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News: Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

The UK's own Coconut Mall

We love a good flashmob here at Nintendo Life Towers - unless it's threatening to make us late for our train ride home, of course. The crazy thrill seekers on YouTube channel Base37 certainly know how to do a flashmob in style, as they recently descended on London's Westfield Shopping Mall armed with motorised go-karts in a...

Video: Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Plus a brief look at the next Pokémon movie

A new video has just gone live which shows of the basic movesets of Pikachu and Lucario in the forthcoming Wii U brawler Pokkén Tournament. Due for release worldwide on March 18th, the game is being co-developed by Tekken creator Bandai Namco and will see various characters from the Pokémon universe...

Video: Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

12 new jobs detailed

Bravely Second: End Layer is headed to Europe on February 26th, and Nintendo has published a new video which shows off some of the 12 new job classes included in the game. Highlights include the Catmancer, who can copy the abilities of monsters, and the Patissier, who "undermines foes with deadly desserts". Ahem. With these 12...

Video: Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult, But This Guy Did It Anyway

Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult, But This Guy Did It Anyway

1260 games later

The Wii is one of the most successful games consoles of all time with over 100 million consoles sold - and counting. As ever, commercial triumph goes hand-in-hand with loads of software, and the Wii has been blessed with 1260 games to date, not all of them good. You might assume that collecting all of these games would be a foolish...

Video: Watch The Epic Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Right Here

Watch The Epic Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Right Here

Train on

Pokémon is 20 this year, and to mark the anniversary, The Pokémon Company ran a special commercial during the recent Super Bowl. That commercial is now available for viewing online, and you can feast your eyes on it below. The clip shows several different individuals from all over the world who are aiming for monster-training greatness,...

Video: Five Things We Want From The Nintendo NX

Five Things We Want From The Nintendo NX

We can wish, right?

Nintendo is expected to announce more details about its mysterious NX platform early this year, and there are signs that the console could launch before Christmas comes around. We actually know very little about the system so far, but that hasn't stopped our video guru Alex from putting together a tantalising wishlist. What do...

News: Unreal Engine GoldenEye 007 Tech Demo Gains The Approval Of Game's Designer

Unreal Engine GoldenEye 007 Tech Demo Gains The Approval Of Game's Designer

He loves only gold!

Rare's prolific N64 output is the stuff of legend, but one title tends to stand out from the rest, primarily because it was such a curve-ball at the time that it took the entire gaming world by surprise. Prior to the release of GoldenEye 007, two things were true: licenced James Bond games had been pretty forgettable and...

Video: Everything We Know About Nintendo NX, So Far

Everything We Know About Nintendo NX, So Far

The NX level?

Nintendo's new console - dubbed NX - will be revealed this year, and could even see release before 2017 rolls around, but the company has remained largely tight-lipped about the system. That has predictably led to a lot of uncertainty and questions, and while we can't entirely solve that, we're here to give you a wider picture of what...

Video: This Japanese McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal Commercial Is Too Adorable For Words

This Japanese McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal Commercial Is Too Adorable For Words

So just watch it instead

We're not going to talk too much about the following video - produced to promote the new range of Super Mario Happy Meal toys now available at Japanese branches of McDonald's - because the normally bountiful English language doesn't provide the words required to describe how utterly adorable it is. So instead, we advise...

Video: Here's What Shovel Knight's New amiibo-Based Co-Op Mode Looks Like

Here's What Shovel Knight's New amiibo-Based Co-Op Mode Looks Like

Better together

Those lovely Shovel Knight amiibo are finally finding their way into the hands of gamers the world over, and that means we can show you what the co-op multiplayer mode (unlocked by the aforementioned lump of plastic) looks like in the main game. As you can see in the video below, the gameplay is changed quite dramatically when two...

News: Blind Gamer Completes Five-Year Quest To Finish The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Blind Gamer Completes Five-Year Quest To Finish The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

A true legend

Last year, we reported on the news that someone had 100 percent finished The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time whilst blindfolded - an impressive achievement which undoubtedly took a lot of determination and skill. However, we'd argue that Terry Garrett has gone one better - he may not have collected every single item but he's tota

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Voice Actress Is In Favour Of Lin's Western Costume Change

Xenoblade Chronicles X Voice Actress Is In Favour Of Lin's Western Costume Change

"People are calling it censorship. I really see it as localisation"

Xenoblade Chronicles X is now out in the west, and it's great - as you'll know if you've read our review or played it yourself already. However, changes made for the North American and European launch of the game - one of which involved the removal of a revealing costume worn by the...

Video: Hudson's Abandoned R&D Lab Still Has Its Miniature Train Track In Place

Hudson's Abandoned R&D Lab Still Has Its Miniature Train Track In Place

All aboard the depression train

Those of you who have been gaming since the 8-bit era will no doubt be very familiar with the name Hudson Soft. A prolific developer during the Famicom / NES, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 and Super Famicom / SNES eras, the firm was responsible for titles such as Bomberman, Adventure Island, Bonk, Star Soldier and many...

Video: Ghostbusters, Batman, Police Academy Toys And Nintendo - Say Hello To Christmas, 1989 Style

Ghostbusters, Batman, Police Academy Toys And Nintendo - Say Hello To Christmas, 1989 Style

iretrogamer.com's Tyler Esposito shares another home movie

1989 was a vintage year. Not only did it give the world Tim Burton's Batman and Ghostbusters II, it saw the release of the Sega Genesis and Game Boy in North America. It was also a big year for iretrogamer.com founder and occassional Nintendo Life contributor Tyler Esposito - then a...

Weirdness: Gaming's Most Infamous Bad Guys Have Formed The World's Most Awesome Band

Gaming's Most Infamous Bad Guys Have Formed The World's Most Awesome Band

With the help of Jake Kaufman, Jirard Khalil and Grant Kirkhope

It's said that the devil has the best tunes, and that certainly seems to be true with the Big Bad Bosses, a fictional band composed of gaming's most sinister baddies - all appearing under aliases to avoid any kind of copyright nastiness. There's Ronix (Dr Robotnik), G-Cash (Ganondorf),...

News: ​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

"There's a bit of rivalry between the Minecraft and Terraria communities"

With Terraria on the 3DS, Minecraft on Wii U and Terraria coming to Wii U soon, there's arguably never been a better time to be a Nintendo block-builder. Looking at the first direct capture from the Wii U game alongside some 3DS footage, Dean Scott - Producer on Terraria at...

Video: Fans List Their Favourite Star Wars Games, Nintendo Titles Feature Heavily

Fans List Their Favourite Star Wars Games, Nintendo Titles Feature Heavily

Memories from the premiere

Those of you who have been living under a rock for the past month might be shocked to learn that a new Star Wars movie has just hit cinemas. Our friends over at iretrogamer.com attended a special showing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, and decided to ask some fans which Star Wars video games they held closest to their...

Video: Behind The Scenes On The GameCube Star Wars Rogue Leader Games

Behind The Scenes On The GameCube Star Wars Rogue Leader Games

Stay on target

The world is going Star Wars-mad at the moment, what with The Force Awakens hitting cinemas this week. To mark the event, Nintendo Life contributor Gonçalo Lopes has uploaded the behind-the-scenes documentaries which were included on Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader and Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike as...

Video: Your Washed-Up Parent Can't Handle Modern Games So Get Them A NES This Christmas, Says eBay

Your Washed-Up Parent Can't Handle Modern Games So Get Them A NES This Christmas, Says eBay

"THIS is a video game!"

eBay may primarily be about the buying and selling of second hand goods, but that doesn't mean the company is going to sit back and miss out on the retailing frenzy that is Christmas. With that in mind, the firm has published a commercial which focuses on how it can enliven the festive period of gamers, but in our eyes it's a...