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Nintendo Download: 9th July (Europe)

9th July (Europe)

Mega Man goodness, Never Alone, Bike Rider DX2, 'Epic Indie Sale' and more

Another week begins, and as per our custom in Europe that means we can get warmed up with news of the download treats on the way later this week. We have a few new Nindie efforts on Wii U and 3DS, Mega Man RPG goodness, and also some tempting discounts in the Wii U eShop...

Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As PlayStation 4

Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As PlayStation 4

Nintendo not interested in playing the power game?

The Nintendo NX rumour machine rolls on, and we're now hearing reports relating to the power of the mysterious console. The source of this particular rumour is none other than Liam Robertson of Unseen64 - someone who is known as being incredibly reliable when it comes to inside info. He's the same...

Review: Garfield Kart (3DS)

Garfield Kart (3DS)

We'd prefer Lasagne Sim 2016

Mario Kart has gone from strength to strength over the years, and many of us have our own personal favourite entries in this superb series; as Mario Kart has evolved, so have rival Kart games from other developers. There have been some notable successes; Diddy Kong Racing and Crash Team Racing spring to mind, but head...

Video: Chill Out With Tetris Trivia, the Soviet Game That Took Over the World

Chill Out With Tetris Trivia, the Soviet Game That Took Over the World

Did You Know Gaming? strikes again

In the Nintendo history books that have already been written, and in more that will follow, Tetris inevitably get a prominent mention - its bundling with the Game Boy was an integral part of the success for both game and hardware. Its origins are from long before then, of course, and the game has had an interesting...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

LEGO Jurassic Park on Wii U starts well

The UK chart results are in and, while Nintendo is hardly storming away at the top, it has some cause to be pleased. Some key titles are still shifting units, while a third-party effort's also had a reasonable start. Yoshi's Woolly World made its début in 4th place, and in its second week saw a 60% drop in...

Review: G.G Series BLACK X BLOCK (DSiWare)

G.G Series BLACK X BLOCK (DSiWare)

Block Dude 2.0

Another entry in the G.G series has arrived, and anybody who's owned a TI series calculator and spent a lengthy amount of time in a high school math class will immediately feel at home with the type of gameplay here. Indeed, the premise of G.G Series BLACK X BLOCK feels like a successor of sorts to the cult classic, Block Dude, and it...

Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Tom and Anthony scratch their heads at Nintendo's Prime demo

Blast Ball had a peculiar reveal and presence in recent weeks. It first appeared in the Nintendo World Championships without Metroid branding, and was then revealed in the E3 Digital Event to be part of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the divisive 3DS title in development by Next Level...

News: F-Zero 'Spiritual Successor' Kickstarter Makes Classic Crowdfunding Mistakes

F-Zero 'Spiritual Successor' Kickstarter Makes Classic Crowdfunding Mistakes

No video pitch, uses a Blue Falcon model that won't be in the game

F-Zero fans have had little to cheer them in recent times, thought the barnstorming - but brief - showing of FAST Racing NEO on the Nintendo Treehouse broadcast during E3 was a positive; it's not F-Zero and has its own style, but it is super fast futuristic racing that's looking...

Review: G.G Series ALTERED WEAPON (DSiWare)

G.G Series ALTERED WEAPON (DSiWare)

​More than meets the eye

Short, sweet, and to the point. That's the phrase that best describes most games in the G.G series and G.G Series ALTERED WEAPON is no different - it offers an interesting and enjoyable gameplay experience that's over just about as quickly as it's begun. While it would be nice if there was a bit more meat to it, what is...

News: Happy Independence Day / 4th of July / Random Saturday!

Happy Independence Day / 4th of July / Random Saturday!

Wherever you are, it's still a weekend

Today is a notable Holiday for Nintendo Life readers in the US, as it's Independence Day. Writing this as a Brit, your humble writer is pleased that bygones are bygones and that battles of the past are now blown away in a cacophony of fireworks. We're all winners. If you're not in the US, however, today's...

Feature: A Tale of Adventure and Totemic Chaos in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

A Tale of Adventure and Totemic Chaos in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Three brave heroes seek triumph

This is the tale of identical triplets living in a quiet, uninteresting corner of Hyrule, each with an earnest desire to escape and see the world. Their section of Hyrule isn't on the lavish maps produced in honour of their hero Link, but is off the edge and out of view. Not even smashing pots is much fun in their...

News: Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid State Of Affairs At Nintendo Software Technology

Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid State Of Affairs At Nintendo Software Technology

The game that humbled a studio

Project H.A.M.M.E.R. was supposed to be a Wii title which catered for the needs of serious gamers, thanks to its gritty setting and focus on intense destructive action. Developed by Nintendo Software Technology - the North American studio responsible for titles like Wave Race: Blue Storm, Metroid Prime: Hunters and...

News: The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks It Will Probably Be Sold

The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks It Will Probably Be Sold

"Sure my dad would think about selling it because he's pretty broke"

Yesterday we reported on the stunning news that a SNES PlayStation has been located in the wild. The existence of this almost-mythical machine was never in doubt - Sony released promotional images back in the early '90s - but it was believed that all of the prototypes were either...

News: Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

"Just dipping a toe in the water"

We know that Nintendo Treehouse staff are serious gamers, and a former member of the club and now a well known Senior Product Marketing Manager at Nintendo of America is aiming to show his commitment to a favourite game. Bill Trinen, well known for his Nintendo Direct appearances and ongoing role as translator for...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Release Date Rumour, Super Mario Maker, Federation Force

Nintendo NX Release Date Rumour, Super Mario Maker, Federation Force

Everything you need to last a week

Having trouble keeping up with everything that happens in the world of Nintendo? Don't worry, it happens to us all, so here, we've bundled everything you'll need to get up-to-date on the biggest and best news from the site as well as all the reviews and releases so you're no longer left in the dark, all in one...