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Review: Pick-A-Gem (3DS eShop)

Pick-A-Gem (3DS eShop)

Pick up or put down?

Jewel games are kind of a big deal right now. When we aren’t crushing candy we’re swiping crystals and arranging colours into pleasing lines to calm that casual OCD which mobile gaming has begun to inspire. It’s easy to get lost in the swarm of them on 3DS alone, so Gamelion studio’s latest release

Review: Me & My Pets 3D (3DS eShop)

Me & My Pets 3D (3DS eShop)

Pet-thetic

First thing’s first: the pets in Me & My Pets 3D are not yours. You are running a pet hotel, so they belong to others. Second, things are not in 3D as much as a flat, albeit layered, pseudo-3D. Third, the pets do not resemble real pets as much as colourful rocks that have been given GIF animations. For a game that seems to scream...

Review: Bases Loaded (3DS eShop / NES)

Bases Loaded (3DS eShop / NES)

Can this old timer still make contact?

Back in the mid-to-late 80s, when the NES was the dominant force in video games, cyber sporting wasn’t exactly the complex affair that it is now. With modern controllers having about a dozen buttons and joysticks to manage, it’s common for every one of those to be utilized for numerous functions —...

Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For Download Games, So Please Stop Asking

Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For Download Games, So Please Stop Asking

Ask and you shall (eventually) receive

We like to think that we're receptive to the wants and needs of our readership here at Nintendo Life, but one thing we've neglected to do in the past few years is heed the demands for file size data to be included on game pages. Moving forward you will find that the game information page will now include the...

Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop)

Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop)

A breakout hit

When you learn that a title on the 3DS eShop originally began as a concept for a smartphone game, there's an instinct to take a hesitant step back. On the other hand, Siesta Fiesta is proof that this route to the system can be a blessing — if iOS and Android games can be addictive and fun enough to keep millions of consumers amused,...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures To Utilise Touch Screen and 3D Effect

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures To Utilise Touch Screen and 3D Effect

Character swapping, stats and info on Wii U and 3DS second screens

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures has been available on PC for a good while now, yet considering the relevance of Nintendo systems to the YouTube series — which now has a feature movie approaching release — some have been particularly keen to play it on Wii U and 3DS. A recent...

News: Timespinner Looks Like an Awesome Pixel-Based 2D Metroidvania, and It's Coming to 3DS

Timespinner Looks Like an Awesome Pixel-Based 2D Metroidvania, and It's Coming to 3DS

Serious success on Kickstarter

There are various ingredients required to form a successful Kickstarter campaign, primarily having a good idea. Yet it also pays to show evidence that the game in question is not only real, but is full of potential. Timespinner from Lunar Ray Games hits that sweetspot. Its Kickstarter campaign started with PC / Mac /...

Nintendo Download: 24th July (Europe)

24th July (Europe)

A Sen'SeY, Master Reboot, Siesta Fiesta, Mega Man, discounts and more

It's Monday morning, which means it's time for the European Nintendo Download Update, and the latest line-up certainly starts off our week with a bang. There are three promising new titles on the Wii U eShop, an equally tempting and colourful release on the 3DS eShop, three Mega...

News: Yacht Club Games Gives a Shovel Knight Localisation Update, With Pixel Graphics

Yacht Club Games Gives a Shovel Knight Localisation Update, With Pixel Graphics

Still only at the early stages, sadly

Shovel Knight, from Yacht Club Games, is one of the best titles to arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores this year — it's a platformer with plenty of loving nods to retro ideas and aesthetics, yet moves beyond mere nostalgia with terrific design and wonderful gameplay. We put it through its paces on both...

Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America)

17th July (North America)

Strike Force Foxx, Mr. Driller 2, making comics and discounts

It's time for the weekly Nintendo Download Update, North America, and this week brings a relatively short list for consideration. The Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console grows again, while we have a mix of helicopter action and comic book production over on the 3DS...

News: Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Drop In North America

Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Drop In North America

Now just $19.99

Yumi's Odd Odyssey — released under its Japanese name Sayonara UmiharaKawase in Europe — remains one of the most charming titles on the 3DS eShop, a welcome continuation of a franchise seen on systems as diverse as the Super Famicom, DS and PSP, and the first to arrive on Western shores. Its unique combination of platforming and...

Video: Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Twice the fun or double the trouble?

After a brief break with the excellent 3D port of racing classic Outrun, M2 has turned its attention back to shooters with this release of Fantasy Zone II Double in Japan, a neat little compilation of the previously Playstation 2-exclusive System 16 remake of the Master System game Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of...

News: eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal in UK

eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal in UK

No plastic? No problem!

Update: This payment option is also available via the German PayPal site; thanks to those that highlighted this in the comments section. Original article: Digital downloads just got more convenient for UK gamers now that PayPal has been added as a payment option for the Nintendo eShop. PayPal accounts can now be used to...

News: Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Platinum choices include retail downloads

It's that time once again for the Elite Gifts on Club Nintendo in North America, in which the most loyal gamers in the region get to choose from various rewards after spending a lot of money in the preceding year. Typically these offerings include goodies such as poster sets, CD soundtracks and calendars,...

Review: Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (3DS eShop)

Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (3DS eShop)

Giro della Galaxy

Last year’s Bike Rider DX was a pleasant surprise, bringing auto-scrolling precision platforming to the eShop in a charming, polished, pedal-powered package. Now, fresh from the first game’s world tour, our tireless cyclist returns to take to the stars in this space-themed sequel, Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy. Keeping the same great...