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Weirdness: These iPhone Mock-Ups Suggest That Mario On Mobile Might Be A Bad Idea

These iPhone Mock-Ups Suggest That Mario On Mobile Might Be A Bad Idea

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Industry experts and jumpy investors are screaming at Nintendo to make games for smartphones right now, but company president Satoru Iwata is adamant that the future of the firm lies in dedicated gaming hardware, rather than diluted, cash-grab experiences on the likes of iOS and Android.

News: Nintendo: 3DS eShop And App Store Comparison Is "Quality" Versus "Quantity"

Nintendo: 3DS eShop And App Store Comparison Is "Quality" Versus "Quantity"

"3DS has a record of quality that's hard to challenge"

Nintendo once stated that it wasn't competing with smartphones and didn't view them as gaming devices, but in recent months that stance has changed. The company's top brass is keenly aware that the 3DS is fighting against the likes of the iPhone and iPad for the attention of gamers, and we're...

News: Mobile Hit Townsmen Tipped for DSiWare Release

Mobile Hit Townsmen Tipped for DSiWare Release

HandyGames's CEO confirms that talks are taking place

Most mobile phone games are pretty poor, hindered mainly by the terrible control systems sported by the majority of handsets out there right now. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule - and one of them is HandyGames's brilliant Townsmen series. Speaking in a recent interview with PocketGamer.biz, HandyGames's top dog Christopher..

News: DS Look-a-like Disappears From iTunes App Store

DS Look-a-like Disappears From iTunes App Store

Gone the way of the Duck Hunt clone

In a move that is bound to surprise nobody, a search from CNET revealed that the DS App - which had a 3D model of a DS, with full functionality (minus games) of a DS - has disappeared from the iTunes App store. At the time of writing, there's no word if app developer ZM2 Dev even knows of its removal as their website is still promoting its strong sales, and..

News: DS Emulator For iPhone Hits The App Store

DS Emulator For iPhone Hits The App Store

Curious.

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but somehow Nintendo probably won't see it that way. App developer ZM2 Dev is behind the DoubleSys, an iPhone and iPod Touch app that emulates a Nintendo DS. Not in the sense of emulating games, but the handheld itself. You can rotate the system in a 3D space, open and close the device, change its color, and it's even got a few built-in..

News: Mecho Wars Confirmed for WiiWare and DSiWare

Mecho Wars Confirmed for WiiWare and DSiWare

Luc Bernard's latest project meets with Nintendo's approval

In case you didn't know, Luc Bernard's fantasy-themed turn-based strategy title Mecho Wars has just been released on the iPhone and has been getting some generally positive reviews. Bernard himself has previously stated - albeit under the influence of alcohol - that he'd like to bring the game to either WiiWare or DSiWare and now he's..

News: Luc Bernard's Mecho Wars out now on iPhone

Luc Bernard's Mecho Wars out now on iPhone

WiiWare or DSiWare coming soon (perhaps!)

We don’t normally pay too much attention to iPhone apps here at Nintendo Life for obvious reasons, but as Luc Bernard’s Mecho Wars is out now for download on iTunes we thought we would give it a mention. Under the banner of his new company Oyaji Games, Luc intends to release Mecho Wars on WiiWare or...

News: Compose Chiptunes On The Go With 8Bitone

Compose Chiptunes On The Go With 8Bitone

iPhone/Touch app lets you craft your very own NES-style symphonies.

Dig chiptunes? Got a creative side just itching to get out? Hope you've got an iPhone or iPod Touch then, because a new app is out that may float your pixelated boat. 8Bitone is a full-blown retro synthesizer and sequencer with both feet firmly planted in the NES-era. It's so faithful that it only gives you 4 channels to work with..

News: The NintendoPhone: Not Happening, Says Reggie

The NintendoPhone: Not Happening, Says Reggie

Japanese giant has no interest in encroaching on Apple's territory

Rumours about Nintendo entering the mobile phone arena have been floating around for what seems like years now but the company's US main man Reggie Fils-Aime has effectively quashed such speculation in a recent statement to the New York Times: “Telephony is not in our wheelhouse. It's not something I anticipate us getting..

News: Chillingo Bringing Rolando Killer to WiiWare

Chillingo Bringing Rolando Killer to WiiWare

Leading iPhone publisher sets its sights on WiiWare

If you’re anything like me then you are holding off buying an iPhone, the temptation is there but somehow you manage to resist and find a way to stay faithful to your crappy mobile phone, well at least for the time being! Seeing games that look as good as Rolando on the App Store makes it harder to resist though, this LocoRoco clone really does..