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Mario Memories: Conquering the First Level in Super Mario Bros.

Conquering the First Level in Super Mario Bros.

"I had a sense of fear about progressing further into the first level"

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. This time we have news writer, reviewer and Australian Correspondent...

News: Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Getting Restocked

Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Getting Restocked

Splatoon 3-pack! Little Mac! Villager! Captain Falcon! Marth!

Nintendo is apparently preparing to push a load more rare amiibo figures into circulation, according to CPSIA certificates found online. Restocks come around 1 to 2 months after CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) registration, and the figures getting refreshed are all listed...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Insomnia and Legends of Gaming Live get some N-Love

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be attending Insomnia 55 and Legends of Gaming Live 2015 this year, bringing with it a host of games and multiplayer activities. First up is Insomnia 55, which takes place between 28th and 31st August at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The UK's biggest live gaming...

News: Ubisoft Announces Just Dance: Disney Party 2 Is Coming To The Wii U This Holiday Season

Ubisoft Announces Just Dance: Disney Party 2 Is Coming To The Wii U This Holiday Season

Also arriving on the Wii

Just days after Disney fans got a sneak peak of the game at the D23 Expo 2015, Ubisoft in collaboration with Disney Interactive have announced Just Dance: Disney Party 2 is in development for multiple home consoles including Nintendo’s Wii U and also past generation system, the Wii. The title will include a variety of...

Video: Get Dizzy on Splatoon's New Flounder Heights Map

Get Dizzy on Splatoon's New Flounder Heights Map

Social tench-ion

A week without more free Splatoon content is a week we'd rather not have. Thankfully the big squid in the sky has been kind yet again and graced us with a new map: Flounder Heights. This new map employs a unique variety of different levels, but without the sheer scale or linear vertical space of Moray Towers. It's certainly one...

Review: G.G Series AIR PINBALL HOCKEY (DSiWare)

G.G Series AIR PINBALL HOCKEY (DSiWare)

A missed opportunity

Thought the G.G Series was done, did you? Well it's not, and – after a brief hiatus – we're back to giving you our two cents as to which of these numerous mini games are worth your time. This time around, G.G Series AIR PINBALL HOCKEY is in the hotseat and it manages to provide a beautifully divisive experience that manages...

News: WayForward May Be Teasing a New Mighty Switch Force Title

WayForward May Be Teasing a New Mighty Switch Force Title

With an 'Academy' theme

This year is WayForward's 25th Anniversary, a notable landmark for a studio that's among the elite of active eShop developers, particularly. Of course, it did plenty of retail games in past generations, while its Shantae and Mighty Switch Force franchises have been key to its success in more recent years. The studio is...

Review: 3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop)

3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop)

Holding out for a hero

Gunstar Heroes charged onto the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, significantly marking the début of quirky developer Treasure - having been formed from ex-Konami staff wanting to go it their own way. Often seen floating near to the top of many 'best game ever' lists, Gunstar Heroes is a bona-fide classic of the 16-bit era that's now...

Video: Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Mario Paint style

Not content with being what is arguably the ultimate 2D Mario experience, Super Mario Maker is also host to some neat little features burrowed away behind walls of code. One that caught our eye as we were playing was that shifting a block can sometimes reveal three flies from underneath it. Swatting these flies takes you away from...

News: Join Nintendo UK As They Play The First Hour Of Super Mario Maker On Twitch

Join Nintendo UK As They Play The First Hour Of Super Mario Maker On Twitch

5PM UK time today!

In our recent Super Mario Maker preview we said it "feels like a Nintendo game with no shortcuts or rushed compromises, and has evidently been a project carefully nurtured and prioritised. From the substantial functionality to the beautiful re-creation of 8- and 16-Bit Mario templates in HD, this really is shaping up to be the...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Getting Physical Release In North America

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Getting Physical Release In North America

Cut-price release coming next month

It would appear that Wii U eShop platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is getting an updated physical retail release in North America. Retailer Toys''R''Us has Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut listed for a September 8th release, and is pricing it at $39.99. Extra content exclusive

Review: Factotum (Wii U eShop)

Factotum (Wii U eShop)

Best Robo-Buddies

There's something very pleasing about hitting heavy buttons on a filthy old control panel in Factotum. The rusted controls and green screens give the game this sense that the technology fueling starships doesn't look much different from that which you'd find in your local auto shop. Luckily, repairing a space ship isn't as...

News: Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America

Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America

30 bucks off, Mario Kart 7 still included

Nintendo is slashing $30 off the recommended retail price of the Nintendo 2DS in North America. The price drop to $99.99 comes into effect on August 30th. The system still comes bundled with Mario Kart 7. Nintendo is hoping that the price drop will boost the sales of Little Battlers eXperience, which...