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News: Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Materializes

Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Materializes

From the 20th and 9/10 Century

Licensing can be a fickle playground for developers. The rights that were secured for a brand may suddenly change or be revoked entirely, calling for a change in plans at any time. More evidence of this fact has arrived in an alleged ROM of a prototype Buck Rogers SNES game made by French developer Loriciel in 1993...

News: You May Need This Super Famicom or SNES Game Boy Advance System in Your Life

You May Need This Super Famicom or SNES Game Boy Advance System in Your Life

Deep breath...

Well constructed mods of retro systems are among our favourite things here at Nintendo Life, and we recently featured GameBoyMods.uk's Shaun Jones, who unsurprisingly specialises in modding the original 'brick' system. We also interviewed Matthew "Wiggy" Wiggins of Rose Colored Gaming last year, a company that specialises in gorgeous...

Feature: What the Heck Is a PocketStation?

What the Heck Is a PocketStation?

Lifting the lid on Japan's best PlayStation accessory

Back in the mists of time, when Tamagotchi was still a thing and we were all wondering if SEGA’s Dreamcast was really going to turn things around for the ailing hardware company, Sony took the Sonic the Hedgehog maker's new Visual Memory Unit concept – a portable memory card with a built-in...

Feature: Breathing New Life Into The Original Monochrome Game Boy

Breathing New Life Into The Original Monochrome Game Boy

We speak to GameBoyMods.uk's Shaun Jones about the iconic brick

Despite being one of Nintendo's oldest systems, the humble Game Boy continues to bring joy and entertainment to dedicated players all over the world. We've already spoken to Joe Heaton about the Game Boy and its appeal to chiptune composers, and recently we got the chance to catch up...

Weirdness: Japanese Rocker Gackt Plays Mega Man 2 While His Expensive Sports Car Gleams In The Background

Japanese Rocker Gackt Plays Mega Man 2 While His Expensive Sports Car Gleams In The Background

Wearing shades indoors, naturally

Unless you're really keen on Japanese rock music, the name Gackt might not mean that much to you, but take it from us — he's a big name in his own country. Gackt — real name Kamui Gakuto — found fame as a member of the band Malice Mizer, and since going it alone has gained the male soloist record for most top...

News: Guess What, The Original Mortal Kombat Cast Had A Reunion

Guess What, The Original Mortal Kombat Cast Had A Reunion

Flawless victory

Mortal Kombat may have gained notorious headlines for its blood and gore, but it's important to remember that it made excellent use of digitised live actors — something which gave it a unique edge in the battle against Capcom's Street Fighter II. Last weekend, some of those very same actors — including Lia Montelongo...

Matters of Import: Genso Suikoden Card Stories - Konami's Other Trading Card Game

Genso Suikoden Card Stories - Konami's Other Trading Card Game

Suikoden 2 on GBA? Sort of

Konami is certainly comfortable with the popular and profitable Trading Card Game genre, their Yu-Gi-Oh series reportedly selling in excess of twenty-two billion cards all over the world since it was first launched. The digital equivalents have always been warmly welcomed on Nintendo hardware too, stretching all the way...

News: Free Gaming World Cup Tribute Remix EP Released

Free Gaming World Cup Tribute Remix EP Released

Features tracks from some classic kickabouts

With the 2014 World Cup in full swing, Croation director Ivan Hakštok has put together a collaborative EP featuring remixes of seven tracks from seven classic soccer games. Not only that, but it's available for free. Futebol Arte: World Cup Tribute EP features tracks from Tehkan World Cup, Mario...

News: Don't Fancy Sonic Boom? No Problem, The Sonic 2 HD Fan Remake Is Back On Track

Don't Fancy Sonic Boom? No Problem, The Sonic 2 HD Fan Remake Is Back On Track

"It's good to be back!"

Back in 2012, we followed the progress made on Sonic 2 HD — a fan project to remake Sega's classic platformer — with great interest. However, for personal reasons development work ground to a halt and we never heard anything more about the project. That is until now. The team's Facebook page was recently updated to let...

News: Someone Has Beaten The Super Mario Bros. Speedrun World Record

Someone Has Beaten The Super Mario Bros. Speedrun World Record

Game completed in less than five minutes

Think you're a pretty hot Super Mario Bros. player? You're probably not as good as speedrunner Blubbler, who has just finished the game in 4:57.69, beating the previous record of 4:58.09. Blubber is clearly a talented individual, and in the video below you can see just how perfect this particular run is —...

News: The Unreleased Super Mario 64 DD Edition Appears to Have Been Uncovered

The Unreleased Super Mario 64 DD Edition Appears to Have Been Uncovered

Awesome collectable, but imperfect version of the classic

Super Mario 64 is one of the most iconic, important games ever produced, and is treasured by many gamers. It's safe to say that it's in most collections of those rocking a Nintendo 64, so while it's much-loved it's not exactly collectable gold. The unreleased Nintendo 64 DD version, however,...

News: Culture Cal Hopes to Celebrate The Holidays With This Majora's Mask Advent Calendar

Culture Cal Hopes to Celebrate The Holidays With This Majora's Mask Advent Calendar

A wooden board with an etched map of Termina and 24 'mask tokens'

Our dreams of a remake reveal for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask may have gone unfulfilled during E3, but the iconic Nintendo 64 title still lives on in various fan projects and products. One example is currently seeking crowdfunding support — it's a rather charming advent...

News: An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

Who can resist that?

We imagine many of you are already familiar with Smooth McGroove, a hugely popular presence on YouTube that's highly regarded for his weekly Acapella music videos. His rise to prominence has been particularly impressive, with his focus on retro titles also helping to establish a dedicated audience. While all of his videos are...

News: The Nintendo 64 is Now 18 Years Old in Japan

The Nintendo 64 is Now 18 Years Old in Japan

Finally old enough to run Conker's Bad Fur Day

Time flies when you're having fun, especially for those of us who grew up spending excessive amounts of time playing GoldenEye 007 and Mario Kart 64. That's because the Nintendo 64 was released a whopping 18 years ago today in its native territory of Japan. Released on 23 June 1996, the N64 served as a...

News: Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes Games, Gambling, and Wearable Devices

Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes Games, Gambling, and Wearable Devices

The Atari gaming glove?

Atari is a brand with an incredible history, so much so that it's the subject of plenty of debate and discussion over its role in bringing gaming to the mainstream, its contribution to the so-called 'crash' of the early '80s and its struggles since. Despite multiple hardware releases into the '90s the company failed to regain...

News: A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick Has Been Discovered

A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick Has Been Discovered

It never stops

Super Mario Bros. is a title that, even after all this time, remains as a central pillar and identifying feature of Nintendo — as a launch title for NES and the game that brought Mario to prominence as a mascot, it's still played and loved to this day. It also helps that it stands up to modern standards in some respects, even if...