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    Review Neo Turf Masters

    On the green

    Charm certainly goes a long way in the world of video games, especially when you're talking about Neo Geo titles. Some would argue that SNK's console represents the pinnacle of the 2D age, and its games were imbued with an instantly addictive appeal that helped paper over any minor shortcomings and limitations. That's certainly the case...

    • Retro
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    • Switch eShop
  • Guide How To Shield Surf Like A Pro In Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Everybody's going surfin'

    There's so much cool content in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that it's easy to overlook some unique features, and one we're been guilty of ignoring in the Nintendo Life office is the ability to surf on your shield. The game doesn't make a big song and dance about this ability, outside of a single character who...

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • Video Digital Foundry Breaks Down the Resolution and Framerate in Splatoon 2

    Modest resolution but solid performance

    Not long ago we shared our impressions from the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, reflecting on the new and adjusted weapon loadouts and also the performance of the game. We reckoned that even docked it was 720p but a solid 60fps, and that seems to be bearing out through further analysis. Our colleagues over at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Global Testfire
  • Video How Well Does Snake Pass Run on Nintendo Switch?

    Danger Noodle Simulator 2017

    Snake Pass is a game in a genre of its own. Employing realistic (but not too realistic) physics with the curiously complicated and alien movement of our legless reptile friends, it's an experience like no other. In some ways it reminds this writer especially of games like Surgeon Simulator that task you with battling the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
    • Nintendo Switch
    • David Wise
  • Video SteamWorld Dig 2's Lead Designer Pitches in With Q & A on Upcoming Sequel

    HD Rumble and all sorts of goodness promised

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is likely near the top of a number of Switch eShop wishlists, as it's the long-awaited direct sequel to Image & Form's breakout hit (as it was back then) on the 3DS eShop. Given the lead role it had in the Nindies Showcase in Switch launch week, it's evidently a big part of Nintendo's...

    • Video
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
    • Image & Form
    • Engine Room
  • Site News Switch It Up With Our Readership Survey

    Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

    We don't take it for granted that so many of you lovely people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better. Nintendo...

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    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Survey
    • Gamer Network
  • Random A Fan Has Created a 2D Yooka-Laylee For SNES

    Call yourself a fan?

    It never ceases to amaze how far fans will go to show their love for a video game, even one that has yet to be released. Yooka-Laylee is due for launch in 2 weeks time on various platforms - thought not quite Switch yet - and to celebrate one super fan has managed to replicate the upcoming game for the Super Nintendo. Twitter...

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  • Video Get Green With This Complete History Of Battletoads

    Remembering Rash, Zitz & Pimple

    Battletoads - along with Rare's back catalogue - may be owned by Microsoft these days, but NES owners will always have a special place in their hearts for Rash, Zitz & Pimple, three radical amphibians with plenty of attitude. Created at a time when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominated TV, gaming and toy aisles,...

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    • Battletoads
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  • News Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble Getting European Release Ahead of IP's 3DS Sequel

    Get out the tablet

    Due to the perils of localisation Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls is only now approaching its EU release, due in the region on 7th April. Level 5 - and to a degree Nintendo - plan to give the sequel and IP an extra push with a mobile release the week before. Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble is heading to European phones...

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    • Wibble Wobble
    • 3DS
  • Guide How To Get Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Coolest-Looking Outfit, The Radiant Set

    How to look cool in Hyrule

    Having the right gear in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be the difference between success or failure, but sometimes you just want to look like a badass while exploring the wilds of Hyrule - and for that, you really need the Radiant Set. This particular set lures skeleton-type enemies and increases your attack...

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Super Meat Boy Forever Might Hop, Skip And Jump Onto Nintendo Switch

    But Meat Boy Infinite, no way!

    It felt like bloody action platformer Super Meat Boy would never make it on to a Nintendo system, but we got there in the end. It eventually made it over to the Wii U eShop in May last year and we had a great time with it. When asked if we might see Meat Boy jump over to Switch on Twitter, Team Meat said the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Meat Boy
    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery Have A Gawk At This Gorgeous Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Statue

    One for the mantelpiece

    To commemorate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, First 4 Figures has released an incredible Link figure for those of you who have deep pockets and wide shelves. You may recognize the pose used here, as it's incredibly similar to the archer amiibo which Nintendo put out for the game. Have a look at the...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Merchandise
  • News Pocket Rumble Misses March Launch Window, Devs "Unable To Comment" On Release Date

    "We know this isn't the news you wanted to hear"

    2D brawler Pocket Rumble won't be launching this month, developer Cardboard Robot Games has confirmed. The title was revealed as part of the Nintendo Switch indie lineup with a release window of this month, but with March about to give way to April, the developer has issued a statement via its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Princess Zelda's Voice Actor Had To Pay For Breath Of The Wild Just Like Everyone Else

    "I didn't ask so I can't be too disappointed"

    When you supply the voice for one of the most iconic characters in video game history you might assume you'd get some pretty neat perks as a result, in addition to your usual fee, of course. However, for voice actor Patricia Summersett - the talent behind Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Pier Solar Studio Is Back With A Brand New Sega Mega Drive Beat 'Em Up, Paprium

    Comes on an 80-MEG cart

    WaterMelon, best known for its RPG Pier Solar, has just revealed its next project - a side-scrolling fighter for the Sega Mega Drive called Paprium. Development began quite some time ago, when the game was known simply as

    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Sega
  • News Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

    UPDATE: Publisher says you don't need to install to play

    Update: Warner Bros has issued a statement to Eurogamer regarding this news: Players who purchase Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play. We've also heard from another source that the information on the box is actually incorrect. We'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lego City Undercover
  • News Playtonic on the Development Progress of Yooka-Laylee on Switch

    "We're working directly with Nintendo"

    It's rather hard to believe, but Yooka-Laylee is only a couple weeks away from its grand debut. The Kickstarter project aims to bring the dream of the collect-a-thon platformer back to the forefront, and based on all that's been revealed so far, it seems that Playtonic has done an excellent job of creating a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 2.1.0 is Now Live

    And what a change it brings

    One of the features of the Switch that has drawn a lot of positive reception (and perhaps a bit of negative, too) is the shiny, new OS that launched alongside it. Nintendo's track record in OS design has been… functional, to put it nicely. Though the software running platforms like the Wii U and 3DS was certainly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
    • Updates
    • Stability

YesterdayMon, 27th Mar 2017

  • First Impressions Splatoon 2 - What We Learned About Weapons, Visuals and Controls

    A step up on Nintendo's latest hardware

    Over the past few days Nintendo Switch owners had a chance to try out Splatoon 2 in its first Global Testfire. There's no firm release date for the colourful shooter as yet, and much about it remains a mystery; as a result it's not unreasonable to wonder whether it was simply the first Global Testfire with...

    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
    • First Impressions
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    Review The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

    Bound for greatness

    Describing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no simple task. It's Edmund McMillen's follow-up to his first hit (which he co-developed), Super Meat Boy, which we loved. The two games, however, couldn't be more different. Where Super Meat Boy is more of a nod to the platformers of yesteryear, The Binding of Isaac is something...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • The Binding of Isaac
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Promises "A Big E3" For Nintendo This Year

    "E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us"

    After what was a bit of a muted E3 for Nintendo last year (bar Zelda: Breath of the Wild, of course), Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime suggests that the big N will be looking to make a major splash for 2017's event. Speaking to Fox News, the Reggienator had the following to say: E3 is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reggie
    • E3 2017
    • E3
    • 3DS
  • Competition Spreading The Nintendo Switch Love With This Fantastic UK Giveaway

    Consoles, games, accessories, the lot!

    You may remember that last Christmas we had a very special competition where one kind soul donated some amazing Pokemon prizes in the spirit of the festive season. To celebrate the impressive launch of Nintendo Switch earlier this month that very same kind soul has decided to spread yet more love and...

    • Competitions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Kindness
  • Poll What Did You Think of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch?

    We have an inkling that you had fun

    Well, it was fun while it lasted - the past weekend brought us six hours of gameplay in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire. Thanks to timezones it's likely most missed a session or two, but nevertheless it was a chance to try out two new stages, an all-new weapon and various adjusted old favourites. We played it a...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
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    Switch eShop

    Review World of Goo

    As goo'd as ever

    It's hard to believe it's been nearly a decade since World of Goo first glopped its way onto the then-new WiiWare service. A smart, squishy puzzle adventure from indie developers 2D Boy — with some of that team now known as Tomorrow Corporation — it raised the bar on downloadable Wii games and ran off with the hearts of puzzle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • World of Goo
  • News Taiwanese Report Suggests Nintendo Expects To Hit 20 Million Switch Sales In Year One

    Could it eclipse Wii U sales in less than 12 months?

    The Switch is selling briskly - so briskly in fact that Nintendo has doubled production in an attempt to ensure that anyone who wants the new console can get one this year. We're now hearing reports from Taiwan - where one of the console's key manufactures, Foxconn Electronics, is based - that...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News ACA Neo Geo's TATE Mode Hints At A Glorious Future For Vertically-Scrolling Shooters On Switch

    Looking sideways

    When the Switch was first revealed several (older) members of the Nintendo Life team expressed the opinion that it would be utterly perfect for hosting old-school vertically-scrolling shooters when played in "TATE" mode - basically, when turned on its side so the screen is in portrait ordination rather than landscape. It would seem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Retro
    • ACA Neo Geo
  • News The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Holds Onto Top 10 Momentum in UK Charts

    1-2-Switch is still in the top 20, too

    When it comes to the UK charts covering last week, there was only going to be one winner to take the top spot - Mass Effect: Andromeda. Though Nintendo continues to labour a little in this particular territory, the most recent results bring a few bright spots. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The 3DS is Six Years Old in the Americas, How Time Flies

    It's still going, too

    There was a period, in the Summer of 2011, when 'Nintendoomed' was a theme as plummeting sales for the 3DS were interpreted as the end times. As always there was a lot of exaggeration, but there were valid problems too. At the time the Wii was losing steam, and following the phenomenal success of the DS family of systems the...

    • 3DS
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • Anniversary
  • News Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 And Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey For 3DS

    There's life in the old dog yet

    If you thought that the 3DS was done and dusted now that the Switch is available, think again - Atlus has confirmed not one but two new RPG adventures for the veteran handheld. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey are both fresh instalments in two of the company's most popular...

    • 3DS
    • Atlus
    • Etrian Mystery Dungeon
    • Shin Megami Tensei
    • Japan
  • Weirdness Nintendo Accepts a Real Life Cow Milking Challenge

    1-2-Switch just got real

    For some mysterious reason one minigame in 1-2-Switch has captured the hearts and minds of gamers across the globe. Of course we're talking about the cow milking game, for which our friends over at Tiny Cartridge did such a good job of capturing the delicious awkwardness of playing. Alarmed by this over-simplification of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Weirdness
    • Nintendo
    • 1-2-Switch
  • Video Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Development Team Talk Over Their Favourite Moments

    We all have them...

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game experienced in diverse ways by its player base. For some it's a dramatic story-driven adventure, for others it's a sprawling quest of exploration and finding the smallest details. Each player's favourite and most memorable moments will be different. Nintendo has now published a...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch

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