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Nintendo 64x64: Mario Golf

Mario Golf

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One of Mario Golf’s biggest successes is its intuitive and simple interface; it’s easy for anyone to play, making it a title that appeals even to those who don’t show any enthusiasm for the real-life sport. Featuring a good number of playable characters; varied and challenging courses; and connectivity with the Game Boy Color version,...

Review: Mon Premier Karaoké (Wii U eShop)

Mon Premier Karaoké (Wii U eShop)

Should you take a chanson this?

Rarely is it possible to describe a game in a single word, yet after mere minutes of playing Mon Premier Karaoké you can aptly sum it up as “niche”. After all, this is a game that’s aimed squarely at young, French-speaking children, and so to be able to use a word of French origin to describe it is...

Video: How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

Comparing the legendary locations

There are few locations in the world of gaming that are as close to our hearts as those featured in The Legend of Zelda series. The recently released Hyrule Warriors brings yet another fresh take on these iconic locales, but for those who are don't know their Death Mountains from their Lake Hylias, here's a look at...

Nintendo 64x64: Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon

Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon

Goemon returns!

The follow-up to Goemon's first 3D outing trades the free-roaming environments of its predecessor for a tighter and far more challenging 2.5 experience. The game comes with a two-player cooperative mode, which also extends to the series' renowned giant robot battles. Of particular note is the fantastic music, which merges traditional...

Nintendo 64x64: Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark

Near Perfect?

The Messi of FPSs: sublime graphics, gameplay, longevity, multiplayer. Goldeneye was tough to follow but the freedom of originality allowed Rare to let their creativity loose: Co-op mode; superb array of weapons; using Miyamoto's face (!) are some of my favourites. So why do I prefer Goldeneye? To me, it reinvented FPSs; Perfect Dark...

News: Rising Star Games' New Online Shop Now Open

Rising Star Games' New Online Shop Now Open

No oddly numbered watches available at time of writing

As part of Rising Star Games' tenth anniversary celebration, the company's own online shop is now open, offering a selection of Rising Star's games and some new merchandise including company logo pins, T-shirts, and mugs. This current selection of products is available as a thank-you to early...

News: Collavier Corporation's Monster Combine TD Is Battling Its Way Onto The 3DS eShop

Collavier Corporation's Monster Combine TD Is Battling Its Way Onto The 3DS eShop

Summon a range of mythical creatures & beasts and enter the fray

Japanese publisher and developer Collavier Corporation, founded in 2008, has announced it is bringing Monster Combine TD exclusively to the 3DS eShop. Monster Combine TD aims to bring fresh and intuitive gameplay to the tower defence genre. Players will embark on an adventure to a...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Videos Show Off Compulsory Screwdriver Skills

New Nintendo 3DS Videos Show Off Compulsory Screwdriver Skills

Required for faffing about with faceplates and micro SD cards

We suspect that a good number of you reading this are preparing to pick up a New Nintendo 3DS later this year (Japan, Australia and New Zealand) or in 2015 (everywhere else), but you'll need more than just a higher-capacity micro SD card — you'll need a screwdriver and a willingness to...

FAQ: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Got a niggling question? We could have the answer

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is without a doubt one of the biggest releases of the year, and has already shifted almost 3 million copies worldwide. However, if you've not picked it up so far then you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Smash may be popular with seasoned Nintendo...

News: Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. References Tournament Mode, 8 Player Smash, and More

Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. References Tournament Mode, 8 Player Smash, and More

Contain yourself, it's only audio

Often assets that go unused in games can still be found kicking around in the code somewhere, and it seems that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Audio has been discovered of the announcer declaring a number of modes and features that are not present in the final version. Many of them were present...

News: Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Too cute for words

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will grace stores in North America on 5th December, and now finally has a release date for Europe; it is in January 2015, as previously confirmed — it'll start hunting for treasure in the region on 9th January. It may be spinning off from the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World, meanwhile, but...

Weirdness: Monster Hunter Series Producer Denies Existence of the 'Desire Sensor'

Monster Hunter Series Producer Denies Existence of the 'Desire Sensor'

Does confirm need for gloves while playing

For those who don't know, the Monster Hunter series of games is rumored among fans to have the unique and utterly frustrating functionality of a 'desire sensor' which allows the game to detect and purposefully withhold the specific loot that a player needs in order to extend replay value. In an interview...

News: More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Mega, man

The latest issue of CoroCoro Magazine has been released in Japan, and in it was yet more news about Mega Evolutions making their way onto Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The monsters that will be getting a Mega facelift are Pidgeot, Beedrill, Latias, and Latios, and you can see them all for yourself in the images below. Both Mega...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Set to Bloom on NA Store Shelves This 4th November

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Set to Bloom on NA Store Shelves This 4th November

Europe barren for now

Natsume, Inc recently confirmed via Twitter that the North American release date for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be 4th November: Although no European release date has been set, Natsume also confirmed that a publisher is being sought out and that it expects the title to reach the otherpart of the west sometime in...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a Case for December

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a Case for December

European and North American release dates announced

Let the record show that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has been cleared for a December release on the 3DS eShop, according to Capcom. The company made its announcement during the "World of Capcom" panel at New York Comic Con. North American truth-seekers can expect the game on 9th December,...

Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia

Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia

First up, Mushroom Cup 150cc

Hi guys! I guess some introductions are in order. I'm Lydia and you may (or may not) know me from my YouTube channel Squid Gaming. I'm here to take on the Mario Kart 8 challenge set by those lovely folks at Nintendo Life. Whilst dancing to the Pokemon theme tune at EGX London (I know, what was I thinking?), I bumped...

News: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Scarily good

The Game Boy Advance enjoyed a terrific trilogy of 2D Castlevania titles — as did its successor, the DS — which set impressive standards for portable entries in the franchise. With GBA games on the Wii U, the prospect of playing them on the GamePad — or the TV if you like enormous pixels — must have come to the minds of Konami...