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Review: XType Plus (Wii U eShop)

XType Plus (Wii U eShop)

The Citizen Kane of Web Framework games on the Wii U

Note: XType Plus was meant to be released on 31st July along with online leaderboards, but due to a bug in the ranking functionality the game was delayed. It was reinstated on the European eShop on 6th August, and is awaiting a North American release. Nintendo has opened up the floodgates to...

News: Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

A year's worth of games and more up for grabs

As you may have noticed, in recent weeks we've run a couple of Mario Kart 8 tournaments for UK gamers, with eShop funds up for grabs. These have been in partnership with the Official Nintendo UK Online Store and have attracted hundreds of players. We're now stepping things up a notch with the Mario...

News: Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodrifter for 3DS eShop

Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodrifter for 3DS eShop

It has "pixels and stuff," all right

Spilling the beans to GoNintendo, Renegade Kid has announced their next project, Metroidvania-style action-platformer Xeodrifter, for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Accompanying the announcement is the first entry in a nifty developers' diary by Renegade Kid's own Jools Watsham, in which he describes his sudden...

News: Majora's Mask Fan Project Gets a New Trailer, Even Showing a Scene on 3DS

Majora's Mask Fan Project Gets a New Trailer, Even Showing a Scene on 3DS

Good luck with Nintendo's lawyers

Update: After initially publishing this video with no description, Pablo Belmonte has responded to enquiries of what this project is with some 'legal terms', suggesting this project is 'interactive' but not a remake. The final form it'll take is unclear, though the aim is apparently to present the finished product...

Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy

Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy

25 years young

In this past week the venerable Game Boy celebrated its 25th Anniversary in North America, which means we've had a quarter century of monochrome gaming goodness. The iconic system established Nintendo's leadership of the dedicated gaming handheld market, a position it still holds in the 3DS generation. It's not just nostalgia that...

News: The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Dated for 15th September in US

The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Dated for 15th September in US

GameStop exclusive edition confirmed

Back in March this year USAopoly confirmed a special edition Legend of Zelda Monopoly along with a variety of other licensed products. There was no real insight into how it would look, but a pre-order listing by GameStop shows it off, while confirming a $39.99 price tag and 15th September release in the US. As...

Review: IQ Test (Wii U eShop)

IQ Test (Wii U eShop)

Prepare to put on your dunce cap

The Wii U eShop is filled to the brim with low-budget kids' games these days, and Ninja Pig Studios' IQ Test seems like just another to heap on the pile... but looks can be deceiving. Beneath the simplistic exterior, IQ Test is a real mind-bender: a series of trick questions designed to get you to think outside

News: WayForward Bringing GBC Classic Xtreme Sports to 3DS Virtual Console

WayForward Bringing GBC Classic Xtreme Sports to 3DS Virtual Console

The studio's first-ever Game Boy Color game returns

WayForward has announced through a tweet that it will be bringing its first Game Boy Color title, Xtreme Sports, to the eShop on 7th August. The game, described as "crazy ambitious" by the studio's own Matt Bozon, has players competing against 200+ individual AI-controlled adversaries in a variety...

Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule Warriors, or is Local Multiplayer Enough?

Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule Warriors, or is Local Multiplayer Enough?

Not all Dynasty Warrior features make it in the Zelda crossover

There's a lot of buzz around Hyrule Warriors right now, which is only being emphasized with Koei Tecmo and Nintendo's efforts to hype up the Japanese gaming public into a frenzy ahead of its 14th August release in the country. It's working out nicely for both companies, as much of...

Review: Ice Cream Surfer (Wii U eShop)

Ice Cream Surfer (Wii U eShop)

Ice Cream Snorer

Shoot 'em ups aren't really a popular genre these days, but there seems to be a bit of a resurgence on the downloadable front. Not long ago we received Gaiabreaker, and now here we have Ice Cream Surfer, a game which had an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign, but nonetheless ended up being developed anyway. Upon launching the game...

Video: Impa and a Naginata Mean Bad News For Gohma in Hyrule Warriors

Impa and a Naginata Mean Bad News For Gohma in Hyrule Warriors

More slick action from Koei Tecmo

Now that some Japanese press copies of Hyrule Warriors are in the wild, there's no shortage of footage popping up online for those that want to see the whole game before it arrives. For those seeking an element of surprise when it arrives in stores, however, there's the conventional hype machine of Koei Tecmo and...

Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retail Releases of Wii U eShop Titles

Deconstructing Nintendo's Retail Releases of Wii U eShop Titles

Sensible cash-in or lack of focus?

The recent announcement of a NES Remix physical disc compilation coming to North America was the latest in a minor trend for Nintendo, as it is showing an increased willingness to convert download titles into retail releases. It was also surprising, as NES Remix Pack will combine two $15 titles, so presumably...

Review: 101 Pony Pets 3D (3DS eShop)

101 Pony Pets 3D (3DS eShop)

Horse play

Selectsoft apparently buys its quirky pets in bulk. From dinosaurs to penguins, it's got your number; as long as it’s 101. Now its attention has inevitably turned toward the ultimate care-for-me-and-squee animals: ponies. 101 Pony Pets 3D takes a cue from A Certain Friendshipically Magical Brand by offering three different breeds of...