News - 2018, Week 09

Sunday4th Mar 2018

  • Talking Point Nintendo Life's Favourite Games From Switch's First Year

    Here are the games we loved the most on Switch

    This weekend, Nintendo Switch will blow out the candles on its very first birthday cake, marking 12 months of incredible sales, a mainstream takeover and a raft of third-party support. It's been a dream scenario for Nintendo, placing the publisher firmly back in the pantheon of modern gaming, and it has...

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    Review Super Toy Cars

    Tabletop chaos

    Everybody loves a bit of Micro Machines, right? Driving toy cars around the most ordinary bits of scenery you can imagine is strangely fun; many kids can happily drive their parents round the bend by whizzing little plastic vehicles up and down the walls, and a whole host of video games have tried to replicate the very idea over the...

Saturday3rd Mar 2018

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    Review Outlast: Bundle Of Terror

    Hide and eek

    As shock Switch releases go, Outlast: Bundle Of Terror didn't so much sneak up on us as jump out at us with a knife. Not that we're complaining about this surprise attack. When it comes to horror games, Switch owners have had to take the rough (Hollow) with the smooth (Resident Evil Revelations).   Thankfully, Outlast joins...

  • Feature Nintendo Switch Year One: A Review

    As Switch turns one, we look back at an incredible year

    The Nintendo Switch, eh? Inaugural years don’t come much better than this. Not since the debut year of PlayStation 4 has a modern console enjoyed such a meteoric rise on all fronts. Ever increasing sales; exclusives that are both critical and commercial successes; the new wave of...

  • News HAMSTER Drops Next Batch Of ACA Neo Geo Titles (And The Mic)

    SNK: The future is the past

    Warning: Spoilers ahead! If you want to be surprised every week with upcoming Arcade Archives Neo Geo titles you should click onto the next article. If you're okay to living a life without weekly eShop surprises, read on. Coinciding with Nintendo Switch's very first anniversary, HAMSTER has revealed the upcoming ACA Neo...

  • News Switch Programming Glitch Is Forgetting Your Game Playtimes

    Song of Time not solving the issue

    You will be in for quite a shock if you happen to go revisit your memories of the first year of Nintendo Switch by taking a look at your profile, because you'll likely find your total amount of play time on The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is now a lovely round zero. These widespread reports have...

  • Video Every Single Switch Game Released in Year One

    No game left behind

    The Switch, as it stands, is an unmitigated success both commercially and critically. Developers are flocking to release their games on the system as soon as they can, but just how many games have been released in the first year of this console's life? Short answer, 404 in Western territories. That's over 100 more than the...

Friday2nd Mar 2018

Thursday1st Mar 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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