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  • News Just How Much Can Your Sealed Retro Games Sell For?

    UK research uncovers some shocking prices

    If you're a passionate collector of retro games, and particularly of retro Nintendo games, you'll probably be painfully aware of just how costly old sealed copies can be. It isn't unusual to see sealed NES and SNES games be listed for hundreds of pounds, whether potential buyers are willing to spend quite...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
  • Video Beating Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Using Only Shields

    No weapons, no bombs

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the gift that keeps on giving. We've mentioned this before, but despite the game being out for over two and a half years now, players are still discovering new ways to play, beat, break, manipulate, and ultimately enjoy the game. Already in this month alone, we've seen a new bomb...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Video
  • News Ittle Dew 2 Removed From Switch eShop Against Developer's Wishes

    "Another promise they just straight up broke"

    Action-adventure game Ittle Dew 2+ has been removed from the Nintendo Switch eShop and other digital gaming platforms. The news has been shared online by Joel Nyström, CEO of developer Ludosity. After taking a quick look on the eShop ourselves, we've found that the game has indeed vanished from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Switch eShop
  • News Happy 130th Birthday, Nintendo!

    Time flies when you're creating fun!

    Today, Nintendo celebrates its 130th anniversary. The Japanese gaming giant was founded on 23rd September 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, when it originally served as a hanafuda playing card company. A fair few among you reading this will likely know the story already, but let us take a very brief trip down memory...

    • Nintendo
    • Anniversary
  • News Contra: Rogue Corps Producer On Resurrecting The Franchise And Returning To 2D In The Future

    "I wanted to contribute all of my talent and history"

    Contra: Rogue Corps hits Switch this week, after almost a decade away from the spotlight (2011's Hard Corps: Uprising is considered part of the series, despite not having 'Contra' in the title). Contra legend Nobuya Nakazato is handling production duties on this sequel and has been part of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Contra
  • News Sorry, But There's No Hidden Workaround To Connect Your Switch Lite To A TV

    The necessary hardware "does not exist"

    Now, we all know that the new Nintendo Switch Lite is designed purely for dedicated handheld play, with no obvious way of 'docking' the console for use with a TV or monitor like the original console, but that doesn't mean that many weren't still hoping for some other solution or workaround. Maybe there's some...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Hardware

YesterdaySun, 22nd Sep 2019

  • Video How The CPU Used To Cheat In Street Fighter II

    You lose!

    Sometimes in fighting games, CPU opponents reach God-like levels. They get to a point where they are seemingly unstoppable - executing combos flawless and taking absolutely no damage, while the player struggles to register a single hit. Although there are a number of retro fighting games that behave like this, one of the biggest offenders...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #9 - The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

    A remake on Switch, you say?

    Welcome to round number 9 of Box Art Brawl, the series where box art variants from different regions go through a rigorous training montage before cracking their knuckles and duking it out under the watchful eyes of you lovely people. Last week Michael Biehn made a very much uncredited appearance on the three covers of...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Zelda
    • Links Awakening
  • News Miyamoto Wanted Mario Maker Gameplay In Zelda, So Aonuma Created The Chamber Dungeon

    Inspired by

    One of the new features in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on the Switch is the Chamber Dungeon. This mode actually replaces the Camera Shop (first featured in Link's Awakening DX) and is run by Dampé – the grave keeper from Ocarina of Time. If you're still wondering how Nintendo came up with this idea in the first place,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • Eiji Aonuma
  • Feature How Significant Is Britain's Influence On Pokémon Sword And Shield?

    United Kingdom of Great Litten and Noivern Ireland

    We’re only a couple of months away from the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield and the games’ trailers have given us plenty to get excited about. For us, the very best thing about Sword and Shield is that they’re set in the UK-inspired Galar Region. As a British site, we've always imagined...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Castle Crashers Remastered - Addictive Brawling Action That's Best Enjoyed With Friends

    'Tis but a flesh wound

    Long ago, during the ancient times of the early 2000s, the cesspool that was the online Flash game community acted as something of a precursor to what would go on to become the modern indie gaming scene. A site called Newgrounds soon rose to prominence as the go-to place for quality Flash games, and one of the most popular...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Castle Crashers Remastered
  • Feature One Man's Quest To Catalogue Every Moai In Video Games

    "Why do this? It's the thrill of the chase!"

    Video games of all flavours are filled with real-world items that pop up time and again all over the place. Coins, rings, stars - these things are part of the vocabulary of games to the point that we don't really notice them any more, and it's usually the same with level furniture and background features...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Random
  • News Remaining DLC Fighters For BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle 2.0 Update Revealed

    Launching 21st November

    Like many other competitive fighting games nowadays, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle continues to extend its lifespan with free updates and additional paid DLC content. We first found out the game would be updated to Version 2.0 at the end of the EVO 2019 Grand Finals in August and now the remaining fighters in the 2.0 content...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • News Former Rare Staff Reveal Salamandos, A "Collectable Album" Celebrating Over 30 Years Of Game Dev

    Fancy listening?

    Reflect on the glory days of Rare and a few names you might remember include graphic designer Kevin Bayliss and composer David Wise. Both of these talented individuals helped shape a number of the developer's titles over the years. While they've both moved on, it appears they'll be collaborating on an "exciting new project" that...

    • Retro
    • Rare
    • Kevin Bayliss
    • David Wise
  • News Save Gotham City In Fortnite's Batman Anniversary Event

    Celebrating 80 years

    Epic has announced a special Batman 80th anniversary event for Fortnite, and it runs from now until 8th October. This limited-time crossover event brings Gotham City to Fortnite and will even give you your own Batman cape. You'll also have some "wonderful toys" at your disposal and there are various Batman-themed cosmetics to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Batman

Saturday21st Sep 2019

  • News Switch Lite Teardown Suggests It Has The Same Drift-Prone Analogue Sticks As Standard Model

    Plus a smaller battery and wireless antenna placement

    YouTube channel Spawn Wave has conducted a teardown of the Switch Lite and seemingly confirmed that the new console has the same analogue stick design as the original. Sticks on the 2017 Switch Joy-Con controllers suffer from an issue with "drift" - they register input even when they are not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
  • News Wall Street Journal Report Says Nintendo Tried To "Aggressively" Cut Costs Of The Switch Lite

    Affordability played a big part

    When Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite to the world in July, it was evident the new system was aimed at a different and arguably much younger market. This was reflected in the price of the unit, which according to Takashi Mochizuki of The Wallstreet Journal, was an ongoing concern for Nintendo during the development...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch Lite
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Super Mario World - Phenomenal Platforming Perfection

    It's-a Mario masterpiece

    Now that SNES games are available on Nintendo Switch Online, we've decided to revisit each of them in a fresh review. Expect to see updated reviews for all of the titles currently available over the next few weeks. Impressive software is vital for a console's launch, and the powerful one-two combination of the Mode 7...

    • Reviews
    • SNES
    • Super Mario World
  • Rumour The Sailor Moon Manga In Punch-Out!! That Allegedly Cost Nintendo Millions

    Breaking boundaries

    Boundary Break – best known for going beyond boundaries in video games – recently uploaded a video to its YouTube channel about a Sailor Moon reference in Punch-Out!! on the Wii, that allegedly caused Nintendo and Next Level Games serious financial grief. The story itself stems from a Boundary Break Punch-Out!! video dating...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo
    • Wii
    • Bandai Namco
    • Sailor Moon
  • Video Introducing The C-Force C-Air, An External 4K Monitor For Your Nintendo Switch

    But how well does it actually work?

    Looking for external monitor solutions for your Nintendo Switch? Then the C-FORCE C-air might be the ultra-slim and portable screen you've been looking for! Our US-based video producer Zion Grassl recently got a chance to demo an earlier version of this product with the Nintendo Switch. It's certainly handy if you...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Gearbox Software: "Never Say Never" To Borderlands On Switch

    The third game's creative director responds

    Last week, Gearbox Software released the third mainline game in the Borderlands series. While the company previously stated this particular entry was unlikely to come to the Switch, that doesn't rule out the series completely. According to the creative director Paul Sage, there's still a chance of any...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gearbox Software
    • Borderlands
  • Feature 10 Strangest Moments In Captain N: The Game Master

    Celebrating the cult Saturday morning Nintendo cartoon’s 30th birthday

    Super Smash Bros.? Pffft, garbage. The Marvel Cinematic Universe? Complete trash. Project X Zone? Hmmm, we appreciate your thinking but even so, nope. The greatest crossover of all time turned 30 years old this month and none of you selfish sods even noticed. We’re talking,...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Captain N
    • NES
    • Game Boy
  • Video Unboxing Zelda: Link's Awakening Dreamer Edition (AKA: The Less Exciting One)

    Life is a dream

    As you'll know if you visited the site yesterday, Europe got an amazing limited edition version of Zelda: Link's Awakening. North America got a limited edition package too, but it's not quite as tasty. The Dreamer Edition is still worth a look though, and Zion has unboxed it for your viewing pleasure - along with some other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News Masahiro Sakurai Is Appearing On Next Week's Dragon Quest XI S Launch Stream

    Celebrating the Switch release

    Square Enix has announced the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will appear on the fourth Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age live stream, airing next week. It'll start at 9 PM JST on 26th September and run until 1 AM JST on 27th September, and is celebrating the launch of the game on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Square Enix
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 21st)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's the weekend! After a long week of unhappy Super Smash Bros. players and excitement surrounding an uppity, overly-English Pokémon bird, we've finally reached the point where we can sit down and have a good old gaming session or two. Some of the hardworking Nintendo Life team have shared their thoughts...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Forget About A Celeste Sequel, It Probably Won't Happen

    "we really don't want to make a sequel"

    Earlier this month, Celeste received its long-awaited farewell update, adding an extra chapter featuring more than 100 new levels, over 40 minutes of new music, and new mechanics and items. With the update for this highly-praised action platformer now out in the wild, you're probably wondering about a possible...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Arcade Archives Track & Field - Timeless Button-Bashing Fun

    Old 'un athletic

    Sometimes you just get it right the first time you try. This was the case when Konami released Track & Field in arcades and completely nailed its mechanics right away, then spent decades trying (and arguably failing) to better them. Now that original arcade title has made it over to the Switch as part of Hamster’s ever-growing...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mini Reviews

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