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News: Watch Rhythm Heaven Played with Lasers and Japanese Swords

Watch Rhythm Heaven Played with Lasers and Japanese Swords

Now this is technology

The GameBoy Advance belongs to a simpler time, when buttons were king. That's why it's so great to see a video of GBA title Rhythm Heaven played in a way we're fairly certain the developers never considered. The video below shows a simple circuit involving a laser pointer, a prosthetic finger and, of course, a Japanese sword...

Features: Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life - Volume 2

Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life - Volume 2

Back once more!

Our previous article, Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life was such a hit that we raided our email archives to find even more oddball requests, ranting users and people mistaking us for the Big N. The vast majority of these emails were sent before we published our previous article, to weed out any fame-seeking impostors. Read on and...

News: Super Mario Design Documents Reveal Guns, Rockets and Fighting

Super Mario Design Documents Reveal Guns, Rockets and Fighting

The Mushroom Kingdom was very different back then

We've only just recovered from the bombshell that Super Mario Bros. nearly had a shoot 'em up stage, but prepare for more shocks as original design documents show the path the plumber nearly took. Part of the History of Mario booklet contained in the Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, the documents reveal Mario's moveset was originally..

News: Super Mario Bros. Nearly Had a Shoot 'em Up Stage

Super Mario Bros. Nearly Had a Shoot 'em Up Stage

Before fireballs came bullets

You might know enough about Super Mario Bros. to win our 25th anniversary competition, but did you know a shooting stage was planned for the game? A Famitsu interview with Shigeru Miyamoto reveals that using Mario's original controls, pressing Up would jump, with B to dash and A to fire bullets, before the team settled on fireballs. The game would have turned out very..

News: Fans to Have Direct Input in Mega Man Legends 3 Project

Fans to Have Direct Input in Mega Man Legends 3 Project

Capcom reveals what this "project" entails

When Capcom announced that they were working on a Mega Man Legends 3 project for 3DS, we took this to mean that the name of the upcoming game had yet to be decided. It's now been revealed that the word means much more; as Capcom's website explains, "'Project' is in the title for a reason." As explained at the recent New York City Comic Con by..

News: Japan Receives Red Wii in Honour of Mario's 25th

Japan Receives Red Wii in Honour of Mario's 25th

Super special limited edition on the way

Nintendo already announced a limited edition red DSi XL to celebrate Mario's anniversary, but it's also put together a very special edition Wii console for Japan only. Not only is the Wii itself in the plumber's favourite hue of red, the Wii Remote is one of the new Wii Remote Plus designs containing MotionPlus built-in. The machine also comes with classic..

News: Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

Vblank Entertainment's parodic action game pays homage to the iconic Nintendo light gun

It's not uncommon for characters and items from one franchise to appear in another by the same developer, but when homage is paid to an unrelated series or item, there's an extra sense of joy in recognising the proverbial nod of the head. Vblank Entertainment's upcoming open-world action parody does just that..

News: Mario Collection Special Pack Coming to Japan

Mario Collection Special Pack Coming to Japan

It's-a-me, the rest of the world's envy!

Online retailer Play-Asia has just added a title to their catalogue that confirms our earlier speculation: this generation will indeed see its own Super Mario All-Stars in the form of Super Mario Collection Special Pack, which is set to come with a bonus booklet of artwork and other fun information as well as a full-fledged

News: Even a Wii Remote or a DS Stylus Can Be a Sonic Device

Even a Wii Remote or a DS Stylus Can Be a Sonic Device

Pretend you're The Doctor even when you're not playing his games

Every fan of Doctor Who (or, simply, The Doctor) knows that he'd have a lot more trouble fighting Cybermen and Daleks without his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. It seems that no matter what the problem is, it can be solved by him pointing the device at it and acting like he's concentrating really hard as the Time Lord tool shines a light..

News: This is the Greatest Mario Collection We've Ever Seen

This is the Greatest Mario Collection We've Ever Seen

1,000 plumbing items all under one roof

Mario's face has been on more merchandise than you can imagine, making it hard – not to mention expensive – for dedicated fans to track down those must-have pieces. That makes the achievement of 11-year old Oscar Bown from the UK all the more incredible, as he's amassed a Mario collection containing over...

News: Watch Dr. Wily's Between-Game Preparations, D.I.Y.-Style

Watch Dr. Wily's Between-Game Preparations, D.I.Y.-Style

WarioWare creations guide him through the evil lair setup process

Oh, that Dr. Wily, always up to no good with his evil Robot Masters and his bushy eyebrows. With the amount of smackdowns he's had from Mega Man, you'd think he'd give up the ghost on his crazy plans for world domination sooner or later. Instead, Wily is like clockwork cartoon evil, and NeoGAF poster jarosh has captured the doc..

News: Let the Warm Glow of this Golden Sun Trailer Brighten Your Day

Let the Warm Glow of this Golden Sun Trailer Brighten Your Day

The future's bright

It's been three long weeks since we got chance to play Camelot's upcoming RPG Golden Sun Dark Dawn, and our First Impressions only left us wanting more. This new Japanese trailer for the game has exactly the same effect. With more Psynergies, Summons and simply stunning graphics than before, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn looks like it...

News: Developers Make Famicom Games from Unreal Famicom Cartridges

Developers Make Famicom Games from Unreal Famicom Cartridges

It'll make sense soon

You might remember a story back in May about a Japanese art project where artists created fictitious Famicom cartridges to display their work. Here we are, three months later, bringing you news that some enterprising developers took the cartridges as inspiration to create games. Taking in cat-touching adventure Neco Touch, sloth simulator Namakemono – translated as..

News: Science Makes Another Huge Leap Through Super Mario Bros.

Science Makes Another Huge Leap Through Super Mario Bros.

Control the plumber with only your eyes

We've had NES consoles controlled by peculiar pads in the past, one notable example being the Castlevania fan who used a dance mat, but what if you could play a similarly legendary, groundbreaking game without any controllers at all? No, we're not talking about Kinect, we're talking about Super Mario Bros. and...

News: These Nintendo Demakes are Adorable or Awesome or Both

These Nintendo Demakes are Adorable or Awesome or Both

You decide

Remakes are big business these days – NBA Jam and GoldenEye 007 are just two on the way later this year – but demakes are growing in popularity. These old-school versions of modern franchises are often mocked up just to look awesome, and talented Way of the Pixel member junkboy has a skill to top most. Created for Swedish gaming...

News: These Gaming Figures are Great, But There's a Catch

These Gaming Figures are Great, But There's a Catch

Japanese Wonder Festival shows off Nintendo treats

Japan, video games and figurines go together like bacon, lettuce and tomato, and here's a particularly tasty sandwich of gaming figures from the latest Japanese Wonder Festival. Monster Hunter Tri fans are well-served as always, with series stalwart Rathalos roaring wildly, hunters in sets of Rathalos and Lagiacrus armours and an array of Felynes..

News: Swedish Chiptune Organ Sounds as Awesome as Can Be

Swedish Chiptune Organ Sounds as Awesome as Can Be

Even better thanks to awkward commentary

If you listen to our chip and game music podcast NLFM you've not only proven yourself to be a gamer of outstanding taste, you'll also appreciate how intricate and enjoyable chip music can be. Despite severe technical constraints, many gamers' favourite tunes stem from those 8-bit days, and one such dedicated gamer is Linus Åkesson, inventor of the..

News: Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Nintendo's dual-screen wonder to the rescue

Next time you're in a potentially life-threatening situation you might want to make sure you have a handheld console nearby. A quick-thinking Australian schoolchild - credited only as "Christopher" - found a use for his DS that didn't involve training pocket monsters or defeating Bowser; when his family's car overturned after an attempt to avoid..

News: These Domo-Kun Photos May be Too Cute for Human Eyes

These Domo-Kun Photos May be Too Cute for Human Eyes

Domo plays classic Nintendo titles

You know him as the face of a thousand memes but it's easy to forget that Domo-kun, the brown oblong with the sharp teeth, is a big Nintendo fan too. DSiWare fans may know him from his excursions into golf, rafting and construction, among others. As these recent photos show, he also loves to get his Wii game on. Taken from the flickr set of one Chris Gritti, the..