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Review: Clu Clu Land (3DS eShop / NES)

Clu Clu Land (3DS eShop / NES)

Spinning from poles as a fish with human limbs...

Clu Clu Land is one of those unassuming early Nintendo Entertainment System releases that seems to show up all the time these days, from cameos in Super Smash Bros. to minigames in NES Remix, right alongside classics like Mario and Zelda. Even if you didn't grow up playing Clu Clu Land, most Nintendo...

News: Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Play it on the GamePad is the message

Time flies, and after a busy week in which Nintendo firmed up its Game Boy Advance plans for the Wii U Virtual Console, we're now just days away from the first arrivals. It's certainly an attractive line-up in its early days, filling April with eight releases in total. Some of these titles will be familiar to...

Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With The Wii U Virtual Console

Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With The Wii U Virtual Console

Perfect for enjoying retro classics?

Since the Wii U's launch there's been much talk about the role of the GamePad with the system, and we're sure most would agree that — to date — it's failed to have the same impact on how we play games as the Wii Remote in the last generation. The thinking behind the controller is clear, as Nintendo saw the...

News: Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth in Japan

Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth in Japan

Nintendo is no doubt watching

We've written on a number of occasions, including on its third anniversary, that the 3DS represents a triumph against shifting trends for Nintendo. Traditionally dominant in the portable gaming space, Nintendo's faced arguably its toughest generation to date with the rise of smart device gaming, itself perhaps stripping...

Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop)

Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop)

Ocean Belly River's back!

In some games, just moving around is a joy. Soaring through the skies in Pilotwings, loop-de-looping in NiGHTS into Dreams, wet-jetting around Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine, and tumbling through town in Gravity Rush are all exhilarating experiences in their own right, as memorable as the games built around them.

News: Yoshi's New Island T-Shirt Hits North American Club Nintendo Store

Yoshi's New Island T-Shirt Hits North American Club Nintendo Store

Go green with one shell of a colourful shirt

It's always nice to see some official clothing as a Club Nintendo Reward, so the arrival of this adorable Yoshi shirt on the North American store should prove to be much less divisive among fans than the title it represents. Available now for 800 coins, the shirt comes in both Large and Small, suitable...

Review: Lola's ABC Party (3DS eShop)

Lola's ABC Party (3DS eShop)

P-A-R-T-WHY? Because I gotta learn my ABC's!

The adorable panda bear, Lola, is back at it again. This time she's putting her life as a train conductor in the past, and is instead throwing a party...of knowledge. Being the second game in the series to focus on basic ABC's and spelling, following Lola's Alphabet Train on DSiWare back in 2012, does...

News: Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

The stylish handheld was released in Japan yesterday.

Impatient for Monster Hunter 4 to hit Western shelves in its Ultimate guise? Japanese fans have not only been playing Monster Hunter 4 since September 2013, but yesterday they got this stunning 3DS XL (or LL, as it's known in the country) in a colour Nintendo calls "Rajang Gold." Take a look:...

News: Nintendo Bringing Pokémon to the Midwest Gaming Classic

Nintendo Bringing Pokémon to the Midwest Gaming Classic

Will it drop some Poké-news?

Nintendo may be passing on PAX East this year, but it'll make an appearance at next month's Midwest Gaming Classic in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Held on the 12th and 13th April, the Midwest Gaming Classic is a retro-centric trade show featuring everything from arcades and pinball machines to tabletop board games. One of...

Feature: A Look At the Super Mario Kart (SNES) World Championship 2014

A Look At the Super Mario Kart (SNES) World Championship 2014

Start your engines

With the arrival of Mario Kart 8 soon this year, the franchise has come a long way; yet while plenty of gamers look ahead to what's next in the series, competitive gaming on its predecessors is still going strong. An example is the original Super Mario Kart on the Super NES, just recently released on the Wii U Virtual Console...

News: Win Big With Youdagames' Governor Of Poker on the 3DS eShop

Win Big With Youdagames' Governor Of Poker on the 3DS eShop

Coming to US and EU April 10th

Amsterdam developer Youdagames has today announced its flagship Texas Hold 'em title – Governor of Poker – is coming to the North American and European 3DS eShop on 10th April for $4.99 and €4.99 respectively. The Teyon-published game previously released on PC, Mac, Facebook, Android and iOS plays out in the...

Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

Someone at Sucker Punch must really love Nintendo

Last week, we reported on the news that a Master Sword was spotted in Sony's PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Today, we can tell you that another Nintendo reference has been spotted in the game — this time relating to those famous plumbing siblings, Mario and Luigi. It's a real "blink and...

News: Parking Star 3D Submitted For Approval in North America

Parking Star 3D Submitted For Approval in North America

New gameplay information and screenshots manoeuvre into space

Parking enthusiasts rejoice – EasyTech and CIRCLE Entertainment have just announced that Parking Star 3D has now been submitted to Nintendo of America for approval in the region, while also showing us all a little more of what we can expect in the title. Below are some of the details...

Matters Of Import: Steel Empire Is Flying High On Nintendo 3DS

Steel Empire Is Flying High On Nintendo 3DS

Chocks away!

First released on the Mega Drive over twenty years ago and then remade for the GBA in 2004, Steel Empire is a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up with a distinctive visual twist. Looking like a cross between Jules Verne’s imagination, a Hayao Miyazaki anime and World War I archive footage; Steel Empire’s biplanes, zeppelins and steam...