And what it means for the art of emulation
These days, we’re used to games evolving over time; developers add content, patch out bugs and generally tinker with their creations for months (if not years) after their publication, subtly re-shaping them into a form which often differs quite wildly from the initial release. Even though this practice...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Well done, folks! We've made it to the end of yet another week. This week brought us a bonkers bug situation in Final Fantasy VII and even more rumours of new Switch models coming this year, so it's probably about time we unwind by discussing our weekend gaming plans. Team Nintendo Life has just done that...
Some real greats included this time
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are a grand total of eleven games up for grabs this time around, split into two groups. Nintendo describes the second group as a collection of...
We predict... some predictions
With E3 2018 set to kick off this weekend with the showcases from many of the big publishers and platformer holders in the video game industry, we thought it was high time we cooked up a fresh batch of predictions. Team Nintendo Life has gathered together its collective hopes and dreams for the show - some realistic,...
Pump up the volume
Love them or hate them, the MSU-1 audio enhancement patches are here to stay and the effervescent, passionate community of hobbyist hackers and music producers at Zeldix have been on a non-stop roll of releases during this month. We've rounded up most of those projects on this news post and who knows, one of your old...
Pinch, punch, start of a new month. Nintendo of Europe has added a small batch of new Rewards to My Nintendo in the region, and as is normal is going for smaller and regular updates in comparison to Nintendo of America. This time around we have two full downloads - or rather one across two platforms - along with a handful of...
Nintendo Selects! Lost Reavers beta! Runbow DLC! Olympia Rising! Much more!
With the start of another week we have the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, and this week is full of enticing options. We have a range of new downloads on the Wii U, along with some 'Nindie' DLC and upcoming Nintendo Selects price-drops. In addition to that we...
Pilotwings! Tokyo Crash Mobs! Metroid II! More!
Update: Shortly after publication four more games were added to the list, so the original article now reflects this. Original Article: It's time for the penultimate North American Club Nintendo rewards update of 2014, with details for November now available to tempt you into parting with hard-earned...
Take to the skies and march with the minis
It's that time of the month when Nintendo offers up some tasty rewards for North American Club Nintendo members to enjoy. This year really is flying by isn't it? Two Wii Shop and two 3DS eShop games will be available to download in exchange for your hard earned coins and of course Wii U owners can access...
Retro flying and racing, plenty of discounts and more
It's that time again, North America, when fresh downloads appear on your Nintendo systems vying for your hard-earned funds. This week brings a mixture of the old, the new and the discounted on Wii U and 3DS, along with one or two relative unknowns. Let's get right to the details. Wii U Virtual...
Pilotwings returns, X Zone madness, Game Gear goodies and more
It's Monday morning, and it's that time again for European download gamers. This week's download goodies are confirmed, including a Super NES title that we think will be popular, a chaotic retail release on 3DS and plenty more besides. Let's get down to the details, shall we? Wii U...
Nintendo's website lists the Wii U Virtual Console release
Pilotwings, the flight simulator that launched alongside the Super Nintendo way back when, looks set to be released on the North American Wii U Virtual Console as it's been listed on the official Nintendo website. The game sees you take to the skies using either a light plane, hang glider...
Got a few thousand dollars to spare?
Video game collecting is something that's taken very seriously by some, and there are hundreds of expensive eBay auctions to back it up. The latest example to catch our eye is a listing on Game Gavel, with a very unique game and console up for auction. On sale is a copy of SNES Campus Challenge, a custom made...
Music to your ears?
SNES classic Pilotwings had a pretty good soundtrack, and it sounds better now it's been remixed. Pilotwings: Take Flight is a seven track project from OCRemix-ers halc and group Insert Rupee, available for free download now. We'd recommend it on the strength of its track names alone — You Don't Talk About Flight Club and The...
Plant barbering, plane piloting, kanji, colouring and adventuring next week in Japan
Next week is pretty much a catch-up week for Japanese Wii and DSi owners, with only a couple of brand-new titles for DSi, neither one of which is a game. WiiWareBonsai Barber (800pts - Nintendo) – It's hard to believe this plant-barbering simulator hasn't already been available in Japan considering it was..
Great games all around.
It is once again the final Friday of the month, and that means Nintendo has revealed their plans for Japan's Virtual Console this coming month. It looked like there were no more games remaining for the final update this month (Next week), but Konami has generously provided two more MSX games just for it. Next month sees two Neo Geo and Super Famicom games, in addition to one..
Ten new games to celebrate the advent of 2010!
Nintendo have updated their weekly North American downloads for the last time in 2009, and the year is going out with a corker of an update! Not only is Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth out today but also PilotWings to boot for Virtual Console fans. This is in addition to eight other ones released...
An all-star lineup for Europe this week!
There's a total of 5 new releases this week - And all of them are highly regarded games! Among them are two new Nintendo games, which, as Nintendo claims, are both being released because of this week's German Gamescom event. The Virtual Console finally gets a certain SNES launch title which strangely hasn't been made available yet - Pilotwings, a flight sim..
DSiWare and Virtual Console both get a Nintendo game.
The hotly anticipated Flipnote Studio only just came out, but Nintendo seems to have decided to continue supporting their download services with their own games - They're releasing another two of them later this week. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again is the third game in the Mario vs...