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News: Modder Makes Chrom Playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Modder Makes Chrom Playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Just because...

We recall a character reveal for the latest Super Smash Bros. titles last year that caused some confusion, as a brief appearance of Chrom and a dodgy live feed made some - including this writer - mistake him for a 'new challenger'. He wasn't of course, but was rather just part of Robin's Final Smash move - one of the lead characters...

News: Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate After Dozens of Hours

Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate After Dozens of Hours

Tom Whitehead on why he can't let go...

This is a series of features that'll focus on games that we keep playing again and again, either over an unhealthy number of hours or those that keep getting return visits long after they first graced our systems. It's not uncommon, if you're fortunate enough to review a major retail game, to be 'done' with...

News: Capcom Had Two Game Boy Color Versions Of Dino Crisis In Development, But Cancelled Both 

Capcom Had Two Game Boy Color Versions Of Dino Crisis In Development, But Cancelled Both 

Everybody walk the dinosaur

Back in the 32-bit era, the world's biggest handheld was unquestionably the Game Boy, and its updated variant, the Game Boy Color. Any title which was big on domestic systems invariably received a scaled-down port on Nintendo's all-conquering mobile console, with varying degrees of success. Capcom was no stranger to this...

News: 50 Pinch Barrage!! Offers Many Ways To Die, And It's Coming To The North American 3DS eShop This Week 

50 Pinch Barrage!! Offers Many Ways To Die, And It's Coming To The North American 3DS eShop This Week 

In a pinch

50 Pinch Barrage!! is coming to the North American 3DS eShop this week, and it's bringing with it some truly deadly situations. Boasting a simplistic visual style but some incredibly epic situations, 50 Pinch Barrage!! is all about cheating death by the skin of your teeth. The hook is that you're offered no hints or help in the game -...

News: These 3D Printed New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Are Perfect for a Custom Look

These 3D Printed New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Are Perfect for a Custom Look

About the cost of posh fish and chips

While it seems to be the case that the New Nintendo 3DS XL is the stronger seller in territories with both that and the smaller model on offer, those with the standard option have clearly been keen on the cover plates. Special edition cover plates - called Kisekae in Japan - often see pre-orders sell out...

Review: OlliOlli (3DS eShop)

OlliOlli (3DS eShop)

Not at all sketchy

OlliOlli, as we've said before, isn't really a skateboarding game. The aesthetic provides a lovely minimalist visual style to navigate the tiny pixel skateboarder through, but there's no open world to explore and experiment in, nor is it filled with free-form choices. Mechanically rock-solid, OlliOlli is a 2D on-rails experience...

Review: Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster (3DS eShop)

Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster (3DS eShop)

Bubble Burster

Anyone used to scrolling through the recent reviews section of Nintendo Life should be familiar with the name Bigben Interactive. Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster is the latest in a series of puzzlers, card games and arcade greats to be released by the developer, in an attempt to give these classics a "definitive" version on the...

Weirdness: British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

Has popular YouTuber TheDiamondMinecart mixed up his Mario games?

We're all for educating the younger generation here at Nintendo Life. Nintendo itself has been around for longer than everyone on the face of the planet, and no matter how knowledgeable you think you are, there's a good chance you don't know everything about the Japanese firm...

News: Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Style Action to Wii U

Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Style Action to Wii U

Beating Sonic at his own game

Indie developer Stephen DiDuro announced via tweet today that his team at GalaxyTrail are bringing the Sonic-esque 2D platformer Freedom Planet to Wii U. This is great news for Nintendo fans who haven't yet gotten a chance to experience the adventures of the blazingly fast Sash Lilac and friends. The game's website...

News: First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

Megagift

Perhaps you've been tapping around the menus in Pokémon Shuffle, maybe while waiting for that clock to tick agonizingly down, second by second, so you can get another shot at that Espeon because you need it but hey no it's not like you're addicted or anything haha that would just be totally ridiculous ahahahaha! Anyway, you might have...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Fashion, Octolings and Guns

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Fashion, Octolings and Guns

Some short videos are even inked in

Arriving in May, Splatoon is one of our most-anticipated Wii U games in the coming months, even if we're still awaiting a final release date - with single player, local multiplayer and online multiplayer all included, it should offer plenty of content along with its quirky approach to third-person arena shooting...

Review: OlliOlli (Wii U eShop)

OlliOlli (Wii U eShop)

We're stoked

OlliOlli isn't really a skateboarding game. The skateboard aesthetic provides a lovely minimalist visual style to navigate the tiny pixel skateboarder through, but there's no open world to explore and experiment in, nor is it filled with free-form choices. Mechanically rock-solid, OlliOlli is a 2D on-rails experience with meticulously...

News: Next Level Games Employee Suggests He's Working on a Wii U Title, Then Stealth Edits the Post

Next Level Games Employee Suggests He's Working on a Wii U Title, Then Stealth Edits the Post

You cannot hide on the internet

It's no secret that Next Level Games, though it's an independent company, is currently committed exclusively to Nintendo projects - that was stated in early 2014, and nothing since has suggested any change. We'd like to think it's an ambitious project, too, as little has been heard from the company since Luigi's...

News: A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

We added the apostrophe

When one gets right down to it, there aren't a lot of notable Wild West-themed games currently, on any platform; it's a rather puzzling omission. In an industry that's absolutely obsessed at the moment with open world adventure games, one must wonder why more developers don't follow in the footsteps of titles such as Red Dead...

News: Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished Super Mario 3D World Wii U Bundle at a Handsome Price

Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished Super Mario 3D World Wii U Bundle at a Handsome Price

Mario Kart 8 for $33, too

While Nintendo of America is yet to offer an online store as substantial as in the UK, its rather low key store does nevertheless occasionally offer great deals on refurbished goodies. At the moment Wii U fans in North America have some decent options, including a few select games. A notable option is a 32GB Black Wii U...