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Video: These Mario Games Have More Secrets Than You May Think

These Mario Games Have More Secrets Than You May Think

And it's not even Easter

Continuing the series of discovering hidden Easter eggs in games, Did You Know Gaming has released the final part of its dissection of main series Mario games. It's always a joy to see hidden little details and secrets in video games, it shows just how much developers care about the creations that they make. Unsurprisingly,...

Nintendo 64x64: Banjo-Kazooie


Rescue you he will not dare, there's many dangers in my lair!

Its Mario 64 comparison was always inevitable and which is better is divisive. BK’s biggest strengths lie in its ‘Rareness’: game engine crafted excellently; splendidly contrasting worlds of increasing challenge; Grunty’s surprise quiz; and Rare’s unique humour injection. Does it...

Nintendo 64x64: Beetle Adventure Racing

Beetle Adventure Racing

Arcade-style racing from the creative minds behind N64 launch title, Pilotwings 64. What makes Beetle Adventure Racing so enjoyable is that it feels fast and doesn’t punish you too much when you make mistakes. It looks pretty good too, with its decent lighting effects and accurate VW Beetle models. The multiplayer battle mode makes for a nice...

News: Mitchell Corp Is Keen To Bring Strider's Spiritual Sequel To Home Formats

Mitchell Corp Is Keen To Bring Strider's Spiritual Sequel To Home Formats

Along with many of its other arcade titles

Mitchell Corp might not be a household name with most gamers, but the more astute among you will recognise the name from such hits as Pang, Puzz Loop and Polarium. Founded by former Data East staffer Roy Ozaki, the firm has enjoyed a very close relationship with Nintendo in recent years, with its last title...

Nintendo 64x64: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon

Your friendly neighbourhood ninja

A platforming adventure that takes place across Feudal Japan, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon focuses on a kiseru-wielding hero and his friends trying to prevent the country from being turned into a westernised fine arts theatre. Rich in Japanese folklore, yet stuffed with anachronisms such as giant robots, the...

Nintendo 64x64: Pilotwings 64

Pilotwings 64

On target

Pilotwings 64 was the perfect introduction to the N64 as it really showed off the console's features. It's a simple - yet not so easy - flight sim that allows players to explore many different environments in many different vehicles through many different modes. Whilst well put together however, it isn't exactly the most in depth game...

Nintendo 64x64: Chameleon Twist

Chameleon Twist

1997 was the year that two underrated 3D platformers were made: Croc Legend of the Gobbos and Chameleon Twist. While I grew up playing the former on the PSX, I got a chance to play the latter a few years ago, and personally I enjoy it. Controls may take a bit to accustom to, and it’s incredibly short, but while it lasts it’s enjoyable.

Book Review: The Untold Story Of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 1

The Untold Story Of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 1

Charting a golden era

When journalist and novelist John Szczepaniak launched his Kickstarter campaign back in 2013 to record the hitherto undocumented story of Japan's game development community, there were a few raised eyebrows around the web. His funding goal was a lofty one, and the task seemed almost herculean in scope — he planned to travel...

Nintendo 64x64: Mario Tennis

Mario Tennis

Quite the smash

+simple to learn +controls feel good +skill variation between characters is well done +doesn't feel too gimmicky +links to Game Boy Color version -doesn't have as many options as future versions -lacks adventure mode from Game Boy Color version -introduced Waluigi, which feels like scraps from the creativity barrel -ultimate version...

News: Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringes On The Rights Of Multiple Emulator Authors

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringes On The Rights Of Multiple Emulator Authors

Team behind RetroArch says Hyperkin is using emulators without permission

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console is a fantastic way to enjoy old classics, and offers plenty of benefits over existing clone retro systems, largely because it uses advanced software emulation to offer HD visuals and other benefits. However, it would appear that Hyperkin can't...

Nintendo 64x64: Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64

3... 2... 1... GO!

My first N64 game and probably the greatest of multiplayer experiences. Strangely the battle mode holds the best memories - turning into a bomb when you lost, only to seek revenge on your enemy by blowing them into smitherenes. This and many other moments in MarioKart 64 led to alot of laughs and plenty of agrieved souls. Unfairly...

News: First 4 Figures Unveils Running Mega Man Collectibles

First 4 Figures Unveils Running Mega Man Collectibles

Oh my...

While they're a purchase typically too extravagant for many, including this humble writer, we at Nintendo Life nevertheless enjoy gawking at the latest efforts from First 4 Figures, the prominent purveyor of lovely but unaffordable game-related collectibles. Enter two new iterations of a Running Mega Man for us to gaze upon. Portraying the...

News: You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

Good luck trying to play a game on it, though

If you follow the hardware modding community then the name Vadu Amka will be instantly familiar to you. A seasoned pro when it comes to taking existing systems and making them even more attractive, Amka has recently released another new creation: a Game Boy Advance SP which is based on the model used...

Nintendo 64x64: BattleTanx: Global Assault

BattleTanx: Global Assault

Madison's Militia

BattleTanx: Global Assault is one of best video games I have ever played. I remember picking this game up in 1999 and was I blown away with hours of fun game play with friends. I absolutely, loved this game so much that, I played this game every year with GoldenEye. I really would love if the vehicular combat genre would make...

News: Missing Super Mario Philips CD-i Game Comes To Light

Missing Super Mario Philips CD-i Game Comes To Light

How Mario almost took America

When Nintendo ditched Sony at the altar and decided not to proceed with the SNES-based PlayStation console, it quickly inked a new deal with Dutch firm Philips. That agreement also fell through, but Nintendo sweetened the divorce by allowing Philips to create games based on its characters for its CD-i entertainment...

Nintendo 64x64: Cruis'n USA

Cruis'n USA

They see me cruis'n...

When Crusin' USA hit arcades, it was impressive enough to claim a few dollars from me, especially since it touted itself as a sneak peak of the "Nintendo Ultra 64". Then previews of other games showed the system doing real 3D environments instead of cardboard. The only thing that could save this port is if it could bring the...

News: The GameCube is 13 Years Old

The GameCube is 13 Years Old

Happy Birthday to the handled innovator

The GameCube, the system with a look like no other, is now 13 years old. Released in Japan on 14th September 2001, it holds a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo gamers, and was memorable not just for the fact it had a handle, but due to its line-up of exceptional games. While it holds the...

Nintendo 64x64: Hybrid Heaven

Hybrid Heaven

"Mr. Diaz, a synthetic human hybrid created by aliens"

This is a game that I remember playing as a child and being HIGHLY confused. The combat system was baffling and I didn't understand why muscle man was beating up bird-looking guys.. Going back and trying it (after seeing this article pop up), I realize that while it is pretty clunky, and while I...