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Round Table: Let's Talk Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Let's Talk Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo Life team chat about the handheld brawler

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been out for a few weeks now, so we've all had chance to blast through Smash Run, collect plenty of trophies and face off against human opponents both locally and online. Here at Nintendo Life Towers we felt that now was the perfect time to look back at...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

It's all happening on 23rd October

Last week Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that an announcement was on the way to show "the true potential" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Talk of a Nintendo Direct naturally spread, and Nintendo has now confirmed that will happen — the twist is that it's a live event that's "focused on 50 new things". It all sounds...

Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe)

23rd October (Europe)

A Bayonetta double discount, Disney magic, more Rare DK, Themes and more

It's time to brighten up our Monday with the European Nintendo Download Update, and this week's line-up is full of fantastic titles. We have a double-helping of Platinum Games action on Wii U, some Disney magic on 3DS, some classic retro games across both systems, a new 3DS...

News: Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

More Mega Hype

With the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire now just one month away, The Pokémon Company is stepping up its efforts to build hype for the new titles. It's doing this primarily through Mega Evolution announcements, of course, and another two have been confirmed. This time around we have Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie...

News: These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

Rocking a turbo button like it's 1989

Hori has produced some of the more attractive licensed Nintendo peripherals, and it's now confirmed two Super Mario Bros.-themed GameCube-style controllers — they're only confirmed for Japan so far, each retailing for 2,980 yen. While looking almost identical to Smash players’ beloved GameCube controller,...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Eight

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Eight

It's back! Apologies for its absence! Please understand!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is on the way, and many are already masters of the 3DS version. Masahiro Sakurai is doing what comes naturally, then, updating the Director's Room Miiverse community with new posts every day. Yet still, let's address the obvious question to our loyal and eagle-ey

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Slipped in slyly by sneaky Sakurai

Sakurai san has once again treated us to some pictures of menus from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in his pic of the day on Miiverse. Not a terribly exciting series of screenshots or indeed descriptions, but one little detail seems to have passed over the heads of many of the users who have commented. In the first...

Nintendo 64x64: Bangai-O

Bangai-O

What a treasure

Few N64 games manage to come close to delivering the sheer amount of chaotic action that Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh delivers in droves. A Japanese exclusive, this 2D shoot ‘em up majestically — and intentionally — puts both the player and the console through their paces; the hundreds of projectiles and enemies on screen at any...

News: Hazewalker Kickstarter Campaign Launches With $100,000 Goal

Hazewalker Kickstarter Campaign Launches With $100,000 Goal

We missed it from our summary, oops

We made a slightly odd omission in our last Kickstarter summary article, in that we failed to include a title we'd written about prior to its campaign's launch — Hazewalker. Let's remedy that right now, shall we? It caught our eye with its pre-launch press release and footage, as it has some ambitious scope and...

News: Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

"It's time for another revolution"

AE Games caused quite a stir when it announced Mad Men Football a while back. Showing off little more than concept artwork, the indie developer made some bold claims about the final product — despite not having any real industry experience — and predictably attracted quite a bit of criticism online. This...

Review: Riding Star 3D (3DS eShop)

Riding Star 3D (3DS eShop)

Fault!

Horses are supposed to be noble, herd-based creatures with personality and spirit. A simulation of caring for and riding one should be an intricate, rewarding experience as a bond is formed between rider and animal. Riding Star 3D does not worry itself with any of this. It botches the majesty of the horse so badly that one starts to wonder...

Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario World or Super Mario Bros. 3 More Influential?

Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario World or Super Mario Bros. 3 More Influential?

Well, which one?

We often like to share Nintendo Minute videos here on Nintendo Life, the series in which hosts Kit and Krysta play games and do various things to entertain big N fans. Their video this week tries something a little different, as the two hosts debate the following: Which game is more influential – Super Mario World or Super Mario...

Review: Pyramids 2 (3DS eShop)

Pyramids 2 (3DS eShop)

Make your own pyramid scheme

Almost three years ago to the day, Enjoy Gaming’s Pyramids had the honor of becoming the second independently-published eShop title to utilize the stereoscopic 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS. While it didn't quite blow anyone away in that regard, with its simplistic graphics making negligible use of the effect, it...

News: Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

She's gaming like a wrecking ball

When she's not twerking violently or sticking her tongue out in front of an audience, it appears Miley Cyrus enjoys early morning sessions on Nintendo's latest home console. The 21-year old pop icon has uploaded a photo onto her official Facebook page of her brandishing a Wii U Pro Controller and wearing some sort...

Nintendo 64x64: Pokmon Snap

Pokmon Snap

Say Cheese

Off-beat and remarkably novel, it’s surprising just how well Pokémon Snap works as a concept. In this snap ‘em up, you trade in your Pokéballs for a trusty camera, with which you have to take the best Pokémon portraits possible. Sporting delightful environments and plenty of secrets to keep you coming back, it’s still one of the...

News: Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

No option to disagree

Not too long ago, in late September, Nintendo provided a major system update that enhanced the functionality of the Wii U and made changes to its functionality. Around that time there was also a change to the End-User License Agreement (EULA), which is a prompt of legal jargon that the vast majority simply agree to as quickly...

News: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to be Due to 8GB Basic Model

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to be Due to 8GB Basic Model

"If you're going to make a Wii U game, it better run on the 8GB unit"

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a critically acclaimed title that has been praised for being an accomplished reboot of a retro classic. It arrived on PSN earlier this year, though the promised Wii U eShop iteration has been absent. An explanation for the delay seems to have arrived,...