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Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)

Another treasure to track down

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been Nintendo's greatest 2014 surprise, announced at E3 and rapidly turned around for a Holiday release — in North America, at least. In theory it's a new IP, too, taking the cute but minor Captain Toad character and providing him with his own game; the whole concept is a spin-off...

News: Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Here's hoping the NPD results are better...

With stores having now closed after their Black Friday week's discounts we can expect plenty of focus on sales numbers, with the upcoming NPD results and sales around different countries eagerly awaited. Nintendo offered key bundles with Wii U and 3DS / 2DS, though the consensus for the US in particular is...

Review: Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Wii U)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Wii U)

Take Off Aborted

Movie inspired video games have often taken the liberty of deviating from the plot, throwing in events and scenarios that may be considered out of "canon" with the film's storyline and universe; a lack of faithfulness to the source material has been a frequent criticism throughout gaming history. Little Orbit's Disney Planes: Fire...

News: Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

$300 with a free $50 gift card

Though Black Friday madness has now passed, we can still expect retailers to fight for our loyalty up until the festive break. From Nintendo's perspective it'll be targeting Wii U sales, and is no doubt hoping that retailers push exciting promotions — step forward Walmart with its latest deals in the US. The...

News: This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controller Is Up For Pre-Order From Japan

This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controller Is Up For Pre-Order From Japan

Importing is the answer

Earlier today we bemoaned the price hikes and lacking stock of the GameCube Adapter for Wii U, which doesn't appear to be improving after over a week in North America and at launch in Europe. That's a pity, especially if it means some of those with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can't enjoy the game with their controller of...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off 'Super' New Levels in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Nintendo Minute Shows Off 'Super' New Levels in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

You want to see this...

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just days away in North America, representing Nintendo's final major retail release of the year; it arrives in the New Year in Europe and Australia. Regular video series Nintendo Minute has therefore taken the chance to show off some new levels, and we think you'll want to see them. This...

Video: Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Where does he get all those wonderful toys

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept — known as amiibo — is finally here, and like so many Nintendo fans over the world we've been having some fun with these amazing little figures. For those who haven't had a chance to see what these awesome mounds of plastic can do, let us educate you with...

Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U)

Watch Dogs (Wii U)

Hack job

The Wii U has had a chequered history with third-party support, particularly from Ubisoft, and the belated arrival of Watch Dogs feels a little like a final hurrah — whether we'll see many more big-budget multiplatform mature titles on Nintendo's system is certainly a cause of doubt. This title is here, however, and a viable option for...

Video: Join Us For A Look At Hyrule Warriors' Twilight Princess DLC

Join Us For A Look At Hyrule Warriors' Twilight Princess DLC

It's all about Link's new outfit, really

The second piece of Hyrule Warriors DLC is here, and it's a doozy. Introducing the Twilight Princess Pack, you'll be able to control the mighty Twili Midna, try on some new costumes for Link and Zelda, and wield Zelda's devastating Dominion Rod. If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, then this video...

Weirdness: The Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Commanding Bids of Nearly $1000 on eBay

The Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Commanding Bids of Nearly $1000 on eBay

Double whammy

Some of you may recall that just recently we reported on a dual wielding Samus amiibo that showed off a rather humorous factory error. Though having arm cannons on both hands would make basic activities a chore for Samus, she sure would be more deadly. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the owner who nabbed this unique amiibo has taken to eBay...

Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving

Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving

Gather around, dear friends

It's Thanksgiving in the US, a major celebration in which families and friends gather to spend quality time together; naturally entertainment will be high on the agenda. For those that enjoy gaming, meanwhile, it's a chance to break out all those excess controllers and get into the spirit of the occasion with party and...

News: Hyrule Warriors Update and Twilight Princess DLC Now Live

Hyrule Warriors Update and Twilight Princess DLC Now Live

Scanning an amiibo might reward you with one rupee, if you've been good...

Hyrule Warriors has evolved a fair amount since launch day, with Koei Tecmo's DLC and updates adding new content while tweaking the basic rules of the game; for one thing you can now level up to a God-like degree, it seems. Today's the day, of course, for the second major...

News: Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

According to EB Games Canada, at least

If you've been able to pick up a GameCube Controller Adapter for your Wii U Smash enjoyment, you might just be a lucky quick adopter. The accessory is sold out in a number of places in North America, and a quick check online of stores such as Best Buy and GameStop are turning up nothing but Iinternet...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

To borrow Nintendo's slogan, The Time Is Now

We're approaching a time of year defined by many things. Great times with friends and family, lots of food and plenty of fun. Of course, before the big Holiday itself we have lots of shopping and — with that — plenty of choices to make. For gamers there are a number of treats on offer, with...