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News: Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Move over, Konami

We're big fans of Platinum Games here at Nintendo Life, even to the point that we praised its Wii U legacy just recently. While many may be enjoying its latest release — Bayonetta 2 — on Wii U, some cool unlockable details for The Wonderful 101 may have some going back to the bonkers-yet-brilliant action game released in 2013...

Video: Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

All in under an hour

We're certainly fans of speedruns here on Nintendo Life, as few gaming pursuits push the boundaries of games and those playing them as far. Whether world records in classic Zelda games that exploit errors in coding, or flat-out runs that tackle every stage in order, there's plenty to enjoy in seeing the best of the field show...

Video: Another Neat 1-UP Trick Has Been Found in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Another Neat 1-UP Trick Has Been Found in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Awesome skills

The NES-era Mario platformers are still much-loved to this day, and are still tested and experimented upon by eager gamers looking for glitches and tricks. Given the limitations of the 8-bit hardware these are bountiful and are still being found; they can be rather entertaining for those of us without the skills to find them...

News: Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Too cute for words

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will grace stores in North America on 5th December, and now finally has a release date for Europe; it is in January 2015, as previously confirmed — it'll start hunting for treasure in the region on 9th January. It may be spinning off from the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World, meanwhile, but...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Bravo, Nintendo, bravo

Miiverse is wonderful in various ways, and since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012 it's even thrown up a meme or two. An iconic example is the y cant metroid crawl (sic) thread that was widely spotted following the Virtual Console release of Super Metroid; whether legitimate or the work of a prankster, it was rather...

Video: The Wiivengers is the Latest Marvellous Animated Short From James Farr

The Wiivengers is the Latest Marvellous Animated Short From James Farr

The Avengers had better watch out

If fast-paced animated parodies stuffed with Nintendo characters, references and in-jokes are of interest to you, there are decent odds that you're aware of James Farr's videos by now. To date popular film franchises such as Ghostbusters and Star Wars have been given the treatment in a whirl of bright colours and...

News: You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

Good luck trying to play a game on it, though

If you follow the hardware modding community then the name Vadu Amka will be instantly familiar to you. A seasoned pro when it comes to taking existing systems and making them even more attractive, Amka has recently released another new creation: a Game Boy Advance SP which is based on the model used...

News: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for this Orchestral Metroid Album

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for this Orchestral Metroid Album

Paying homage to a very special lady

Composer Sam Dillard is in the process of producing an album of music from the Metroid series called Metroid Cinematica, and aims to release it during October. The music promises to be more of a re-imagining than a simple repeat performance of the original tracks. Certain moments from different themes will be...

News: Trust Us, You Need This Super Famicom Box Art Collection Book In Your Life

Trust Us, You Need This Super Famicom Box Art Collection Book In Your Life

Update: Kickstarter now cancelled

Update: The Kickstarter has now been cancelled for the reasons explained by Stuart here: Hey folks. Firstly, I’d like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported this Kickstarter project. I’ve had a whirlwind of a weekend with my inbox literally breaking with messages of support from fans...

News: Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition is Bringing Ruthless Landlord Gaming to a New Generation

Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition is Bringing Ruthless Landlord Gaming to a New Generation

Gotta bankrupt 'em all

As a board game representation of cold-blooded capitalism, Monopoly is rather brutal — up to six entrepreneurs start with the same level of capital and acquire land as quickly as possible, before then applying hefty rent charges for merely standing on the land. The goal is to bankrupt the other players; it's a cruel world...

News: Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

A treat for the old eardrums

Music from video games is something that not many people outside the gaming circle really recognise or appreciate, so it's all the more encouraging when groups of people – be they large or small – band together in order to create a new experience from established melodies. Many of the classic themes from the Metroid...

News: Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

That's not a swing you see every day!

The voice of Mario, Charles Martinet has recently set up an account on Vine where within the space of 24 hours he's already shared some awesomely creative micro-video clips. Using dancing figurines of Mario, Luigi and Wario he breathes live into his surroundings. 58 year old talented voice actor Martinet...

News: The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

Over $200 if you want one

We do like the varied collectible figurines offered by First 4 Figures here at Nintendo Life, even if they're slightly unobtainable luxuries due to their hefty price tags. Fans of cute pink fluffball Kirby should take note, then, as Sword Kirby is the latest offering on the way in Q1 2015. Standing at 16 inches tall, this...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

"It eats... and it makes little Zamtrios."

Further showcasing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate designs drawn from real-world creatures but made even more spiky, Capcom community specialist Yuri Araujo is celebrating the end of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week by sharing some early designs and concept art for Monster Hunter's shark analogue, the...