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Review: Flying Warriors (Wii U eShop / NES)

Flying Warriors (Wii U eShop / NES)

"I won’t stop at this"

Culture Brain USA's NES title, Flying Warriors, draws its inspiration from the previous North American release in the Hiryū no Ken series which debuted in 1988, Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll. Starring a Shorinji Kempo warrior named Rick Stalker, the story basically mirrors the tale of the original NES entry, with the...

News: Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Putting those fears to bed

Yooka-Layee's amazing Kickstarter campaign has ensured that Rare fans will be getting the next best thing to a Banjo-Kazooie sequel, but some supporters have expressed doubts about the size of the adventure, given that the game will retail for a low price and - comparatively-speaking, at least - its budget remains modest...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

All change in the top 10

The Humble Nindie Bundle has been a massive success - despite the lack of cross-region availability - and has, at the time of writing, raised $618,463.11 over more than 67,000 bundles. If you needed any further indication of its popularity, you need look no futher than this week's Wii U and 3DS eShop charts. While Splatoon...

News: Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Virtual gravestones are on the agenda

In a trend typified by titles such as Mighty No. 9 and current crowdfunding effort Yooka-Laylee, hugely respected veteran developers are forming teams to bring retro back. Or, if not retro, a return to classic design that isn't necessarily enough of a sure thing to receive backing from major publishers...

Video: The World is a Better Place Thanks to These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Commercials

The World is a Better Place Thanks to These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Commercials

We defy anyone to not find these entertaining

Not so long ago we shared some Japanese commercials for Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus on 3DS, which has 100 rhythmic mini-games - 30 are all new and 70 are taken from previous entries. Known as the Rhythm Heaven series in the West, it's a franchise that some of your humble Nintendo Life writers...

Interview: Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on Claiming New Territory for Wii U

Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on Claiming New Territory for Wii U

Aimed to create "an entirely new form of gameplay"

Though the claims that Nintendo simply doesn't tackle new ideas aren't entirely fair, there's little denying that Splatoon has been a breath of fresh air on Wii U. As a new IP that utilises a genre so rarely entertained by Nintendo - a third-person shooter - it appears to have succeeded in...

Feature: Game Boy Collector Tracks Down Original Owner Using The Power Of Social Media

Game Boy Collector Tracks Down Original Owner Using The Power Of Social Media

A very modern mystery

The internet is a wonderful tool which allows us to do all kinds of things – shopping, keeping in touch with loved ones and (of course) reading amazing websites like Nintendo Life. It's also rather handy when you pick up a second-hand piece of vintage gaming technology and want to know who owned it a few decades ago – and...

News: Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

"We really do understand the fun that can be had with this"

Nintendo caused quite a bit of heated discussion when it confirmed that online shooter Splatoon would lack voice chat. The ability to communicate with fellow players is a staple of other online shooters, but Nintendo decided against including it in this ink-covered offering. Critics...

News: Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Wii U sales more than double to lead hardware chart

It's that time of the week, once again, for Media Create Japanese chart results, and there are some strong sales for the latest Wii U exclusive, matching up to chatter that stock had been scarce due to demand; Wii U hardware sales jumped, too. We're referring, of course, to Splatoon, the colourful...

Video: We Check Out The Squid amiibo Challenges

We Check Out The Squid amiibo Challenges

We have an Inkling you're having problems tracking these amiibo down

We have yet more Splatoon videos coming your way. By now you should be aware of the amiibo challenges available in Splatoon, and thanks to a lack of stock - or certain unscrupulous folk spoiling the fun for UK GAME shoppers - you may be struggling to obtain all three...

News: ​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

Wii promised a "complimentary" experience

Skylanders SuperChargers has been announced today and brings with it vehicle toys for special Skylanders to pilot and modify. It's a bold move that not only adds more value but changes how the game plays on the screen. There will be 20 vehicles to collect, each one with a special SuperCharger Skylander...

Video: Smash Bros. Characters Get Gruesome with Mortal Kombat X's 'X-Ray' Moves

Smash Bros. Characters Get Gruesome with Mortal Kombat X's 'X-Ray' Moves

FINISH HIM!

Despite inhabiting the fighting game realm - a genre perhaps associated with lifelike violence - the Super Smash Bros. series has done exceptionally well in keeping its games clean and friendly. However, YouTuber Sterling has added a twist to the beloved Nintendo franchise, and created a video containing a mash-up of two of the current...

News: Fake amiibo Figures Spotted In The Wild

Fake amiibo Figures Spotted In The Wild

Toys to strife

Nintendo's amiibo toys are highly collectable items these days, so it should come as no surprise to learn that counterfeit figures are starting to appear. Info Amiibo has reported that Mario, Link, Pikachu, and Samus figures have been spotted. Each figure has telltale signs that it's a fake - for example, Pikachu's feet are raised...

News: New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Screens in... 2017

New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Screens in... 2017

Epic trolling, Capcom

2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Now, admittedly, the 25th Anniversary was a tad rubbish for those of us that like to play games - Capcom released figurines, USB sticks and tissue dispensers, but the only game we got was a free fan-game on PC. Oh, Capcom... Will 2017 finally bring the series back? We can...

News: Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Promises nostalgia and a return to series roots

Natsume has opted to go early with an E3 reveal, confirming that Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is coming to Wii U this Winter; oddly it's also coming to PC, Android and iOS, which is a diverse mix of platforms. Perhaps in response to criticism from some fans that the franchise has drifted away from...