News - February, 2018

Wednesday28th Feb 2018

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    Review Hollow

    Queasy does it

    Hollow is a difficult game to play. We don't mean that in the sense that it requires great skill to complete, or that its dark sci-fi horror world is especially harrowing. Those would both be valid, even praiseworthy qualities. No, Hollow is difficult to play in mostly all the wrong ways.  The game is perhaps best described as a...

  • Hardware Review Hyperkin Supa Retron HD: Time To Dust Off Those SNES Carts

    UPDATE: UK launch now confirmed for March

    For a wide range of reasons, the public's interest in retro gaming has arguably never been higher. New players are being drawn into this fascinating corner of the industry to explore the origins of characters like Mario and Sonic, while veterans who still bear the scars of the '80s and '90s console wars are...

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    Review Radiation Island

    Caution: Video gaming hazard

    The year is 1943. You were having a fantastic day in your highly-paid, no-questions-asked US Navy post until you took part in the top secret ‘Philadelphia Project’. It was supposed to make the ships invisible to radar but something went terribly wrong and suddenly an entire island materializes out of thin air next to...

  • News And Just Like That, Customer Reviews On The Nintendo Site Are No More

    "We currently have no estimated date on when an update will be provided"

    It was only yesterday we were reporting on an unprecedented move for Nintendo as it introduced user reviews to select Switch games on the official North American Nintendo website. Well, it looks like that lack of precedence was short-lived because the big N has already pulled...

  • News The Internet Is Pouring Some Serious Salt On That PC Port Of Chrono Trigger

    Why couldn't it just port the DS version?

    Let's not beat around the bush, Chrono Trigger is one of the greatest RPGs of all time, so it's understandably one of those games treated with an almost palpable sense of reverence. So when Square Enix, seemingly out of nowhere, released a port on PC, fans old and new rejoiced. Until, that is, they realised...

  • Feature These Five Switch Accessories Are Too Stupid to be True

    And yet here they are

    As with any successful video games console, many manufacturers out there have been trying their hand at creating accessories they believe people will want. Most of the time these are fine or forgettable, but these five are so ridiculous it's amazing they exist at all. This one doesn't really need explanation. The only time...

  • Rumour A Trio Of LEGO Games Are Getting A 3-In-1 Collection On Switch

    Danish blocks en masse

    Nintendo Switch's first year is almost complete, and the console already has a slew of LEGO games to its name. And if you were thinking of adding one of them to your collection, then this next rumour might give you reason to hold fire: according to Nintendo 'insider' Pixelpar, a new collection is on its way that packs in LEGO...

  • News Square Enix Discusses Big Changes For Dragon Quest Builders 2, Addresses Multiplayer

    Expect a big upgrade for the sequel

    If you've read our review for Dragon Quest Builders, you'll know how much we enjoyed the smooth and rewarding port that hit Nintendo Switch earlier this month. However, all that slime-bashing and town-building has made us hungry for more, so the latest insights into the sequel have us chomping at the bit. In the...

  • News Splatoon 2 Version 2.3.0 Is Now Live

    Wow, it’s a doozy

    Even though the major content updates to Splatoon 2 have been growing more and more scarce as time has passed, Nintendo has been good about keeping the game balanced and patched as the available array of weapons and stages has progressively grown. Keeping to this, the company recently put out a patch that makes a series of tweaks...

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    Review The Final Station

    All aboard the apocalypse train!

    Do My Best's very first game is now boarding on Nintendo Switch with The Final Station. From afar it might look like a mere curious train simulator/zombie shooter hybrid presented in a retro pixelated wrapper. However, once you board this train you will quickly realise you are quite unable to stop this journey...

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    Review A Normal Lost Phone

    No signal

    There’s something to be said about the power of telling a story through the environment, utilising details and objects to portray a simple narrative in a more tactile way than simple text or dialogue. What would it be like, then, if this kind of storytelling was attempted in a digital environment? Using pictures and smartphone apps to...

  • News Nintendo Is Shutting Down StreetPass Relay Stations In Japan

    A passing craze?

    StreetPass is one of the coolest elements of the 3DS hardware and was encouraging people to venture outdoors long before Pokemon GO turned up. Sadly, Nintendo chose not to continue the service on Switch, and we're slowly but surely seeing it fade into history as the 3DS winds down. A sign of things come to has just been announced...

  • News Peter Molyneux's The Trail: Frontier Challenge Is Out Right Now On Switch

    Walk on by

    Did we miss a memo? Is this the week for developers to stealth release their games, seemingly out of nowhere? First there was Outlast: Bundle Of Terror and now here's 22Cans' The Trail: Frontier Challenge, right there on the eShop without warning or fanfare. The latest game from the indie studio set up veteran developer Peter Molyneux...

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    Review Ace Of Seafood

    Making anemones

    The Japanese have a word for "bad" video games: Kusoge. It is used to describe titles which, despite the best intentions of their creators, fall desperately short in terms of quality and contain many moments of (perhaps unintentional) humour and mirth. Ace Of Seafood most certainly feels like Kusoge; clearly produced on a small...

  • News Alex Kidd In Miracle World Was Supposed To Be A Dragon Ball Game

    Sega's former mascot wasn't designed to fight Mario at all

    Remember Alex Kidd? If you're a younger gamer than you'd be forgiven for answering in the negative. Sega's former mascot had his brief moment of fame during the 8-bit era but was unceremoniously swept aside when Sonic arrived in the early '90s, and has been relegated to a bit-player in the...

  • News Wild Guns Reloaded To Shoot Its Way Onto Nintendo Switch This April

    You can also pre-order it digitally or at retail

    It was only last week that Nintendo Life was reporting on news that Wild Guns Reloaded - the remake of the Natsume classic - was due this spring, and now it's been confirmed the gunslinging retro revival is headed to Nintendo Switch this April, with both a digital and a physical version of the game...

  • News Move Over Baby Mario, Coffin Dodgers Is Bringing Geriatric Kart Racing To Switch

    Youth has no age, but Death has a scythe!

    Just when you thought we couldn't get another kart racer, here comes Coffin Dodgers to give you yet another alternative to the rather lovely Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Wales Interactive and Milky Tea Studios are bringing their dark comedic kart racer to the Switch eShop on 13th March 2018.  Coffin...

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    Review Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition

    Dōmo arigatō, mister roboto(s)

    Watt and Volt, the two robotic protagonists (whom we still can’t believe are not related to Chibi-Robo) have been around since 2013 when Twin Robots debuted on the Ouya. They have since trekked their way over to Steam and Wii U, now returning for the ‘Ultimate Edition’ on Nintendo Switch. So is this truly t

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    Review Escape Trick: 35 Fateful Enigmas

    Derren Brown's knock-off

    Whenever someone reminisces about the “escape from a locked room” genre, their first thoughts are usually of the Nonary games, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on Nintendo DS and its follow up, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward on Nintendo 3DS. They were defining releases on their respective consoles, and for...

  • Rumour Amazon Spain Listing Suggests Mario Tennis Aces Will Take Centre Court In June

    New balls, please

    We've always been partial to a little court-based entertainment here at Nintendo Life - especially when it contains Mario and pals - so the prospect of playing a brand new incarnation on Nintendo Switch has everyone excited. Mario Tennis Aces promises to be the upgrade everyone has been hoping for, and a new listing on Amazon Spain...

  • Feature The Harp Twins Reflect On Their First Ever UK Tour

    "We felt so honored to be so warmly welcomed by our UK fans"

    We last spoke to The Harp Twins way back in 2012, but we've featured their music in various articles over the years since, especially when they do anything Zelda-themed! Musicians Camille and Kennerly Kitt combine the serene sound of the harp with a dynamic live shows and...

  • News 2064: Read Only Memories Integral Hits Switch In April

    Snatcher look at this one

    Cyberpunk visual adventure title 2064: Read Only Memories will be hitting the Switch this April, it has been confirmed. We already knew that the unique visual adventure - which owes a massive debt to Hideo Kojima's iconic Snatcher - was headed to Switch, but it's good to have a solid release date.

  • Video Gekido Kintaro's Revenge Will Roundhouse Kick Switch This March

    The GBA classic gets another title shot

    Developer Naps Team has confirmed the Game Boy Advance beat-'em-up Gekido Kintaro's Revenge will be getting a brand new port on Nintendo Switch in March. The new version, which has been retooled to fit Nintendo's shiny new hardware, will feature two-player co-op and a new Relic Hunter mode where you fight...

  • News Real Bout Fatal Fury Is Reality Next Week On Nintendo Switch

    Calling all wolves

    You can't keep a good bad guy down and Geese Howard certainly just keeps on going; the proverbial thorn on the Bogard brothers and South Town paw is coming back next week once again to make life miserable for people of good values and kittens... probably kittens (he always seemed like a dog person to us). HAMSTER is keeping up its...

  • News Chicken Wiggle Workshop Kickstarter Opens On 6th March

    “This is no yolk!”

    Chicken Wiggle—the latest new release from Atooi—saw a release on the 3DS eShop late last year, and we thought it was pretty good. Unfortunately, releasing the title so late in the console’s lifespan led to it being overlooked, and the developer wasn’t overly pleased with how sales turned out. Last month, Atooi showed...

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  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another week has come to an end, and that can only mean one thing - the weekend is upon us, in all its glory. Some of you might be off relaxing, some of you might have work, but there's still going to be a little time for some Switch, 3DS or Wii U-based gaming. So, to get you in the mood for a little virtual...

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    Review Old Man's Journey

    An important pilgrimage

    Old Man's Journey is one of those games that’s hard to talk about without venturing into spoiler territory. As a short but sweet experience, it’s the story that takes centre stage here, with the gameplay confined to the audience of the auditorium. It’s definitely not going to be a game for everyone, but does this...

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    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Gate Of Doom

    A retro revival

    The 1990 fantasy action arcade game Gate of Doom (also known as Dark Seal) – by the now-defunct Data East – is the first of 20 titles Flying Tiger Entertainment plans to re-release on Nintendo's latest system. With the assistance of "one of gaming's worst mascots" promoting this retro line, the official rebranding for the Switch...

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    Review Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition

    A Gassy Good Time

    Puzzle platformers come in all shapes and sizes these days, but Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition might take that notion in its own direction. Preferably round, and depending on who’s carrying the fart bubble you might be large or small. Yes, really. The conceit of the game follows two hapless janitors tethered together as they try...

  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend?

    These are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's that time of the week yet again. The working week is finally at an end (well, for some of us, we feel your pain if you have to go to work this weekend), so we're ready to share with you the games playing on our Nintendo Switches and 3DS in the next couple of days. It's a diverse buffet on offer, ranging...

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    Review TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition-

    Boxed in

    Standing out from the crowd of games on the Switch’s eShop right now is a very challenging task indeed; countless indie developers have flocked to the console to show their support and generate sales of their games, and the digital store’s user interface doesn’t really offer much help to lost customers. On gameplay ideas alone,...

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    Review Night In The Woods

    You can't go home again

    Make no mistake about it, Night In The Woods will stay with you. There aren’t very many games out there that manage to leave an imprint on the people who take the time to experience them, but Infinite Fall’s emotional adventure into rural isolationism, palpable Americana and the melancholy of long lost youth does just...

  • Feature Behind The Scares With Layers Of Fear: Legacy's Bloober Team

    "It will be a descent into madness..."

    Nintendo Switch has its fair share of platformers, shoot-em-ups and retro fighting games, but it's taken a while for the grisly realm of horror to finally make its gruesome home on the handheld platform. Layers Of Fear: Legacy is one of the first to make horror portable, with its unique mixture of first-person...

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