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Review: Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

A less than fitting farewell

In 1996, the Mega Man X series parted ways with Nintendo hardware. Mega Man X3 is how it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper. The first Mega Man X game got things off to such a solid start that it was almost inevitable that a letdown would come sooner rather than later. After all, with so little room for improvement,...

Video: If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

Covering Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario World, so far

One of the delights of retro Nintendo games is in discovering their secrets, little snippets of interesting features that can only be spotted with close attention. Hunting 'easter eggs' is a major part of retro gaming. A current series on the Did You Know Gaming channel is looking to reveal...

Video: Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

The hype is real in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than a week away in Japan, which no doubt has Nintendo's accountants rather pleased. It's the début of the franchise on a portable, too, which is significant in a country where the 3DS rules the hardware charts on a weekly basis. The advertising campaign is picking up steam, too,...

Nintendo 64x64: Bomberman 64

Bomberman 64

I love the bomber man games, before this one. The single player game was mediocre at best, and the multi-player did not compare to the SNES version, and definately not the glorious TG-16 version with a multitap. That's not to say this is not a fun game, the chaos of bomber man shines through and the core game play is still intact with charm.

News: This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Available On The European and Australian Club Nintendo

This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Available On The European and Australian Club Nintendo

Yoshi gets extra-huggable!

If you live in Europe or Australia and have recently been crying out for something else rather than last month’s charming Zelda-themed carry case on your local Club Nintendo catalogue, you’ll be pleased to know a cute and cuddly Yoshi Plush Soft Toy is now available. This loveable little friend sports a plush...

Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Was the studio once considering a Metroid project?

A former Next Level Games concept artist's portfolio is making Metroid fans' minds race with the possibility the studio had been working on or considering a new entry in the series. The artwork, which includes a stylized version of Samus in full Power Suit as well as two boss creature designs,...

Video: Nintendo Minute's August Favourites Are Rather Good

Nintendo Minute's August Favourites Are Rather Good

One Wii title is likely to be in the next year's worth of videos

It's hard to believe that we're now moving into the early stages of game release silly-season, with mid-late September kicking things off ahead of the Holiday madness. There have been plenty of games to enjoy over the Summer months, however, for those happy to dive off into the eShop,...

Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Rise of 3D Gaming

The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Rise of 3D Gaming

The three-handled situation

The Nintendo 64 controller is one that has fallen out of favour with some gamers – its outdated control stick and limited number of buttons leaves it and its parent system in a state of being old but without necessarily being seen by the general public as 'retro'. You could easily say the same for Sony's original...

Watch: It's Getting Serious in Heat 3 Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

It's Getting Serious in Heat 3 Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

Watch Spamfish take on the challenge

As you've no doubt noticed over the past few weeks, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer; there are some awesome prizes up for grabs. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in...

Review: Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe (3DS eShop)

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe (3DS eShop)

Hammer time

Though he might be best known for his platforming antics, Kirby is no stranger to spin-offs – from racing and pinball to madcap mini-golf, the pink puffball and his friends have been genre-hopping happily since 1993. Lately, Dreamland’s semi-benevolent King Dedede has spent some time in the spin-off spotlight himself, with his...

Nintendo 64x64: Mario Party

Mario Party

Ah, the stick-spinning minigames, I miss those (not). Being the first title in the series this was also the one I played first. Combining dice board game and minigames was a fun idea. Nowadays there's just too many MP-games. While some of the later games were better, original is still fun to play today. Maybe that's because MP-games are so similiar...

News: Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Enjoyed a Mario Kart 8 Birthday Party

Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Enjoyed a Mario Kart 8 Birthday Party

Eiji Aonuma and more joined in

Satoru Shibata, Nintendo of Europe President, recently celebrated his birthday with an online tournament in Mario Kart 8, which seems like a perfect way to enjoy the occasion; Nintendo UK has taken the liberty of tweeting the video of some Mario Kart TV highlights. It was a high profile MK8 party, too, with some big...

Interview: Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on Hyrule Warriors and Shigeru Miyamoto's Definitive Role

Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on Hyrule Warriors and Shigeru Miyamoto's Definitive Role

We talk melding franchises and defining Zelda with those that know best

As the Wii U moves into a hugely significant period of releases over the remainder of 2014, it'll be Hyrule Warriors that will, appropriately considering its genre, lead the charge of major retail releases. Already released in Japan and arriving soon in North America and...

News: Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

"This Ain’t No Video Game"

Yesterday we posted that everyone’s favourite plumber's live action big screen adventure Super Mario Bros gets its long-awaited UK Blu-ray release in November. With an all-star cast, including the legendary Bob Hoskins alongside John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, not only does this madcap caper get the high-def...

Tomorrow: Watch Spamfish Attempt to Qualify in Heat 3 of our Mario Kart 8 Championship

Watch Spamfish Attempt to Qualify in Heat 3 of our Mario Kart 8 Championship

Twitcher takes on the challenge, can you beat him?

twitch.tv/spamfish Twitch has been growing exponentially over the past year or so, even Nintendo Life has taken the plunge, but for a number of individuals Twitch, and 'casting', has become a way of life. During Heat 2 of our Mario Kart 8 Championship we came across popular 'Twitcher' Spamfish, who...