A new remote was actually more expensive than buying this game. The kids love this as do all the kids in their class who regularly want to come home with them so they can all play it. I don't see the appeal for adults but then again I didn't buy it for me it was for them. I do have to get them to turn it off and come away from the game and its been a few months now and their still loving it. If you need a new remote this is a no brainer but wouldn't pay the price for the game on its own (although the kids might).