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Review: Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing (3DS eShop)

Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing (3DS eShop)

The secret's out: this diary is meh-gical

A few decades back, when kids wanted to document their daily accounts or their innermost thoughts, they had to put a pen to paper or tap away on their Talkback Dear Diary. Yet in these modern times, where it’s common for most people to carry numerous electronic devices, there’s less and less of a reason...

News: Battleminer is Bringing Its Crafty Presence to 3DS in North America on 20th November

Battleminer is Bringing Its Crafty Presence to 3DS in North America on 20th November

Bring a machine gun to an ant fight

Back in late September we directed your attention to Battleminer, a 3DS eShop release from Wobbly Tooth Games with "that Minecraft aesthetic". The developer made some bold promises, such as 60fps performance in a procedurally generated world, a survivor mode in which you mine, craft and fight enormous ants, in...

Weirdness: Dan Adelman's Made a Game, Albeit a "Turd That Looks Like Woah Dave"

Dan Adelman's Made a Game, Albeit a "Turd That Looks Like Woah Dave"

10/10 for effort

We're fans of Woah Dave! here at Nintendo Life; it's not easy to release a chaotic retro-style arcade cabinet experience for $5 while delivering fun and value, but developer MiniVisions seems to have pulled it off. Available now on the 3DS eShop in North America, it's published by Choice Provisions — formerly Gaijin Games — and...

Nintendo Download: 13th November (Europe)

13th November (Europe)

Mario Kart 8 DLC, Golden Sun, Tengami, LEGO, Castlevania and more

It's another Monday morning, which means we have Nintendo Download news for European gamers. It's a packed week with a major retail release, eagerly anticipated DLC, some high-profile Virtual Console games and enticing download-only titles to consider. There's a lot to get through, so...

Nintendo Download: 6th November (North America)

6th November (North America)

Sportsball, The Swapper, Pikmin movies, GBA Mario, Sonic discounts and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, as we have more downloadable treats to consider. Some arrivals dropped onto the eShop stores following this week's Nintendo Direct broadcast, while there are a host of additional attractive options for Wii U and 3DS landing today...

News: Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin 3 demo also released

Pikmin 3 has clearly been a title of great personal importance to Shigeru Miyamoto, a point highlighted by the recent Tokyo International Film Festival première of three short films that the legendary game designer has overseen. These animated shorts allowed Miyamoto-san to step away from games and work on a fresh...

News: Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Lots and lots of games

It's little secret to Nintendo gamers that the eShop platforms on Wii U and 3DS — particularly the former — have picked up a lot of steam in 2014. Both Nintendo of America and Europe (in their respective Direct broadcasts) took the opportunity to highlight just that, showing off games out now and on the way. In Europe...

News: Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Release day has arrived!

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe have been waiting for the release of the title in their own region for some time now. With what's likely to be the final Nintendo Direct presentation for the year now out of the way, European Wii U and 3DS owners...

Review: Harvest Moon 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Harvest Moon 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Crop ‘til you drop

Clearly a testament to the popularity of the genre, the 3DS as a platform has been flooded with life simulation games. Ranging from the cutesy and calm world of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to the adventurous Fantasy Life, the surplus of games has spanned a plethora of sub genres, but they all come down to one thing: allowing their...

News: Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for Wii U Version Through Kickstarter Campaign

Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for Wii U Version Through Kickstarter Campaign

Fly Wii to the moon

Developer Renegade Kid is asking the Twitter community if they'd be interested in supporting a possible Kickstarter campaign they have in mind. The campaign is suggested for a Wii U version of Moon Chronicles, which was released earlier this year on the 3DS eShop. No details about whether or not this potential title would be...

Review: Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (3DS eShop)

Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (3DS eShop)

More adult than necessary

Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is a rare breed on the 3DS, as shooters are rapidly becoming less and less common on the handheld machine. It's not the first time that this has arrived on Nintendo hardware, either, as it initially appeared as a WiiWare title; as the DX in the name suggests, this aims to tempt us in for more...

Review: Donkey Kong Land III (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Donkey Kong Land III (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Marvellous Monkeys

In 1997 the fifth generation of video games was well underway (even Europe and Oceania had the N64 by then), but the trusty Game Boy was still the place to go for portable gaming joy. Having successfully brought monkey platforming action to the handheld twice already, Rare produced a third game — the imaginatively titled Donkey...

Review: Woah Dave! (3DS eShop)

Woah Dave! (3DS eShop)

Working for pennies

Woah Dave is all about classic arcade action. Taking control of a blocky little guy named Dave Lonuts (who happens to bear a striking resemblance to Bert from Sesame Street), players will do their best to exterminate aliens and collect the change left behind in their wake. There are two modes to choose from, and once you’ve...

News: Another Minecraft Clone, Cube Creator 3D Coming To 3DS eShop

Another Minecraft Clone, Cube Creator 3D Coming To 3DS eShop

Big John Games enters the fray

The race to create a compelling Minecraft clone for a Nintendo console is on and now Big John Games has revealed that it will be jumping on the blocky bandwagon with Cube Creator 3D for the 3DS eShop. The game is due to hit the eShop early next year, however Big John Games do hope to have a demo ready for December so...

News: Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Sure Could Use A Break

Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Sure Could Use A Break

Somebody give this man a medal

Fans of Super Smash Bros. will already know just how much effort series head Masahiro Sakurai puts into developing Nintendo’s all-star franchise, but that hasn't stopped the passionate game maker from talking about how he balances his private life with the full-force development cycle of the Smash series. In his...

News: Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Three games available for absolutely killer prices

If you live in North America and want to ramp up the scare factor this Halloween, then Capcom might have just the offer to get you in the mood. In a special Nintendo Halloween sale, Capcom will be offering three Resident Evil titles at significantly reduced prices across both the Wii U and 3DS...

Review: The Legend of Dark Witch (3DS eShop)

The Legend of Dark Witch (3DS eShop)

Just short of legendary

As both a developer and a publisher, CIRCLE Entertainment has been paramount to the rising indie games scene on Nintendo handhelds. Starting on the DSiWare digital service and eventually moving forward to 3DS eShop titles, CIRCLE has managed to have its hand in around 40 releases since 2010. With that many games in its...