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News: Science Museum in Tokyo Aiming for Super Effective Education With The Pokémon Lab

Science Museum in Tokyo Aiming for Super Effective Education With The Pokémon Lab

Disclaimer may clarify that no real Pokémon are featured

Here's another event to file under the "wish I was in Japan" category, as Pokémon fans within travelling distance of Tokyo could potentially learn a little about science and also have fun with one of their favourite franchises. From 8th May onwards, The Pokémon Lab exhibit at the Miraikan...

Video: Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Leap of faith

Proposing marriage is one of the most signficant gestures of affection one can give to another human being, but the event itself can be quite intimidating - will your other half say yes? Will you make a fool of yourself? Will they turn their noses up at the cheap ring you've bought? It's serious business. However, we like the approach...

News: Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Holy Knit!

When it comes to amiibo, it's hard not to be charmed silly be the yarn toys that are being released along with Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U. They're amiibo made of wool - let's just digest that for a moment... Of course, stock will probably be harder to come by than an original Call of Duty concept, so the race will be on. UK gamers...

Video: Watch the Original Master Sword and Hylian Shield Come to Life

Watch the Original Master Sword and Hylian Shield Come to Life

Hyut, hyat, heyyyarrggh!

Man At Arms on YouTube have done a number of different weapons from Nintendo games in the past, but this may be their most impressive challenge yet: Link's Hylian Shield. Traditional shields are naturally very difficult to make, and considering the Hylian Shield was likely designed with a healthy dose of artistic license,...

News: We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

Grandson uncovers incredibly in-depth tome

World War II was a pretty dire business, costing the lives of countless millions all over the globe. However, if there's one thing we can thank this catastrophic international conflict for, it's possibly the most awesome fan-written guide to Dragon Quest V ever seen. A fellow in Japan has recently...

Video: This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

Taking the term Easter Egg to a new level

Warning: spoilers below Hyrule Warriors isn't a game that takes itself too seriously; take the plot, for example, which blends saving the world with a somewhat tenuous concept that ties multiple generations of Legend of Zelda characters together. It's all about the action, and whether you're playing as Link...

News: Super Smash Bros. Pros Explain Competitive Theories in Reading, Zoning and the "Neutral Game" 

Super Smash Bros. Pros Explain Competitive Theories in Reading, Zoning and the "Neutral Game" 

If you fancy brawling with the best, watch this

Your humble writer, like many in the Nintendo Life team, likes Super Smash Bros. a lot, with the latest entries on Wii U and 3DS pushing our buttons. While some of us in the broader community may be decent players that can compete well in occasional online matches, competitive pro players are naturally...

Music: Here's The Entire Gradius III Soundtrack In NES Style, Just Because

Here's The Entire Gradius III Soundtrack In NES Style, Just Because

The remix you didn't know you needed

Gradius III was one of Konami's first releases for the SNES and took the popular shooter franchise into the 16-bit realm for the first time. As is the case with many Konami games, it featured an excellent soundtrack by Konami Kukeiha Club, the company's in-house music team. In its pure, untouched form it's a...

News: This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

Platinum strikes again

Platinum Games is one of the most imaginative and quirky major studios in game development, and has lived up to that reputation with a rather random release of an 8-bit style browser game based on Bayonetta - it's called 'Angel Land'. In this game, that's perfect for time wasting, you simply use space to jump and enter to...

Weirdness: Super Bowl XLIX Analysis of 'Mega-Beast Mode' Recreates Marshawn Lynch as Mega Man

Super Bowl XLIX Analysis of 'Mega-Beast Mode' Recreates Marshawn Lynch as Mega Man

Running Man

Super Bowl XLIX is everywhere right now, as the US and a global audience ramps up for the showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Improbably muscle-bound men wearing lots of gear will pummel each other over the course of many hours, and hundreds of millions will watch. There's a lot of coverage for the match, and...

News: This NES Arcade-Style Unit is a Thing of Beauty

This NES Arcade-Style Unit is a Thing of Beauty

Some games incompatible due to use Retron cartridge emulation tech

Hardware mods for retro systems are rather common, so those seeking a stylish or convenient option for playing their old NES games aren't short of options. Not many are quite as impressive as the Model G1 from Rabbit Engineering, though, which features arcade-style inputs, a...

News: This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super Mario Bros. 4 To Nintendo 25 Years Ago

This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super Mario Bros. 4 To Nintendo 25 Years Ago

Even Nintendo's rejection letters are awesome

Back in 1990, Nintendo fan Jason Venter had an idea. He loved Super Mario Bros. 3 and the excellence of that game inspired him to create a planning document for a sequel. That document was packed with the kind of ideas that could only come from the active imagination of an 11-year-old gaming addict -...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

A Falcon Punch for the loser

Last year we shared videos of some fun minigames that fans of Super Smash Bros. were creating with the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases. On the home console version we showed you Smashketball, which utilises the stage builder to establish boundaries of cannons and lave - if you hit an opponent into the right barrel...