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Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?

Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?

Will you go retro, HD or portable?

It's a time of year in which plenty of time is spent with friends, family and fellow web gamers debating all manner of topics. Is Kirby Nintendo's cutest mascot? Has Mario's moustache become bushier in the HD era? Will F-Zero ever return? It's a time of opinions, and having checked out the Game of the Year...

News: Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Footage and Details

Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Footage and Details

May transform opinion

One of the first retail releases on Wii U in 2015 will be Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, at least in North America and Japan, which will bring its brand of stylus-controlled rolling gameplay to the system; its clay-based look and animation has certainly caught the eye. Nintendo took the opportunity, on Christmas Day, to spruce...

Guide: The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for Wii U and 3DS

The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for Wii U and 3DS

US and UK covered

It may seem mad to say this at the time of writing, Christmas Day, but the Boxing Day sales are already underway (particularly in the UK) and are being advertised by various retailers. Rather like the Black Friday shenanigans of late November, the traditional Boxing Day sales - previously New Year sales in days of yore - creep ever...

News: Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

Over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of content, apparently

While this 25th December has brought us festive Nintendo Download updates, and a host of treats and discounts around the world, North American Wii U owners have an extra treat - a free Crunchyroll app to access a lot of anime, manga and Asian dramas. That'll no doubt be music to the ears...

Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Your favourites of the year

2014 is drawing to a close, and the festive spirit is no doubt getting plenty into the gaming mood. We've already revealed our Game of the Year Staff Awards, but now it's time to see which titles have most excited the Nintendo Life community over the past year. We opened voting for the Game of the Year Reader Awards on...

Nintendo Download: 25th December (North America)

25th December (North America)

Festive delights with Duck Hunt, Shantae, classic Mario and more!

It's Christmas Day, and there's also a Nintendo Download update to make the day even better. In the absence of an official press release we've pieced together details from Nintendo's official website, but be sure to jump on the eShop and see what else you can find. Missed the...

News: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Nintendo Life

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Nintendo Life

Have a wonderful Holiday

It's that time again, as we celebrate Christmas Day and a Holiday season that provides ample opportunity to spend time with family and friends, or connect with and embrace friendly souls on the internet. However you're spending the day, everyone at Nintendo Life wishes you a fantastic day. It's been quite a year for...

News: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Martin Watts

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Martin Watts

What does the festive season mean to Martin as a gamer?

Christmas was obviously always an exciting time for me as a child. Waking up to a bundle of presents, with a wish list to Father Christmas magically fulfilled was everything a kid could wish for. Well, that and copious amounts of chocolate to see me through the day. As a gamer, it was a crucial...

Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

One week to go

As Wii U owners with a 32GB Premium / Deluxe model are undoubtedly aware, that system includes membership in the Nintendo Network Premium Promotion. Once linked to a Nintendo Network ID this applies points to each purchase on the Wii U eShop, and spending an amount that roughly equates to a full retail game brings the reward of a £5...

Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards 2014

Nintendo Life's Staff Awards 2014

2014 has served up some classics

It's hard to believe that another year of gaming has passed, yet here we are. 2014 was a busy year for Nintendo, and the company certainly delivered a lot of thoroughly enjoyable games on the Wii U and 3DS. We also saw both eShop platforms grow further, particularly on the Wii U, with high quality downloadable...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Lee Garbutt

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Lee Garbutt

Sometimes, it's good to remember what's important

My parents had a very unusual sense of humour when it came to giving me Christmas presents. Rather than wrap up my presents in the usual wrapping paper, they would annually try and find the weirdest way to fool me into thinking they hadn't got me what I had wanted. There was the time when I was given...

Video: A Christmas Year In Review

A Christmas Year In Review

Sing-a-long with a very special look at 2014

As Christmas fast approaches -- along with the final days of 2014 -- we thought that it would be a wonderful idea to take a look at the year in Nintendo gaming. It's been an absolutely wonderful 12 months to be a Wii U and 3DS owner, so we present to you this festive review of 2014. Please subscribe to...

Weirdness: Fan Creates Wind Waker Overworld From LEGO

Fan Creates Wind Waker Overworld From LEGO

Taking 'toon' to a whole new level...

Fan projects are always something that adds to the magic of the Nintendo community, and what we have here is no exception. BrucilSprout has designed the whole overworld from GameCube's The Wind Waker, rendered in POV-ray using Lego Digital Designer software. The entire model contains around 1,900 pieces, and...

News: Capcom Has Now Sold 1.2 Million Copies of Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

Capcom Has Now Sold 1.2 Million Copies of Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

100,000 sales from July to September of this year

When Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition was released alongside the 3DS in 2011, the title was praised for being a portable fighting experience that actually lived up to the standards found on current home consoles. After the launch period, Capcom went on to ship 1.1 million copies of the 3D Edition,...

News: Nintendo Points the Way With Another Wii-Related Patent Win

Nintendo Points the Way With Another Wii-Related Patent Win

Long live waggle!

In recent days Nintendo secured a patent win over Creative Kingdoms in a case related to the Wii Remote, and it's now announced another favourable result in its defence of the innovative controller. In a press release issued by Nintendo of America, it's confirmed that a case with UltimatePointer over the Remote has been found in...

News: Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and NES Remix 2 T-Shirt in North America

Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and NES Remix 2 T-Shirt in North America

New physical rewards, huzzah!

Club Nintendo varies between territories, and typically PAL regions have occasional physical reward updates while North American gamers have a choice of eight downloads every month. Some in North America won't necessarily have been happy at the minimal number of physical rewards in the territory, however, but there's...

News: Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Gotta drum 'em all

Those of you lucky enough to own a Japanese Wii U may have already picked up Bandai Namco's Taiko: Drum Master Extra Large Serving, the latest in a long line of drumming action titles. If you haven't, then the news that a special Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Challenge Medley has been added to the game might have you...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Liam Doolan

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Liam Doolan

Liam shares his love of festive gaming

In the third part of a small series with contributions from multiple staff members, Liam Doolan explains why festive themes in games are the reason he can enjoy the holidays. I am a bit of a Grinch this time of year. The commotion of the holiday season always gets the better of me. I know it is a period where...

News: Nintendo Of Europe's Satoru Shibata Delivers A Message Full Of Christmas Cheer

Nintendo Of Europe's Satoru Shibata Delivers A Message Full Of Christmas Cheer

"I hope that some of those games will grab your heart"

As 2014 draws to a close and we all prepare to open presents, consume lots of food and generally chill out over the Christmas period, it's the perfect time for Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata to deliver his end-of-year message to the faithful. Shibata recaps on all of the amazing games...

News: Nintendo Invests in New Lobbying Firm to Tackle Piracy of Intellectual Property

Nintendo Invests in New Lobbying Firm to Tackle Piracy of Intellectual Property

Japanese giant trying to change the minds of the US government

Nintendo has had a long history with piracy, perhaps more than many other companies in the same situation. Back in the days of the Nintendo 64 the company decided to use the cartridge system rather than the easily-copied disc formats that Sony opted for with its PlayStation console...

News: Cancelled Game Boy Advance Title Is Back From The Dead A Decade After Its First Showing

Cancelled Game Boy Advance Title Is Back From The Dead A Decade After Its First Showing

Given away free as an added extra with new indie game

Back in 2003, developer Quantized Bit showed off Overstorm, an action platformer for the Game Boy Advance at a gaming convention. The title would not be seen again for more than a decade, as it was ultimately cancelled. However, the developer — which is still going strong and creating indie...

Video: Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

"We're still working hard on porting to Mac, Linux, Wii U and others"

Bike combat game Road Redemption is getting an unexpected but totally welcome scoop of Shovel Knight action. Developer DarkSeas Games has just released an update to the PC version that allows you to step into the iconic blue armour of the garden tool-welding hero and hop onto a...