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Wednesday25th Mar 2020

Monday23rd Mar 2020

  • Guide Where To Pre-order PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Three adorable retro consoles for your collection

    Update [Wed 24th Mar, 2020]: Following the understandable though still disappointing news that the coronavirus had halted shipment and production, the adorable Japanese white PC Engine Mini was available to order from Play Asia for a limited time. Predictably, the online retailer's stock was quickly...

Sunday22nd Mar 2020

  • News Final Fight’s Iconic Arcade Artwork Was Inspired By Dragon Quest

    Which in turn was inspired by Dungeons & Dragons

    Legendary Capcom artist Akira “Akiman” Yasuda – famous for illustrating games such as Street Fighter II, Captain Commando, Power Stone and many, many more – has revealed the unlikely inspiration for one of his most iconic pieces of artwork. The arcade poster for Capcom’s Final Fight –...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #35 - Animal Crossing

    Population: indoors

    Welcome to Box Art Brawl, the weekly perusal of regional retro box art variants that ends with a vote on the best of the bunch. Last week Perfect Dark for the Nintendo 64 battled itself in round #34 and, quite frankly, we thought Japan's moody red and black cover would absolutely destroy the competition, as lovely as they are...

Friday20th Mar 2020

Wednesday18th Mar 2020

Sunday15th Mar 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #34 - Perfect Dark

    Yeah, we know it's Japan

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the weekly vote where you decide which retro regional box art variant wins in the beauty stakes according to sophisticated modern tastes. Oh yes. Last week Castlevania for the N64 entered the ring in a third appearance for the series and one of the closest fought brawls to date. In the end...

  • Feature Best Nintendo DS Games

    As voted for by you

    This ranked reader-voted list of the 50 best Nintendo DS games is governed by Nintendo Life User Ratings and can change depending on those scores. Feel free to rate your favourites and, perhaps, rejig the ranking below. Enjoy! One of the joys of Nintendo's Switch is how it marries the company's home console heritage with its...

Tuesday10th Mar 2020

  • News This Portable Nintendo 64 Is The Stuff Of Dreams

    Use your real cartridges and memory cards

    Ever wondered what it'd be like to take your Nintendo 64 games on the go? Well, with this new custom console, you can do exactly that. YouTube user smackedsam has shared a video showing off his latest design, a portable N64 console that can play all of your original cartridges. The body was 3D printed and...

Sunday8th Mar 2020

Saturday7th Mar 2020

Friday6th Mar 2020

Thursday5th Mar 2020

Tuesday3rd Mar 2020

Sunday1st Mar 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #32 - Sonic The Hedgehog

    What Nintendon't

    Welcome to Box Art Brawl, the weekly battle between box art variants to find out which lucky region got the best artwork with their retro games. Ready for a change of pace this week? That's right, we're getting an attitude, sticking it to the man and throwing out the rule book that's governed the previous thirty-one brawls. Yes,...

Friday28th Feb 2020

Wednesday26th Feb 2020

Tuesday25th Feb 2020

Sunday23rd Feb 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #31 - Ghosts 'n Goblins

    Malarkey about goblins, spooks, and demons

    Welcome one and all to Box Art Brawl, the ongoing series where we dig up old game box art, compare regional variants and vote for the best before flinging them back where they came from. Last week Quest 64 took on its counterparts across the globe in a bout which saw the European variant triumph over its...

Thursday20th Feb 2020

Wednesday19th Feb 2020

Tuesday18th Feb 2020