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  • News Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight May Get Groovy in the West

    Gotta catch the beats

    There are a good numbers of gamers in the West that love Japanese culture and look on with envy at some of the creative, and occasionally wacky, delights that are released in Nintendo's homeland. One of these we may not have expected to see was Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight, a rhythm game on the 3DS eShop from Pokémon developer...

  • Nintendo Download 27th September 2012 (Europe)

    Balloons, mad chickens and another English lesson with Freddy

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nintendo of Europe wasn't able to issue the Euro Nintendo Download news yesterday. Better late than never, the update has arrived on our desk today, and as a result we've got a selection of downloadable treats for you to sample. 3DS eShop: Balloon Pop...

  • News Mega Man 3 Leaps Onto The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

    For those about to rock

    The third instalment of Capcom's popular Mega Man series is launching on the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console this week. Mega Man 3 - known in Japan as Rockman 3: The End of Dr. Wily!? - will go live on the Japanese 3DS eShop tomorrow (September 26th) for 500 yen. Even harsher than its already tough predecessor, Mega Man 3 has...

  • First Impressions Toki Tori 2

    The bird's still got it

    Toki Tori 2 was one of the first eShop titles confirmed for Wii U, showing that developer Two Tribes is more than happy to take another early plunge on Nintendo's download platform. It seems only right, too, as the developer's first ever release was Toki Tori on Game Boy Color, before a new version of that game had a start on...

  • News The Denpa Men are Coming to Your 3DS Next Week


    If, like us, you've been giddily waiting for Genius Sonority's The Denpa Men: They Came by Wave, you're in for a nice surprise next week. It'll be hitting the North American 3DS eShop on 27th September. The dungeon-crawling RPG lets you use 3DS' augmented reality functionality to track down the radio wave-carried Denpa Men in your every day...

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    Review Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D

    Fool us once...

    Slowly but surely, Teyon is on its way towards a half-way decent entry in its Heavy Fire series of military pop shooters. After squeezing out two downloadable disasters and an inexplicable retail release, Teyon returns to the well with Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D — a reloaded version of that first WiiWare gem, now with added...

  • Nintendo Download 20th September 2012 (North America)

    Surfing, retro pockets and the long-awaited La-Mulana!

    Roll up, roll up, it's another generous helping of digitally-downloaded goodness from our North American Nintendo Download report! Feast your eyeballs on the following treats and start counting those virtual pennies - there's purchasing to be done. 3DS eShop: Rising Board 3D (odenis studio,...

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    Review Rising Board 3D

    All that glitters is not gold

    The endless runner craze isn't about to end any time soon, and that's understandable. The genre offers an experience that is both suited to quick play sessions and unique every time you boot it up. The DSiWare service even received a rough equivalent in I Must Run!, and now the eShop has Rising Board 3D, an endless...

  • First Impressions Club Nintendo Picross

    We go hands-on with this Japan-only download

    As many of us have seen in recent years, Nintendo is a company that deals a good line in fan service. Nintendo has produced everything from the recent abundance of anniversary titles, collector's books, cards, and pretty much anything else in the hope that fans can supplement their game collections and...

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    Review Crazy Kangaroo

    Hop, Skippy and jump

    No wonder poor old Barney has gone a bit loopy. Crazy Kangaroo's mad marsupial is on the run after escaping the grasp of evil poachers by daringly bundling himself out of a plane. Unwilling to give up their prize, his captors continue their relentless pursuit to tie this kangaroo down. If you've been near a smartphone in the...

  • News Feast Your Eyeballs On This Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Enemy Artwork

    New game expected in 2013

    Tanukii Studios has released a selection of lush character artwork for its forthcoming 3DS eShop release Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D - Space Recipe For Disaster. Showcasing the same gorgeous hand-drawn style that made the original Go! Go! Kokopolo such a hoot, this new release should prove just as visually alluring when it hits...

  • Nintendo Download 20th September 2012 (Europe)

    The year's most eagerly-awaited WiiWare title finally sees the light of day

    3DS eShop: Dot Runner: Complete Edition (Intense, £4.50) — This unique puzzle title adopts a dual viewpoint - you see the action from both a top-down perspective as well as a first person view. It's certainly different, but we weren't totally enamoured when we reviewed...

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    Review Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    The underdog of the Zelda series returns

    Back in the early days of several franchises, the second game in a series tended to be radically different from the first, because developers had not quite pinned down what they wanted the series to become - take a look at Castlevania II or the western Super Mario Bros. 2 for example. Zelda II is another big...

  • News Cave Story eShop Release Date Confirmed

    Digital download release is incoming

    Indie legend Cave Story is coming to the 3DS eShop, along with a special 3D mode and additional content. It's out 4th October in North America, with a retail price of $9.99. Not to be confused with Cave Story 3D - the 2011 release which effectively rebuilt the game in 3D from the ground up - this digital...

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    Review Fractured Soul

    Seeing double

    Anyone who's followed the development cycle of Fractured Soul will know that the game has experienced quite a few ups and downs on its route to retail. Not only has it been in development for close to eight years, it's also a game that even the developers wondered would ever actually see the light of day. Now resurrected on Nintendo's...

  • Nintendo Download 13th September 2012 (North America)

    Fractured action over two screens, shooting, retro ninjas and selling books

    There may be a shiny new home console hogging the headlines today, but the world keeps spinning and another Nintendo Download update arrives. Wii misses out, unfortunately, but there's an interesting mix of handheld titles to choose from; let's get to it. 3DS eShop:...

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    Review Heyawake by Nikoli

    Mind bending

    Heyawake has been around since 1992 and has spawned several books of puzzles for brain teaser fans to tackle. Now the puzzles are appearing on the 3DS eShop in the form of Heyawake by Nikoli. You can take on 50 puzzles of increasing difficulty on your 3DS and compete with up to three other players in a race to see who can finish the...

  • News Nintendo Lists Game Boy Advance Title for 3DS Virtual Console

    Dr. Mario ordered into Australian eShop

    Those that bought a 3DS at launch, and subsequently got stung by a drastic price cut, received 10 NES and 10 Game Boy Advance games as compensation. The NES games, and others from the system's library, have been gradually arriving in the eShop so that non-Ambassadors can join in, but Nintendo has consistently...

  • News Nintendo Lists Game Boy Advance Title for 3DS Virtual Console

    Dr. Mario ordered into Australian eShop

    Those that bought a 3DS at launch, and subsequently got stung by a drastic price cut, received 10 NES and 10 Game Boy Advance games as compensation. The NES games, and others from the system's library, have been gradually arriving in the eShop so that non-Ambassadors can join in, but Nintendo has consistently...

  • News Speed Demons, Rejoice - Zordix Is Bringing Moto Racing To 3DS

    13 million copies downloaded on smartphones

    Developer Zordix has confirmed that it is bringing its successful Moto Racing series to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Aqua Moto Racing 3D and Snow Moto Racing 3D are based on existing smartphone titles, and will both get a face-lift prior to their launch on Nintendo's popular handheld. Zordix's CEO Matti...

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    Review Picross E

    Almost picture perfect

    By now, most of you should be familiar with the concept of Picross. First appearing on the Game Boy with Mario's Picross and most recently in slightly altered form in Picross 3D, Picross has always been a bit of an unassuming, almost low-key affair, but those who invest their time into it tend to discover an incredibly...

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    Review Balloon Pop Remix

    A popping good time

    Balloon Pop Remix, the latest offering from developer UFO Interactive, is a stylus-based variation on the "bubble-pop" puzzle theme. You slide the stylus over two or more adjacent balloons of any colour to pop them, and as the balloons from below float up to take their place, any matching colour combination of three or more will...

  • Nintendo Download 13th September 2012 (Europe)

    Zelda II, some bookworms and a metallic slug - it's all happening in this week's Euro Nintendo Download

    3DS Virtual Console: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, £4.50) — Arguably one of the most controversial games in the Zelda bloodline, this second NES outing combines side-scrolling action with top-down adventuring to create a heady mix...

  • Interview Endgame Studios and the Long Road to Fractured Soul

    An eight year journey ends on eShop

    Recently, Australian developer Endgame Studios announced that it was self publishing Fractured Soul on the 3DS eShop, a title that has been eight years in the making. The action takes place over two screens at the same time with platforming, run and gun and shmup sections featuring throughout; it'll be released on...

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    Review Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D

    To the hunt

    Even before it was released, Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D was already turning heads and churning out some very interesting debate about what is and is not considered appropriate for a video game. Because this title is all about hunting on an African safari and involves the killing of wild - and in many cases, endangered - animals,...

  • News Rising Board 3D Hits The eShop Surf on 20th September

    3DS debut for the Pop Island series

    DSiWare has had its share of fun, addictive titles, with both Pop Island and Pop Island: Paperfield being good examples. Developer Odenis Studio is now taking this series in a new direction on the 3DS eShop, with Rising Board 3D set to take to the waves. This new entry seems to move away from capturing flags,...

  • Nintendo Download 6th September 2012 (North America)

    Balloon popping, puzzles from Nikoli, princely acrobatics and crazy hunting

    It's time for another Nintendo Download update, and we reckon that no-one should be able to complain of a lack of variety. We have two new 3DS eShop titles, a stone-cold Super NES classic on Wii Virtual Console and a wacky sounding DSiWare title. Check out the details below...

  • News Kart Krashers Careers Into View on 27th September

    Slot on North American starting grid confirmed

    Big John Games has confirmed the North American release date for its forthcoming DSiWare racer Kart Krashers. The magical day is 27th September, with a price point of 500 DSi points. The company has also released a new trailer which features gameplay footage - you can check it out after the press...

  • News Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Is Almost as Big as New Super Mario Bros. 2

    In terms of data, at least

    We're all quite excited about Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight here at Nintendo Life - it was arguably one of the highlights of the Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast last week. Combining platforming with rhythm action, the game launches in Japan this week, although a western release hasn't been confirmed as yet. However, sho

  • News Reward Yourself With Smash Bros. on NA Club Nintendo


    If you're yet to experience the very beginnings of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, you might be interested in the latest North American Club Nintendo reward: the original Super Smash Bros. on Virtual Console. The classic Nintendo 64 fighter is available as a prize until 16th September. It's a bit pricier than usual at 200 reward coins,...

  • News Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Brings The Beat Down

    Hit them with your rhythm stick

    Last week brought us a rather entertaining Nintendo Direct broadcast from Japan, which focused on upcoming titles on the way to 3DS in Nintendo's homeland and, hopefully, other regions as well. For those of us that don't speak Japanese half the fun was figuring out what was going on, though if you're still uncertain...

  • News Two Tribes Experimenting with Toki Tori 2 Wii U Level Editor

    Hatching a plan

    Two Tribes has started work on the level editor for the Wii U version of Toki Tori 2. It's still in proof of concept stage for now, "but it looks promising". The developer tweeted that the first draft of the mode has been coded. You'll be able to edit on the GamePad while the television sits in a paused state, matching the changes...

  • News The Binding of Isaac Creator Still Thinks the Game Could Come to 3DS

    It has a 50% chance, according to Edmund McMillen

    Remember The Binding of Isaac? It was a PC-based downloadable title which looked a lot like The Legend of Zelda and took inspiration from the Biblical story of the same name. It also caused a little bit of controversy for its use of religion, so much so that a proposed 3DS edition was scuppered by...

  • News Fluidity: Spin Cycle Ramps Up The Weirdness in 3DS eShop Sequel

    Dragons, spiders and dinosaurs all feature

    Curve Studios graced us with the excellent Fluidity (known in Europe as Hydroventure) back in 2010, and while we're already aware that a sequel is in the offing, we've never had any screens to gaze longingly at - until now. The images themselves show a wide range of different challenges, including a...

  • Nintendo Download 6th September 2012 (Europe)

    Picture crosswords, crazy hunting and retro pugilistic action

    Monday morning means an update on the downloadable delights that European Nintendo fans can expect this week. The long-awaited Picross E is likely to bring a smile to the faces of many, but there's content the DSi and Wii as well. 3DS eShop: Picross E (Jupiter, £4.50) — Nintendo's...

  • News Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D Gunning for eShop on 13th September

    If you see it, shoot it

    If you want to shoot stuff on your 3DS, Teyon has you covered. The publisher has recently brought us the light-hearted Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D, and then a title that caused a bit of debate with Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D. But if you've had your fill of shooting cartoon animals and real animals, you can go back to shooting...

  • News Fractured Soul Confirmed For NA eShop Launch September 13th

    Former DS title gets a new lease of life in the 3DS

    Australian developer Endgame Studios has confirmed that it is bringing Fractured Soul to the North American 3DS eShop on 13th September. The game, which was originally intended for the DS and has been in development for quite some time, is an action title which utilises both screens of the...

  • News No Cross Words As Picross E Euro eShop Release Is Confirmed

    Mark 6th September in your calendar, nonogram fans

    Nintendo has confirmed that Picross E will be hitting the European 3DS eShop on 6th September, with a price point of £4.50 / €5.00. The latest in a long line of picture crossword games which can trace its history all the way back to the Game Boy and Super Nintendo, Picross E apparently showcases...

  • Nintendo Download 30th August 2012 (North America)

    A sense of speed, nasty viruses and some soon-to-be-endangered animals

    If you're a fan of high speed action, cute birds or shooting innocent animals, then you're in luck - this week's North American Nintendo Download is sure to satisfy your desires. eShop: SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, $3.99) — After speeding into the European eShop a while back,...

  • News Crazy Kangaroo Hopping To 3DS eShop Real Soon

    Struth, mate

    Gamelion has announced that its next title, Crazy Kangaroo, is expected to hit the 3DS eShop in the not-too-distant future. The publisher has confirmed that the game - which has previously met with glowing reviews on iOS and Android - has already passed QA at Nintendo America, and all that remains is for a release date to be confirmed...

  • News North America, Game Boy Tennis Is Your New Club Nintendo Reward

    New balls, please

    Nintendo has given the North American Club Nintendo rewards page a bit of a clean, with Game Boy sports title Tennis being the latest addition to the programme. One of the earliest monochrome Game Boy titles, Tennis isn't quite as amazing as Super Tennis on the SNES, but it's still worth a look if you've got some coins burning a...

  • News Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D Hits North American eShop This Week

    It's sport, apparently

    Teyon has today confirmed that Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D arrives in the North American eShop tomorrow, priced at $3.99. It's an arcade shooting game with the goal of bringing the "thrilling excitement of becoming a hunter" to 3DS through 35 missions, with over 30 guns and accessories thrown in for good measure. Of course,...

  • News Toki Tori Flying Over To North American 3DS eShop This Week

    Feathered friend

    Developer Two Tribes has confirmed via its Twitter account that Game Boy Color puzzle platformer Toki Tori will be flapping its way to the 3DS Virtual Console this Thursday (30th August). The game, which was originally released back in 2001, is already available on the European 3DS Virtual Console. Check out our

  • Nintendo Download 30th August 2012 (Europe)

    Kirby, Japanese spot the difference and learning English

    It's Monday, but we fear that you may be a little disappointed with the Nintendo Download news we bring, European gamers. On the positive side all platforms are covered, but whether any will tempt you into a download is another question entirely. 3DS Virtual Console: Kirby's Star Stacker...

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    Review VectorRacing

    Lines and lines and lines and lines and lines!

    There's an episode of Family Guy in which Peter Griffin attends a production of Uncle Vanya. Partway through the play he stands up, bored out of his mind, and shouts, "for crying out loud, somebody throw a pie!" That's more or less how we felt playing VectorRacing. VectorRacing is the epic tale...

  • News Nicalis Bringing The Fight to eShop With Yatagarasu

    Cue custom rock music

    Nicalis is one of the most well-known publishers on Nintendo's download services, and has already weighed in on the 3DS eShop with indie classic VVVVVV, which we voted as our favourite eShop game back in June. The developer and publisher is also well known by Nintendo download enthusiasts for producing three separate versions...

  • Nintendo Download 23rd August 2012 (North America)

    Racing, metal slugging and the abyss

    We've seen some pretty busy line-ups for the Nintendo Download update in recent times, but it's rather quiet this time around: will it be quality over quantity? Each platform gets one game, and the heady days of discounted downloads are forgotten. Still, let's get to it. eShop: VectorRacing (Arc System Works,...

  • Nintendo Download 23rd August 2012 (Europe)

    DK Jr., mascot golf, puzzles and futuristic baseball

    It's another week, and the memories of lazy gaming at the weekend are already drifting away. Still, we have the Nintendo download details for Europe to look over, and it's a rather motley mix of retro titles, puzzles and a super demo for everyone to try. Let's get on with it. 3DS Virtual Console:...

  • News Abyss Alights To The Surface On 23rd August

    But will it cause a splash?

    Today, EnjoyUp Games, makers of Gaia's Moon, has announced that Abyss will be swimming to the North American DSi Shop and the 3DS eShop on Thursday 23rd August. Abyss was announced back in June, and since then has been priced at 200 DSi Points and $1.99 in the 3DS eShop. The aim of Abyss is to command a deep sea robot...

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    Review Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D

    This poultry is paltry

    There's a story in Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D, but believe us, you won't need one. The game — whose title reads about as gracefully as magnetic poetry — sees you gunning down chickens for 90 seconds. Then, we guess, you can do it again. If you'd like to. You may not, but the option to play again is about the only option the...