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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..

News: DSi Gets Motion Detection

DSi Gets Motion Detection

Console tilt-sensitive without attachments

Satoru Iwata may say the DS's successor will be motion sensitive, but the team at Engine Software has beaten him to the punch, creating full motion sensitivity with no attachments needed. To demonstrate the technology in action, Engine Software has released a video of TILT, a prototype marble-rolling simulation. Check it out below. The developers are keen..

Feature: Retro GT Clothing Interview

Retro GT Clothing Interview

We catch up with the chaps behind this awesome gaming-related clothing brand

Video gaming has spawned many iconic images over the years, so its little surprise that many brands have crossed over to feature on various items of clothing. One of our favourite clothing companies has to be UK-based Retro GT, who specalise in custom-made designs that reflect several decades of misspent youth. We caught..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Packaging Is All Kinds Of Awesome

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Packaging Is All Kinds Of Awesome

Paint the town red with Mario's latest adventure

We don't have our press copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii yet, but those lucky chaps over at Kotaku do - and they've taken some photos of the packaging to tease us with. Normally we wouldn't report on something as banal as this but the fact is the case for NSMB Wii looks fantastic. It's made of red instead of white plastic, so it's sure to stand out..

News: Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Coming to Virtual Console?

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Coming to Virtual Console?

Could the King of Pop make his Wii debut soon?

The PEGI has been a bit quiet for a while, as they tend not to add ratings to their site until the games in question have actually been released. Today, however, one game slipped through the cracks, and it's not an insignificant one either. A Virtual Console listing for Michael Jackson's Moonwalker has appeared, making it seem like one of the games..

News: Black Wii Unboxed Before Your Very Eyes!

Black Wii Unboxed Before Your Very Eyes!

Yes, we've got one.

When Nintendo announced the Limited Edition black Wii was on its way to the UK and Europe this month, our first reaction was a sense of satisfaction - the Wii has been stuck in its whitewash world for too long, so the added choice of another colour is more than welcome. Not all of you were so thrilled though, particularly you poor, forgotten North American readers with naught..

News: Ryo Hazuki to Search for Sailors in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Ryo Hazuki to Search for Sailors in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Shenmue main man confirmed for racing game!

It's been a long and tearful six years since we last saw Ryo Hazuki on a console (that's Shenmue II on Xbox, fact-fans) but now the face-plastered one is set to return as a playable character in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing! This new video just sent to us by Sega shows Ryo thundering around the game's brightly-coloured race tracks on a motorbike -..

News: It's Official: Nintendo is the Best

It's Official: Nintendo is the Best

Are you going to argue with the experts at A.T. Kearney, punk?

As hardcore Nintendo fans we're all aware that the company is pretty freakin' special. However, it's always nice to have this kind of thing confirmed semi-officially, so the fact that highly respected consulting firm A.T. Kearney has decided that Nintendo is the number one firm in the world when it comes to 2008 sales and international..

News: The Haynes Video Gaming Manual

The Haynes Video Gaming Manual

A coffee table classic that every dedicated gamer should own

Following on from our review of the superb Game Over, we've got another literary classic to bring to your attention. The Video Game Manual is published by UK firm Haynes (famed for its automotive help guides) and is penned by João Diniz Sanches, former editor of Future's Edge magazine. The hardback book contains over 175 pages of vital..

News: Smart Bomb Issue One Now Available

Smart Bomb Issue One Now Available

Former Super Play artist produces awesome comic along with fellow Rare employees

If you're a UK-based SNES fan then chances are you will recall a fantastic magazine called Super Play. Easily the best publication devoted to Nintendo's 16-bit machine, the mag was especially notable for focusing on import releases (when all other magazines ignored them) and the burgeoning anime craze, which back in..

News: The Portable SNES You've Always Wanted, But Can Never Have

The Portable SNES You've Always Wanted, But Can Never Have

NOT coming soon to shop near you!

Wouldn't it be great to have a mobile SNES that you could take with you everywhere? Well, until Nintendo decides to pull its finger out and launch the DSi Virtual Console service we're all hoping and praying for, you'll have to send begging letters to industrious French hardware modder darthchris13. This talented chap has managed to cram a SNES into a smaller,..

News: A Whole New Meaning To The Term Shovelware

A Whole New Meaning To The Term Shovelware

Bet you didn't know your Wiimote could handle such power

What do you get if you mix 15 tonnes of steel, 200 bar of hydraulic pressure and a Wiimote? The answer: a totally awesome industrial grappler. The chaps behind these two grapplers - which use a control system written in Python software language - have tinkered around with them so that you can operate them using a Wiimote. Check out the..