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  • Feature Conquering The Indie Mountain With Celeste Creator Matt Makes Games

    We speak to co-developer Noel Berry on all things Nintendo Switch

    Celeste is a tight, tough and tantalisingly precise platformer from the creator of the TowerFall series. Starting life as a game jam project in a 'fantasy console' called PICO-8, this new slice of indie challenge has blossomed into a beautifully crafted old school-style...

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    Review Baseball Riot

    I predict a riot

    Wii Sports and 1-2-Switch both brought the noble game of baseball into the homes of many a family, probably grazing a few vases and TVs in the process. The sense of satisfaction felt when timing your swing perfectly to score a home run against a parent or sibling was arguably as good as nailing a power serve in Wii Tennis or a...

  • Feature Bugging Out With Hollow Knight's Team Cherry

    The other dark Knight

    Hollow Knight is a cute yet dark Metroidvania from the talented minds at Australian developer Team Cherry. After a hugely successful 2017, the insectoid platformer is preparing to embark on the greatest adventure of all as it makes its way to Nintendo Switch this year. To celebrate its impending arrival, Nintendo Life was lucky...

  • Feature Shooting The Breeze With Chromagun Developer, Pixel Maniacs

    "It’s a love-letter to Portal"

    Chromagun is a first person puzzle game with more than a passing resemblance to Valve's much loved Portal games. Despite the immediate similarities, its developer hopes to impress with its own sense of witty humour and fiendishly clever colour based puzzles. With only three colours to choose from, it might seem that...

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    Review Azkend 2: The World Beneath

    Charted territory

    It might be becoming increasingly difficult to choose between the slew of board-based, connection-style puzzles titles on Switch, as their simple mechanics combined with lower price points make them a good option for casual players. Whether spinning in 360-degrees or siding from left to right, the continuous flow of colours and...

  • Feature Drumming To The Beat With Switch Music Title Gal Metal

    "There are no rules and no limit"

    Since its reveal in September, Gal Metal - an exclusive music rhythm game from Japanese gaming industry treasure Tak Fujii - has gained the attention of Nintendo Switch fans for myriad reasons. Most interesting is the fact that the game uses the technology in the Joy-Con controllers to mimic the playing of...

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    Review DragonFangZ - The Rose & Dungeon Of Time

    Going deeper underground

    DragonFangZ - The Rose & Dungeon Of Time from Japanese studio Toydea, is an intriguing and charming mix of genres, utilising both the resource management systems and turn-based combat from traditional JRPG's along with elements such as randomly generated levels and permadeath from roguelikes. You assume the role of...

  • News Scribblenauts Showdown For Nintendo Switch Listing Appears Online

    There's gonna be a showdown

    We've got more evidence that the latest instalment of the Scribblenauts series, titled Scribblenauts Showdown, appears to be heading to the Nintendo Switch. The game has been listed for a March 9th release on games import site Play Asia, adding weight to the leak from a Taiwanese ratings board last year.  The...

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    Review RXN -Raijin-

    Grind the lightning

    Appearing suddenly on the eShop with very little fanfare, RXN -Raijin- is an interesting beast from Gulti Games - a team forged from the remnants of Japanese arcade manufacturer Seibu Kaihatsu - previously known for its work on the Raiden series. Created in part to celebrate the studio's 10th anniversary, this...

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    Review Woodle Tree Adventures

    Branch out

    Woodle Tree Adventures from Fabio Ferrara and Chubby Pixel is a 3D platformer that takes place in a natural and soft yet rather angular world. You are the offspring of a giant mustache-toting square tree who tasks you with collecting fairy tears to quench the thirst of the increasingly demanding world you inhabit. With a rucksack on your...

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    Review The Coma: Recut

    School's out

    The Coma: Recut is a remastered 2D side-scrolling horror game that follows the life of high school student Youngho as he battles the pressure of academic success and social acceptance, which just so happens tol come to a strange and creepy crescendo on the day of his final exams.  Youngho struggles with his studies all through the...

  • Feature Exploring The Dual Worlds of InnerSpace On Nintendo Switch

    "Moments of chill, book-ended by epic story moments"

    The latest offering from Dallas-based developer PolyKnight might not feature Dennis Quaid or an '80s journey into Martin Short's body, but it will take you on an interstellar trip into a universe where reality is collapsing in on itself. This galactic odyssey is none other than InnerSpace,...

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    Review Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe

    If you can dodge a Switch...

    Nintendo's hybrid console is literally built for local multiplayer, and there is no shortage of incredible competitive and cooperative examples to get everyone milking, racing, snipping or dancing. While FIFA or NBA2K have the simulation side sewn up for now, Danish developer Swing Studios brings its retro themed and...

  • Feature We Learn More About the Ambitious 'Cycle Across Kanto' Pokémon Documentary

    "I love that developers find inspiration from the world around them"

    Earlier this month, production company Gravity Dog launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a documentary exploring the real world locations from the immensely popular Pokémon video games series. Travelling across the Kanto region in Japan by bicycle over the course of 40 days, the...

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    Review Sparkle Unleashed

    Lose your marbles

    In a time where the eShop is flourishing, more than a dozen games are launching every week with no let up in sight, and prolific Finnish developer/ publisher 10tons continues its long run by bringing puzzle game Sparkle Unleashed to Nintendo Switch in time for the holiday season. The premise is a simple one: in an attempt to save...

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    Review Frederic: Resurrection Of Music

    Playing second fiddle

    Nintendo Switch’s music rhythm games thus far have been stellar editions to the console's library. Whether it’s the raw power of Thumper or the serene ambient songs of Deemo, the genre fits the hardware well, using either the touchscreen or traditional inputs, and with Frederic: Resurrection Of Music, developer Forever...

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    Review Dimension Drive

    Double vision

    Dimension Drive might be a familiar name to some, but unfortunately it wasn't always known for the game itself. A news story broke in May 2015 about the crowdfunded project from Dutch studio 2Awesome, but it was for the wrong reasons. What the two man team experienced was agonisingly documented as their project was short of the...

  • Feature Going Deeper Into the Incredible Design of Gorogoa

    "There were points where I decided to break my own rules"

    Though the eShop has been bombarded with new titles in December, one that has stood out is Gorogoa, earning praise for its elegance and smart design. It takes a unique approach to puzzle-solving along with a beautiful aesthetic and artful storytelling - we loved it in our Gorogoa review...

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    Review Bleed

    A deep cut

    Bleed is a vibrant, pixel art 2D run and gun platformer that comes from one man team Ian Campbell/ Bootdisk Revolution. For our spunky protagonist Wryn, winning the coveted title of the best hero in video games (trademark) is her one and only objective, and a hand written checklist of competitors are all that stand in her way in order to...

  • Feature Chatting to 10tons About Its Prolific First Year on the Switch eShop

    Heavy hitters

    The Nintendo Switch has been a notable success this year, and its eShop is attracting more and more indie developers and publishers. One of the most prolific has been Finnish team 10tons, with top down shooters such as JYDGE and Time Recoil, as well as puzzlers and physics-based games including King Oddball and Tennis in the Face...

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    Review Mom Hid My Game!

    Mum's the word

    This summer's Nindies showcase thrust a number of smaller, lesser known and previously unannounced titles into the Nintendo Switch buying publics consciousness, including Mom Hid My Game!. It's fair to say that it was met with a wide spectrum of reactions. Mostly somewhere between bewilderment and ridicule, the game didn't...

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    Review Syberia 2

    Snow Joke

    While the first Syberia game may have arrived on the Nintendo Switch a full fourteen (ish) years after its initial PC release, its point and click legacy has no doubt been felt since, and there have been a few decent modern examples - such as Thimbleweed Park and Violett - on Nintendo's hybrid system. Not to be outdone, the second...

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    Review Tennis In The Face

    What the deuce?!

    Ever since the tennis in Wii Sports stole our hearts, entered our minds and (sometimes literally) TV screens, the virtual representation of the sport has taken on a new lease of life in the home. Sure, Top Spin and Virtua Tennis have scratched that realism itch on other systems (as well as Rockstar's Table Tennis on the Wii), but...

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    Review Red Game Without a Great Name

    Flying low

    The influx of mobile games on the Nintendo Switch since its launch has been met with mixed reactions. On the one hand it provides some approachable experiences, complimenting the other games on the eShop and indeed on store shelves. At their best, these mobile titles introduce new audiences to hidden gems with complete content packages...