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Video: 'Smashified' Adds Krystal To Its Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

'Smashified' Adds Krystal To Its Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

Crystal clear

YouTube account Smashified - a series dedicated to bringing our favourite video-game characters into Super Smash Bros. via the form of graphic art - has added its latest entry to the series; Star Fox's Krystal. The video below shows a sped-up version of the project - which they've said has taken months to complete - and it really is...

Hands On: Finding Work and Adventure in Bravely Second: End Layer

Finding Work and Adventure in Bravely Second: End Layer

Any game with a Catmancer is on our radar

Bravely Default was an interesting title for Square Enix to release, as it was a classic Final Fantasy-style game in essentially all but name. Though it featured many well-trodden JRPG tropes, it mixed these in with modern gameplay standards and conveniences that made the experience all the more enjoyable...

Random: This 'Bullet Time' Super Mario Maker Level Uses an Awesome Slow Motion Glitch

This 'Bullet Time' Super Mario Maker Level Uses an Awesome Slow Motion Glitch

Perfect for fans of The Matrix or Max Payne

The Matrix is old-hat now - they use big flip-phones! - and had sequels that tarnished its name (in this writer's opinion) but it set a standard for neat slow-motion action. It's a common feature now and was memorably recreated in Max Payne, but at the time it was totally rad, cool and other assorted...

News: Shutshimi Will Bring Shmup Mayhem to Wii U in North America on 4th February

Shutshimi Will Bring Shmup Mayhem to Wii U in North America on 4th February

Don't shoot these fish in a barrel

We've been looking forward to Shutshimi for quite some time - developed by Neon Deity Games and published by Choice Provisions, it's a shoot 'em up in a WarioWare style with extremely short levels and plenty of chaos on screen. It's previously arrived on PSN but has taken a little while to make it over to the Wii...

News: Detective Pikachu Trailer is Revealed, Arrives as a Download in Japan on 3rd February

Detective Pikachu Trailer is Revealed, Arrives as a Download in Japan on 3rd February

Weird CGI Pikachu arrives with a dapper hat

Do you remember the creepy CGI Pikachu reveal from October 2013, in which the 'mon had a very expressive face? It was teased back then as a 3DS title, with a magnifying glass as a rare clue, and it all went silent from there. Well, now we know it's called Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Combination -...

News: Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Gotta pre-order 'em all?

The Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders for the new Pokémon Yellow, Red & Blue 2DS bundles. Each one comes with a carry case of the appropriate colour (well, almost - the yellow system has a grey one), as well as a preinstalled version of the relevant game. The asking price is £79.99, while the yellow version of...

News: UK Pre-Orders Open for Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad and Bundles, But It's Incompatible With Other Games

UK Pre-Orders Open for Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad and Bundles, But It's Incompatible With Other Games

It's the GameCube Controller Adapter all over again

At launch its stock was rare, but even those that got hold of a unit knew one terrible truth - the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is only good for one thing. You can play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a GameCube pad, and that's your lot. The HORI-manufactured pad for Pokkén Tournament...

News: Resellers Rejoice, Hyrule Warriors Legends Is Getting A Save Data Reset Option

Resellers Rejoice, Hyrule Warriors Legends Is Getting A Save Data Reset Option

Thank goodness for that

Hyrule Warriors Legends is now available in Japan, and some players have encountered a troubling issue - the game doesn't give you the option to erase your save data, which means that when you sell the game on, the new owner can't start the adventure from the beginning - they're stuck with your save data. You might assume...

News: Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Aims to Bring Music Composition to Life on 3DS

Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Aims to Bring Music Composition to Life on 3DS

On its way to a global release

There are already a handful of music composition tools available on the 3DS, and now Abylight Studios is getting closer to releasing its own effort - Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard. Like some of its contemporaries it'll aim to offer substantial variety in features and instruments, as well as various options for...

Video: Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult, But This Guy Did It Anyway

Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult, But This Guy Did It Anyway

1260 games later

The Wii is one of the most successful games consoles of all time with over 100 million consoles sold - and counting. As ever, commercial triumph goes hand-in-hand with loads of software, and the Wii has been blessed with 1260 games to date, not all of them good. You might assume that collecting all of these games would be a foolish...

Review: Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)

The Imitation Game

Despite the gravitas which comes with the Final Fantasy name, it's impossible to approach Final Fantasy Explorers without comparing it to Capcom's phenomenally successful Monster Hunter series. The game is a blatant attempt to ape the same concept, offering team-based monster-slaying with plenty of crafting opportunities and many...

News: 3DS System Update 10.5.0-30 is Now Available

3DS System Update 10.5.0-30 is Now Available

Stability intensifies

Exactly one week ago, Nintendo dropped the latest version of the 3DS system software, granting users the opportunity to experience the most stable version of the software, yet. One would think that it would take all of the intellectual minds in Nintendo's R&D department quite a long time to devise a superior OS that's even...

Weirdness: Super Mario 64 Expert Collects a Star in 0.5 'A' Button Presses

Super Mario 64 Expert Collects a Star in 0.5 'A' Button Presses

"We need to talk about parallel universes..."

The recent Awesome Games Done Quick marathon served as a fantastic example of speedrunners demonstrating their practiced skill with impressive results. In the wake of its conclusion earlier this month, we've got just the video for anyone still needing their fix of game-breaking talent on display. While...

Feature: Why We're Still Playing... GoldenEye 007

Why We're Still Playing... GoldenEye 007

Steven Smith revives the laser watch on N64

In the latest entry in this series we have Nintendo Life newcomer Steven Smith (@N64Memories) talking about GoldenEye 007; no, not that one on Wii, but the N64 original. GoldenEye 007 was my first true experience of a first-person shooter (FPS). Yes, I had played Doom – a classic, o

Video: Watch The Epic Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Right Here

Watch The Epic Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Right Here

Train on

Pokémon is 20 this year, and to mark the anniversary, The Pokémon Company ran a special commercial during the recent Super Bowl. That commercial is now available for viewing online, and you can feast your eyes on it below. The clip shows several different individuals from all over the world who are aiming for monster-training greatness,...