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Video: Feast Your Eyes On Episode One Of Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

Feast Your Eyes On Episode One Of Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

And take part in the caption competition to win a role in episode two

Last week, we told you about an amazing new event in web-based televisual programming: Days of Our Tomodachi Lives. A soap opera created entirely with Tomodachi Life, it is surely set to become one of the most significant contributions to popular culture yet seen, and the most...

Site News: Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Recommended viewing

Those of you with especially good memories will recall that Nintendo Life has been featured on the eShop twice in the past few years — back in 2011, we were asked by Nintendo of Europe to contribute a list of our favourite eShop titles, and a year later we supplied our red-hot summer picks for the North American eShop. We're...

Feature: Memories of the Wii and DS Wi-Fi Connection Era

Memories of the Wii and DS Wi-Fi Connection Era

When the Nintendo Network was but a twinkle in Iwata-san's eye

It's finally happened, the Wi-Fi connection on the Wii and DS is gone, disconnected on 20th May. The DSi and Wii Shop platforms are still running, but online multiplayer and content in games is now shut down, prompting the end of an era for the last-gen systems. Regardless of the...

Feature: Tomodachi Life Is The Game Your Mii Has Been Waiting For Since 2006

Tomodachi Life Is The Game Your Mii Has Been Waiting For Since 2006

Bringing digital denizens to life

When Nintendo introduced the Mii concept along with its Wii console back in 2006, it was something of a revelation — so much so that former bedfellow Rare was inspired to imitate the character creation system on Microsoft's Xbox 360 console with its similarly cute Avatars. A digital representation of the player...

Round Table: Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dreams for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dreams for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Bold ambitions

When The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS, franchise fans young and old lost a great degree of composure. It's no surprise that a remake is coming to Nintendo's current portable but it's come rapidly after X & Y, while its reveal was sudden and through a press release. A global...

Book Review: Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation

Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation

An insightful history with a bit too much Blast Processing

It's crystal clear from the first page of Blake J. Harris' Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation that the book is destined for the big screen. With not one, but two movies based on Console Wars already in production before it even hit bookstore shelves– a...

Mario Kart Month: A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: The Shell

A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: The Shell

When spiny blue shells grow wings

If you thought Donkey Kong’s banana-throwing antics were foul play out on the circuit, Koopa Troopa is probably worthy of mention as well – no doubt coming under fire from various animal rights groups for the exploitation of his own species. Although shells have been one of the many foundations of Mario Kart...

Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wii U GamePad Is Here To Stay

For Better Or For Worse, The Wii U GamePad Is Here To Stay

Don't expect a Microsoft-style U-turn from Nintendo

The brief lifespan of Microsoft's Xbox One has been overshadowed by a series of embarrassing turnarounds. First, the company was forced to bow to popular opinion and alter its policy on having an "always on" internet connection, then it quickly changed its stance on indie self-publishing. More...

Matters of Import: Tomodachi Collection

Tomodachi Collection

The best of friends?

Tomodachi Collection is more a toy than a game in that very special Nintendo way: your own mad little island full of Miis that you never knew you wanted but you suddenly find yourself unable to live without, and while it may be the five-year-old prequel to the upcoming English language Tomodachi Life, that doesn't mean the...

Talking Point: The Nintendo Figurine Platform Could be a Vital Money-Spinner

The Nintendo Figurine Platform Could be a Vital Money-Spinner

A '90s approach that can still work

The Nintendo brand used to be everywhere. In the late '80s and early '90s the big N's brand, particularly in North America, was ever-present and dominant in the market. Mario and his fellow mascots had TV shows, cereal brands, toys and assorted paraphernalia all over store shelves. If you grew up in that era and...

Feature: Be Part Of Our Forthcoming Webshow 'Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives'

Be Part Of Our Forthcoming Webshow 'Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives'

Your chance to be a global superstar

With the release of 3DS life-sim Tomodachi Life now just weeks away, we're going to be running a special competition where you — the lovely Nintendo Life readership — will have the chance to be (almost) famous and have your Mii established a key character in an ongoing web series. For the next six weeks...

Mario Kart Month: A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: The Trusty Banana

A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: The Trusty Banana

Plenty of slip-ups contained within

Since the very beginnings of Mario Kart in the 1992 Super Nintendo original, items have been a truly defining aspect of the series. Little did we – and perhaps even Nintendo – know various themed items and effects originally extracted from the traditional Mario universe would go on to become such an integral...

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

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Seven

Wonder-Red! Bullet Bill! Dragoon! More!

We're a day later than normal, but it's time for our summary of last week's Super Smash Bros. screens. The latest collection from Masahiro Sakurai showed some new items, improved detail on others, while also revealing what's sure to be a popular trophy among keen Wii U gamers. Once again the offerings on the...

Preview: Swords & Soldiers HD

Swords & Soldiers HD

The best of both worlds

The WiiWare platform may not always be considered in a particularly glowing light, but it's undeniable that it did deliver some top-class download experiences. One of these was Swords & Soldiers from Ronimo Games, a side-scrolling real-time strategy title that made use of the Wii Remote pointer in an intuitive, natural...

First Impressions: Does Mugen's 2DS XL Battery Make Or Break The Handheld?

Does Mugen's 2DS XL Battery Make Or Break The Handheld?

With great power comes increased girth

Whether you love or hate the Fisher Price-style design of the robust 2DS, we can all agree on the need for longer battery life in our handheld devices. With that in mind, Mugen is just about to release a battery upgrade for the 2DS that doubles the capacity of the internal power cell and costs a princely $89.99...

Play: Mario Golf: World Tour in the NLife Masters

Mario Golf: World Tour in the NLife Masters

Step it up

With Mario Golf: World Tour now gracing 3DS and 2DS systems around the world, we decided last week to launch our first NLife Open tournament; hit up that link for the full details. As explained in that article we'll be running two contests a week, the second voted for by you, and a day later than planned here are the results of your...

Play: Let's Race Through Mario Kart 1-7, Live!

Let's Race Through Mario Kart 1-7, Live!

Let's do this...

As you're hopefully aware, we announced earlier this week that we're running a marathon live stream of Mario Kart 1-7, in which two courageous souls from the Nintendo Life team will sacrifice their Saturday for your entertainment. We'll also be hoping that the elaborate setup of cables for the broadcast won't spontaneously...