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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..

News: This Beatboxer Has Clearly Played A Lot of Mario Games

This Beatboxer Has Clearly Played A Lot of Mario Games

Japanese musician performs some impressive beat-coin-boxing

We've seen some interesting 8-bit musical adaptations before, but Japanese beatboxer Hikakin has done the reverse, emulating classic Mushroom Kingdom melodies with nothing more than his mouth / throat combination. It's Rahzel meets Miyamoto in this incredibly impressive display of vocal...

E3 2010: More Third Party Games Unveiled

More Third Party Games Unveiled

A Boy and His Blob, Sonic, Contra?!

We know your poor hearts can't take much more excitement following the revelation of the 3DS, its already-amazing catalogue of titles and the rest of the E3 hullabaloo that, let's face it, has been Nintendo's best show in years. Your heart's about to take a bit more of a pounding, though. Nintendo's released a list of more titles due to hit the 3DS during its..

News: New Nintendo Video Reminds You Wii has Great Games

New Nintendo Video Reminds You Wii has Great Games

Four minutes full of core titles

Wii's reputation as a family-friendly, casual gamer's paradise is well-storied and not undeserved; claims it's devoid of great third-party core games, however, are less accurate, and Nintendo UK clearly wants to set the record straight with its new "Play Wii" promo video. Taking in everything from first-person shooters to strategy, and side-scrolling..

News: Sticking a Laser Projector to a Wii Zapper Brings us Closer to Virtual Reality

Sticking a Laser Projector to a Wii Zapper Brings us Closer to Virtual Reality

Odd combination creates very cool effect

Remember those first Wii trailers showing people jumping across their living rooms, blasting at the screen, so immersed in the game it's like they were actually in it? Their minds would be blown by this video, as were ours. Strapping a laser projector to the Wii Zapper and harnessing the power of a gyrometer, talented modder Nirav Patel's creation almost..

News: Complete Your Living Room: My Fireplace Stoking up WiiWare

Complete Your Living Room: My Fireplace Stoking up WiiWare

It burns, it burns

You've had an aquarium, a dolphin and a zoo in your Wii so far, but how about something even more sedate? How about... a fireplace? That seems to be the thinking over at Korner Entertainment as it's just sent over the press release and first screenshot of My Fireplace, and what a screenshot it is too. Can you see all that virtual wood, virtually burning away into virtual smoke?..

News: Kick Back and Relax with Some Super Mario Kart Jazz

Kick Back and Relax with Some Super Mario Kart Jazz

The OneUps take guitars, organs, flute to classic soundtrack

Since Super Mario Kart launched on the European Virtual Console just a few weeks ago we've had those catchy ditties stuck in our heads all over again. Imagine our joy, then, when we stumbled upon a fully re-recorded and rather lovely-sounding soundtrack from The OneUps. Taking ten classic tracks and giving them a pleasingly laidback,..

News: Dedicated Castlevania Fan Beats NES Version With Dance Mat

Dedicated Castlevania Fan Beats NES Version With Dance Mat

Virtual Console port is bested using some smooth moves

Those of you brave enough to have downloaded the Virtual Console port of the original NES Castlevania will be aware that the game is hard. As in tough-as-old-boots hard. Here at Nintendo Life Towers we've lost count of the number of NES pads we've broken over the years attempting to put Drac...

News: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Gets The NES Treatment

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Gets The NES Treatment

Classic rock album is re-imagined on the vintage 8-bit

Pink Floyd may be a band that your dad was into when he was younger but that doesn't deny them the privilege of being one of rock music's all-time greatest acts, and their magnum opus The Dark Side of the Moon still sounds amazing even today. But you know what would make it sound even more amazing? If it were re-done using nothing but the NES..

News: Advance Wars Reaches New Levels of Boardom

Advance Wars Reaches New Levels of Boardom

Take the fight to your tabletop

We all love a bit of Advance Wars: on the sofa, on the bus and probably even on the loo. But on the table, with cards and counters instead of buttons and bleeps? Well, that's the ingenious idea of several enterprising chaps who've devised Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics, transporting the turns-based war game into a turns-based war board game, complete with buildings,..

News: Eminem Prepping Donkey Kong High Score Attempt?

Eminem Prepping Donkey Kong High Score Attempt?

Rapper's Tweet suggests he's a mean Kong player

Considering it's a crusty old arcade machine from a few decades back Donkey Kong sure is grabbing a lot of headlines recently. First there was the amazing King of Kong movie based around Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell's titanic struggle to achieve the best DK score in history. More recently we're seen a relative newcomer grab the accolade when Hank..

News: Rathalos Figurine Swoops in on Monster Hunter Preorders

Rathalos Figurine Swoops in on Monster Hunter Preorders

More information on the limited edition, too

If, like us, you're busy counting down the days and stitching up your armour in anticipation of the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri), you’ll probably be interested in the announcement of a European preorder incentive in the form of a Rathalos head figurine. Not only that, the final piece of the European-exclusive limited edition pack is revealed as a..

News: Moonhawk Studios Podcast Available Now

Moonhawk Studios Podcast Available Now

James Newton talks about WiiWare, review controversy and... pigtails?!

Nintendo Life Assistant Editor James Newton appeared on the Moonhawk Studios Presents podcast with Mac Paladin and Adam Dayton yesterday, and shot the breeze about Nintendo's marketing, third-party successes and the potential future of the DS. If you missed the show when it was broadcast live (at 2am UK time!) the entire show is..

News: Call Nintendo Life Live, Tonight!

Call Nintendo Life Live, Tonight!

Full show available to download later

You may still be reeling from the recent double podcast whammy of DS's Fifth Birthday and the start of MAR 10's Mario Month celebrations, but it's not time to throw away your speakers just yet. Tonight at 10pm EST/7pm PST, Nintendo Life's very own Assistant Editor James Newton will be appearing on the Moonhawk Studios Presents podcast. You can get involved by..

News: R.O.B. Display Unit Sells for $4K on eBay

R.O.B. Display Unit Sells for $4K on eBay

Someone obviously has very deep pockets

Some rich retro collector has just gotten their hands on a one-of-a-kind auction thanks to eBay. The auction was for a display case containing a Nintendo Entertainment System and a Robotic Operating Buddy (better known as R.O.B.). The final figure? $4,150. Sweet. "These are extremely difficult to find, and this unit comes 100% complete in the original..

News: Steve Wiebe Crowned King of Kong Once Again

Steve Wiebe Crowned King of Kong Once Again

Although it's Donkey Kong Jr. this time

Celebrity gamer and star of the excellent King of Kong Steve Wiebe has reclaimed the world record for Nintendo's Donkey Kong Jr. coin-op after briefly relinquishing the title to Mark Kiel, who had set the previous high score at a whopping 1,147,800. Wiebe - who became famous after his battle with gaming legend Billy Mitchell was immortalized in Seth Gordan's..