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Review: Dinox (Wii U eShop)

Dinox (Wii U eShop)

Based on the animated BBC series, Walking with Dinosaurs

With such a name, you'd be forgiven for thinking Dinox wanted to recapture the magic of past dinosaur shooters such as Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. Sadly, this is not the case. Developed by Codix Games and published by Engine Software, Dinox is actually an educational quiz title for the Wii U eShop...

Review: Polarium Advance (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Polarium Advance (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Black + white = fun exercise for the old grey matter

Draw a line. OK, you'll have to give it a bit more thought than that as you won't be passing through all the squares on screen, but Polarium Advance is a simple game to play. Each puzzle consists of white and black tiles and once you've picked a start point you must draw a single line, moving...

Nintendo Download: 24th December (North America)

24th December (North America)

Super Mario Galaxy! Discounts galore! Festive 3DS HOME Themes! More!

It's the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas, which is a merry occasion indeed. However you treat the Holidays, the update should help make the week a bit more special; we have a Wii classic, some free DLC, 3DS HOME Themes and a whole load of discounts. Let's get to the...

Review: Temple of Yog (Wii U eShop)

Temple of Yog (Wii U eShop)

Yes, this is Yog

Human sacrifice usually comes across as a pretty big deal, but not so in Temple of Yog on the Wii U eShop. Here, the multitude of tributes you send to dungeon-crawly demises seems designed to be as disposable as a bag of crisps, and just as addictive to polish off one by one. Death is just part of the daily grind in the world of...

News: Super Mario Galaxy May Arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 24th December

Super Mario Galaxy May Arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 24th December

A festive treat

A number of Wii titles have now made their way to the Wii U eShop, and there could be a rather wonderful pre-Christmas treat on the North American store. Following a recent ESRB rating, Super Mario Galaxy's official game page on Nintendo of America's website is now listing it for a 24th December release, at the standard $19.99 price...

Feature: A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

"All in all we did the best we can, and this has already made us happy"

In the first of this 2015 'Year in Development' series, Shin'en Multimedia's Manfred Linzner talks about a big year for the studio that culminated in the December release of FAST Racing NEO on the Wii U eShop. As a studio you were relatively quiet early in the year, though...

News: Lost WiiWare Title Noitu Love: Devolution Is Coming To 3DS And Wii U Early Next Year

Lost WiiWare Title Noitu Love: Devolution Is Coming To 3DS And Wii U Early Next Year

Better late than never

Back in 2010, we reported on the news that Noitu Love 2 was headed to WiiWare, but issues relating to the publisher meant it never happened. Thankfully, the title is being resurrected for the 3DS and Wii U eShops, and will be available in Q1 2016. Originally released on PC in 2008, the game uses a mouse-based control system...

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...

News: Final Fantasy VI Advance Arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Final Fantasy VI Advance Arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Will hopefully journey to the West

Nintendo hardware may not be benefitting from all of the main-series Final Fantasy releases, but the recent arrival of Cloud in Super Smash Bros. and the upcoming release of Final Fantasy Explorers in the West are both indications of the solid relationship between Nintendo and Square Enix. Another small piece of...

News: The Japanese Release of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Will Have the e-Reader Levels

The Japanese Release of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Will Have the e-Reader Levels

Perhaps a sign of things to come?

The e-Reader was an interesting and quirky peripheral for the Game Boy Advance. It seems like it never quite reached its full potential, but the idea of scanning cards into games to get additional content was a fairly novel idea at the time. In a sense, it could even be viewed as DLC before the concept had really...

News: ​ZeNfA Productions is Bringing Drop It: Block Paradise! to Wii U in Q2 2016

​ZeNfA Productions is Bringing Drop It: Block Paradise! to Wii U in Q2 2016

The first major collaboration between ZeNfA and RCMADIAX

Some of you may be familiar with ZeNfA Prodcutions' latest game, ZaciSa's Last Stand. The studio set out to deliver a budget tower defense game, and - for better or worse - that's exactly what was delivered. While it's initial release wasn't too well received, the enhanced re-release fared a...

Nintendo Download: 24th December (Europe)

24th December (Europe)

Retro Mario goodness! Kung Fu fighting! Loads of Discounts! More!

It's the final Nintendo Download Update for Europe before Christmas, Xmas or 25th December, whatever you choose to call it. It brings a couple of popular retro Mario treats, a decent Wii U eShop title, a whole load of discounts and more besides. Let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Kung Fu...

Review: Trauma Team (Wii U eShop / Wii)

Trauma Team (Wii U eShop / Wii)

Trauma Drama

Back in the early days of the Nintendo DS, Trauma Center: Under the Knife was a standout example of how the then-new touch screen controls could provide a fresh experience on the go. Atlus would then take its anime-pumped surgery games to the Wii, translating touch controls to motion controls, and found a winning combination there as...

Review: Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U eShop)

Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U eShop)

The best at its craft

It's difficult to describe the appeal of a game such as Minecraft: Wii U Edition. Though there is technically an 'end' to it, the whole experience isn't really about anything. You can explore caves. You can build houses. You can fight mobs in the night. You can farm crops and animals. On the surface, Minecraft seems like a...

Video: Check Out This Footage of Paradise Lost: First Contact

Check Out This Footage of Paradise Lost: First Contact

Another promising Indie game for the Wii U eShop

It seems like 2D Metroidvania games are all the rage these days among Indie studios. This isn't necessarily a bad problem to have, considering that Nintendo and Konami don't seem keen to make more Metroid or Castlevania games in this vein, but these Indie attempts do tend to blend together. It's nice,...

News: Minecraft: Wii U Edition to Get Update 1.8.8 in 2016, Out Now on Sony and Microsoft Systems

Minecraft: Wii U Edition to Get Update 1.8.8 in 2016, Out Now on Sony and Microsoft Systems

A slow build

Earlier this week we tuned in to Microsoft Studios' Minecraft Monday to see if it was worth hosting on Nintendo Life; in other words, to see if Minecraft: Wii U Edition was being shown off. Unfortunately it wasn't, but the regular viewers over on Twitch were hugely excited; that's because update 1.8.8 - which is a notable one despite...

Review: Jones on Fire (Wii U eShop)

Jones on Fire (Wii U eShop)

Through the Fire and the Flames We Rescue Cats

If you have a cat anywhere nearby when you play Jones on Fire, it's going to start snooping around at what you're doing. As this is an endless runner about saving kitties from a raging inferno you're going to be hearing a lot of appreciative meows, and your cat's going to want to know what's up...

Nintendo Download: 17th December (North America)

17th December (North America)

Minecraft, Smash Bros. DLC, Temple of Yog, discounts galore and more

It's that time once again for the Nintendo Download Update, and this week brings us a long-awaited sandbox game, a promising Wii U eShop exclusive, some enticing 3DS eShop options, DLC, a lot of discounts and more besides. There's plenty to cover, so let's get to it. Missed the...