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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...

Video: There Are Four New Super Mario 3D World Commercials to Show Off Its Awesomeness

There Are Four New Super Mario 3D World Commercials to Show Off Its Awesomeness

See, it's fun

We can finally say it, unequivocally, without the big embargo anvil over our heads — Super Mario 3D World is a wonderful game. It's magnificent, actually, which is why we gave it 10/10 in our review; it's a must own for Wii U owners and those planning to pick up a system. Nintendo UK is keen to get the message out, of course, and...

News: Check out These Awesome Super Mario Happy Meal Toys

Check out These Awesome Super Mario Happy Meal Toys

Although you'll need to go to Japan if you want one

Do you love Super Mario, enjoy eating copious amounts of fast food and also happen to live in Japan? If so, then you're in luck! Starting from next month, McDonalds Japan will be offering two delightful Super Mario toys with its Happy Set meals (essentially the Japanese version of a Happy Meal)...

News: SNES Generation Album Merges 16-Bit Sounds With Modern Game Music, and is Awesome

SNES Generation Album Merges 16-Bit Sounds With Modern Game Music, and is Awesome

The Wind Waker's 'Outset Island' with Link to the Past sounds, oh my...

We do like a bit of top-notch video game music here on Nintendo Life, and a new retro-infused album by Alex Roe has been serenading our ears. The album SNES Generation takes modern games and recreates their music with sounds and samples from equivalent Super NES titles, with...

Video: This Is Why CoD: Ghosts Is Best on Wii U

This Is Why CoD: Ghosts Is Best on Wii U

On point

'The latest instalment in the phenomenally successful Call of Duty franchise launched earlier this week, and it's probably already broken all sorts of crazy sales records' - is a sentence that you've probably read every year now, since around 2007. Nonetheless, Ghosts is out now for Wii U, and we reckon it's the best version money can buy...

News: These Animal Crossing Plushies May be Hard to Resist

These Animal Crossing Plushies May be Hard to Resist

Cuteness overload

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been around for a good while now, but there are still plenty of 3DS owners accumulating a worrying number of hours as they build their perfect towns. If charming and compulsive is a combination you enjoy, it's still quite possible the best game out there. We'd suggest some of the biggest fans may be...

Weirdness: You Could Hang This Mini Lego Mario Question Block on Your Christmas Tree

You Could Hang This Mini Lego Mario Question Block on Your Christmas Tree

We particularly like the Lego Atari 2600

The Holiday season is a festive, happy time, when many off us happily pile on the pounds and, presumably, play a lot of games. It's a time of backlog busting and, perhaps, silly family games — that Wii or, dare we say Wii U can provide the latter activity in particular. Some of us may also have a Christmas...