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Review: Christmas Wonderland 3 (3DS eShop)

Christmas Wonderland 3 (3DS eShop)

Another name on the naughty list

It was a cold night, and the gentle snow was just beginning to fall. All throughout Nintendo Life HQ there was evidence of good cheer. After all, Christmas was coming! Martin and Morgan were decorating the tree, newcomer Liam was introducing the team to his home-made eggnog, and Ron was entertaining the children by...

News: SteamWorld Dig Coming to PC, But Follow-Up Will Still Arrive "Day One" on 3DS

SteamWorld Dig Coming to PC, But Follow-Up Will Still Arrive "Day One" on 3DS

"Nintendo has treated us like royalty"

SteamWorld Dig is a 3DS eShop title that's undoubtedly caused a stir among Nintendo Download gamers, while also receiving bounteous praise throughout its reviews. The work of Image & Form, it's been a title that's retained solid momentum after launch due to positive word of mouth, while Nintendo gave it...

News: Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Miiverse and Streetpass integration announced

The crew over at Yacht Clubs Games are still putting their backs into the development of Shovel Knight, according to a recent Kickstarter update. The team has offered a list of some of the current features it's working on, with a couple that'll be exclusive to the Nintendo versions of the game. In...

Nintendo Download: 21st November (North America)

21st November (North America)

Mario, Zelda, Crazy Coasters, EDGE, discounted Mega Man and much more

It's Nintendo Download update time again, North America, and this week brings two long awaited retail releases on the Wii U and 3DS, a new Mario Party game, plenty of reduced price Mega Man and some promising download-only content on the Wii U, in particular. There's plenty to...

News: EDGE to Roll Its Way Onto the 3DS eShop

EDGE to Roll Its Way Onto the 3DS eShop

Published by Two Tribes, ported by Cosmigo

EDGE arrives on the Wii U eShop in North America and Europe today, the second entry in the Two Tribes Classics series of low-prices releases. We're big fans, too, awarding it 9/10 in our review. Publisher Two Tribes has now confirmed that the title will also be making its way the 3DS eShop, soon, providing...

Review: World Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

World Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

Tanks, but no tanks

Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell of the British Army once said that “war is a muddle” and, quite frankly, we couldn’t agree with him more. The conflict he described was that of World War II; that's the very same that World Conqueror 3D strives to simulate, with messy results. No more than an overcomplicated clone of...

Review: Secret Mysteries in New York (3DS eShop)

Secret Mysteries in New York (3DS eShop)

Find every object, for great justice

There's a real puzzle afoot in Secret Mysteries in New York, and it has to do with the game's title itself. No, it's not our attempt to figure out whether or not the phrase "secret mysteries" qualifies as redundant; it's why the developers bothered to rename Secret Mysteries in London for its eShop release. The...

Interview: KORG M01D Creator Nobuyoshi Sano Talks About Making Sweet Music On The 3DS eShop

KORG M01D Creator Nobuyoshi Sano Talks About Making Sweet Music On The 3DS eShop

Detune's Sano talks about turning 3DS consoles into music-making tools

To celebrate the release of KORG M01D on the 3DS eShop and the publication of our review, we present to you an exclusive interview with its creator Nobuyoshi Sano, conducted by dedicated fan Graham Ellaby. Since its launch in December 2010 on the Nintendo DS, KORG M01 has...

Review: KORG M01D (3DS eShop)

KORG M01D (3DS eShop)

Blast from the past

3DS has amassed a curiously robust library of music creation software for a chunk of hardware built to play video games. The KORG brand in particular has made itself comfy on Nintendo's handhelds in the past few years, starting with an emulation of the classic MS-10 synth in KORG DS-10, and now the M1 gets the software treatment...

Review: Word Wizard 3D (3DS eShop)

Word Wizard 3D (3DS eShop)

Dark wizard

Word games can be fun, addictive brain teasers, but they can also be tedious, unintuitive and shallow. Word Wizard 3D unfortunately falls squarely into the latter category. Though there are plenty of game modes, and none are fundamentally broken, there's nothing in Word Wizard 3D that justifies its purchase over various alternatives that...

Nintendo Download: 21st November (Europe)

21st November (Europe)

Zelda arrives, Sonic demos, discounted Rayman, Wii U EDGE and much more

It's a full on Nintendo Download week, Europe, with the lineup kicking off our Monday with a bewildering range of options. We have some big-name retail titles arriving, three intriguing Wii U eShop download-only releases, a hugely attractive Rayman discount and a lot more...

Review: City Connection (3DS eShop / NES)

City Connection (3DS eShop / NES)

Crash and burn

Originally released as an arcade game, City Connection puts you in the shoes of a man who wants to travel all over the world in order to paint its roads white, thus proving that he's travelled across the globe. Sounds like vandalism to us, but that's the '80s for you! Of course, this would be rather difficult to accomplish on foot, so...

Review: 4 Elements (3DS eShop)

4 Elements (3DS eShop)

Not a perfect storm

Engine Software's 4 Elements is a fun match-3 puzzler weighed down by unnecessary seek-and-find sequences and occasionally frustrating level design. Originally a PC game, 4 Elements' generic fantasy presentation hides an addictive game that will appeal to fans of Bejeweled and other "casual" puzzle titles. There's nothing wrong...

Review: My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (3DS eShop)

My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (3DS eShop)

A pile of shih tzu

We'll say this at the outset: pet sims are not for everybody. We know that much, and while the popularity of certain genres might baffle us at times, we'd never dream of holding a game's genre against it. While we may or may not get swept up in any particular enthusiasm ourselves, we'd like to think that we can distance ourselves...

News: Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

A reasonable sum

Game, technology, and software pricing may not be such of an issue in certain parts of the world, but in Australia and New Zealand it is the complete opposite. Pricing is so expensive, in fact, that the Australian Government is currently looking into how to solve the problem. With that in mind, this news will come as a relief to...

News: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Will arrive on the 3DS store "a couple of weeks later"

During the Summer we told you about Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths, which is based on the popular Japanese / French animated series of the same name; its popularity is on the rise again since its '80s glory days, and the game will be updated with free DLC to match up with new episodes...

News: Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Aussies will just have to wait

While the rest of the world is enjoying Jett Rocket II: The Wraith of Taikai on the 3DS, the game is yet to be released — or even rated by the Australian Classification Board — Down Under. The information was delivered via a post on the official Facebook page of the game’s developer, Shin'en Multimedia. The...