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Matters Of Import: Collectible Badge Centre Brings A Personal Touch To 3DS Customisation

Collectible Badge Centre Brings A Personal Touch To 3DS Customisation

Gotta catch 'em all, quite literally

Nintendo is in something of a quandary at the moment. Their handheld business is obviously doing very well, but at the same time the company can’t help but glance over at the millions made from cheap smartphone apps and their "free" alternatives and long for a slice of that lucrative revenue stream. So, with...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America)

18th December (North America)

Mega Man treats, 99Moves, Meme Run, discounts galore and more

It's time for the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas Day, and it's a meaty line-up in North America. We have a host of new downloads on both the Wii U and 3DS, two retro offerings on the home console and a whole load of tempting discounts. There's lots to see, so let's get to...

News: Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Dames, detectives, and plumbers with nothing to lose!

The world of dime store novels retains such a fascinating nostalgic allure. Few really seem interested in the actual stories anymore, many of which were as cheaply written as their costs and just as trashy, but the best covers portray enough intrigue, danger, and taboo connotations to weave an...

News: UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

MCV report shows the diminishing UK value of Wii U and 3DS in 2014

As we enter the final few major shopping days before Christmas, we're certainly curious as to whether this festive period will deliver the sales success that Nintendo craves. The picture appears to be relatively positive in the US, with November showing strong software sales and an...

News: Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PAL Regions

Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PAL Regions

Save 'em for summer

Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo Australia / New Zealand have had a reasonable recent record of adding neat products to Club Nintendo, and it's now swung into action with a rather attractive golf ball set. It's not exactly golfing season in Europe — far from it — but it's summertime Down Under; in either case it's a tempting...

News: European Version Of Super Retro Trio Boasts Improved Compatibility With PAL Games

European Version Of Super Retro Trio Boasts Improved Compatibility With PAL Games

Available now from leading retailers

At the start of the year we reviewed the Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio, a remarkable machine which plays a wide range of retro formats. During our initial review, we spotted a few minor compatibility problems with PAL games — Super Mario Kart on the SNES in particular, which played fine but suffered from...

News: North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

Dust off that Wii Zapper

Nintendo has officially announced that Duck Hunt will be arriving on the Wii U eShop in North America on 25th December 2014. We've known that the title was coming to the West ever since it was revealed alongside the Duck Hunt character present in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but until now we only knew the...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

There's a chance the game will get Dream Rush local multiplayer, too

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams launched on Wii U with a bug which prevented sound from being outputted from the GamePad's speaker, and while this was fixed in the European edition of the game, North American players are still waiting for the fix. We recently approached Black Forest...

Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Detail Matters

The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Detail Matters

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on why amiibo is such a hit in his house

Spending an afternoon unboxing Wave 2 amiibo figures got my boys more than a little excited, but along with the frenzied Christmas joy they quickly latched on to just how detailed these toys are. We first caught up with Wave 1 amiibos Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Peach before getting...

Matters Of Import: Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

The Diet Coke of Monster Hunter

We’ve finally got around to try out the "Lite" version of Square Enix’s new team-based action RPG Final Fantasy Explorers; a playable taste of the early stages that allows adventurers to transfer certain parts of their save to the real thing when it releases in Japan today. Anyone who’s played Monster Hunter...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Nano Assault! Art of Balance! Jett Rocket II!

We may have already had this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, but a few more surprise discounts will arrive as the stores freshen up today (18th December). While one Shin'en Multimedia game was listed in the 3DS eShop discounts initially, it's now been confirmed that a total of six...

News: UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

Blowing their Toad early, physical stores to have stock on Monday

UPDATE #2: It would seem that copies have arrived today: UPDATE: We've since heard from another source that GAME is indeed shipping online orders for Captain Toad today, and that their high street stores will have stock for sale from Monday. ORIGINAL STORY: While lucky North...

Review: Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES)

Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES)

Not quite endless runner

Broderbund's Lode Runner is a challenging puzzler that, unfortunately, hasn't aged particularly gracefully. Originally released in 1983 on computers like the Apple II and the Commodore 64, Lode Runner feels dated, even for an NES game. It's easy to see the reason Lode Runner was released on so many different platforms over...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharing and Rankings for Mario Maker Creations

Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharing and Rankings for Mario Maker Creations

Also discusses The Legend of Zelda Wii U, Star Fox and more

Earlier this week we shared a video in which Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen appeared with YouTube celeb Rosanna Pansino, in a charming interview focused on making cute cakes and promoting family-centric Nintendo games. In another video Miyamoto-san and Bill Trinen have conducted an...

News: Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

A Christmas endeavour

Nintendo's got its audience over a barrel with its range of amiibo toys, and it seems that their charms have taken over certain fans' hearts, however most people don't take this appreciation to the lengths that one fan has. A Facebook page has recently appear that documents the adventures of Pikachu, Fox, and Mario in their...

News: Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discounts on the Wii U eShop

Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discounts on the Wii U eShop

Another spin-off arrives for the current generation

While the arrival of Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console — as opposed to the 3DS equivalent — caused head scratching earlier this year, the undeniable positive is the release of a host of high quality titles on the system. We can now add another Capcom spin-off to that list,...