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Review: Wii Sports Club: Bowling (Wii U eShop)

Wii Sports Club: Bowling (Wii U eShop)

No splits here

When it comes to the games in the original Wii Sports that felt the most realistic and compelling, Bowling would have to be a candidate as the best of the lot. Golf and Baseball may have a say, too, while Tennis and Boxing — most definitely the latter — perhaps had the greatest degree of waggle. The fact Bowling reappeared in...

Review: Wii Sports Club: Tennis (Wii U eShop)

Wii Sports Club: Tennis (Wii U eShop)

What the deuce?

Way back at E3 2011, in that Wii U reveal that rather bizarrely confused half of those watching, Nintendo showed remixes of Wii Sports events that showed the GamePad being utilised in creative ways. It's perhaps surprising that over two years after that visual demo, we're just now seeing the iconic Wii pack-in make its way to...

Nintendo Download: 14th November (Europe)

14th November (Europe)

Picross, Mega Man returns, unpronounceable puzzles, discounts and more

It's just another manic Monday, dear readers, but Europeans can once again take solace in the week's download offerings. This time around we have the continuation of a popular puzzle series, a new puzzle IP, some rather fun 16-bit Mega Man and a scattering of other goodies...

News: Nintendo Land Has Been Removed From the North American eShop

Nintendo Land Has Been Removed From the North American eShop

Closing its doors on downloads

At the beginning of this month Nintendo of America cut the price of Nintendo Land in half, chopping the recommended charge from $59.99 to £29.99 in stores and on the eShop. That's certainly a tempting price for those that didn't get a copy with their system, and makes sense with new bundles mixing up the packed-in...

Review: Baseball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Baseball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Not quite a grand slam

Originally released alongside the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System in the 1980s, Nintendo's Baseball is one of several simple, lean titles that, while primitive and slow by today's standards, still show a special Nintendo pedigree. Ideally these games would be released as a compilation; the content in Baseball,...

Interview: Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

"We’re making an interesting hybrid of some of our favourite games"

While the Wii U eShop has a fair number of download-only projects on the way, it's a relatively modest number that are exclusive to the platform. That's unsurprising, as development tool such as Unity — combined with supportive low cost-of-entry platforms — allow smaller...

Video: Nintendo Wii Sports Club Trailer Goes For Cheesy Family Fun

Nintendo Wii Sports Club Trailer Goes For Cheesy Family Fun

Grandparents, kids and bland aspirational rock music ahoy!

Who remembers the marketing for Wii Sports? We sure do, because it did a rather effective job, in an over-nostalgic and excessively cheesy way, of showing how absolutely anyone could play Nintendo's motion controlled system. We saw young children, parents and grandparents united in some...

News: Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

"It’s very arcade-like, very quick, fast and runs really smoothly"

In terms of upcoming Wii U eShop games that we're keen to play and learn more about, Dakko Dakko's Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is certainly on the list. It's a relatively rare example of an exclusive, too, in an age where so many small developers are using flexible tools...

Nintendo Download: 7th November (North America)

7th November (North America)

Wii Sports is back, Toki Tori returns, retro Wario and more

Arriving later than normal today, we have the Nintendo Download news for all of you gamers in North America. This week serves up a couple of options within Wii Sports Club, while we have the return of a popular WiiWare game, retail options and a number of download-only offerings. Let's...

News: Wii Sports Club Goes Live Right Away in North America

Wii Sports Club Goes Live Right Away in North America

The courts and alleys await, in a friendly sporting sense

Nintendo is really keen for you to sample the delights of Tennis and Bowling in Wii Sports Club. If you don't jump onto the eShop it'll be delivered to your Wii U — space permitting — via SpotPass, while Nintendo of America has confirmed that the download is available right away on the...

News: Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Wii U target is more than three times the initial $70,000 goal

By now we've come to understand that Nintendo's innovations have many developers excited by the possibilities, and many more simply scratching their heads. The Kickstarter project for acclaimed indie game Paradise Lost: First Contact by developer Ashtree Works has left its Wii U port...

News: Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

"Nintendo does not restrict which songs are included in the catalogue"

Last week, we broke the news that Wii Karaoke U contains uncensored versions of songs with offensive lyrics, and that these songs can be downloaded and accessed by anyone using a Wii U console. Nintendo of Europe has now given us an official statement regarding this matter,...

Interview: Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Working on Nintendo hardware "makes you feel legit"

While we're yet to quite see the promised influx of games onto the Wii U eShop, the lengthy list of projects in development is certainly exciting for download gamers. Small and independent developers could play an integral role in how attractive Nintendo's platform is to its adopters, and one...

News: Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Might not be an exclusive digital offering

Nintendo is a smart cookie when it comes to milking franchises. Its products, services, and software regularly offer the perfect balance of new and old. The latest example of this is Wii Sports Club – a digital remake of the original Wii Sports in HD, with online play and Miiverse functionality joining...

News: APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Campaign Adds Modest Wii U Stretch Goal

APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Campaign Adds Modest Wii U Stretch Goal

Nintendo reached out to Actos Games over word game

We've consistently banged the drum, here on Nintendo Life, highlighting how Nintendo's support for Unity tools and HTML5 on the Wii U could bring an enticing range of download-only games to the system's eShop. One potential addition, courtesy of the HTML5 tools available through the Nintendo Web...

Nintendo Download: 7th November (Europe)

7th November (Europe)

Wii Sports returns, Layton's legacy, Olympics, Batman and much more

The download details for Europe arrived a little later than usual this week, possibly because it's a rather lengthy release list. We have high profile retail games on Wii U and 3DS, along with some interesting download-only options and discounts both permanent and temporary...

Review: Donkey Kong 3 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Donkey Kong 3 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Bugging you?

When the original Donkey Kong proved immensely popular, Nintendo decided to ride off its success and create a sequel changing the roles, making Mario the villain and Donkey Kong Jr. the hero. What is surprisingly not well known, however, is that there was a third game after that. While the next logical next might have been to allow you...

News: Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Alien life-form is found

A Kickstarter campaign has crash landed for extraterrestrial stealth-puzzler title Paradise Lost: First Contact, currently seeking $70,000 to gain funding for development. A Wii U version could possibly be in the works if it meets its staggering stretch goal of $250,000 by 1st December. Set in a bio-engineering facility,...