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News: Android Game Inspired by Muramasa Takes Some Heat

Android Game Inspired by Muramasa Takes Some Heat

Developer to change any troublesome parts before release

It's true that video games often take inspiration from other games, leaving developers to occasionally answer tough questions over similar assets or design. Take for example the Flappy Bird fiasco that happened a few months back. The developer was attacked for having green pipes that bear a...

News: As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Creation, Nintendo Denies Any Legal Complaint

As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Creation, Nintendo Denies Any Legal Complaint

Japanese firm has no issue with the game's visuals

Unless you've been living down an especially deep well for the past week or so, you'll have heard of the name Flappy Bird. The smartphone title has attracted an astonishing amount of interest both from within and outside the games industry, and its creator Dong Nguyen apparently made $50,000 USD a...

News: Nintendo Titles Continue To Be Illegally Peddled On Android Google Play Store

Nintendo Titles Continue To Be Illegally Peddled On Android Google Play Store

Donkey Kong Country HD, anyone?

Smartphones may be a growing market when it comes to gaming, but the companies running these platforms seem to have a real problem controlling what kind of content goes up. Android's Google Play market is probably the worst offender, with Google seemingly content to allow developers to sell whatever apps and games...

News: Does The JXD GamePad 2 Remind You Of Anything?

Does The JXD GamePad 2 Remind You Of Anything?

Certainly rings a bell

Last year we were graced with the Droid X360, a Chinese-made clone of the PS Vita which runs Google's Android operating system. This year, we've got another copycat device which shares more than a few similarities with the Wii U GamePad - it even has the same name. The JXD S7300 GamePad 2 has a 7-inch capacitive screen, a...

News: Hacker Combines Game Boy, Wii Remote and Android To Create Portable Nirvana

Hacker Combines Game Boy, Wii Remote and Android To Create Portable Nirvana

But only if you play games which use two buttons, obviously

Retro emulation on Android isn't going to go away, regardless of how questionable and legally dubious it is. However, the exploits of a hacker by the name of alpinedelta prove that even those who resort to playing ROMs on their phone often yearn for the feel of the real thing. alpinedelta...

News: Mario Clone Super Maria Land Jumps Onto Android

Mario Clone Super Maria Land Jumps Onto Android

Great artists steal?

Smartphone-based clones of popular games are everywhere these days, but this latest effort really is unashamedly blatant. Super Maria Land - which proudly proclaims itself as a 'Mario Clone' on its official Google Play store listing is a port of a web-based Flash title for Google's popular Android platform. It's clearly a...

News: Mario Kart 7 Mobile App Makes Kart Combos Clearer

Mario Kart 7 Mobile App Makes Kart Combos Clearer

Take advantage

With so many different kart pieces to unlock in Mario Kart 7, it can be tough knowing what's what and how to maximise your kart's abilities for land, sea and air. That's where the Combo Explorer app for iOS and Android can come in handy. The application lets you create a custom kart from all in-game parts and see how it stacks up...

News: Nintendo Faces More Calls to Embrace Mobile

Nintendo Faces More Calls to Embrace Mobile

Everyone's in on the act

Andy Payne, chairman of UK Interactive Entertainment — the UK's games industry trade association — is the latest in a long line of industry notables to call on Nintendo to create games for smartphones. Speaking at Liverpool's Develop conference, Payne spoke in response to an audience statement that platform exclusivity...

News: Reggie: "Mobile Games Would Go Against Our Beliefs"

Reggie: "Mobile Games Would Go Against Our Beliefs"

Won't be doing that, then

While the wider games industry continues to argue that Nintendo should move into the smartphone game space, Nintendo's top brass are sticking by their guns and saying "no, thank you." The latest to speak up is Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who talked to Games.com about the company's stance. Asked...

News: Classic Controller Support Comes to Android Wii Remote App

Classic Controller Support Comes to Android Wii Remote App

Finally, SNES games play like a dream

We few days ago we covered the release of Ryan Frawley's excellent Wii Controller IME app for Google's Android mobile platform. The app allows Android users to connect a Wii Remote to their phone via Bluetooth and play games on with it. Frawley hinted at Classic Controller support when he launched the first...

News: Wii Controller App For Android Goes Live

Wii Controller App For Android Goes Live

We put the new app through its paces in an exclusive video

Last week we reported that developer Ryan Frawley had released a "proof of concept" demo which allowed Android phone users to interact with a Nintendo Wii Remote. There's barely been enough time to get fully excited about this tantalising prospect because Frawley has launched the...

News: Wii Remote Support Coming to Google's Android

Wii Remote Support Coming to Google's Android

New application allows Wii Remotes and Android phones to communicate

We don't usually cover mobile phone news here on Nintendo Life but in this case we're willing to make an exception. Those of you familiar with Google's Android operating system will know that there are countless downloadable apps available via the appropriately-named Android Market. One app that caught our attention recently was..