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  • 67

    3DS

    Review WarioWare Gold

    The golden touch

    After five years, a new WarioWare is finally upon us. Well, mostly new, anyway. Warioware Gold is a mashup of some of the best microgames the series has had to offer, along with a few new ones. Most 'best of' collections include a creator's hits; those tracks you can't help but play over and over, despite knowing every single...

  • Feature Talking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate With Nintendo's Bill Trinen And Nate Bihldorff

    Ridley, Sakurai and defusing the 'happy accident' myth

    We've known about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for quite some time ahead of its reveal at E3 2018. What we didn't know was just how massive it would end up being, featuring every character from the series' history, all wrapped up in a conveniently portable package.  We recently had the...

  • Interview Hisashi Nogami on Squids, Kids, and Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion

    A tale of Octolings and Inklings

    If you've watched a Nintendo Direct, you've doubtless encountered Hisashi Nogami, better known to some as the head scientist at the Squid Research Lab. These days, Nogami is most famous for Splatoon, but his credits extend to some of Nintendo's most timeless classics.  We tracked the squid kid creator...

  • Hands On Exploring The Future Of Retro Gaming With Polymega

    Hello, lovely

    If you’ve been keeping your eyes on these pages, you know that we’re keenly interested in Polymega, the new retro console by Playmaji, Inc. We tracked down Bryan, the company’s founder on the E3 show floor last week to talk about, and more importantly, actually play the thing. The Polymega is a sight to behold in the flesh; it...

  • Hands On Settling The Score In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Ridley and able

    There are certain games you can count on making an appearance on every Nintendo console: Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and more recently, Super Smash Bros. Since the N64 days, Smash has been one of Nintendo's major tentpole franchises drawing millions of new fans into Nintendo's orbit, so the company's announcement of a new Smash...

  • Guide Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Best Clothing And Armour List

    Dress for Success

    Update: This guide now includes EVERY single armour set and individual piece of clothing in Breath of the Wild. Clothing has never played a more important role in any Zelda titles than it does in Breath of the Wild. Link's multiple options serve not only to make him more stylish but also to protect him from Hyrule's harsh...

  • News Dataminer Finds Fortnite Update in Switch eShop

    Possibly Releasing During E3?

    E3 is but a week away, and leaks are coming from every direction. Usually, however, they don't come directly form Nintendo's own servers, as is the case with this report. Dataminer and Pokemon researcher Michael revealed an update for the as-yet unannounced Switch version of Epic's world-beating game has been uploaded...

  • Guide The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild All Shrine Locations Walkthrough and Map

    Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...

  • Feature Waxing Apocalyptic With The Makers Of Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

    A dystopian 'dillo

    Remember Dillon, Nintendo's rock-smashing armadillo? Nintendo hasn't forgotten him, and he's poised to return to the 3DS soon. Before that, we had the opportunity to talk about his new adventure with Kensuke Tanabe of Nintendo, the producer on the latest title, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, as well as Risa Tabata, the...

  • 42

    Switch eShop

    Review Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy

    Naruto on the Switch? Believe it!

    Naruto and Nintendo have long been cozy with each other. The earliest Naruto games appeared some 15 years ago on the GameCube and Gameboy Advance, but the Ultimate Ninja series of Naruto games skipped Nintendo’s consoles in favour of other platforms, but all that has changed with the release of Naruto Shippuden:...

  • Feature Nintendo Life's Top Ten eShop Games From Switch's First Year

    Three cheers for the underdogs

    It's hard to believe the Switch is already a year old. Many of us here at Nintendo Life fondly remember queuing up for our first look at the console that would capture the hearts of millions worldwide and garner both critical acclaim and massive support from developers large and small. It's no secret that games like...

  • Preview Fighting Foes With Friends In Kirby Star Allies For Nintendo Switch

    Three's company, four's a party

    With the first month of 2018 having gone by, many of us are looking to the horizon for the next big Nintendo Switch games to hit. The console remains every bit as popular as it nears the end of its first year on store shelves as it did in the weeks and months following in its launch.  At E3 2017, Nintendo...

  • News Fire Emblem Heroes' First Anniversary Update Detailed by Nintendo

    Happy birthday, Feh

    In celebration of Fire Emblem Heroes' first birthday, which happens on 2 Feburary, Nintendo will release an update to Fire Emblem Heroes for iOS and Android. Quite a bit of information was divulged in this surprise announcement, so without further ado, let's jump right into it. First Anniversary Present Nintendo announced...

  • 38

    Switch eShop

    Review Super Meat Boy

    A meaty adventure

    Stop us if you've heard this one before; Switch just got a port of a last-gen classic and it's selling like hotcakes. Super Meat Boy is the latest success story on Nintendo's latest hardware, despite having released on Wii U late in 2016. SMB is the brainchild of Binding Of

  • Feature Kit Ellis And Chris Slate On The Return Of Nintendo Power

    Nintendo Life speaks to the people behind the mag-turned-podcast

    Nintendo's final surprise of 2017 was the news that Nintendo Power, the official (and much loved) Nintendo magazine that shuttered in 2012 would return as a podcast. Just after the first episode released, we had the opportunity to chat with Chris Slate and Kit Ellis of Nintendo to...

  • Gallery Let's Try The New Super Mario Cereal

    Fortified with amiibo goodness

    Remember that rumoured Super Mario cereal? It isn't often that we share what we're having for breakfast on these pages, but today we'll make a special exception. We got our hands on a box of Super Mario Cereal ahead of its release on American shelves, and we'll tell you all about it, of course! The cereal is similar...

  • 41

    Switch eShop

    Review VVVVVV

    A VVVVVVery good time

    When we first reviewed VVVVVV for the 3DS way back in 2010, we praised it for its ZX Spectrum / Commodore 64-style graphics, along with its simple and intuitive gravity-shifting mechanics. Not much has changed about VVVVVV in the intervening years, but truly, we don't mind.  If you haven't tried VVVVVV before it's a...

  • 28

    Switch eShop

    Review Battle Chef Brigade

    Allez, cuisine!

    Battle Chef Brigade is something of an oddity. Part cooking game, part action RPG, it's hard to explain without sounding like you're a bit off. Unless, of course, you're a fan of anime, in which case you'll feel at home. Even if you aren't, however, there's plenty to love. Battle Chef Brigade answers a question many RPG fans have...

  • 46

    Switch

    Review Ittle Dew 2+

    It'll do, indeed

    The Switch is rapidly amassing a library of wonderful titles, both from major, big-name developers and publishers, as well as creative indies. Ittle Dew 2+ is definitely the latter, and we mean that in the best possible way.  To answer the inevitable question around what this young series is all about, the most direct...

  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets Massive Update

    Everything Nintendo announced

    Nintendo tonight announced a surprise Fire Emblem Heroes update, and it's pretty huge. Nearly every part of the fledgling mobile game has been updated, and the info was all condensed into a short video. Fear not, dear reader, we at Nintendo Life have gone over all the details and have them here to share. New Heroes...

  • 240

    Switch

    Review DOOM

    A bloody good time

    It's 2017, and this is a review for DOOM on the Nintendo Switch. Even after having completed the 8-to-10 hour campaign, spending a few more hours in multiplayer and having tried out arcade mode, it still feels unreal. After 20 years, id's magnum opus is back on a Nintendo console. "They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you...

  • 31

    Switch eShop

    Review Knight Terrors

    Cheap thrills

    A few weeks ago, Nicalis quietly announced Knight Terrors, a game unlike most of their others, in that it isn't getting the physical release treatment and is instead exclusive to the eShop. It's also unlike other recent releases in that it's incredibly budget-friendly at a mere three dollars. So, is Nicalis's latest release worth a...

  • 30

    Switch

    Review The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

    Let go of this LEGO

    The LEGO franchise and the Switch have been good bedfellows of late, with both LEGO City Undercover and LEGO Worlds releasing on the console so far. The former we enjoyed. The latter? Not so much. Unfortunately for all of us, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

  • 69

    Switch

    Review Tiny Barbarian DX

    Huge fun

    For kids that grew up in the 8- and 16-bit eras, names such as Rastan, Golden Axe and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts are bound to pull one one's heartstrings. Taking up a warrior's sword (or lance - we see you, Arthur) and doing battle against all manner of fantastic creatures was a delight. Sadly, all of those series are now little more...