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Weirdness: That Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Worth $2500 in the Mad World of eBay

That Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Worth $2500 in the Mad World of eBay

Sold, to that crazy fan over there!

We've rather enjoyed the saga of the dual wielding Samus amiibo here on Nintendo Life, even if it has prompted opportunists to employ a little photoshop manipulation to figures — hello, Brown Yoshi — to seek attention. Last week we reported on the fact that it had popped up on eBay and reached an eye-watering...

Guide: The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in the US

The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in the US

Because Black Friday isn't enough

Last week's Black Friday shenanigans weren't enough for retailers, it seems, as the efforts to separate us from our cash continue on 'Cyber Monday'. The name suggests online deals, naturally, though there are still promotions running within stores too, with GameStop and Target already stating that their deals will...

News: Blinking Light Win Means You'll Never Have To Blow On Your NES Cartridge Again

Blinking Light Win Means You'll Never Have To Blow On Your NES Cartridge Again

No soldering required

The NES is one of Nintendo's most famous systems, but it came with a massive, massive design flaw. The "toaster" zero insertion force cartridge slot — designed so the system could avoid unwanted comparisons with traditional games consoles and thus avoid the stigma which had risen up since the Video Game Crash of 1983 —...

Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)

Another treasure to track down

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been Nintendo's greatest 2014 surprise, announced at E3 and rapidly turned around for a Holiday release — in North America, at least. In theory it's a new IP, too, taking the cute but minor Captain Toad character and providing him with his own game; the whole concept is a spin-off...

Nintendo Download: 4th December (Europe)

4th December (Europe)

Legend of Dark Witch, S.C.A.T., Mindfeud, loads of discounts and more

It's the first download update of December in Europe, and it brings a host of new games, decent Virtual Console options and plenty of discounts. There are also a couple of seasonal arrivals that need to improve a lot over previous entries, but overall there's a fair amount of...

News: Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Almost Made Our Day On Nintendo Wii And DS

Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Almost Made Our Day On Nintendo Wii And DS

...but it was cancelled. Do you feel unlucky, punk?

Detective Harry Callahan is one of Clint Eastwood's most enduring characters, and starred in some seminal action movies back in the '70s and '80s. Eastwood's no-nonsense cop would inspire countless clones in both movies and video games, and back in 2004 Warner Brothers decided that it was time that...

News: Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Here's hoping the NPD results are better...

With stores having now closed after their Black Friday week's discounts we can expect plenty of focus on sales numbers, with the upcoming NPD results and sales around different countries eagerly awaited. Nintendo offered key bundles with Wii U and 3DS / 2DS, though the consensus for the US in particular is...

Review: Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Wii U)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Wii U)

Take Off Aborted

Movie inspired video games have often taken the liberty of deviating from the plot, throwing in events and scenarios that may be considered out of "canon" with the film's storyline and universe; a lack of faithfulness to the source material has been a frequent criticism throughout gaming history. Little Orbit's Disney Planes: Fire...

News: Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

$300 with a free $50 gift card

Though Black Friday madness has now passed, we can still expect retailers to fight for our loyalty up until the festive break. From Nintendo's perspective it'll be targeting Wii U sales, and is no doubt hoping that retailers push exciting promotions — step forward Walmart with its latest deals in the US. The...

Review: Snake Den (Wii U eShop)

Snake Den (Wii U eShop)

Snake? Snake?! SNAAAAAAAAAKE!

When revisiting a well-worn concept, it's important to bring something new to the table. After all, we've reached a point in the gaming industry where certain genres — first-person shooter, platformer and adventure, just to name a few — have been pioneered and perfected over the years by generations of developers...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Twelve: Cook

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Twelve: Cook

Bread to rights

In the final part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Today is the day I complete my Life journey in Reveria. All of the Lives I have spent time as, all of the monster parts and mushrooms I have gathered, my fears of a secret organisation creating a new world order...

News: Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

D-Pad Studio's Simon S. Anderson mocks up some amazing concept art

D-Pad Studio is currently hard at work on Owlboy, but that doesn't mean that the team behind it can't occasionally let their minds wander. In the case of the studio's painfully talented artist Simon S. Anderson, he's been filling his downtime with mocking up a screen from his dream...

News: Toys vs. Monsters Brings Childhood Battles to 3DS on 18th December

Toys vs. Monsters Brings Childhood Battles to 3DS on 18th December

Our money's on the rubber duck...

Whether publishing or developing, EnjoyUp Games continues to bring plenty of budget download games — some rather good — to the eShop platforms. The company has now announced a festive release date for its next title on 3DS, Toys vs. Monsters — it'll arrive in North America and Europe on 18th December. This is...

News: This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controller Is Up For Pre-Order From Japan

This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controller Is Up For Pre-Order From Japan

Importing is the answer

Earlier today we bemoaned the price hikes and lacking stock of the GameCube Adapter for Wii U, which doesn't appear to be improving after over a week in North America and at launch in Europe. That's a pity, especially if it means some of those with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can't enjoy the game with their controller of...

Feature: The Long Evolution of the Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Long Evolution of the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Capers in card

Alex attended an event that celebrated the new XY Phantom Forces sets in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. He got a chance to play the game for the first time in over ten years, and this is what he had to say about it. Despite being an enormous fan of the Pokémon series, the Trading Card Game has been a bit of a blind spot for me...