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  • News Playing Super Mario 64 Could Help Fight Off Alzeimer's Disease

    Dr Mario will see you now

    Somehow, deep down, we knew all those years of playing the greatest 3D platformer ever made (no, we don't mean Super Mario Odyssey, but that little beauty certainly came close) would pay off because a new report suggests playing Super Mario 64 could help keep your brain fit and healthy (especially in your later years). No,...

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  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Moon Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Moon Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 38 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • Out Today Pinball Galore and Edmund McMillen's Latest Arrive on the Switch eShop

    Some enticing new titles to choose from

    As is now our routine we have a mini Nintendo Download Update on a Tuesday, due to the crowded Switch eShop line-up now typically bringing us some goodies a little earlier in the week. This time around it's no different, with some rather tempting and even high profile arrivals on the store. Without further...

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    3DS eShop

    Review 80's Overdrive

    Hitting Top Gear to Out Run the competition

    Franchises like Gran Turismo and Forza may rule the roost these day but whisper the name Out Run or Top Gear into the ear of a seasoned player and they'll gladly forget all of those hyper-real visuals and authentic physics engines and reminisce instead about the good old days when blue skies and...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Reaches 10 Million Global Sales In Its First Nine Months

    Nice going

    We've all known the Switch is having a great launch year, simply due to the fact that demand has remained high and prompted Nintendo to significantly increase supply into the Holiday season. Now there's a nice round figure to show how quickly the system has caught on with the public. The company has confirmed that there have been around...

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    • Sales
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Gifts For 2017 - US Edition

    'Tis the season to be jolly

    It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't fret, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts...

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  • News Mom Hid My Game! Gets a Festive Release on the Switch eShop

    But has Mom hidden your eShop credit?

    In Nintendo's late August 'Nindies Showcase' it demonstrated some fascinating and intriguing games; then it rather jokingly introduced Mom Hid My Game!, which is coming to the Switch and 3DS eShop. Previously released on mobile, it's a light-hearted title in which you work through various rooms and solve puzzles...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Switch Developers Will Soon Be Able To Use IKinema Animation Tools To Make Better Games

    Mighty middleware

    British game technology company IKinema announced today that it has signed a deal with Nintendo which will allow game studios to use its RunTime animation middleware in game development. RunTime is already commonplace in PC, PS4 and Xbox One development, so this is a welcome addition. By using this middleware developers...

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    • Development
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    Switch eShop

    Review Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

    A modern brawler

    As much of a blast as old school beat em’ up video games like Streets of Rage, Double Dragon and the River City Ransom series are to play, new titles under this same banner often fail to modernise the classic genre – instead choosing to rely purely on nostalgia to fuel the fun. Although this is very much a design choice, it...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

    Quality sustained!

    It's not entirely fair to say that the 3DS is on its last legs, but with the success of Switch and Nintendo's recent mobile push, it's no secret that the dedicated handheld is entering its twilight years. Rather than ignoring the 3DS and slowly pushing it out of the public eye and relevancy, Nintendo instead seems to be...

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  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Gifts For 2017 - UK Edition

    Tis the season to be generous

    It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't panic, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts...

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  • News SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition Storms onto Nintendo Switch This Year

    A late Christmas present

    With SteamWorld Dig 2 being a tremendous success on the Nintendo Switch, we at Nintendo Life Towers thought it would be only a matter of time before more titles from the excellent Image & Form would make their way to the hybrid system. And now we're very happy to confirm that SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition is...

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  • News The Detective Pikachu Movie Has Received a Release Date

    Let’s see how this works out

    Last week, we received the news that Ryan Reynolds would be voicing the starring role of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming movie. Following on from previous news, it seems that the film has more or less filled out its cast and is nearing the production phase of development. To back this up, word has recently broken...

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YesterdayMon, 11th Dec 2017

  • News Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Rumbles Onto Switch May 2018

    Twelve games in the series anytime, anywhere.

    Get your arcade sticks ready, because the Mega Man collections were just the beginning: Capcom will bring Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection onto the Nintendo Switch in May 2018!  This compilation will contain no less that twelve arcade perfect ports of the series as follows: Street...

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    • Capcom
    • Street Fighter
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    Switch

    Review WWE 2K18

    Debuts don’t come more botched than this

    Disclaimer: At the time of writing, developer Blind Squirrel has yet to patch the significant performance problems hampering WWE 2K18 on Switch, so we've published our review - and a score that reflects its current state - in full below. However, we do know that a patch is being worked on, so in the...

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  • News Capcom Could Be Bringing Even More Ports To Nintendo Switch

    Ones that haven't already appeared on Nintendo consoles, that is

    It was only a few hours ago we reported on Square Enix expressing renewed interest in opening up its digital back catalogue to Switch thanks to a very strong first nine months for the console, and now it looks like it's not the only Japanese publishing powerhouse potentially...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
    • Resident Evil Revelations
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    Switch eShop

    Review Nine Parchments

    Magic and monsters

    Nine Parchments is the latest title from Frozenbyte, the developer of games such as the Trine series and, more recently on Switch, Has-Been Heroes. Just as the Trine series did before it, this game places a heavy focus on co-operative play with up to four players able to team up and enjoy the adventure together. You can play alone...

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    • Nine Parchments
  • News Final Fantasy And More Could One Day Arrive On Switch As Square Enix Considers Future Ports

    Time to unlock the vault

    We all know Switch is the hottest place to be right now, especially when it comes to giving classic titles a new lease of life - just look at the recently announced Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - so you'll be pleased as punch to learn Japanese publishing giant Square Enix is keen to get some of its digital back...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Square Enix
  • News Teaser For Next Year's Pokémon Movie Reveals New Art Style

    Attack On Titan's Wit Studio helping out this time around

    A teaser trailer for the next Pokémon movie has just gone live online, showing off a new art style and character design. Due for release on July 13th, 2018 in Japan, the movie will be overseen by animation firm OLM, as usual. However, this time around production will be handled...

    • Pokemon
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mutant Mudds Collection

    Muddy brilliant

    The Mutant Mudds series has seen its fair share of love from critics and players alike over the last few years; the wonderful Mutant Mudds won us all over when it originally released on 3DS (and then again in a deluxe version for Wii U), and then Mutant Mudds Super Challenge came along, taking everything we already knew and loved and...

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    • Mutant Mudds Collection
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    3DS

    Review River City: Rival Showdown

    Come get some!

    Following on from last year’s River City: Tokyo Rumble, Natsume is taking the rough ‘n’ tumble Kunio-Kun out for another spin in a follow up action game. River City: Rival Showdown largely follows the same beats as its predecessor, but refines many of its ideas down into a tighter and more enjoyable experience. Though it still...

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  • News Kirby And Friends Are Getting Some Super Cute Big Chinned-Gachapon Toys

    Think Funko Pop Vinyls only with huge jawlines

    Funko isn't the only company turning your most beloved characters into oversized caricatures. Over in Japan, gachapon maker Panda no Ana has been making a name for itself with Shakurel Planet - a range of toy-capsules that contain miniature animals with oversized jaws - and it's now turned its attention...

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  • Gallery Checking Out 8Bitdo's New SNES Classic Edition Wireless Gamepad

    New look, same quality

    While the biggest news to come out of 8Bitdo recently is the launch of the excellent SN30 Pro controller, the company has also released another notable product: the SNES Classic Edition Wireless Gamepad. As the title suggests, this is a controller aimed at those who have purchased a SNES Classic Edition and are looking for a...

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    • 8Bitdo
    • Accessories
    • SNES Classic
    • Retro
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    Switch eShop

    Review Kid Tripp

    The Kid Is Alright

    The 2D platformer has been a video game staple for decades, and remains popular to this very day. In fact it's been experiencing something of a renaissance lately, as mobile gaming boils the premise down to its most addictive, fast-paced essence for quickfire play sessions. Kid Tripp was one such hit that originally...

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    • Kid Tripp
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    Switch eShop

    Review Plantera Deluxe

    Flex those green fingers

    Gardening is said to be good for your health. It can relieve stress, help combat anxiety and depression, and improve your overall mental wellbeing. Studies conducted in the past have proven caring for a plant or garden is therapeutic and can better a person’s quality of life. So how does a video game about a virtual garden...

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    • Plantera Deluxe
  • News Forthcoming Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Brings Gardening And Crafting

    Green fingers ahoy

    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been something of a pleasant surprise, offering plenty of charm, character and engaging gameplay for mobile players. OK, so it's not quite the full Animal Crossing sequel that fans of New Leaf are waiting for, but it's nice all the same. A new announcement has gone live in the game which details a...

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    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Retro Alert! Mega Drive Is Getting A New Arcade-Style Shooter In 2018

    No, we're serious - and you can fund it on Kickstarter now

    A whole 30 years after its initial release, the humble Mega Drive/Sega Genesis is getting a new game. That's right, in 2018, British indie studio Bitmap Bureau will be bringing, Xeno Crisis, an arena-style shooter with procedural generated maps and rooms, to Sega's old school...

  • News 3DS Title Detective Pikachu Gets A European Rating From PEGI

    Coming in time for the movie hype?

    3DS eShop title Detective Pikachu has been rated by the PEGI for a Europe release, it has been revealed. The Pokémon spin-off - which is getting a Hollywood movie with Ryan Reynolds in the lead role - launched in Japan way back in February 2016. It plays like a classic point-an

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • 3DS
    • PEGI
    • 3DS eShop
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Bowser's Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from Bowser's Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 62 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

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    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch

Sunday10th Dec 2017

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review World Heroes

    Joan of Arc VS. Hulk Hogan. Round 1. Fight!

    Many, many fighting games were released on the Neo Geo and these are slowly but surely filling up the Switch’s eShop. Compared to most of the options available World Heroes and its sequels offer a simpler experience with less depth, but the series can still entertain when its varied cast of fighters...

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