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Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America)

19th February (North America)

Kirby, Axelay, RPG goodness, microtransactions, DSiWare and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for details of this week's download goodies to warm us up for the weekend. There's a tempting Wii U retail release, along with a classic SNES shooter, some interesting RPG options on 3DS, the return of DSiWare and more. If that's got your...

Review: Classic Card Games (3DS eShop)

Classic Card Games (3DS eShop)

Bust

You might think that you can't go far wrong with a good, old-fashioned card game, and you'd be right for the most part. Unfortunately there has never really been a successful transition of those card games that require multiple players into the download format, as much of the game resides in the psychological. Psyching out your opponents or...

Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtransaction Hell, But It's Getting There

Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtransaction Hell, But It's Getting There

Tom Whitehead scratches his head, waits 30 minutes, then scratches it again

Microtransactions. It's a grubby phrase in the eyes of many, mainly because it represents a concept that thrives on being small and inoffensive, yet has the capability to lead to extravagant costs or to simply wreck a game's momentum. It's worse than 'free-to-play', as a...

Review: Best of Arcade Games - Brick Breaker (3DS eShop)

Best of Arcade Games - Brick Breaker (3DS eShop)

Just Another Brick in the Wall

It takes an extremely exceptional video game to defy the tests of time. Technological advancements coupled with ever shifting consumer attitudes and expectations have often seen classic gaming titles left by the proverbial wayside as the years roll on. The likes of Pac-Man, Tetris and Gradius are prime examples of...

News: SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

PAX East, EXG Rezzed and The Steampunk World’s Fair

SteamWorld Heist is set to be one of the most intriguing download releases of 2015. A follow-up - but not sequel - to the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig, developer Image & Form is aiming to release the title across multiple platforms, including the eShop on Wii U and 3DS. It's a departure for...

Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Talks self-publishing, New Nintendo 3DS XL and more at Indiecade East

Nintendo recently attended Indiecade East 2015 in New York, where Damon Baker - Senior Manager in Marketing and Licensing - met with fans and developers alike, and led a seminar called "Self-Publishing with Nintendo." Nintendo Life attended the informative seminar and then had a...

News: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

"The core audience... we weren't going to win with them on that decision"

Nintendo of America has been an active supporter of Indiecade in recent years, and recently attended the New York based Indiecade East event to showcase eShop releases and to promote the Wii U and 3DS as valid platforms for small developers of all types. It was in attendance...

Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe)

19th February (Europe)

Wii downloads return with Kirby, classic Castlevania, GBA goodness and more

Monday morning can be a dreary time, but Nintendo of Europe has sent out the Download Update details for the coming week to bring some sunshine into your life. After a two week absence we see the return of Wii downloads on the eShop, some retro classics, DLC, loads of...

Review: 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS eShop)

3D Fantasy Zone (3DS eShop)

Blow your mind in a fantasy zone

One of the first 'cute 'em ups' following Konami's Twinbee, Fantasy Zone first launched in Japanese arcades in 1986, but is better known in the west for its decent Master System conversion. Iconic protagonist Opa-Opa also sneaks in cameo appearances in many Sega games, most recently as a playable character in Sonic...

Review: Best of Board Games - Mahjong (3DS eShop)

Best of Board Games - Mahjong (3DS eShop)

Matching never felt so adequate

Mahjong is something of a cultural institution in the East, widely played to this day throughout China, Japan, and South Korea. For such an enduring board game, the 3DS eShop has seen no shortage of adaptations - of the basic Solitaire version, in any case. In fact, there's almost an embarrassment of options available...

News: Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pub Management Experience

Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pub Management Experience

Where every party knows your name

There can be the perception that an RPG can be made out of anything, and the upcoming Adventure Bar Story on 3DS is proof of that. Set to arrive in the coming week in North America for $5.99, this eShop game certainly has a quirky premise. It has the usual RPG elements of setting up a Party and venturing out into...

News: A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

Nintendo used Microtransaction!

A surprise announcement in last month's Nintendo Direct was the reveal of Pokémon Shuffle, a free-to-play match-three type game that strongly resembles Pokémon Link: Battle! / Pokémon Battle Trozei. There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the title as it heavily features microtransactions, leading some to...

Review: IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop)

IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop)

Iron Man

Announced briefly last year and shown off in a recent Nintendo Direct, IRONFALL Invasion certainly turned some heads. It's one of the very few third person shooters available on the 3DS, developed by the relatively unknown VD-Dev - although it's been around for almost two decades and has developed several good games, it's yet to truly...

Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America)

12th February (North America)

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! 3D Fantasy Zone! More!

It's a big week for 3DS fans, with the coming weekend bringing North American gamers the New Nintendo 3DS XL and some eagerly anticipated retail games. Beyond the obvious big-hitters there are also some interesting download-only efforts, another classic 3D remaster from Sega and a...

News: Vblank Entertainment Confirms Full Retro City Rampage DX Update Details and Plans to Bring Another Game to 3DS

Vblank Entertainment Confirms Full Retro City Rampage DX Update Details and Plans to Bring Another Game to 3DS

All new rendering code secures 60FPS on all models

Retro City Rampage DX certainly stands among a core collection of top-notch download games on the 3DS eShop; while also available on WiiWare - now updated to its DX form on the home console - it's the portable iteration that seems to have won over Nintendo fans. While it originally matched up in...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Classification Board

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Classification Board

Yet another fantastic addition to SEGA's 3D Classics range

SEGA’s 3D Classics range has been well-received since it arrived here in the West in 2013. With a mixture of Mega Drive / Genesis and Arcade re-releases such as 3D Super Hang-On and 3D Streets of Rage, developer M2 eventually revealed a second batch of 3D Classics would be coming to the...

Review: Drop Zone: Under Fire (3DS eShop)

Drop Zone: Under Fire (3DS eShop)

Drop it like it’s hot

Originally released as a WiiWare title near the end of that service's lifetime, Drop Zone: Under Fire has been ported to the 3DS in an attempt to bring virtual base-jumping action to the handheld audience. Whether or not you enjoyed the original release, it's undeniable that this arcade style game's transition to the 3DS hit...