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Review: Fantasy Pirates (3DS eShop)

Fantasy Pirates (3DS eShop)

Sail away, sail away, sail away

Let's welcome Fantasy Pirates to the Nintendo eShop – yet another pick-up-and-play, bite-sized title from EnjoyUp Games. Arguably best known for 99Seconds and 99Bullets, EnjoyUp Games is slowly gaining a reputation as a go-to company for budget titles on the Nintendo 3DS. Its latest title to appear on the shores of...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

If you've ever found yourself unable to keep up with all the hustle and bustle in the world of Nintendo you can find yourself in some pretty sticky situations; that's why we've once again compiled all the biggest and best news, reviews, and releases into one easy video. This week we look at the surprise partnership between Nintendo and Facebook as...

Review: KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker (Wii U eShop)

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker (Wii U eShop)

Weak Beats

Keytari: 8-Bit Music Maker seems to be an interesting entry in the eShop for anyone who's ever grooved along to the chiptunes that played during NES games. After hearing music from Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man for decades, Keytari tries to put the tools in your hand to make your own. Unfortunately, its limited capabilities turn it into...

Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated Poorly By The Third-Party Retail Scene, But The System Still Brings Joy

Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated Poorly By The Third-Party Retail Scene, But The System Still Brings Joy

Project Cars is one of the last to bite the dust

A few years from now the Wii U will have surely become 'last gen', following the Wii in having occasional Just Dance titles and being available at throwaway prices for those curious about the system. An excellent console it is too, with a retail library full of absolute gems and an eShop that's...

Reminder: Grab a Mythical Diancie in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire This Weekend

Grab a Mythical Diancie in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire This Weekend

One time only

Announced a good while ago, a particularly tempting distribution has finally gone live in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. On this occasion everyone with one of these games can grab a Mythical Diancie, but only until 27th July; importantly, this is a 'mon that can't be found in the wild. It's the usual drill to get hold of...

Review: Santa Factory (Wii U eShop)

Santa Factory (Wii U eShop)

Ho ho ho? More like no no no

XINESS Games' Santa Factory isn't likely to inspire much confidence in players over the age of five. It's clearly aimed at very small children, featuring extremely simple platforming mechanics and some light edutainment elements after each level. That being said, it's not fair to write it off for its target demographic...

News: Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders, though...

Slowly and surely, the stock scenario with amiibo has become a little better. Through a combination of Nintendo churning out stock and retailers trying to help fans, more of the figures have been up for grabs. It's still difficult for hardcore collectors, of course, but there have been signs of progress...

News: The Miiverse Redesign Will Go Live on 29th July

The Miiverse Redesign Will Go Live on 29th July

Batten down the hatches

There have been hundreds - probably thousands - of comments complaining, but the Miiverse redesign is coming regardless. On the one hand the new layouts look like a slick way to share screens and progress in games, but the comment limits and move away from supporting 'chat' isn't going down well with all fans of the platform...

News: Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

The only game on Nintendo systems among NPD elite

Sales results are often interesting, either for confirming expectations or defying them. Some information on the top selling games in the US for the first six months of the year - based on physical retail sales via NPD - are worth a look then, even if there's only one Nintendo title in the top 10...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises More amiibo Stock Today

Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises More amiibo Stock Today

Details on which figures are being restocked inside

Update: We asked Nintendo UK for comment on which figures will be restocked, and the following are expected between 15:45 and 16:00 UK time: PAC-MAN No.35 amiibo Ness No.34 amiibo Lucina No.31 amiibo Robin No.30 amiibo Olimar No.44 amiibo Marth No. 12 Ike No.24 amiibo Toad amiibo (Super Mario...