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News: This Giant Augmented Reality Mii Could Destroy Us All

This Giant Augmented Reality Mii Could Destroy Us All

Run for it

The 3DS Augmented Reality (AR) cards are one of the console's coolest features: with just a piece of card and your console you can magic into existence Mario, Samus Aran or a virtual representation of yourself. But cards are small; what happens if you make them bigger? We're not talking A4 size here: we're talking enormous cards, 672cm x...

News: An Old School Look at The Reginator

An Old School Look at The Reginator

Our favourite Nintendo president in his prime

Have you ever sat there watching Nintendo's E3 press conference and wondered what The Reginator looked like in his younger days? If so, have we got a picture for you. While we have no idea at exactly what age this photo of Reggie was snapped, we can definitely tell that people were still frequenting...

News: Neo Geo Tribute is Suitably Epic, Features Lots of Sexy Hardware

Neo Geo Tribute is Suitably Epic, Features Lots of Sexy Hardware

The feel of gorgeous hardware is one thing the Virtual Console can't emulate

Thanks to the wonder of the Virtual Console, we've seen a few choice slices of Neo Geo goodness on the Wii. Titles such as Metal Slug, King of Fighters '94, Magical Drop III and Samurai Shodown II are true classics of video gaming history, and when you consider how incredibly expensive these games were back when they were..

News: Dinkybox is the Toy Store You Always Dreamed of

Dinkybox is the Toy Store You Always Dreamed of

A treasure-trove of toy-related goodness awaits

We don't mind admitting it – we're absolutely smitten with video game-related toys here at Nintendo Life. In our humble opinion, you can never have enough Mario and Sonic figures secreted around your home or office, so you can imagine how we feel when we feast our eyes on the smorgasbord of cute brilliance sitting on the virtual shelves of the..

Podcast: Episode 20 - Jon and James Talk 3DS

Episode 20 - Jon and James Talk 3DS

Information, impressions and intelligent discussion

It's been a long old time since the Nintendo Life podcast graced your earholes, but if ever there was an occasion to resurrect the series it would be Nintendo's 3DS events in New York and Amsterdam. Our man in New York Jon Wahlgren and Amsterdam attendee James Newton sat down for a transatlantic discussion about what they'd seen, played and eaten..

News: We Always Knew The Mario Brothers Were Made Men

We Always Knew The Mario Brothers Were Made Men

Spot the cultural references in this film parody

Back in 1993, Hollywood tried to convert one of the biggest video game franchises into a live action motion picture... and it wasn't that good. What was wrong with Super Mario Bros. the film, wasn't the on-screen talent, but the writing and the concept itself. Nothing wrong with throwing in a bit of...

News: Smash Bros. Game Boy Demake is Amazing in Action

Smash Bros. Game Boy Demake is Amazing in Action

Demo out this Friday

Have you ever wished that Super Smash Bros. had seen the green light of day on the original Game Boy? Here to prove that wishes can sometimes come true in some form or another is Super Smash Land, a decidedly not-endorsed-by-Nintendo take on the fighting franchise that aims to condense all its mechanics into just two buttons. Removing the dodge, grab and block moves makes for a..

News: WayForward's Next DSiWare Game is Mighty Milky Way

WayForward's Next DSiWare Game is Mighty Milky Way

ESRB outs galactic title

WayForward has created some of DSiWare's finest titles – in fact, Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the only game on the service awarded a 10/10 score – so the ESRB's rating of a new title from the studio should get your thumbs standing to attention. Called Mighty Milky Way, it's an action-puzzle game involving portals,...

News: This Safe Sex Video Owes a Surprising Amount to Mario and Mega Man

This Safe Sex Video Owes a Surprising Amount to Mario and Mega Man

Game on!

The UK has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Western Europe, and each county council has a role to play in educating its citizens in the best way to bring these numbers down. Leicestershire's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy has decide the best way to do this is with an educational video set in the world of 8-bit video games. Check out the edited sprites of Mega Man, enemies from Dr Mario and..

News: Miniature Mario Kart Course Will Bring a Smile to Your Face

Miniature Mario Kart Course Will Bring a Smile to Your Face

The course we've all dreamt of

If you're separated from your beloved Super NES and Super Mario Kart, there may be another way for you to get your fix of its speedy charms by following the example of anime association Motsukora. The Spanish group built a real-life Mario Kart circuit for its remote controlled cars to boost around, displaying it at a...

News: Donkey Kong Stars in the Most Awesome Wedding Video Ever

Donkey Kong Stars in the Most Awesome Wedding Video Ever

Bride and groom go head-to-head

Sure, you all thought that Donkey Kong music video we posted the other day was about as cool as moving images could get, but we've unearthed an absolute gem of a video from the mists of time which beats it hands down - heck, it even features a cameo from the great ape himself. The story goes like this: developer Gregg Tavares got wind that one of his pals was getting..

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..