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Video: Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Super Smash Bros. 3DS Minigame Mania

Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Super Smash Bros. 3DS Minigame Mania

Bombs, bats, and brawls!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS players that fancy a change from the usual brawling have always been able to take a break from the action with some compelling minigames, and the latest game is no different. From the familiar Home-Run Contest to the all-new Target Blast, join us as we take you on a whirlwind tour of...

Nintendo 64x64: Cruis'n USA

Cruis'n USA

They see me cruis'n...

An arcade port that never used the N64's true capabilities and looked easily at home on a PSOne with its pop-up cardboard scenery. Although there are finer racers on the system, it's an enjoyable arcade-style racer: plenty of tracks with recognisable locations, and unlockable cars. It's slightly average but as a Brit who's...

News: Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS Consoles With Suede Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Faceplates

Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS Consoles With Suede Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Faceplates

At least the West has these nice pictures to enjoy

There is a clean-freak hiding away within everyone, and this includes Nintendo fans. So if you like your game systems to remain in pristine condition, don’t even consider putting your grubby mitts on these New 3DS consoles with suede Pokémon-themed faceplates – if they do somehow wash up on...

Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe)

18th September (Europe)

Hyrule Warriors, Theatrhythm, KickBeat, original DK and lots more

Monday morning doesn't have to be a time of gloom, European gamers, as Nintendo brings us details of this week's Download Update to enjoy. This week's pretty hot, it must be said, with major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS, some promising download-only games and more discounts than...

News: The GameCube is 13 Years Old

The GameCube is 13 Years Old

Happy Birthday to the handled innovator

The GameCube, the system with a look like no other, is now 13 years old. Released in Japan on 14th September 2001, it holds a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo gamers, and was memorable not just for the fact it had a handle, but due to its line-up of exceptional games. While it holds the...

Review: One Piece Unlimited World Red (3DS)

One Piece Unlimited World Red (3DS)

A pirate's life

Even if you don’t follow anime or manga, chances are you’ve heard of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece - having gotten its start in 1997 and still going strong today, this long-running tale of the Straw Hat crew’s far-reaching, seafaring adventures in piracy has blossomed into one of Japan’s most popular exports. With such wide...

Weirdness: Playing as Peach Online is Triggering Auto-Bans in Japan

Playing as Peach Online is Triggering Auto-Bans in Japan

Would be autobahns in Germany (Google it)

In a special Smash Bros. Direct earlier this year Masahiro Sakurai announced a feature that made as gaze skywards to praise the divine idea — moderating in online play. If players are constantly rage-quitting, playing with an awful connection, targeting a particular player or being naughty in any other...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Issue One: Hunter

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Issue One: Hunter

Wherein I get my start and pick on the local wildlife

In the first part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. One of Fantasy Life's most notable features — the upcoming life sim/action RPG from Level-5 and Brownie Brown — is that it has twelve jobs, or Lives, that players can...

News: Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21st November

Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21st November

November's a no-brainer

As Nintendo steps up its efforts to hype Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, it's no surprise that the Wii U version remains undated, with formal details no doubt coming after the portable brawler is on store shelves. Sensible predictions typically peg the HD version of the fighting game, along with the amiibo toy range, for...

Watch: Heat 4 - The Final Lap Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

Heat 4 - The Final Lap Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

Only three places left for the Grand Final

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...

News: SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

To be unveiled at Tokyo Game Show

Petit Computer, despite its staggered arrival in the West, remains one of the most intriguing DSiWare apps available. It allows you to create simple games using the BASIC programming code and is a useful tool for budding developers to learn some, well, basics. It was confirmed last year — with the web image above...

Nintendo 64x64: Hybrid Heaven

Hybrid Heaven

"Mr. Diaz, a synthetic human hybrid created by aliens"

Hybrid Heaven was certainly an ambitious game from Konami and felt widely ignored at a time of MGSs, Final Fantasies, and Zeldas. It deserves praise for trying to revolutionise the norm: a unique battle system; an outlandish plot; claustrophobic playing areas rife. Faults? Much like M:I and SOTE...