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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The Last Blade

    The king of fighters?

    Kaede is fighting Yuki and weapons slash quickly as the two leap about the screen. Quick strikes from both, the action is fast as each looks to string together a series of moves to end the battle. Another day, another fight between Kaede and Yuki, but this time things are playing out differently. This time the combatants have...

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    Review Hiragana Pixel Party

    Rōmaji rhythm runner

    If you spend much time playing games, watching anime, or reading manga, Japanese is certainly an appealing second language option, and if you want to try your hand at learning, Hiragana Pixel Party — originally a mobile title — aims to kickstart that process. While it won’t help you with words or phrases, it will teach...

  • News Enter the Gungeon Has Been a Sales Success on the Switch eShop

    "Surpassing all expectations"

    Anyone that's been paying attention to the Switch eShop charts for North America or Europe has probably figured out that Enter the Gungeon has been a popular release. Now Dodge Roll Games has given an early sales figure to highlight how quickly the eShop userbase has embraced the dungeon crawler. Check it out...

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    Review Stern Pinball Arcade

    A classic experience

    Stern Pinball Arcade for the Switch eShop prides itself on authenticity. The company Stern - as featured in the title's name - was founded in 1977, plying its trade as a pinball and arcade video game manufacturer.  As the most experienced and largest producer of real pinball machines to this day, the publisher and developer...

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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...

  • Feature Memorable Games of 2017 - Thumper

    Headphones are mandatory

    In this series of features Nintendo Life contributors will share thoughts on their most memorable games of 2017. This entry by editor Tom Whitehead focuses on an eShop game that may be responsible for his left Joy-Con's early demise.  I first played Thumper in 2014 or 2015 at EGX (I honestly can't remember...

  • Nintendo Download 28th December (Europe)

    SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition! Stikbold! Double Dragon arcade! More!

    As 2017 draws to a close there's one final Nintendo Download Update, with the European line-up offering some intriguing options on the Switch eShop, in particular. In addition there's some DLC and a nice batch of discounts to consider, so let's get to it. Switch eShop:...

  • Nintendo Download 28th December (North America)

    SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition! VS. Super Mario Bros.! More!

    It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update of 2017, but with most businesses still enjoying the Holidays it's a much quieter line-up than we've seen in recent times. That's not to say there aren't some extremely tempting options, with the Switch doing a lot of the heavy...

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    Review Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops XL

    War can be hell (and a little bland)

    Having already reported for duty on mobile platforms and other consoles, you’d think that Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops XL had seen enough tours to earn itself a little extended leave. But the top-down, ‘roguelight’ shooter has donned its camo paint one last time as it guns its way onto Nintendo Switch. This...

  • News Mighty Gunvolt Burst Gets Three New DLC Characters Tomorrow

    The more the merrier

    One of the better eShop releases of this past summer was Mighty Gunvolt Burst, the follow up to a popular tie-in game for the original release of Azure Striker Gunvolt. At the time, Mega Man 11 hadn’t been announced yet, and Mighty Gunvolt Burst stood as a worthy heir to the Blue Bomber’s legacy. At launch, the game was...

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    Review SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition

    I love it when a plan comes together

    After releasing the sublime SteamWorld Dig, many expected Image & Form to go the safe route of producing a follow up that more or less built on that foundation. Though we would eventually receive SteamWorld Dig 2, the company chose to defy expectations and make SteamWorld Heist, a game which belongs to...

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    Review Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

    This curse is a welcome one

    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a puzzle-platformer that is actually just over four years old now; it originally released in 2013 on other consoles as a sequel to Max & The Magic Marker (a Wiiware and Nintendo DS title). Now the game has made it onto the Switch, no doubt hoping to sit amongst the numerous success...

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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...

  • News The Nintendo Network and eShop Are Back to Life After a Festive Mishap

    No surprise with all those new Switch systems

    Going back a while now, the release of Pokemon Bank in Japan caused a festive Nintendo Network meltdown. The service was sporadic and mostly inaccessible for a few days, with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company eventually resorting to taking Pokemon Bank down. This year hasn't been anywhere near as...

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    Review Arcade Archives VS. Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros. rejigged

    Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. in 1985, making a lot of people very happy due to the superb platforming action it provided and selling a lot of NES systems in the process. Numerous sequels have followed, but that first game has remained available on various machines over the years, sometimes adding things like updated...

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    Review Bloody Zombies

    A genre back from the dead?

    Playing Bloody Zombies put us in mind of another Switch eShop game that launched recently in Guns, Gore & Cannoli. Just like that game Bloody Zombies mixes old school side-scrolling action, cartoony yet hyper-violent graphics, waves of undead opponents and a smattering of broadly drawn national stereotypes. Whereas...

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    Review Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy

    An action-packed multi-plane adventure

    Travelling to different planets, the stretchy-armed Roddy and Cathy move left to right employing a variety of skills as they bash the bad guys. Available to tackle alone or co-operatively with a friend, Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy includes some neat features that add to the fun of the action across nine...

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    Review Guns, Gore & Cannoli

    Sweet but a little sickly

    How do you make the well-worn platform shooter genre feel fresh and exciting? Our answer wouldn't necessarily be to mash together equally well-worn zombie and gangster tropes, but that's what the developer of Guns, Gore & Cannoli has come up with. The game casts you as Vinnie Cannoli, a prohibition-era mob enforcer...

  • 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...

  • News Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Gets Updated With Video Capture Support

    Plus some other fixes, too

    The superb Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap has just received an update which enables in-game video capture. A remake of the equally brilliant Sega Master System original, Wonder Boy has also benefited from some other minor fixes as well, which are detailed below. With so many amazing games arriving on Switch this year...

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    Review Crawl

    Horrific, for all the right reasons

    Some games are just a perfect match for Switch. Whether they’re designed with its portability and local multiplayer support in mind, or simply ported so well you’d think Switch was always part of the developers plan all along. Couchplay-orientated hack ‘n’ slasher Crawl comfortably fits into the latter...

  • News Data East Arcade Titles Are Coming To Switch, Courtesy Of One Of Gaming's Worst Mascots

    It's Turbo time!

    Flying Tiger Entertainment has announced that it is bringing some of Data East's most beloved arcade titles to the Switch. Over 20 titles are coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Steam, with the only confirmed game so far being the 1990 fantasy action release Gate of Doom (also known as Dark Seal). Games are expected to sell...

  • News Bloodstained's Latest Level Reveal Has A Very Far Eastern Feel To It

    Land of the Rising Fang?

    A new stage from the eagerly-awaited Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been shown off, and it's perhaps a little different from what fans of the Castlevania series might be expecting. The level is set in a Japanese-style environment complete with subtle, chilled-out music and some particularly beautiful background...

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