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Feature: Behind The Elemental Abilities Of Spirit Hunters Inc.

Behind The Elemental Abilities Of Spirit Hunters Inc.

In our second exclusive developer guide, Nic Watt explains the ability system in this spook-catching DSiWare release

In the previous feature Nnooo's Creative Director Nic Watt detailed some of the basics to Spirit Hunters Inc. In this second feature he will explain some of the more complex aspects of the player abilities, including some of the...

Feature: Mastering The Basics Of Spirit Hunters Inc.

Mastering The Basics Of Spirit Hunters Inc.

A guide to catching spooks, straight from the developer

In this, the first of three articles, Creative Director at Nnooo Nic Watt will detail some of the components of Spirit Hunters Inc. to illustrate all the different aspects of the game. Spirit Hunters Inc. launches globally on DSiWare next week, so make sure you brush up on these tips to get...

News: A Beginner's Guide to The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

A Beginner's Guide to The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

Five tips to keep your Men alive!

Ready to plunge into The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave? Well, don't be fooled by its cuddly exterior,as this game offers some absolutely devious challenge! Of course you could learn the ins and outs of the quest through trial and error, but that's liable to leave your conscience strewn with avoidable — and adorable...

News: The Definitive Guide To Wii U

The Definitive Guide To Wii U

Everything you need to know

Want to know everything there is to know about Nintendo's new home console, Wii U? What it can do and which games you'll be able to play on it when it launches later this year? We've got you covered with all the information there is right here in this handy guide. As news regarding any new hardware launch is changing all...

News: How to Transfer Your Data from 3DS to 3DS XL

How to Transfer Your Data from 3DS to 3DS XL

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Nintendo UK's put together a very useful video explaining how to transfer everything from your 3DS to a 3DS XL console. Remember that you'll need both your 3DS and 3DS XL consoles and an internet connection in order to make the transfer, so if you're planning on trading in to upgrade consider these things first. Still not sold on...

Guide: Nintendo 3DS System Update v. 4.0.0-7

Nintendo 3DS System Update v. 4.0.0-7

What's new?

As you probably already know, the latest 3DS system update is available, bringing your machine up to version 4.0.0-7. We've put together a list of what's new in this update. If you find anything we haven't covered, post it in the comments below and we'll update this guide. Ability to add folders Probably the biggest new feature, this...

Guide: Nintendo 3DS eShop Demos

Nintendo 3DS eShop Demos

Get your information here!

Today sees the much-anticipated downloadable demos hit the 3DS eShop, so we've put together a very handy guide to help you get the most from your free demo experience. What Demos Are Available?: New demos will be announced throughout the year but here are the ones we know about so far: 19th January 2012 Resident Evil...

Guide: Nintendo 3DS System Update

Nintendo 3DS System Update

All the information you need

So you've got the 3DS system update and want to know exactly what's new? We've got you covered. Here you'll find a regularly updated account of how to get the most from your system's new features. If you have any questions, use the Contact form and we'll do our best to address them. Page 1: 3D Video RecordingPage 2:

Guide: Mario Kart 7 Top Tips

Mario Kart 7 Top Tips

Be magnificent in MK7

By now you'll probably have pumped a stack of hours into Mario Kart 7, but if you're still finding yourself more loser than leader we've got Mario Kart medallist James Newton to put together a few short tips to help you shave seconds off your performances. If you want to put your

Guides: 3DS eShop Update FAQ

3DS eShop Update FAQ

Everything you need to know about the 3DS eShop, internet browser and DSi transfer functionality

For those who bought their 3DS on launch day there was some disappointment. The eShop, internet browser and the ability to transfer DSiWare games and data were unavailable, promised in a ‘late May’ update. The update slid to early June, but it's...

Feature: The SLG3000 and the Glorious Return of Scanlines

The SLG3000 and the Glorious Return of Scanlines

How to get that authentic retro look from your modern flatscreen TV

Sometimes, outdated technology has a quality which seemingly defies description. For example, those of you that are old enough may harbour a strange nostalgic affection for the monochrome Game Boy’s blurry LCD screen, even to the point of spurning the updated Game Boy Color...

Guides: Using QR Codes on Your Nintendo 3DS

Using QR Codes on Your Nintendo 3DS

Sharing Miis is fun and easy

Easily one of the more popular features of the Wii console was the ability to create personalised avatars called Mii characters. Nintendo has brought this unique feature over to the 3DS, with a host of new features that make creating and sharing them not only much easier, but more fun as well. We know that many of you...

Features: Nintendo 3DS Launch Game Buyer's Guide

Nintendo 3DS Launch Game Buyer's Guide

Every game reviewed, rated and ranked

So you've got yourself a spanking new 3DS console, but which of the currently available games is worth your money and which should you avoid? If you're lost in a sea of three-dimensional decisions, fear not: our 3DS reviews are here to help you make the right choice. We have in-depth reviews of ALL 18 3DS games currently available in Europe and North America,..

Guides: Upscaling Your Retro Consoles for HDTV Sets

Upscaling Your Retro Consoles for HDTV Sets

The quest for the perfect picture

Getting a pin-sharp, colourful image on a modern gaming console is about as hard as falling off a log. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 support HDMI output for true HD gaming, and although the poor old Wii is still stuck in the land of 480p, it’s still capable of kicking out a pretty decent image via component. However, getting the same quality from older..

Feature: Retrofitting Your Console for the HD Age

Retrofitting Your Console for the HD Age

How to give your Wii and classic hardware a new lease of life

While the relentless march of progress ensures that modern gaming consoles — and the televisions upon which they are played — are able to offer pin-sharp HD picture quality, it's worth sparing a moment to consider where this leaves older machines, as well as the humble Wii — which has yet to break through the 480p barrier, much to..

Guides: How to Get Your Musical Creations Off Your DS

How to Get Your Musical Creations Off Your DS

With a lack of Export feature for most music software on the handheld, we show you how to preserve and share your masterpieces

DS-owning music enthusiasts have quite a few tools at their disposal for composing their latest and greatest, laying down that melody that came out of nowhere for use later or just plain old messing around with bleeps and...

Guides: How to Get Your Wii Online

How to Get Your Wii Online

Explore the wonderful world of the web with Wii!

Here at Nintendo Life we pride ourselves on being the web's leading WiiWare and Virtual Console resource, with every single download title reviewed. However, there are still millions of Wii owners unable to get their console online, or not even aware the machine is Internet-enabled right away! If you've recently bought a Wii and are looking for some..

News: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Strategy/Tips

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Strategy/Tips

Need a little help? Here are some tips to get you started.

The folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over a strategy tip sheet for their brand new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky DS release. You can check out the strategy tips below and we'll have a full review of the game up soon. 1. Once the Croagunk Swap Shop is open, be sure to...

Feature: Tending and Feeding Your Japanese Wii

Tending and Feeding Your Japanese Wii

If you're considering getting a Japanese Wii, here's some tips and suggestions on getting the most out of it.

Ever since the Japanese took over the home video game console market in the mid-80s there's been a major gulf between game releases in the consoles' country of origin and nations importing them, either because Japanese publishers lacked...

News: Wii AV Hardware Guide

Wii AV Hardware Guide

Confused by what cable goes where? We dive into the world of AV and try and explain what's hot and what's not.

Much like the world of computers, the abyss that is AV can be just as confusing. We're going to take you though both audio and video standards and give you an idea of what does what. VideoDisplay technology has exploded over the past 5 years, you'd be living under a rock if you hadn't..

News: The Virtual Console

The Virtual Console

Not only does Wii bring something new, it brings everything old - here's our guide to the Virtual Console.

The Virtual Console (VC) is emulation software that allows you to play older games on your Wii system. If you didn't already know, an Emulator is a piece of computer software the “emulates” pieces of computer hardware. Essentially it'll allows you to run games designed for say, the Super..

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