inside the large cavern in World 2-2 and the objective is to reach the door, the second one is set at the fight against Tryclyde in World 3-1 and the objective is to defeat him.
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  • Stage 8: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in all of them is to open the locked door, the first one is set in World 1-2 as Luigi, with an arrow indicating to enter the pot where the key is found, the second one is set at the bottom of the cave in World 2-3 as Toad holding the key, and the third one is set in the second tower in World 4-3 as Peach holding the key.
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  • Stage 9: Divided in 2 sections, both set in World 7-2, the first one is set in the first conveyor belts room as Mario and the objective is to reach the exit above, the second one is set in the room full of Mushroom Blocks and the objective is to enter the door
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  • Stage 10: Divided in 3 sections, with the player controlling Mario in all of them and objective being to enter the Mask Gate, the first one is set at the fight against Birdo in World 6-3, the second one is set at the fight against Birdo in World 5-1, the thid one is set at the fight against the animated Masked Gate in World 7-2.
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  • Stage 11: Divided in 3 sections, the first two are set in World 5-2 with the player controlling a "small" character in all of them, meaning they can't get hit, the first one starts at the bottom of the long vine as Luigi and the objective is to reach the top, the second one starts at the top of the mountain as Peach and the objective is to reach the door at the bottom, the third one is set in World 4-2 as Mario and the objective pass the Beezos and enter the door.
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  • Stage 12: Divided in 2 sections, both set at fight against Wart as Mario, in the first one the objective is to catch two vegetables without getting hit, in the second one the objective is to defeat Wart by throuwing four vegetables into his mouth.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

The eighth set of NES game challenges, unlocked after obtaining 90 Stars at challenges. It features 7 stages:

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  • Stage 1: Divided in 4 sections, the first two are set in World 1-1, and the objective is respectively to collect a Super Mushroom and to collect a Poison Mushroom, the third one is set in World 4-3 and the objective is to collect a Fire Flower, the fourth one is set in world 1-4 and the objective is to defeat Bowser.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in all of them is to defeat 10 enemies as invincible Mario, with the first section set in World 2-2, the second one in World 4-2, and the third one in World 6-1; the player loses a life is the invincibility time expires.
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  • Stage 3: Divided in 4 sections, the first one is set in World 7-1 and the objective is to jump over a gap using the wind, the second one is set in World 8-2, and the objective is to jump over the wall using the trampoline, the third one is set in World 4-3 as Luigi and the objective is to jump oven a gap by bouncing on Paratroopas, the fourth one is set in World 3-1 and the objective is to jump over the flagpole end enter the warp pipe.
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  • Stage 4: Divided in 4 sections, the first one is set in World 1-1 and the objective is to get to the Goal Pole, the other three are set in World 1-2, and the objective is respectivelly to collect the Super Mushroom on top of the screen, to enter the Warp Pipe leading to the Warp Zone to World 4 as Luigi, and to enter the Warp Pipe to World 4 as Super Luigi. Notably stages starting with this one and to the end of the set have a sort of continuity, going from the start of the game to its end, much like Stage 23 of Super Mario Bros. in the original NES Remix.
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  • Stage 5: Divided in 4 sections, the objective in each one is to win the level (either get to the Goal Pole or defeat Bowser), and they're set respectively in World 4-1 as Mario, World 4-2 as Luigi, World 4-3 as Luigi and World 4-4 as Mario.
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  • Stage 6: Divided in 4 sections, the first two are set in World 5-1 and the objective is respectively to "follow the Koopa Sheel to get a 1-Up" (defeat 10 enemies using a Koopa Shell), and get to the Goal Pole as Super Luigi, the later two are set in World 5-2 and the objective is to climb up the vine as Super Luigi, and to enter the Warp Pipe to World 8 as Super Mario.
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  • Stage 7: Divided in 4 sections, the objective in each one is to win the level (either get to the Goal Pole or defeat Bowser), and they're set respectively in World 8-1, World 8-2, World 8-3 and World 4-4, with the player controlling Luigi in the first three sections, but Mario in the fourth one. After winning it, the animation of Peach thanking Mario is shown.

NES Open Tournament Golf

The eleventh set of NES game challenges, unlocked after obtaining 3 Stars at all other available challenges (477 Stars total), its Japanese title is Mario Open Golf, so it's considered part of the Mario series. It features 8 stages:

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  • Stage 1: Divided in 3 sections, all set in US Course 1, the objective is respectively to hit the button at the right time to have maximum power, then to hit it to have maximum accurancy, then to do both things and hit the ball over 200 yards. Time limit: 300s overall.
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  • Stage 2: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in all of them is to select a club and hit the ball onto the green, and they're set respectivelly in US course 8 with the game suggesting PW, US course 3 with the game suggesting SW, and US course 13 with no suggested club. Time limit: 300s overall.
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  • Stage 3: Divided in 3 sections, all of them start on the green and the objective is to hit the ball into the hole in two strokes or fewer, and they're set respectivelly in Japan course 14, US Course 13 and US course 3.
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  • Stage 4: Set in Japan course 4, the objective is to hit the ball onto the green in 4 strokes or fewer.
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  • Stage 5: Divided in 3 sections, all of them start on the green and the objective is to hit the ball into the hole in one putt, and they're set respectivelly in UK course 9, UK Course 15 and US course 2.
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  • Stage 6: Divided in 3 sections, the objective in all of them is to hit the ball onto the green in 1 stroke, and they're set respectivelly in UK course 15, US Course 11 and Japan course 17.
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  • Stage 7: Based on the multiplayer mode of the game and set in US course 1, the objective is to win the game against Luigi.
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  • Stage 8: Set in UK course 12, the objective is to get a hole in one.

Remix I

"Remix I" is the only set of challenges available from the start. It features 14 challenges based Mario games, the first available from the start, while later ones are unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 1: Set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. 3 the player controls Super Mario with constant invincibility, and the objective is to defeat 1 enemies. Time limit: 60s.
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  • Stage 2 (10 Stars): based on Dr. Mario, it's set at level 00, med speed and 12 remaining viruses, a blue virus at the bottom of the screen slowly moves left and right and the objective is to eliminate it. Time limit: 100s.
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  • Stage 3 (20 Stars): Set in World 1-5 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to reach the goal, but two clones of Mario will appear on his sides, serving as a graphical distraction.
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  • Stage 5 (40 Stars): Set in World 5-4 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the player controls Peach from Super Mario Bros. 2 and the objective is to enter the pipe without taking damage; the initial ? block containing a Super Leaf is already used at the start.
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  • Stage 7 (55 Stars): Set in World 1-Airship of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to enter the pipe, but the screen scrolls faster than normal; there also appears to be wind blowing, possibly explaining why the ship is faster, but it doesn't affect gameplay.
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  • Stage 8 (60 Stars): Set in a mirrored version of World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. 2 as Mario, the objective is to collect 5 cherries, but all the enviromental elements and all the items are entirely black, while the background is blue, making it look like a Subspace version of the level, but none of the gameplay differences found in Subspace are featured (there still are enemies and logs on the waterfall, none of the plants hide coins and there are no Mushrooms). Time limit: 120s.
  • Stage 10 (75 Stars): Divided in 4 sections, all of them based on Mario games:
    • Stage 10-1: set in World 5-1 of Super Mario Bros. 2 as Toad, starting in the middle of the large waterfall, the objective is pull up 2 vegetables; the screen freezes at the start, with the sound effect as if a Stop Watch was used, and the Trouter stop in midair, serving as platforms to reach the vegetables; also all the colors except Toad turn to their negative. Time limit: 20s.
    • Stage 10-2: Based on Dr. Mario, it's set at level 00, med speed and 4 remaining viruses, and the objective is to eliminate a virus, but the graphics and sound effects change to Game Boy-like every five seconds. Time limit: 30s.
    • Stage 10-3: Set in World 5-6 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the player controls Peach from Super Mario Bros. 2, starting on the block containing a Super Leaf, thought starting already used, and the objective is to collect 6 coins. Time limit: 60s.
    • Stage 10-4: Set in the boss room of World 1-Fortress of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to defeat Boom Boom, but the screen is only lit by two swinging spotlights. Time limit: 60s.
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  • Stage 11 (80 Stars): based on Super Mario Bros. 2, with the player controlling Toad, the stage features graphical elements from Kirby's Adventure, as well as its background music, but it actually plays just like a regular Super Mario Bros. 2 level, with Waddle Dees acting like Shy Guys, a Poppy Bros. Jr. actling like a Tweeter and Star Blocks acting like Mushroom Blocks; the objective is to defeat all three enemies.
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  • Stage 12 (85 Stars): Set in World 1-2 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to reach the goal, but all elements in the graphics are completely black, except for the background, which is gray.
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  • Stage 14 (100 Stars): Based on Dr. Mario, it's set at level 00, med speed and 4 remaining viruses, and the objective is to eliminate them all, but while the player controls the capsule, it is shown in Game Boy-like graphics.
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  • Stage 15 (105 Stars): Set at the fight against Birdo in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. 2 as Mario, the objective is to defeat her while she's invisible; her silhouette can briefly be seen when she shoots an egg.
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  • Stage 16 (115 Stars): Set at the multiplayer battle mode, rather than there being Mario and Luigi, the player controls two Marios at the same time, with the score system also showing their relative points, and the objective is to defeat all Spinies.
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  • Stage 19 (135 Stars): Set in World 6-2 of Super Mario Bros. 2 as Mario, the objective is to fly on an Albatoss over the large gap and enter the door, but the the screen is completely black except for Mario's surroundings.
  • Stage 20 (140 Stars): Divided in 6 sections, three of them are based on Mario games:
    • Stage 20-1: Based on Kirby's Adventure, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-2: Set in World 1-4 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to collect 10 coins, but the screen scrolls faster than normal. Time limit: 60s.
    • Stage 20-3: Based on Kirby's Adventure, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-4: Set at the multiplayer battle mode of Super Mario Bros. 3, with the player controlling Mario, the objective is to make Luigi lose a life, but the screen constantly zooms out. Outside the frame the playfield repeats itself, and the sound effects have an echo effect. Time limit: 30s.
    • Stage 20-5: Based on Kirby's Adventure, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-6: Set at the fight against Birdo in World 2-1 of Super Mario Bros. 2 as Mario, the objective is to defeat her, but two clones of Mario will appear on his sides, serving as a graphical distraction. Time limit: 300s.

Additionally, Stages 4 and 6, while based on Kirby's Adventure, they also feature elements from the Mario series. This also creates an undirect link between the Kirby series and the Mario series.

Remix II

"Remix II" includes 10 challenges based on Mario games, each one unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 1 (150 Stars): based on Super Mario Bros. 2, with the player controlling Toad, the stage features graphical elements from Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, as well as its background music, but it actually plays just like a regular Super Mario Bros. 2 level, with three Octorocks acting like Snifts and rocks acting like Mushroom Blocks; the objective is to defeat all three enemies.
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  • Stage 4 (165 Stars): Set in World 2-Airship of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to enter the pipe, but all platforms become invisible every few seconds.
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  • Stage 5 (165 Stars): Based on the multiplayer mode of Dr. Mario, it's set at level 1, med speed and 8 viruses, and the objective is to defeat the opponent, which is shown to be Birdo, based specifically on her appearance from Wario's Woods.
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Stage 7 music.

  • Stage 7 (180 Stars): Set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, the objective is to reach the goal pole, but the ground is frozen and there's snow falling, serving as a graphical distraction. Also the sprites of Koopas and Goombas are slightly redesigned, featuring snow on them, and the background music is an original christmas themed remix of the Super Mario Bros. theme.
  • Stage 10 (195 Stars): Divided in 4 sections, two of them are based on Mario games:
    • Stage 10-1: Set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the player controls Peach from Super Mario Bros. 2, and the objective is to collect 8 coins without getting hit, while the screen scrolls automathically; there are no power-ups in the level. Time limit: 45s.
    • Stage 10-2: Based on Punch-Out!!, see here for details.
    • Stage 10-3: Set in World 4-4 of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, the screen is fixed at the first line of ? Blocks, without the Koopa Troopa and with the block containing the Super Mushroom already used, and the objective is to hit all six other blocks, but the screen constantly zooms in on Mario and only zoooms back when he hits a ? Block. Time limit: 30s.
    • Stage 10-4: Based on Zelda II: The adventure of Link, it also features elements from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Super Mario Bros. 3. See here for details.
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  • Stage 13 (210 Stars): Based on Dr. Mario, set at level 5, med speed and 24 viruses, the objective is to eliminate 10 of them, but their color changes every few seconds. Despite the change, the virus formation is kept always the same, since all viruses of one color change to the same color, and so do the vitamins stack up, only the vitamin currently controlled by the player doesn't change.
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  • Stage 14 (210 Stars): Based on Super Mario Bros. 2, with the player controlling Small Toad, meaning that he can't get hit, it's set in an original room, with three Porcupos at the bottom and Toad starting on a platform at the top, which features six red grasses that are all Bombs, and in the middle is a series of conveyor belts used to make the bombs drop on to the Porcupos. The objective is to defeat all threee enemies.
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  • Stage 18 (225 Stars): Set in World 2-3 of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Mario automatically runs right and can't duck, so the player only has to hit jump at the right time to make him avoid enemies and pits. The objective is to reach the flagpole.
  • Stage 19 (240 Stars): Set in World 8-Air Force of Super Mario Bros. 3 as Peach from Super Mario Bros. 2 with constant invincibility, the objective is to defeat Boom Boom. Like Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 3, Peach does a flip every time she jumps, something she doesn't do in Super Mario Bros. 2. The background music is an original remix of the Invincibility theme.
  • Stage 20 (240 Stars): Divided in 8 sections, three of them are based on Mario games:
    • Stage 20-1: Based on Punch-Out!!, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-2: Based on Metroid, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-3: Set in the P-Switch room in World 7-Fortress1 of Super Mario Bros. 3 as Raccoon Mario, the objective is to collect 150 coins, but the screen is completely black except for Mario's surroundings. Time limit 20s.
    • Stage 20-4: Based on Kirby's Adventure, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-5: Based on Kid Icarus, it also features elements from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Super Mario Bros. 3, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-6: Based on Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-7: Set in the third lava-filled room in Bowser's Castle in Super Mario Bros. 3 as Peach from Super Mario Bros. 2, the objective is to enter the highest door in the room. Time limit 200s.
    • Stage 20-8: Set at the fight against Bowser in Super Mario Bros. 3 as Peach from Super Mario Bros. 2, the objective is to enter the highest door in the room. The objective is to defeat Bowser and save the Peach from Super Mario Bros. 3. Time limit 300s.

Additionally, Stage 6, Stage 10-4, Stage 11 and Stage 20-5, while based on Zelda 2, Metroid and Kid Icarus, they also feature elements from Mario games. This also creates an undirect link between the series.

Bonus

The "Bonus" set includes 11 challenges based on Mario games, each one unlocked by obtaining a specific amount of stars:

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  • Stage 1 (250 Stars): A remixed challenge based on Super Mario Bros. 3, the level design is a recreation of World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. and the objective is to reach the goal.
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  • Stage 4 (265 Stars): A remixed challenge based on Dr. Mario, it's set at level 00, med speed and 4 remaining viruses, the objective is to eliminate them all, but they slowly move left and right. Time limit: 180s.
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  • Stage 6 (275 Stars): A regular NES challenge, divided in 4 sections, all of them based on Super Mario Bros. 3, with the player controlling Hammer Mario in all of them, the first section is set in the Boo room in World 6-Fortress3 and the objective is to defeat three Boos, the second one in World 5-Fortress2 and the objective is to defeat a Lava Bubble, the third one in World 2-Fortress and the objective is to defeat three Twomps, the fourth one at the fight abainst Boom Boom in World 8-Fortress and the objective is to defeat him; the player loses a life if Mario gets hit. Time limit: 20s for the first and third sections, 30s for the second and fourth ones.
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  • Stage 8 (285 Stars): A remixed challenge set in World 2-Desert, starting after the tornado, the objective is to reach the goal, but the screen is completely black except for an area around the sun. If the sun is defeated the screen goes completely black and the player loses a life.
  • Stage 10 (300 Stars): Divided in 4 sections, two of them are based on Mario games:
    • Stage 10-1: Based on the versus battle of Super Mario Bros. 3, it only features a pipe with coins coming out of it and occasionally a fireball, and the objective is to defeat Luigi. Time limit 10s.
    • Stage 10-2: Based on Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, see here for details.
    • Stage 10-3: Set in World 8-2 of Super Mario Bros. 3 as Raccoon Mario, the objective is to collect 5 coins, but the screen is completely black except for an area around the sun. If the sun is defeated the screen goes completely black and the player loses a life. Time limit: 30s.
    • Stage 10-4: Based on Kirby's Adventure, but also featuring Bullet Bills from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. See here for details.
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  • Stage 11 (310 Stars): A remixed challenge based on Dr. Mario, set at level 3, low speed and 16 viruses, the objective is to eliminate all of them, but their color changes every few seconds. Despite the change, the virus formation is kept always the same, since all viruses of one color change to the same color, and so do the vitamins stack up, only the vitamin currently controlled by the player doesn't change.
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  • Stage 15 (350 Stars): A regular NES challenge set in World 1-2 of Super Mario Bros. 3 as Raccoon Mario, the objective is to jump from enemy to enemy until getting a 1-Up. Time limit: 300s.
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  • Stage 16 (360 Stars): A remixed challenge based on the multiplayer mode of Dr. Mario, it's set at level 3, med speed and 16 viruses, and the objective is to defeat the opponent, which is shown to be Wario, based specifically on his appearance from Wario's Woods.
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  • Stage 17 (370 Stars): A regular NES challenge, divided in 7 sections, each one is set at the fight against one of the Koopalings from Super Mario Bros. 3 in order, and the objective is to defeat them.
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  • Stage 19 (390 Stars): A regular NES challenge, divided in 17 sections, all of them based on Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, the first 16 are set in Worlds A-1 through D-4 and the objectives are respectively to reach the goal pole, collect a hidden Super Mushroom, collect 25 coins, collect a Fire Flower, get to the goal pole, collect 16 coins, get to the goal pole, collect a Super Mushroom, get to the goal pole, collect 2 coins, get a 1-Up by making a shell hit 8 enemies, defeat two Hammer Bros., collect 35 coins, get to the goal pole, defeat the final Bowser; Stage 19-17 is set in World 9-4 and the objective is to reach the flag pole. Time limit: 777s overall.
  • Stage 20 (400 Stars): A regular NES challenge, divided in 7 sections, four of them are based on Mario games:
    • Stage 20-1: set at the fight against two Fire Bros. in World 2 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to defeat them.
    • Stage 20-2: Based on Kirby's Adventure, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-3: set at the fight against Fryguy in World 4-3 of Super Mario Bros. 2 as Mario, the objective is to defeat him.
    • Stage 20-4: Based on Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, see here for details.
    • Stage 20-5: set at the fight against a Sledge Bro. in World 4 of Super Mario Bros. 3, the objective is to defeat him.
    • Stage 20-6: set at the fight against Clawgrip in World 4-3 of Super Mario Bros. 2 as Mario, the objective is to defeat him.
    • Stage 20-2: Based on Kirby's Adventure, see here for details.
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  • Stage 21 (501 Stars): first secret stage, unlocked by getting 3 stars at all NES Open Tournament challenges, it's set in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. 3, but there's a block containing a P-Switch that makes coins appear to spell the words "THANK YOU!!"; once activated, this switch never goes off, and the music that plays when active is a remix of the regular P-Switch music. The objective is to collect 100 coins and get to the exit.
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  • Stage 22 (504 Rainbow Stars): second secret stage, unlocked by getting 3 Rainbow Stars at all other challenges, it's divided in 3 sections, each one set at the ending cinematic of a Mario game, so there's no objective besides watching them to the end; these are respectivelly Super Mario Bros. 2, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3.

Super Luigi Bros.

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This special mode consists in the full game Super Mario Bros. except that the player controls exclusively Luigi, and the entire game is mirrored.

Championship Mode

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This special mode only available to players that also own the original NES Remix, is based on Nintendo World Championships, and just like it it's divided in three sections with an overall time limit of 6'21. Unlike the original game, though, all sections are based on Mario games:

  • Super Mario Bros.: the objective is to collect 50 Coins.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3: the objective is to collect 25 Coins.
  • Dr. Mario: set at med speed and starting at Level 00, the only objective is to get a high score.

It should be noted that each of the three sections includes the actual whole game, with the only limit being the timer. Both Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 are set at 99 lives.

License

Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.