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Review: AVOIDER (Wii U eShop)

AVOIDER (Wii U eShop)

​Easily avoided

RCMADIAX is a studio that has become well known for the relatively high volume of inexpensive titles that it's put out over the past couple of years. Their quality wavers from being barely worth their dollar price tag to being at least average games. AVOIDER is the latest entry in this line of titles, and while its rather barebones...

Nintendo Download: 7th January (North America)

7th January (North America)

Light gun games! Ocean Runner! Discovery! More!

The time has come for the first North America Nintendo Download Update of 2016, and it includes a variety of options. The Wii U Virtual Console plays catch up with three light gun games, while new download offerings include a creative Minecraft-a-like, two RCMADIAX games and the return of Ninja Pig...

Giveaway: It's Europe's Turn To Grab A Free Copy Of Cube Life: Island Survival

It's Europe's Turn To Grab A Free Copy Of Cube Life: Island Survival

We have 100 copies to give away to lucky Europeans

Over the Christmas break Cube Life: Island Survival developer Cypronia was kind enough to give away 100 copies of their game to our North American readers to celebrate the recent v1.1 update. This time it's the turn of European players to get in on the action - we've got another 100 free copies to...

Review: Discovery (Wii U eShop)

Discovery (Wii U eShop)

Let's get creative

Now that Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been released for the Wii U, one would think that the tide of block based sandbox games on the eShop would be stemmed. Evidently that's not the case quite yet, as Discovery is the next arrival on the Wii U eShop. So, how does the game stack up? While Discovery may feel a bit half-baked in...

News: Get Ready for Light Gun Action in This Week's North American Nintendo Download Update

Get Ready for Light Gun Action in This Week's North American Nintendo Download Update

The Adventures of Bayou Billy! Wild Gunman! Hogan's Alley!

Starting with Duck Hunt in late 2014, Nintendo has been retrofitting and re-releasing - along with third-party partners - some iconic NES light gun / Zapper games for the Wii U eShop. They naturally utilise the Wii Remote pointer to recreate that old-fashioned practice of zapping pixels on...

Review: Molly Maggot (Wii U eShop)

Molly Maggot (Wii U eShop)

Play your own better game

"Play your own music", Molly Maggot says as it boots up, which doesn't create high hopes for its quality. The clunky jumping controls, stilted animations and lifeless goals soon solidify that sense that you're sifting through trash. Save for a few sound effects that are almost funny, Molly Maggot doesn't have a single...

Review: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Wii U eShop / SNES)

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Wii U eShop / SNES)

The Mario RPG that started it all

There are very few areas of life the Mario franchise hasn't at some point explored. Mario himself has been a doctor, an amateur kart racer and later on in his career was recognised as a professional athlete when he competed at the Olympic Games in the 100 metre dash against Sonic. Quite simply – he's a jack of all...

Review: Wave Race 64 (Wii U eShop / N64)

Wave Race 64 (Wii U eShop / N64)

Wonderful water racer

Wave Race was not a well known series prior to its arrival on the Nintendo 64. Actually it wasn't a series at all, but rather a single release: a top-down racer on the Game Boy. With its 64-bit machine offering the opportunity for new 3D gaming experiences, Nintendo decided to have another crack at a Jet Ski racer and came up...

News: Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

"We’ll be sure to alert the Wii U community as that changes"

Zen Studios has enjoyed plenty of success with its pinball titles, releasing various versions and DLC across PC, home consoles and smart devices. The Wii U and 3DS have been in on the action too, with the former receiving Zen Pinball 2 with a decent variety of DLC, in addition to Star...

News: ​PictoParty's Release Has Been Pushed Back to Late January

​PictoParty's Release Has Been Pushed Back to Late January

A bug is the cause of the delay

Many of you have no doubt played Pictionary at parties before; it can be a wonderfully chaotic competition when everyone's really getting into it. Naturally, a game such as this which channels one's inner artist is a perfect fit for the Wii U GamePad and it was only a matter of time before one would appear on the...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive 3Souls Will Aim to 'Break New Ground' With the GamePad

Wii U eShop Exclusive 3Souls Will Aim to 'Break New Ground' With the GamePad

From Berlin-based developer Red Column

The Wii U eShop has been home to a variety of new developers with bold ambition, and Berlin-based Red Column is the latest to set out its stall for the store. It's bringing 3Souls exclusively to Wii U in Q2, with the goal of utilising the GamePad "to break new ground in how you control your character and play...

Nintendo Download: 7th January (Europe)

7th January (Europe)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii! Temple of Yog! Drill Dozer! More!

It's the first Nintendo Download Update of the year, kicking off with the European arrivals that are on the way. This week we have an enjoyable platformer from the Wii era and the EU debut of a Game Freak GBA title, along with a few varied fresh releases on both Wii U and 3DS. There are a...

News: Alien Dinosaurs Will Be Invading The Wii U And 3DS eShops Soon

Alien Dinosaurs Will Be Invading The Wii U And 3DS eShops Soon

Do the dinosaur

Indie developer Ratalaika Games is bringing its action title Alien Dinosaurs to Nintendo platforms. The run-and-gun shooter - which wouldn't look out of place on the Game Boy - sees the player character getting abducted by alien reptiles who then set up a gauntlet of challenges to ascertain if the planet Earth is ripe for conquest...

Nintendo Download: 31st December (North America)

31st December (North America)

1080° Snowboarding, Molly Maggot and various discounts

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update of 2015, and it's a little thin on content. Despite that there is a gem from the N64 era and some promising discounts, so all hope is not lost; let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Well, your New Years' Resolution...

News: Blitworks Will Be Publishing The Next Penelope on Wii U

Blitworks Will Be Publishing The Next Penelope on Wii U

It's in good hands

Some of you may remember some coverage we gave on a game called The Next Penelope about this time last year. At the time, it was due out on PC in a few months and it was promised to be on its way to the Wii U later in the year. While it may be that Aurelien Regard wasn't quite able to push it out before the new year, the game is...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Looks Set to Hit Europe on 7th January

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Looks Set to Hit Europe on 7th January

Wahoo!

Though the Wii U Virtual Console is missing a few obvious platforms and release - ahem, GameCube - it has brought some goodies. One of the welcome additions has been Wii downloads; a number of excellent games have arrived, including some that are relatively hard to find or expensive in physical form. It's certainly had its successes in terms...

Review: Sketch Wars (Wii U eShop)

Sketch Wars (Wii U eShop)

Worse than a pen and paper

Sometimes, drawing with a time limit can be funny. Other times, it's pure frustration. Sketch Wars falls into the latter, giving the player a clumsy set of tools, a poor choice of words, and some awful presentation and sound just to round the whole unpleasant experience off. How does one even manage to mess up a game where...

Giveaway: Grab Yourself a Free Copy of Cube Life: Island Survival

Grab Yourself a Free Copy of Cube Life: Island Survival

We have 100 copies to give away (North America only)

It's the season for giving, so we have a giveaway of a Wii U eShop release for those among you keen on adventure and creativity. Developer Cypronia has kindly offered to give-away 100 free copies of Cube Life: Island Survival to Nintendo Life readers because, well, it's Christmas! It's a sandbox...