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Video: The Legend of Zelda Brings the Epic in Oculus Rift

The Legend of Zelda Brings the Epic in Oculus Rift

This whole 3D Zelda thing could really catch on...

Have you ever wanted to be Link? To really see through his eyes and experience his realities for an entire adventure: traversing, exploring, swordfighting, tights management? OK, maybe not the last one. Thanks to Oculus Rift, the concept of first-person Link is being realized; at least for the...

News: Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion Pixel Art Kickstarter Campaign Hops Over Its Target

Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion Pixel Art Kickstarter Campaign Hops Over Its Target

Funding goal passed with weeks of funding remaining

Nintendo's titles, particularly of the retro variety, inspire many fan projects in the form of music albums and, of course, videos. One example we highlighted in the past was an impressive stop motion video featuring the original Donkey Kong, which was remarkably produced with beads. That was the...

News: Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Aladdin, Even Though He Worked On The SNES Game

Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Aladdin, Even Though He Worked On The SNES Game

"The Genesis version had a sword, actually"

Those of you old enough to recall the epic 16-bit console wars will remember that Sega and Nintendo fans utilised every available weapon they could to belittle each other. SNES owners boasted that they had Street Fighter II first, and Sega fans wore unbearably smug grins on their faces when they got an...

Weirdness: Super Mario Bros. Record For Lowest Score is Beaten

Super Mario Bros. Record For Lowest Score is Beaten

A 500 point play-through done without tool assistance

Normally while playing a game, the goal for most people is to see how many points they can rack up; more often than not they aim for the most points possible. There are, however, a select few who flip that idea on its head and shoot for the lowest score possible. Going out of their way to avoid...

News: Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

A one-two nostalgic combo right in Japan's childhood

NES Remix was a pleasant surprise when suddenly announced for the Wii U eShop, and the appearance of its slightly more mature cousin NES Remix 2 is a good sign that this particular brand of retro carnival play is taking off. It may come to the delight and/or great envy of others, then, that Japan...

News: TwitchPlaysPokémon Takes Internet By Storm

TwitchPlaysPokémon Takes Internet By Storm

60,000 people struggling to cut a tree

Gaming has always been a social event. Whether playing the classic split screen on the SNES or large multiplayer games over the internet, gaming has reinforced the idea that it's meant to be enjoyed with others; this latest situation has shown the ideology is here to stay. TwitchPlaysPokémon is a Twitch.tv...

Weirdness: Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console" at Your Own Risk

Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console" at Your Own Risk

Ever wanted to own a Nintendo development kit?

Of course you have. Before your very eyes is an elusive and very rare development kit for Nintendo’s sixth generation console - the Nintendo GameCube. Also codenamed "Project Dolphin" back in the day. An eBay seller from Canada, who has been a member of the site since 2005 and has a user rating of...

Feature: Meet The Gamate, The Handheld Which Tried To Take On The Game Boy And Failed

Meet The Gamate, The Handheld Which Tried To Take On The Game Boy And Failed

We look at the history behind one of gaming's more obscure portables

When Nintendo launched the original Game Boy to a rapturous critical and commercial reception in 1989 it was almost a forgone conclusion that other companies would follow suit and concoct their own portable systems. Arch-rival Sega quickly pushed the Game Gear onto store shelves...

Remake Request: ActRaiser

ActRaiser

Playing God

Back when the Super Nintendo launched in Japan — where it was of course known as the Super Famicom — it was accompanied by some truly remarkable titles. As a young (and loyal) Sega Mega Drive owner at the time, for me personally it was torture to see the likes of Pilotwings, F-Zero and

Weirdness: There's More To This Megatron Transformers Toy Than Meets The Eye

There's More To This Megatron Transformers Toy Than Meets The Eye

The worlds of Transformers and video gaming collide

Like any successful toy line, Transformers has seen its fair share of video game adaptations — earliest of which can be traced all the way back to the Famicom, the Japanese version of the NES. However, this latest Transformers gaming crossover has "weird" written all over it. Manufactured by...

Hardware Review: Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio & Super Retro Advance Adapter

Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio & Super Retro Advance Adapter

One clone to rule them all?

We've covered quite a few clone consoles here on Nintendo Life over the past few years, and it's clear that these systems have carved out a healthy niche in the market. Retro-Bit and Hyperkin are two of the leading lights in this particular field, with the latter looking to release the eagerly-awaited RetroN 5 at some...

Weirdness: Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Got A Copy Of Willow On The NES When He Joined Capcom

Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Got A Copy Of Willow On The NES When He Joined Capcom

That's some incentive

Shinji Mikami may now be working hard on The Evil Within at his new studio Tango Gameworks, but he made his name creating titles for Capcom — most notably Resident Evil. He's been speaking to Famitsu about how he got started in the game industry, and has revealed that he was given a rather unusual gift when his employment...

News: Before Sonic, Sega Almost Picked ToeJam & Earl As Its Official Mascots

Before Sonic, Sega Almost Picked ToeJam & Earl As Its Official Mascots

Alien pair were rejected for being "too American"

Cast your mind back to the 16-bit console war between the Mega Drive (Genesis to our North American readers) and the SNES, and you'll no doubt think of Sonic's titanic struggle against Mario. These two mascots towered over their rivals, and have gone on to become instantly recognisable all over the...

News: Ultra Rare Gold Nintendo World Championship NES Cart Auctioned And Sold For Over $100,000

Ultra Rare Gold Nintendo World Championship NES Cart Auctioned And Sold For Over $100,000

Going, going, gone!

There are some things money can’t buy. Even if you had cash paid into your bank account every time you blinked, there will always be something out there more valuable than silver and gold. Take Time for instance. Time is something that can be spent but not bought, and once it’s gone it’s gone forever. The present becomes...

Feature: Mad About Madden - Then and Now

Mad About Madden - Then and Now

It's (still) good

With the United States bracing itself for its annual football frenzy in the form of the elaborately named Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend, we’re avoiding predictable prophecies regarding likely victors, and instead looking a little closer to home. While the game of American Football has always remained something of an...

Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Buttons, Features Nintendo Quite Heavily

Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Buttons, Features Nintendo Quite Heavily

Can you spot R.O.B. the Robot?

Gaming used to be exclusively about buttons, but with the rise of touch-screen gaming — pioneered by the Nintendo DS and taken to the next level by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets — we've got an entire generation of players growing up in a world where buttons aren't necessarily the default gaming...

News: Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 Now Available on Kindle, Discount Price Extended

Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 Now Available on Kindle, Discount Price Extended

Get analytical

Late last year we told you about an eBook called Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4, which aims to take a thorough, academic approach to assess the popular Game Boy Advance title. It's stated aim is to step beyond the normal boundaries of games criticism and to drill down into significant detail. Author...