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Vote: Pick Your Favourite NES Games

Pick Your Favourite NES Games

We hadn't forgotten

A little while ago the Nintendo Life team voted for its favourite NES games, which included plenty of classics and closely-fought tied positions. Our ultimate winner was Super Mario Bros. 3, and at the end of the feature we promised that you, the community, would have the chance to vote for your own top 10 NES games. We...

News: Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

If you're in Europe, tough

The Mega Man franchise is currently indulging in its 25th Anniversary celebrations with various goodies though yes, we know, no full game to date. For fans of the series, however, recent months have given a good opportunity to buy assorted trinkets to celebrate, with Capcom also gradually bringing the first six NES...

News: Confirmed: Castle of Illusion Coming to XBLA

Confirmed: Castle of Illusion Coming to XBLA

"Re-imagined from the ground up."

As we reported a week or so ago, the 16-bit classic Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is indeed getting an Xbox Live Arcade release, as confirmed by Sega today. However, this is not just a quick port, oh no. Rather, the game has been rebuilt from the ground up by Sega Studios Australia, and looks to include...

Friday Five: Five HD Remakes We Want To See on XBLA

Five HD Remakes We Want To See on XBLA

We can dream, can't we?

Following on from our sister site Nintendo Life’s great article regarding the ten Sega Genesis / Mega Drive games that they want to see appear on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, and the news that the classic 16-bit game Flashback is getting a HD makeover, we thought we’d kick off our new regular weekly feature with a...

Feature: Ten SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Games We Want on the Wii U Virtual Console

Ten SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Games We Want on the Wii U Virtual Console

They skipped Wii VC, so now their time has come

Earlier this week we were rather pleased the share the news, based on a couple of sources, that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse looks set to come to Wii U. It's unclear whether it'll be a straight-up re-release (on the Virtual Console) or a remastered port, but whatever the case it's a SEGA...

News: Translated 1997 Interview with Miyamoto and Itoi Reveals Nintendo 64 Insights

Translated 1997 Interview with Miyamoto and Itoi Reveals Nintendo 64 Insights

Details on their professional relationship, the 64DD and N64 advertising

Japanese translation blog Yomuka! has produced a full English transcript of an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi (MOTHER series) that originally appeared in Japanese gaming magazine, The 64 Dream. The extensive interview from December 1997 provides a great...

News: California Games Reboot Heading to Kinect

California Games Reboot Heading to Kinect

System 3 At The Helm.

As part of a feature in this week's MCV that focuses on legendary British publisher System 3's 30th birthday, CEO Mark Cale has let slip that the company is working on a reboot of California Games. Cale mentions the franchise twice, first stating that "For Wii U, Kinect, or Move, we have interactive titles such as California...

News: Wiggy Design Mod Finally Makes The Sega Nomad Truly Portable

Wiggy Design Mod Finally Makes The Sega Nomad Truly Portable

Better screen, internal battery and improved sound - it's the Nomad X

As you'll already know, we're massive fans of Wiggy Design's Rose Colored Gaming here at Nintendo Life. Wiggy's motto is "New ideas for old games", and his most recent upgrade certainly lives up to that. The Nomad X mod takes Sega's portable Genesis / Mega Drive console and...

News: GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer Took Just Six Weeks To Make

GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer Took Just Six Weeks To Make

Rare staffers put it together right at the end

In 1997, Rare released GoldenEye 007 on the N64 and it became an absolute classic that arguably redefined the first person shooter genre and revolutionised the way multiplayer was done on home consoles. It all nearly never happened though as according to Grant Kirkhope, the composer behind the game's...

News: Best Buy R.O.B. Saga Reaches a Happy Ending

Best Buy R.O.B. Saga Reaches a Happy Ending

S.A.V.E.D.

Best Buy has decided not to destroy the R.O.B. unit that nearly cost an employee his job. The robot, which an employee unsuccessfully attempted to take home instead of being recycled as part of Best Buy's Renew Blue program, will instead be sent to the company's corporate headquarters to be put on display. Best Buy had some enthusiastic...

News: Best Buy Employee On A Mission To Save R.O.B.

Best Buy Employee On A Mission To Save R.O.B.

Battling corporate policy for the sake of gaming history

An employee at Best Buy is currently at risk of losing his job in a desperate bid to prevent a Nintendo Entertainment System Deluxe Set from being recycled. Sharing his story on Reddit, a customer recently brought the set into the store to have it recycled as part of Best Buy's "Renew Blue"...

News: Howard Phillips' "Ultimate" Nintendo World Championships 1990 Package Sells For A Whopping $17,367

Howard Phillips' "Ultimate" Nintendo World Championships 1990 Package Sells For A Whopping $17,367

"Not just another NWC cart auction"

A copy of Nintendo World Championships 1990 owned by none other than "Gamemaster" Howard Phillips has recently sold on eBay for an incredible US $17,367. The game was listed as part of a unique package being offered by Howard, including an all-access badge he wore during the original competition in 1990 and a...

News: Print Your Own Goldeneye Remote Mine

Print Your Own Goldeneye Remote Mine

Golden gun not included

Anyone who played Goldeneye 007 back on the N64 will no doubt remember the countless weapons and traps included in its multiplayer mode. ComradeQuiche of Thingiverse has combined his fond memories and technical know-how to create a replica of the remote mine using a 3D printer and has posted the model for all to use. The...

News: Star Fox Developer: I Wanted To Say "Screw That" To Shigeru Miyamoto

Star Fox Developer: I Wanted To Say "Screw That" To Shigeru Miyamoto

Dylan Cuthbert reveals the magic of working with Nintendo

Star Fox is one of the Super Nintendo's most enduring classics, thanks largely to its ground-breaking use of 3D and tight, immserise gameplay. However, had Dylan Cuthbert — one of the game's key developers — had his way, it might have turned out very differently; something he now admits...

News: Gaze Upon The Mega Man Figures You Will Never Own

Gaze Upon The Mega Man Figures You Will Never Own

Custom made and packed with awesomeness

There's no shortage of Mega Man figures out there — the popularity of the character both in the west and Japan has ensured a steady flow of cool merchandise — but unsurprisingly most are based on the anime-style iteration of the character, and not the one found on the western boxes. Although they're not...

Feature: Nintendo Life's Staff Favourites - NES

Nintendo Life's Staff Favourites - NES

Let's begin at the beginning

One thing you may have noticed, if you're a regular visitor to Nintendo Life, is that we're more than happy to wear our retro-enthusiast, rose-tinted spectacles as often as possible. A merger with VC-Reviews in April 2009 is an important part of our history, and we often share entertaining blasts from the past and wax...

Hardware Classics: NEC PC Engine

NEC PC Engine

Emotion Engine

It's a common misconception that the Nintendo Super Famicom and Sega Mega Drive were close rivals in their native Japan. In reality, Sega was in fact third in the pecking order, and it was NEC's PC Engine which fought so bitterly with Nintendo for domination of the sales charts. A collaboration between hardware manufacturer NEC an