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Video: Admire the Skills on Show as an Insane Super Mario Maker Level is Conquered

Admire the Skills on Show as an Insane Super Mario Maker Level is Conquered

Only speedrunners and the best need apply

Super Mario Maker's level upload system has a simple but vital safeguard - to upload a level you have to be able to beat it. We may curse and claim some stages are impossible, but the fact is that every level in the game can be cleared. Of course, if a ridiculously good player spends hours designing a stage...

Super Nindie Maker: Image & Form's Ghostly Mushroom

Image & Form's Ghostly Mushroom

Spooky...

As you may have seen by now, we really want you all to share Super Mario Maker levels with each other; to achieve that we've set up a special level sharing page with some neat features - just for you. We're also teaming up with some 'Nindies' to share some levels from established and highly respected developers. To start off we have a...

News: Super Mario Maker Hangs Tough in UK Charts as Splatoon Finally Bows Out

Super Mario Maker Hangs Tough in UK Charts as Splatoon Finally Bows Out

Ink-splatting shooter squeezes into individual format top 40, though

Super Mario Maker had a strong start in its debut week in the UK charts, securing second place against some tough competition. It was a good early result for the Wii U exclusive, which is likely to remain a key title for the system in the remainder of 2015. Its second week has,...

Nintendo Download: 24th September (Europe)

24th September (Europe)

Skylanders! Extreme Exorcism! Nova-111! More stuff!

It's the start of another week, which means its time to bask in the joy of more Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There are quite a few promising releases on the way for both Wii U and 3DS, including a major retail arrival and enticing download-only games; some rather good titles also...

Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?

Have You Played... ZombiU?

Horrifyingly cheap and a strong Wii U experience

This is the first of a series of articles that are a reflection of a disappointing reality. The Fall and Holiday line-ups on Wii U and 3DS undoubtedly have some treats and games to be hugely excited about, such as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Xenoblade Chronicles X, yet they're also a...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Star Fox Zero Delayed Until 2016

Star Fox Zero Delayed Until 2016

"Oh man, I'm gonna have to back off"

Is it a struggle to keep up with all the news racing around the Nintendosphere lately? Well fret not, we've once again done our utmost to cobble together the cream of the Nintendo crop and present it to you in mouth-watering video format. The sad news of Star Fox Zero's delay is bound to have disappointed many...

Music: Relive Your Mario Memories With This Super Mario Maker Song

Relive Your Mario Memories With This Super Mario Maker Song

A Mario Maker Musical Melody

The world has had its furry kitten paws on Super Mario Maker for a whole week now, and with the recent news that over a million courses have already been designed and uploaded, it's pretty clear that everyone has fallen in love with the game. I am no exception to this matter of fact statement and it is therefore to...

Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be The Final Nail In The Wii U's Coffin

Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be The Final Nail In The Wii U's Coffin

Nintendo's console now lacks a AAA release this Christmas

The Wii U's dire commercial situation has become something of an industry joke these days, with some of Nintendo's harsher critics taking delight in pointing out how the Japanese firm has gone from an install base of almost 100 million with the Wii to 10 percent of that total in a single...

Competition Winners: Showcase Your Best Super Mario Maker Level At EGX

Showcase Your Best Super Mario Maker Level At EGX

See you at EGX!

Last week we ran a competition for our UK based readers to submit their most ingenious, challenging, or creative Super Mario Maker levels which will be showcased at EGX at the Birmingham NEC on Nintendo UK's booth. In addition to this there will be a big demonstration on Saturday afternoon of the three levels on the main stage. We...

News: Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed, "I Am Very Sorry"

Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed, "I Am Very Sorry"

Now aiming for a Q1 2016 release

With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time when the big game releases usually start rolling out. Last week the brilliantly crafted Super Mario Maker hit store shelves worldwide to mark the beginning of this period as well as celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic plumber. With one release down...

Reminder: Grab Some Popcorn For Nintendo UK's Super Mario Maker Twitch Stream With An Extra Special Guest

Grab Some Popcorn For Nintendo UK's Super Mario Maker Twitch Stream With An Extra Special Guest

5pm today (UK time)

Following their recent Super Mario Maker session with the one and only Charles Martinet, our chums at Nintendo UK are doing another Twitch broadcast today for viewers eager to see more on this excellent game. This time the guest appearance will be from none other than Nintendo Life's video presenter extraordinaire Alex Olney...

Video: Pokkén Fun with Masked Pikachu

Pokkén Fun with Masked Pikachu

First arcade cabinet also hitting Dave & Buster's in the US

If you feel your day could use some footage of Masked Pikachu getting all luchadorable up on opponents more than twice her size in Pokkén Tournament, it proves a very important fact: you are alive. Who wouldn't want to see that? Bandai Namco Japan recently released a video to fill that...

News: Minecraft: Story Mode Arriving on Wii U after Other Platforms

Minecraft: Story Mode Arriving on Wii U after Other Platforms

Digging deeper

Many people have clamoured for Minecraft to make an appearance on a Nintendo console, and although it's not quite what everyone was expecting, Minecraft: Story Mode will be making its way to Wii U at some point soon; at least we hope so. A press release from the developer Telltale Games certainly confirms a Wii U release, but despite...

News: Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Causes Wii U Sales To Double

Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Causes Wii U Sales To Double

Almost 140,000 copies sold, additional 10,000 consoles shifted

Super Mario Maker has made its début in Japan and has claimed the top spot in this week's Media Create Sales charts. The DIY platformer has sold 138,242 copies in its first week on sale. In second place is Capcom's 3DS exclusive Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, which...

Video: New Lego Dimensions Launch Trailer Promises The Earth On Wii U

New Lego Dimensions Launch Trailer Promises The Earth On Wii U

Block-buster

With just a few days before the launch of Lego Dimensions on Wii U, a brand-new launch trailer has been published which makes it clear just how much stuff is packed into this game. Some have quibbled at the higher price of entry but with the level of content available with just the Starter Pack it seems that this could actually be some...

News: Super Mario Maker Makes Strong Début in UK Charts

Super Mario Maker Makes Strong Début in UK Charts

Splatoon also enjoys an improved placing

Super Mario Maker's launch on 11th September was one of the most notable Wii U arrivals of the year, and early tangible sales results have come through in the UK. The Wii U exclusive has naturally had a big challenge in overcoming major multi-platform releases on multiple systems, but has nevertheless started...

Video: This Performance From the Splatoon Band and Squid Sisters is as Cool as You'd Expect

This Performance From the Splatoon Band and Squid Sisters is as Cool as You'd Expect

Laying down some ink

Splatoon has plenty of strengths, with the cool music undoubtedly adding a great deal to its charm; the soundtrack is even expanded on occasion with free updates. Now Nintendo, as it has done with terrific music for the likes of Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D Land, has released a video showing the talented musicians that make...