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Review: G.G Series AIR PINBALL HOCKEY (DSiWare)


A missed opportunity

Thought the G.G Series was done, did you? Well it's not, and – after a brief hiatus – we're back to giving you our two cents as to which of these numerous mini games are worth your time. This time around, G.G Series AIR PINBALL HOCKEY is in the hotseat and it manages to provide a beautifully divisive experience that manages...

Review: 3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop)

3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop)

Holding out for a hero

Gunstar Heroes charged onto the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, significantly marking the début of quirky developer Treasure - having been formed from ex-Konami staff wanting to go it their own way. Often seen floating near to the top of many 'best game ever' lists, Gunstar Heroes is a bona-fide classic of the 16-bit era that's now...

Review: Factotum (Wii U eShop)

Factotum (Wii U eShop)

Best Robo-Buddies

There's something very pleasing about hitting heavy buttons on a filthy old control panel in Factotum. The rusted controls and green screens give the game this sense that the technology fueling starships doesn't look much different from that which you'd find in your local auto shop. Luckily, repairing a space ship isn't as...

Review: The Bridge (Wii U eShop)

The Bridge (Wii U eShop)

Turning the tables with M.C. Escher

The Bridge is a colourless, drab, bleak affair. It's also engaging, addictive and fantastic. If you haven't heard of The Bridge before, don't worry; it's a puzzle-platformer that was quietly released on Steam in 2013, then later ported to Xbox 360 that same year. The game opens on the nameless main character...

Review: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience (3DS)

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience (3DS)

Battle-ready or rusting in a corner?

If your first thought when looking at LBX: Little Battlers eXperience was that it's aimed for children you'd be right on the money. From top to toe this is clearly aimed at the older child/young teenager market with its colourful aesthetic, 'kid-friendly' violence and badass robots. The core of the game however...

Review: Wind-up Knight 2 (Wii U eShop)

Wind-up Knight 2 (Wii U eShop)

Finite Jogger

Endless runners are a dime a dozen, but few take the time to flesh out interesting gameplay. Wind-up Knight 2 adds an extra level of polish and platforming to elevate the game above its colleagues, but not without stumbling a little along the way. In WUK 2 you play as a knight who must complete a stage while continually running at...

Review: Sanatory Hallways (Wii U eShop)

Sanatory Hallways (Wii U eShop)

*Insert creepy-door-closing sound effect

Let's go back to November 2012. The Wii U was finally gracing us with its gorgeous, HD presence and alongside it sat Nintendo Land, a collection of 12 great games that perfectly showed off what the GamePad could do. One of the most loved games from the collection was Luigi's Ghost Mansion, an asymmetric...

Review: Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

The Oni put the feud in feudal Japan

Onimusha Tactics was originally released 12 years ago, in 2003, for the Game Boy Advance. Developed and produced by Capcom, the same company that made the Onimusha series on the PS2, Tactics's gameplay and individual story deviates from the originals but retains a similar plot (involving the Onimusha and battling...

Review: BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (Wii U eShop)

BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (Wii U eShop)

They're watching you!

In a dark forest, scarred by alien machinery and steeped in an unnatural silence, a strange, hairy creature bobs awkwardly across the foreground. Without really knowing what to do the player tries out a few buttons, and quickly discovers a way to keep the little furball in the air. After a few tumbles and unfortunate accidents,...

Review: Picross e6 (3DS eShop)

Picross e6 (3DS eShop)

Continued conundrums

The Picross e series seems to have settled in its ways now, not choosing to add any more additional features and simply having new sets of puzzles with each release. Picross e6 is no exception, once again playing it very safe and just giving you more pictures to unveil. Again, the three available modes are Picross, Micross and...

Review: Swords & Darkness (3DS eShop)

Swords & Darkness (3DS eShop)

Alone in the darkness

Side-scrolling hack and slash games fall into a tricky genre. It's such a simple concept at its core, but it can easily be ruined by something as basic as poor controls or lack of originality. Swords & Darkness, the latest in the genre to make its way to the 3DS eShop, is an unfortunate example of what happens when little...

Review: Kung Fu FIGHT! (Wii U eShop)

Kung Fu FIGHT! (Wii U eShop)

Hop and Chop

The world has seen its fair share of endless runners in the last few years. The genre has grown in popularity and moved from phones to home consoles and dedicated gaming devices almost overnight. Run, jump, dodge, slide, attack - Kung Fu FIGHT! follows the formula of the many endless runners that came before it. One doesn't have to be...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Now it's Shulk time

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you seems to end up doing everything you don't want to do and end up missing out on all the latest Nintendo happenings? Well we at Nintendo Life have once again slavishly compiled all of the week's doings into one easy to handle video just for you. This week we take a look at a double...

Review: Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (Wii U eShop)

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (Wii U eShop)

Boots ‘n cats ‘n boots ‘n bugs…

You are Beatbuddy: a cute little blue fella who is tasked with travelling through the six, beautifully hand drawn worlds of Symphonia to do… something. The basic idea is to save Symphonia from the evil Prince Maestro, ruler of this world, who is planning to steal the planet's music all for himself. You're...

Review: Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U)

Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U)

Legendary or just o-Kay?

Having never actually owned a Sony console besides a PSP that has rarely seen the light of day, this writer had never heard of Legend of Kay before this new HD re-release, so this review is coming with absolutely no expectations. Can it still hold the attention of a complete stranger a decade after its release? If you tried...

Review: Flick Golf 3D (3DS eShop)

Flick Golf 3D (3DS eShop)

Flicked from smartphones to the 3DS

Flick Golf 3D is yet another touch-based mobile game to receive a port onto Nintendo's handheld, having previously been launched in its original incarnation around five years ago on iOS. The title is both accurate and misleading at the same time; there's plenty of flicking to be had, but not too much golf. Flick...