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Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe)

23rd October (Europe)

A Bayonetta double discount, Disney magic, more Rare DK, Themes and more

It's time to brighten up our Monday with the European Nintendo Download Update, and this week's line-up is full of fantastic titles. We have a double-helping of Platinum Games action on Wii U, some Disney magic on 3DS, some classic retro games across both systems, a new 3DS...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Six: Alchemist

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Six: Alchemist

Things that make you go boom

In the sixth part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Last week I got a lesson in Castelean civics as a paladin, and after thinking perhaps a little too much about the fact that no kingdom in Reveria seems to have any cemeteries despite all being...

News: Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

"It's time for another revolution"

AE Games caused quite a stir when it announced Mad Men Football a while back. Showing off little more than concept artwork, the indie developer made some bold claims about the final product — despite not having any real industry experience — and predictably attracted quite a bit of criticism online. This...

Review: Riding Star 3D (3DS eShop)

Riding Star 3D (3DS eShop)

Fault!

Horses are supposed to be noble, herd-based creatures with personality and spirit. A simulation of caring for and riding one should be an intricate, rewarding experience as a bond is formed between rider and animal. Riding Star 3D does not worry itself with any of this. It botches the majesty of the horse so badly that one starts to wonder...

Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario World or Super Mario Bros. 3 More Influential?

Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario World or Super Mario Bros. 3 More Influential?

Well, which one?

We often like to share Nintendo Minute videos here on Nintendo Life, the series in which hosts Kit and Krysta play games and do various things to entertain big N fans. Their video this week tries something a little different, as the two hosts debate the following: Which game is more influential – Super Mario World or Super Mario...

Review: Pyramids 2 (3DS eShop)

Pyramids 2 (3DS eShop)

Make your own pyramid scheme

Almost three years ago to the day, Enjoy Gaming’s Pyramids had the honor of becoming the second independently-published eShop title to utilize the stereoscopic 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS. While it didn't quite blow anyone away in that regard, with its simplistic graphics making negligible use of the effect, it...

News: Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

She's gaming like a wrecking ball

When she's not twerking violently or sticking her tongue out in front of an audience, it appears Miley Cyrus enjoys early morning sessions on Nintendo's latest home console. The 21-year old pop icon has uploaded a photo onto her official Facebook page of her brandishing a Wii U Pro Controller and wearing some sort...

Nintendo 64x64: Pokemon Snap

Pokemon Snap

Say Cheese

Off-beat and remarkably novel, it’s surprising just how well Pokémon Snap works as a concept. In this snap ‘em up, you trade in your Pokéballs for a trusty camera, with which you have to take the best Pokémon portraits possible. Sporting delightful environments and plenty of secrets to keep you coming back, it’s still one of the...

News: Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

No option to disagree

Not too long ago, in late September, Nintendo provided a major system update that enhanced the functionality of the Wii U and made changes to its functionality. Around that time there was also a change to the End-User License Agreement (EULA), which is a prompt of legal jargon that the vast majority simply agree to as quickly...

News: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to be Due to 8GB Basic Model

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to be Due to 8GB Basic Model

"If you're going to make a Wii U game, it better run on the 8GB unit"

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a critically acclaimed title that has been praised for being an accomplished reboot of a retro classic. It arrived on PSN earlier this year, though the promised Wii U eShop iteration has been absent. An explanation for the delay seems to have arrived,...

Nintendo 64x64: Snowboard Kids

Snowboard Kids

Mario Kart on snow

Racdym's cute and vibrant snowboarding-themed racing game is one that's unfairly drowned out by the perpetual, yet understandable noise that surrounds its more popular counterparts, Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing. Incorporating a remarkably balanced offensive / defensive power-up system and a nifty stunt system that feeds...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV Dated for 30th October in Europe

Shin Megami Tensei IV Dated for 30th October in Europe

Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

The long wait for a definite Shin Megami Tensei IV release date in Europe has come to an end. Originally announced by Atlus for Europe in Q3 2014, after an unexpected hiatus in the title's development a subsequently revised release window of September, pricing, and DLC details were announced this past...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Says a Stage Creator is Coming

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Says a Stage Creator is Coming

A "board game mode", too

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U just a little over a month away, we know that Nintendo is gearing up to reveal more details; Masahiro Sakurai recently stated that an upcoming announcement would reveal the game's "true potential". That sort of teasing comment certainly gets fans speculating, but now Amazon has added more...

News: Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One, Wii U Still Stalled with '2015' Window

Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One, Wii U Still Stalled with '2015' Window

Losing the race

Earlier today rumour spread that Project CARS was facing a delay, as screencaps of a forum post did the rounds. Publisher Bandai Namco has now reacted with an official press release to confirm that the release date has been pushed back, positioning it as a strategic choice to avoid the excessively over-crowded Holiday season and to...

News: It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Using Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire With X & Y

It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Using Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire With X & Y

Mega Evolution choices also explained

The ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All' slogan has become a thing of the past due to the endless trading that one would have to do to achieve this feat in modern Pokémon games. Conquering this monstrous goal would require one to possess Nintendo’s evolutionary chain of hardware systems, as well as copies of several...

News: Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited Standard Editions

Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited Standard Editions

Who doesn't want tarot cards?

Atlus has finalised the contents of its upcoming brooding teenage dungeon crawler Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's retail special editions, set to release in North America on 25th November and in Europe on 28th November. Pictured below and serving the most angst per dollar/pound/euro, Persona Q's The Wild Cards...