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Video: James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

This time it's The Empire Strikes Back

Back in October we shared the latest animation from James Farr, Super Smash Wars: A Link to the Hope, which had already followed thoroughly entertaining efforts that combined Nintendo franchises with those such as Ghostbusters. The good news is that the animator has returned to give his spin on the second Star...

Video: Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board Game

 Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board Game

Figure out the rules and power-up with this sample playthrough

Let's forget all about consoles for a moment. Mega Man is an icon that defies the medium, up there among the greats and immortalised in song, literature, and even Lego. He's had a shot at just about everything by now, and in December we reported that an officially l

News: Luigi Nendoroid Figure Up for Preorder

Luigi Nendoroid Figure Up for Preorder

In this, the Eternity of Luigi

That Luigi diorama offered on Club Nintendo is pretty sweet, but has having the coins or stars for it before preorders sold out been a pipe dream? Don't fret; other options exist. Cute options. A 10-cm (3.9-inch) PVC Luigi Nendoroid figure is currently up for preorder on J-Box. The Man in Green is posable and comes...

News: Do You Want This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Themed NES? It'll Cost You A Pretty Penny

Do You Want This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Themed NES? It'll Cost You A Pretty Penny

Heroes on a NES shell, Turtle power!

Sometimes a good console modification can brighten a day. We've seen plenty such as a custom Tron Nintendo 64, a Zelda-inspired SNES and a Luigi-themed 2DS; now more recently, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle coated NES. The console features Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo on a backlit panel, with...

News: Designer Creates a 3D Model of Onett from EarthBound

Designer Creates a 3D Model of Onett from EarthBound

Prompts dreams of a HD game

When it comes to inspiring video game culture Nintendo is arguably top of the class, and one game — among many — that can inspire impressive levels of fan devotion is Super NES RPG EarthBound. Its release on the Virtual Console this year caused a frenzy of excitement after years of waiting, satisfying waiting retro...

News: This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories of the '90s

This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories of the '90s

When new games dominated letters to Santa

We suspect many know what we mean when referencing "the Nintendo 64 kids", a short video that showed the excitement that a new games console could prompt on Christmas Day. Naturally a games console is for life — or at least a generation — and there are plenty of Holiday seasons when games for our...

News: Capcom Unity's Christmas Card Design Gets Festive With Monster Hunter

Capcom Unity's Christmas Card Design Gets Festive With Monster Hunter

Cute and not deadly

It's the season of giving, and we can expect game companies to give us attractive image files of Christmas greetings; it's not quite a shiny new game wrapped in festive paper but, still, it's the best that's on offer. Capcom Unity's approach this year was to run a contest for its readers to design the company's official card,...

News: These Zelda Plush Toys Make Monday Much Better

These Zelda Plush Toys Make Monday Much Better

Tingle may be our favourite

It's the start of another week and, more notably, we're getting increasingly close to the Holiday season in which we give each other presents and accrue monstrous debts. It also means stress and incredibly crowded shopping malls, so sometimes it's nice to sit back, take a deep breath and contemplate the pleasant, cute...

News: Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Shadow Play

Super Mario 3D World has finally arrived in Europe, with the outstanding 3D platformer gracing retail shelves today. After its North American release last week this is a culmination of a heavy marketing campaign, helped along by the fact it's a terrific game, to try and make it and the Wii U the must-have combination this Holiday season...

Weirdness: Model Chrissy Teigen Celebrates a Mushroom Kingdom Birthday

Model Chrissy Teigen Celebrates a Mushroom Kingdom Birthday

Bowser's name reportedly not found on the list

Singer-songwriter John Legend has got to be feeling pretty good right now. Marrying a model is one thing, but marrying a model who later decides to celebrate her 28th birthday with a Super Mario twist is something very special indeed. After tying the knot in September this year, the newly-weds moved on...

News: Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Heart (container) of glass

Let's be honest - when looking for festive gifts this year, an elaborate piece of stained glass artwork to hang in your cathedral / average-sized home might not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, the gallery of Rick Daniels' work showcased on his Etsy site may be just enough to tempt you. A self-taught...

Weirdness: Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family

Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family

I've just...got something in my eye...

The Pokémon series practically glows with nostalgia and childhood memories for many of us, and Nintendo seems determined to find new ways to break through the cold, callous, adult exteriors of some to appeal to that sentiment again. With this surprisingly emotive trio of cards it may have done just that, so...

News: Check Out Another Legendary Zelda Violin Medley

Check Out Another Legendary Zelda Violin Medley

From Taylor Davis, who's released a "Melodies of Hyrule" album

We do enjoy examples of Nintendo gaming culture in action here at Nintendo Life, and these often come in the form of musical arrangements and tributes. With The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds currently gracing stores around the world, popular YouTube musician Taylor Davis —...

News: North American Club Nintendo Releases a Gorgeous Link Between Worlds Poster Set

North American Club Nintendo Releases a Gorgeous Link Between Worlds Poster Set

Legendary

As you may have noticed, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has arrived almost everywhere today — it hits Australia on 23rd October and Japan, amazingly, on 26th December. It's been met with critical acclaim, and social networks are gradually being filled up with happy gamers sharing initial impressions. Keen to capitalise on...

News: Nintendo Infographic Shows Off Phenomenal Pokémon X & Y Sales Records

Nintendo Infographic Shows Off Phenomenal Pokémon X & Y Sales Records

Reached one million U.S. sales in one day

It's likely that anyone with a passing interest in Nintendo will be aware, by now, that Pokémon X & Y have been a major success since launch. The arrival of a new generation on 3DS was preceded by months of barely containable hype, and since hitting stores the two games have been breaking various sales...

Weirdness: The Fresh Prince Meets Super Mario In This Toe-Tapping Mash-Up

The Fresh Prince Meets Super Mario In This Toe-Tapping Mash-Up

I looked at my (Mushroom) kingdom, I was finally there

With the release of Super Mario 3D World almost upon us, what better way to celebrate than combine the lyrics of classic TV show Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air with the Wii U game's infectious soundtrack? That's exactly what one resourceful soul has done — you can witness the result below. If you're...