"See what it’s like to play on the wide screen"
Today has seen many excitable people get their sweaty palms on Apple's new fondleslab, the iPhone X. The big deal this year is that the handset possesses an almost bezel-less display and uses newfangled Face ID technology to unlock the phone using nothing but your face. If you're one of the many...
Catching some rays
One of the coolest things in Super Mario Odyssey has to be the way the game seamlessly flips into classic 8-bit Mario style on some of the stages to give players a change of pace. If you are a iPhone user and love sending iMessages to friends and family, you will likely enjoy the new 8-bit Super Mario Sticker pack...
He'll be chatting to Katie Linendoll, too
Apple has confirmed that Shigeru Miyamoto will be visiting its SoHo, New York store to demo the forthcoming Super Mario Run smartphone game on Thursday, December 8th. Miyamoto will appear at 6:00PM alongside tech expert and TV personality Katie Linendoll, and is expected to "share the importance of fun and...
Continues strong share rally in 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTglyDBdp-A Yesterday's confirmation of the release date and price of Super Mario Run has caused Nintendo's shares to rise as much as 5.3 percent during the day's trading, eventually closing around 2.78 percent higher at 25,550 yen. The new iOS title - which is c
You should NFC it
Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, declaring all those using wired headphones to be cave-dwellers that need to join a wireless revolution, gamers in Japan have been able to do something else with their new phone besides looking for their lightning adapter. The SUICA app allows users to buy 3DS eShop games with the iPhone on...
Mushroom for excitement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E39ychZKnDI Apple's Tim Cook has revealed that the forthcoming smartphone title Super Mario Run has already clocked up over 20 million notification sign ups. Those 20 million individuals have registered via the iOS App Store to receive a notification as soon as Nintendo's latest mobile title...
Place your tongue firmly in your cheek before reading
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.
"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...
Pokémon app out of their hands
The announcement of an official Pokémon game for the iPhone and iPod Touch caused some news outlets to speculate that Nintendo was testing the App Store water for its other major properties. This isn't the case of course, as the company clarified. Nintendo shares rose as much as 4.9% after the announcement of...
Satoru Iwata apparently singles out iPhone & iPad as 'enemies'
In the world of console gaming, we've gotten used to the status quo that has Nintendo competing against the likes of Sony and Microsoft, with only the former in possession of any experience and success in the portable market. Now it can no longer be denied that Apple has bagged itself a...
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...
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..
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..
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..
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...
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...
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..
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..
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