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Ninterview: Dave Higgins And The Quest For A Complete European Game Boy Library

Dave Higgins And The Quest For A Complete European Game Boy Library

Collecting at a rate of 1.064 games per day

Nintendo is responsible for some of the most iconic gaming systems of all time, but one of its most technically humble seems to be undergoing something of a resurgence at present. The monochrome Game Boy may not have the visual impact of the SNES or N64, but its portable nature arguably lends a more...

Video: Check Out the Diversity of the Question Block in Super Mario Maker With This Quirky Trailer

Check Out the Diversity of the Question Block in Super Mario Maker With This Quirky Trailer

Level creation meets game show

Those following it closely will already know a great deal about Super Mario Maker, which is making its way to Wii U on 11th September. Beyond its various features, however, is a huge helping of character and quirky presentation. The latest video shared by Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel highlights that nicely,...

Mario Memories: Super Mario RPG Opens Up The World (and a Boss's Big Mouth)

Super Mario RPG Opens Up The World (and a Boss's Big Mouth)

"Mario! Prepare yourself for the great beyond!"

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. Next up is reviewer and news contributor Tim Latshaw. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Porting Electronic Super Joy To Wii U, Secrets of Raetikon Unlikely To Get The Same Treatment 

Chasing Aurora Dev Porting Electronic Super Joy To Wii U, Secrets of Raetikon Unlikely To Get The Same Treatment 

Happy happy, joy joy

Chasing Aurora developer Broken Rules has revealed on Twitter that is it porting Michael Todd's Electronic Super Joy to the Wii U eShop. A music-filled platformer with a strong sense of humour, Electronic Super Joy is currently available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and was awarded a solid 9/10 by Destructoid. Ironically, its...

News: 3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As Latest Workaround for 'Tubehax'

3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As Latest Workaround for 'Tubehax'

Follows the removal of IRONFALL Invasion from the eShop

Early this month the rather niche 3DS homebrew scene had a key evolution, moving away from requiring a specific retail game - namely Cubic Ninja - and utilising a free download to trigger the workaround. It's a small-scale scene compared to the DS days, but the homebrew launcher efforts of...

Mario History: Super Mario Land - 1989

Super Mario Land - 1989

Portable platforming

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. It's a reflection of the technological times that it was 1989 before Nintendo produced a profitable portable - its grey and green screen was far from...

Mario Memories: The Creative Joy of Childhood and Super Mario Maker as a Modern-Day Roll of Paper

The Creative Joy of Childhood and Super Mario Maker as a Modern-Day Roll of Paper

Mario Maker is for all the kids who will look back 20 years from now

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. Next up is Nintendo Life veteran and Noiseless Chatter master Philip J...

Mario History: Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1988

Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1988

Like a dream

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. In our 1986 entry of this series we covered Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, which forms the other half of this particular tale. Both that and what would...

Event: Super Mario Kart SNES World Championships 2015 - 18th to 22nd August

Super Mario Kart SNES World Championships 2015 - 18th to 22nd August

Champion racers are back

The worldwide Mario Kart community is huge, especially since the success of Mario Kart 8; yet let's not forget that the older versions are still heavily competitive. Super Mario Kart has Official World Championships held annually in France every August run by the French Federation of SMK team (http://www.ffsmk.org/)...

Mario Memories: Pre-Internet Timeline Confusion and the Joys of Computer Club

Pre-Internet Timeline Confusion and the Joys of Computer Club

The first rule of Computer Club...

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. Next up is reviewer Jonathan Town. Looking back now, I realise that growing up in Wakefield (West...

News: Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Beaten to the punch

A short time go we reported on the Ironhax exploit which would allow 3DS users to run homebrew and unsigned code on their consoles. The work of Jordan "Smealum" Rabet, Ironhax was unique in that unlike other methods, it didn't require the user to purchase a physical game in order to make it run - Ironfall Invasion is a...

Video: Drench Yourself in Splatoon's New Rainmaker Mode

Drench Yourself in Splatoon's New Rainmaker Mode

Make it rain

Not content to rest on the wealth of free updates already, Nintendo has launched a new mode in Splatoon called Rainmaker. This mode tasks you and your team to carry a giant golden fish known as the Rainmaker into the enemy's base. You won't be defenceless though, charge this titular little number up and you'll unleash a flurry of ink...

Mario History: Punch-Out!! and Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race - 1987

Punch-Out!! and Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race - 1987

The master of cameos

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game (or more!) every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. 1987 was a rather quiet year for Mario. Nintendo was somewhat occupied with conquering the video game world and popularising a range of...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris Pranger Highlights Issues With Company Culture

Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris Pranger Highlights Issues With Company Culture

"I've failed you. I've failed me."

If I were fired from making games at Nintendo, I would feel cataclysmically heartbroken in such a way that I might never recover. This is the imagined story I have just now constructed in my head, but for former Nintendo localization editor Chris Pranger, this heartache is more than a pained hypothetical...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

It's still coming, as is our review

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has arrived on Wii U in North America and is rather good, but the New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive version has encountered issues. A range of initial bugs were patched out rather quickly, but that update seemed to trigger an issue that freezes the game entirely in some cases. The

Review: Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

The Oni put the feud in feudal Japan

Onimusha Tactics was originally released 12 years ago, in 2003, for the Game Boy Advance. Developed and produced by Capcom, the same company that made the Onimusha series on the PS2, Tactics's gameplay and individual story deviates from the originals but retains a similar plot (involving the Onimusha and battling...