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News: Relive 2010's Biggest News Stories, WarioWare-Style

Relive 2010's Biggest News Stories, WarioWare-Style

Oil spills, royal engagements, cat bins

If you can remember anything about 2010 that wasn't Nintendo-related, you're doing better than us. The only way we can recall the important events of the last twelve months is with this superb video created with WarioWare DIY by UK magazine NGamer, which features minigames based on ten of the biggest news...

Review: Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy (DS)

Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy (DS)

Hint: The heart is beneath the floorboards

What we know about the death of Edgar Allan Poe is as cryptic and tragic as some of his written tales. After a more than imperfect romantic life, he was reunited with his love of long before, Elmira Royster Shelton, and the two were engaged to be married. On a trip that took place soon thereafter, Poe fell off the radar and re-emerged "in great..

News: Grab a Shiny Legendary Trio of Pokemon at Gamestop

Grab a Shiny Legendary Trio of Pokemon at Gamestop

No preorder required

Excited about Pokémon Black and White? Of course you are, and what better way to boost that excitement than with a monster-themed giveaway at Gamestop? Trainers who visit participating stores will receive the legendary trio of Raikou, Entei and Suicune in their super-rare Shiny forms for their Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Transfer the glittering beasts over to..

Features: Vote For Nintendo Life Reader's Choice Award 2010

Vote For Nintendo Life Reader's Choice Award 2010

Make sure your favorite game of the year gets the acclaim you feel it deserves

It wouldn't be too much of an understatement to say that Nintendo platforms had a mammoth year in 2010 with regards to excellent software. But we play by Thunderdome rules here at Nintendo Life around award season, and we're handing over a cache of weapons to you. Which is deserving of your Wii or DS Game of the Year?..

News: Next March, North American Pokémon Fans Can Catch 'Em All in Black & White

Next March, North American Pokémon Fans Can Catch 'Em All in Black & White

Do you plan on capturing Oshawott and co. next year?

Nintendo has just announced that they're releasing the next entry in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Black and White, on March 6, 2011 in North America. Many have criticised the previous releases for sticking too closely to formula, but this upcoming title seeks to change things up a bit with a new...

Features: NES Characters, Then and Now: Part One

NES Characters, Then and Now: Part One

See how some of your favourite characters have evolved over the past 25 years

The Nintendo Entertainment System was a system that stimulated the imaginations of designers and gamers alike. Whether it was the smiling, dream-like wonderland of the Mushroom Kingdom, the sprawling fantasy world of Hyrule or the atmospheric depths of planet Zebes, the NES gave birth to some of the most brilliant and..

Review: Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (DS)

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (DS)

Decent but a bit murky

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered over 40 years ago, introducing television audiences to the lovable Mystery Inc. team and its unique line-up of distinct characters, each charming in their own way. It followed them as they took on spooky yet ridiculous case after case, and over time the show firmly embedded the phrase...

Review: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (DS)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (DS)

Ga'Hoo would torture themselves with this?

TV and movie tie-in games are relatively synonymous with tedious, uninspired titles rushed to release to fool the poorly informed. Rather than clever game design, effort goes toward getting the game onto store shelves in time for box office hype to drive sales. Still, some of us try to remain optimistic, remembering quality licensed titles like Batman: The..

News: Dragon Quest VI is Nintendo's Valentine's Gift to You, North America

Dragon Quest VI is Nintendo's Valentine's Gift to You, North America

Western debut for classic RPG

Following on from the success of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Nintendo has confirmed it'll bring predecessor Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation to North America on February 14th 2011. The game was originally released in Japan on the Super Famicom back in 1995 and never saw a release in the Western hemisphere, but now a retooled and translated..

Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (DS)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (DS)

Little Mario, big fun

For fans of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, the good news is that Mini-Land Mayhem! is another truly stellar entry in the series. For those who are not yet fans, the good news is that Mini-Land Mayhem! is an excellent place to start. Mario's latest business venture (seriously, when does he ever find time to do any actual plumbing?) is an amusement park, with a theme of..

News: EA: Nintendo Needs to Drop Wii Price, Help Third Parties

EA: Nintendo Needs to Drop Wii Price, Help Third Parties

Just a couple of suggestions from John Riccitiello

Whether it's the top priority or not, Nintendo is undoubtedly looking to pick up declining profits with the upcoming 3DS. However, in response to the Move and Kinect peripherals for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively, launching new hardware might not be the only answer if Nintendo is to...

News: Get Your Hands On a Ghost Trick DS Demo Right Now

Get Your Hands On a Ghost Trick DS Demo Right Now

Update: Now live in Europe

Not content with offering a free Flash demo of upcoming supernatural puzzler Ghost Trick, Capcom is now giving DS owners in North America a chance to try out the title with a downloadable demo. To get your stylus on the new demo, fire up your Wii and head over to the Nintendo Channel, and be sure to let us know what you make of it. Today, Capcom is excited to let you..

News: Pull Up a Chair and Get Acquainted with Okamiden's Cast

Pull Up a Chair and Get Acquainted with Okamiden's Cast

Susano, Kushi, Issun and more

If you've played Okami you're probably already familiar with many of the characters in Capcom's upcoming DS spin-off Okamiden, but here's a few videos to remind you and fill in any gaps just in case. Okamiden reaches North America on March 15th, with a European release date to follow on March 18th. Kushi video Susano video Issun video Sakayu video

Podcast: NLFM Episode 11: A Holiday Season in FLUX

NLFM Episode 11: A Holiday Season in FLUX

Take a sneak peek at the final BIT.TRIP, sigh at simians, sneak along with a secret agent and get into the spirit of the season

We look to the future here at Nintendo Life. Why, take this episode of NLFM, the little ol' chip and game music podcast we've got going: it's got an exclusive first listen of the soundtrack to Gaijin Games' upcoming BIT.TRIP FLUX and goes simultaneously back and forth in..

News: Nintendo Sold a Boatload of Hardware in November

Nintendo Sold a Boatload of Hardware in November

2.7m served

While hardware sales for Wii and DS are definitely tailing off compared to their glory years, this time of year has always been kind to both consoles and it looks like this year is no different. According to numbers from the NPD group, Nintendo sold a total of 2.7m Wii and DS systems across North America last month, with DS just shading the share at 1.5m units compared to Wii's 1.2m..

News: Research Shows More Consumers are Choosing Their Phones for Gaming

Research Shows More Consumers are Choosing Their Phones for Gaming

Whilst gaming on the DS/PSP are on the decline

With the technological capabilities of modern smartphones on the increase and the popularity of digital games from outlets such as the Apps Store, it's no wonder Nintendo has been as vocal as it has about how companies like Apple are the real enemy in relation to their own console sales. In recent market research conducted by Interpret, it has found..

News: Renegade Kid's New DS Game is ATV Wild Ride

Renegade Kid's New DS Game is ATV Wild Ride

Didn't see that coming

Renegade Kid has made a name for itself with atmospheric first-person games for DS – Dementium II and Moon in particular – but now it's trying something a little lighter, with ATV Wild Ride on the way in January. Using the same engine that powered Moon and Dementium, the game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second and boasts four-player local multiplayer too. It may not be..

Review: Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands (DS)

Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands (DS)

Farming fun in the sun

Harvest Moon’s power to enthral and entrap gamers is often underestimated by those who have yet to experience the unbridled thrill of growing a crop of healthy tomatoes, but nearly 15 years after the original Super NES Harvest Moon the series continues to sell well to experienced farmers and newcomers alike. Now Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands has reached Europe, and it..

News: Ubisoft Sticks It to Michael Jackson: The Experience DS Pirates

Ubisoft Sticks It to Michael Jackson: The Experience DS Pirates

Vuvuzela: The ultimate anti-piracy tool

Piracy on the DS is a big problem for Nintendo as well as other developers, and if they can't beat the pirates, they might as well have some fun with them. If you're a software criminal, Ubisoft isn't making things smooth for you. One thing about this year's World Cup tournament that people won't forget is the sound of the vuvuzela and Ubisoft is using the..

News: Get a Taste of Ghost Trick With Free Flash Demo

Get a Taste of Ghost Trick With Free Flash Demo

Who did the killing?

Ghost Trick isn't far away now, so if your excitement is reaching supernatural heights you might want to check out this free Flash demo from Capcom that will help ease you into the game's unique universe. With plenty of cheeky dialogue and some moderately mind-bending puzzles it's well worth a play even if you're not particularly interested in Shu Takumi's next adventure. Ghost..