Halloween News

Feature: Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween Gaming

Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween Gaming

Petrifying plans

It's the scariest night of the year, mainly due to strange children knocking on the door and demanding sweets in exchange for showing you their creepy outfits; if you don't have candy to give, the consequences can be dire. Of course, that's not really scary, but it's the time of year when ghosts, ghouls, zombies and reality TV...

Video: Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

No Tricks here, just Treats for your Wii U and 3DS

Halloween is a wonderful time of year to watch scary movies, eat candy and play spooky video games, as opposed to being out in the cold. To help you decide on your entertainment for this ghoulish evening, we've come up with a list of games that can be played on your Wii U and 3DS, with many of these...

Video: I ♥ Virtual Console - Monster Party Is The Wackiest Halloween Classic You'll Never Play

I ♥ Virtual Console - Monster Party Is The Wackiest Halloween Classic You'll Never Play

This NES classic deserves another lease of life - or should that be death?

Halloween is upon us, and while children all over the globe get themselves ready to don horrible costumes and harass their neighbours for candy, we're taking a look at a spooky old NES classic which really should be on the Virtual Console on a day like today. Monster Party...

News: Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Three games available for absolutely killer prices

If you live in North America and want to ramp up the scare factor this Halloween, then Capcom might have just the offer to get you in the mood. In a special Nintendo Halloween sale, Capcom will be offering three Resident Evil titles at significantly reduced prices across both the Wii U and 3DS...

Weirdness: These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

Courtesy of horror manga artist Junji Ito

The Halloween season — apparently it's a season and not just one day — is well underway, and The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have gotten into the spirit of the occasion in their own unique way. One would assume they have some high profile games to sell. A week ago the first image of a rather fun...

Weirdness: This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

Trick or treat yourself to a bit of Pokémon?

A YouTube user who goes by the name of MikeHandidate managed to outdo even the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein this Halloween by dressing up as none other than a giant, fully functioning Game Boy Color. While the costume does share some similarities to Frankenstein's monster in that it's a tad...

Feature: The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening

The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening

So many ruined SD cards...

It's the time of year during which a lot of people skulk around yelling "Boo!" As a video games review website, however, we prefer to boo terrible games. After all, isn't it the least bit frightening that these shambling, creeping monstrosities are out there trying to steal your money? We certainly lose sleep over it! In...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This Halloween

Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This Halloween

Zombies, vampires, desolation, isolation and all that good stuff

It's that night, dear readers, when ghouls and monsters emerge from their pits of despair to torment the living. Or, another way of looking at it, children in rather inexpensive outfits come out to threaten adults with a good egging if they don't hand over sweets and candies. What a...

Review: Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 (3DS eShop)

Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 (3DS eShop)

Another hidden-object game? Now that's scary!

Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 (the sequel to the abysmal Halloween: Trick or Treat on DSiware) is a collection of games that mostly revolve around hidden-object searches, with a continuous focus on spooky settings and creepy themes; it features pre-rendered, quasi-blurry images loaded with junk, where you...

Feature: Spooky Levels For Surprising Frights

Spooky Levels For Surprising Frights

Sneaking up behind you

The night is finally here, when legend tells of witches, ghosts and ghouls terrorising the people of the world for, well, some reason. It seems a little pointless to learn about the origins of Halloween as it's basically a cheap costume candy-fest, and that's just fine. Grown ups often spend the night watching grisly horror...

News: These Video Game Pumpkins Are Ghoulishly Effective

These Video Game Pumpkins Are Ghoulishly Effective

Carving out a niche

There's a definite skill to carving the perfect pumpkin, but in order to make sure yours stands out from the crowd this Halloween, it's always a good idea to have some solid inspiration - and what better medium to turn to than video games? The pumpkins shown here are some of the best examples we found online, and successfully...

Feature: Halloween Scares on Wii

Halloween Scares on Wii

The cute little console's horrors

The scariest night of the year is now only two days away, a horrifying evening when strange children knock at the door and refuse to leave without a toll of sweets and candy. If you don't hand some tooth-rotting treats over, then you could find out what tricks they have up their sleeve; that's not always a smart...

Feature: Classic Sequels - Tricks or Treats?

Classic Sequels - Tricks or Treats?

Better than monkey nuts

The night is finally here: Halloween is upon us. At the time of writing the world isn’t being taken over by zombies, werewolves or ghosts. Instead, the main horrors are the legions of children in cheap masks ringing the doorbell and demanding treats. Many can look forward to bags full of toffee apples, loose sweets and a pile of monkey nuts from less generous victims..

Feature: Fun and Frights on Nintendo - Part 2

Fun and Frights on Nintendo - Part 2

Moments of gaming horror

Halloween is almost upon us, with many gamers making plans for a night of terrifying gaming. Whether these are modern titles or retro, old-school goodness, there are plenty of scary games to enjoy. In the first part of our Fun and Frights feature, we gave a brief outline of how horror games have developed through the...

Feature: Fun and Frights on Nintendo - Part 1

Fun and Frights on Nintendo - Part 1

How horror has evolved

At this time of year, it’s no doubt common practice for many gamers to find their favourite scary game, turn off the lights and get into the Halloween mood. There’s something about frightful gaming experiences that's unique in the entertainment industry. Unlike horror movies or tense, nerve-wracking books, video game fear...

Feature: Ten Games to Play This Halloween

Ten Games to Play This Halloween

Not for the faint of heart

Halloween is now just one week away, while many horrors await: ghosts, zombies, children in masks demanding sweets and candy. Up to now we've focussed on Resident Evil and Castlevania, but now we're just looking for thrills to take us to the darkest night of the year. To get us started we decided to produce a list of...

Podcast: NLFM Episode 21: Curse of the Halloween Hootenanny

NLFM Episode 21: Curse of the Halloween Hootenanny

Fear the reaper!

Since it's not only the single best month of the year and because we had so much fun last time [citation needed], the NLFM Halloween Hootenanny has returned! More spooky, more sinister and more deathly, this episode is best listened to in a dark castle dungeon while eating raw pumpkins. Failing that, anywhere else will do. 1. Hip Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki — Giygas Battle..