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Video: Super Mario Slug X - It's As Crazy As It Sounds

Super Mario Slug X - It's As Crazy As It Sounds

Explosions, fireballs and madness

YouTube can be a funny, strange and at times silly place, and video game culture delivers some of its quirkiest videos as talented animators and directors mess around with gaming conventions. With such a prominent history in the industry, Nintendo naturally features in plenty of cameos and mash-ups, occasionally...

News: Abandoned Pixel Perfect Punch-Out!! Book Has a Knockout Ending With Mike Tyson

Abandoned Pixel Perfect Punch-Out!! Book Has a Knockout Ending With Mike Tyson

Public release failed due to licensing issues

While we cover a fair share of Kickstarter development fundraisers, one that's worth a mention is the Pixel Perfect: Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! book project, which was to raise money to enable public distribution for a limited run of 200 copies. The book itself was finished, an unofficial encyclopedia...

News: First 4 Figures Shows Off Its Mighty Ganondorf Army

First 4 Figures Shows Off Its Mighty Ganondorf Army

So many Ganondorfs, so little money

First 4 Figures is known for its fantastic selection of figurines, which include various Nintendo characters with great attention to detail. The site has seen wonderful success with figures such as Link on Epona, Dark Link, Zero Suit Samus and the chief Goron, Darunia. There are plenty more to choose from, just...

News: Check Out These Spectacular NES Cartridge Rings

Check Out These Spectacular NES Cartridge Rings

There are plenty to choose from

There's a feeling you get with a cartridge that you just can't find with a boring compact disc. They may be a thing of the past but there are many people out there who still appreciate their charm. One person who clearly has a love for NES cartridges in particular is Etsy artist Jess Firsoff, who is making and...

News: This "Printing Miiverse" Art Show Gives a Glimpse of the Network's Potential

This "Printing Miiverse" Art Show Gives a Glimpse of the Network's Potential

Non-profit gallery will be streamed online

Nintendo seems to be rather proud of Miiverse, and rightly so, recently launching a browser-based beta version of the social network — miiverse.nintendo.net — and making it clear that the platform would play a major role in advertising and building awareness of the Wii U. Since its launch plenty of...

Video: Rayman Legends has the Eye of the Tiger, Mariachi Style

Rayman Legends has the Eye of the Tiger, Mariachi Style

We pity the fools who don't check it out

Ubisoft seems to be getting ready to build the excitement for Rayman Legends, which will finally grace the Wii U in late August/early September. In the meantime Wii U owners can indulge in the free Challenge App, which is another way to build a bit of personal hype for the long-awaited platformer. One new...

News: Grant Kirkhope's Perfect Dark Soundtrack Blasts Onto Bandcamp

Grant Kirkhope's Perfect Dark Soundtrack Blasts Onto Bandcamp

The sweet beats

When we think back to iconic Rare shooters that helped to redefine the genre on the Nintendo 64, minds often drift to GoldenEye 007. That has a strong case as a trailblazer, but if you're looking for the best Rare title in that genre from the 64-bit beast, plenty of loyal fans will very enthusiastically and loudly point you towards...

News: 3DS Gives Stereoblind Man a Window to the Third Dimension

3DS Gives Stereoblind Man a Window to the Third Dimension

“I had never known it was possible for reality to look this way”

The technology that allows us to perceive depth on the 3DS top screen is easy to take for granted, or even to dismiss as a gimmick. But for George Kokoris, a senior designer at Rare Ltd., the handheld granted him his first taste of what most of us can view naturally every day...

Weirdness: Try to Run as Fast as Sonic, For Real, in Sonic Athletics

Try to Run as Fast as Sonic, For Real, in Sonic Athletics

Run fatty, run

We have enough self awareness here at Nintendo Life Towers to know that, while some members of our team are athletic and healthy examples to us all, a few of us share an unfortunate body-shape resemblance to Mario. When your main hobby revolves around exercising thumbs more than legs and arms, carrying a few extra pounds is a hazard...

News: These Screens Show What NES Games Would Be Like Today

These Screens Show What NES Games Would Be Like Today

Minus the secrets and controller-hurling difficulty

This video games lark is quite young as an entertainment medium; it's decades behind film and television, while books have hundreds of years behind them. Yet in a short time we've seen extraordinary transformations in technology and also game design. It's easy to forget when playing modern games,...

News: Woman Finds Extremely Rare NES Game At Goodwill Store

Woman Finds Extremely Rare NES Game At Goodwill Store

A diamond in the rough

File this one under "Wowzer". A woman paid $7.99 for an old NES cartridge at a Goodwill store that — as luck would have it — is one of the rarest video games of all time. Bandai's Stadium Events — which has sold for more than $40,000 USD in the past — was one of the first titles to use the Family Fun Fitness Mat...

News: Check Out This Ultimate Multi-System Games Console

Check Out This Ultimate Multi-System Games Console

Project Unity plays games from 18 formats, and not a ROM in sight

We sometimes direct your attention to hardware, often portable, that gives gamers a new way to play their old cartridges, discs or even smaller carts. While ROMs are always a sticking area, there's plenty of hardware out there designed to give fresh life to all of the physical copies...

Video: The New Super Mario Busters - Featuring Sonic - Go Into Action

The New Super Mario Busters - Featuring Sonic - Go Into Action

More cameos and insanity to enjoy

Earlier this year we posted a video called Super Mario Busters, which was a new creation from YouTube user James Farr. It combined a homage to the Ghostbusters movie with enough Nintendo game references to keep eagle-eyed viewers amused for a long time. Now we have the sequel, The New Super Mario Busters 2, which...

News: There Sure Are A Lot Of Nintendo References In PSN Title Guacamelee

There Sure Are A Lot Of Nintendo References In PSN Title Guacamelee

Sony title is bursting with love for Ninty

Given the remit of this site, we try to avoid featuring games which are exclusive to rival consoles, but in the case of PlayStation Network release Guacamelee!, we're happy to make an exception. This Metroidvania-style action platformer is currently avaialble for the PS3 and PS Vita, and comes absolutely...

News: Bass and Treble Figures Turning Up In The U.S. This Summer

Bass and Treble Figures Turning Up In The U.S. This Summer

Will join Mega Man and Rush pack

The 25th anniversary of Mega Man continues to be celebrated in a number of beautiful, non-interactive ways! Capcom Senior Online/Community Manager, Brett Elston, confirmed through his blog that a combo pack of Mega Man’s rivals Bass and Treble will arrive in the U.S. this summer. Produced by D-Arts/Bandai/Tamashii...

News: Print Your Own Goldeneye Remote Mine

Print Your Own Goldeneye Remote Mine

Golden gun not included

Anyone who played Goldeneye 007 back on the N64 will no doubt remember the countless weapons and traps included in its multiplayer mode. ComradeQuiche of Thingiverse has combined his fond memories and technical know-how to create a replica of the remote mine using a 3D printer and has posted the model for all to use. The...

Video: This Is The Star Fox Movie We Want Hollywood To Make

This Is The Star Fox Movie We Want Hollywood To Make

Behind the scenes on a fan-made masterpiece

We've already seen how Nintendo games can get the Gritty Reboot treatment, but this latest fan-made video is going for a truly epic feel — and makes us wish that Pixar and Nintendo could join forces to make Star Fox: The Movie with Joe Morrisseau, George Hernandez, Jesus Martinez, Jeff Barruga and...