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Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

A Falcon Punch for the loser

Last year we shared videos of some fun minigames that fans of Super Smash Bros. were creating with the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases. On the home console version we showed you Smashketball, which utilises the stage builder to establish boundaries of cannons and lave - if you hit an opponent into the right barrel...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS and XL Batteries Put to the Test in a Family Showdown

New Nintendo 3DS and XL Batteries Put to the Test in a Family Showdown

Charging times and features also explored

Earlier this week our colleagues at Family Gamer TV put the New Nintendo 3DS battery to the test against some of its predecessors. It was a pretty handy indication of where it stands, but there's now an updated video that throws in the New XL and shakes up the settings to satisfy our curiosity. In addition...

Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than You Do

This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than You Do

"Nintendo keeps me smiling while gaming"

Do you consider yourself a Nintendo collector? If so, there's a good chance that you have all of the consoles, a few rare games, and some exclusive memorabilia from Club Nintendo; a collection that any Nintendo fan would be proud of. No matter what rare or precious items you do have, there's no way that your...

Video: A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

Listen carefully

Figuring out lore in our favourite franchises can be a dangerous game and a potential road to madness, but it's also irresistible to try and apply logic to seemingly disconnected titles. Dedicated fans know that even the official Nintendo timeline for The Legend of Zelda, for example, has elements of retrospective improvisation, and...

Video: Family Gamer TV Puts the New Nintendo 3DS Battery to the Test

Family Gamer TV Puts the New Nintendo 3DS Battery to the Test

Smaller New model compares favourably to the old XL

A topic that's been posed to us with regards to the New Nintendo 3DS is how well the battery actually performs. Nintendo's official specifications show each model - standard and XL - as out-performing their predecessors by around 30-60 minutes, depending on activity. In practice we find that there...

Video: Nintendo Drops a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Gameplay Trailer

Nintendo Drops a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Gameplay Trailer

Must be viewed within 3 days

In the most recent round of Direct videos, Nintendo was kind enough to to confirm a 13th February release date for the long awaited The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. A stand-out title in the Zelda series, it's no surprise that the launch of this hotly anticipated sequel is coinciding with that of the New 3DS...

Watch: Catch Up With the North American, European and Japanese Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

Catch Up With the North American, European and Japanese Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

See Satoru Iwata feel the beat

Nintendo has wrapped up its latest Direct broadcasts, revealing new games, release dates and hardware bundles. There were some notable differences between regions, too, which has certainly kept us on our toes here at Nintendo Life. We'll be providing our usual reaction and Nintendo Direct summary in the coming hours...

Weirdness: This Interpretation of Super Smash Bros. 'Lore' Takes a Serious Turn

This Interpretation of Super Smash Bros. 'Lore' Takes a Serious Turn

A tale of growing up and being trapped by fate, or something...

Gaming is a funny hobby, in which the most dedicated can find meaning in the most simplistic and light-hearted of concepts. That's not a bad thing, just a reflection of how much fans really love their favourite franchises and games. The latest video from hugely popular YouTube channel...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Another major YouTube appearance

During December last year Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen filmed with some hugely popular YouTube channels, in turn reaching millions of subscribers. The most followed of those was Smosh Games, with over 5.5 million subscribers; Nintendo of America tweeted the appearance on 19th December. The video has now been...

Video: Teens Race and Talk Smack in Mario Kart 64

Teens Race and Talk Smack in Mario Kart 64

"Yo dawg I've got the golden mushroom"

YouTube has plenty of ways to entertain us, and one formula that's hugely successful is the React series in which different groups encounter games and are filmed as they get to grips with them. With Nintendo battling for attention against its big rivals, it can be fun to watch teens - particularly - getting to...

Video: Hacker Demonstrates Fully Functional Game & Watch amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Hacker Demonstrates Fully Functional Game & Watch amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Creation, editing and levelling

Just recently a YouTube channel titled Mema Haxx posted a video that - very briefly - showed hidden Duck Hunt amiibo data being activated; the basic suggestion reinforces what we half expected, that Nintendo's set up code within the game to support amiibo for still unannounced figures. Considering the fact the company...

Video: Hacker Allegedly Shows Hidden Duck Hunt amiibo Data in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 

Hacker Allegedly Shows Hidden Duck Hunt amiibo Data in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 

Reinforces expectations of toys for the whole cast

Way back during E3 2014 Nintendo stated that it could, potentially, give the whole cast of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS amiibo toys; there's clearly some demand, if the reaction to fake wave 4 amiibo figures is anything to go by. It seems that a hacker has demonstrated that data for...

Video: Nintendo Minute Reveals Its Game of the Year Winners

Nintendo Minute Reveals Its Game of the Year Winners

The Super Sixteen Showdown reaches its end

It's almost the end of 2014, so Nintendo Minute - the NoA video series - has made sure it wrapped up its Game of the Year awards. In previous weeks hosts Kit and Krysta have shortlisted their own personal choices for both Wii U and 3DS, while viewers have been voting in the Super Sixteen Showdown knockout...

News: Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Footage and Details

Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Footage and Details

May transform opinion

One of the first retail releases on Wii U in 2015 will be Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, at least in North America and Japan, which will bring its brand of stylus-controlled rolling gameplay to the system; its clay-based look and animation has certainly caught the eye. Nintendo took the opportunity, on Christmas Day, to spruce...

Video: Nintendo Minute Dishes Out Alternative Awards and Announces Final Two in Super Sixteen Showdown

Nintendo Minute Dishes Out Alternative Awards and Announces Final Two in Super Sixteen Showdown

A battle of the giants

Over recent days Nintendo Minute has been hosting some Game of the Year videos in which hosts Kit and Krysta have picked their favourites from the year, and also taken us through a number of knockout rounds in which viewers vote for their overall winner. A 'Bonus' video has now looked at alternative awards and also revealed...

Video: Learn About the Nintendo 64 in Stop-Motion Style

Learn About the Nintendo 64 in Stop-Motion Style

Seven fascinating facts

It's the season for being a little lazy, which can certainly include sitting around watching a lot of films, TV shows and online videos. For Nintendo fans, it's not hard to find enjoyable snapshots of entertainment to chill out with. Case in point is this short effort from hugely popular YouTube channel Vsauce3, which covers...