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News: Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

Flash Back with a Zapper in Retro City Rampage

Vblank Entertainment's parodic action game pays homage to the iconic Nintendo light gun

It's not uncommon for characters and items from one franchise to appear in another by the same developer, but when homage is paid to an unrelated series or item, there's an extra sense of joy in recognising the proverbial nod of the head. Vblank Entertainment's upcoming open-world action parody does just that..

News: An Astro Bugz Revenge Trailer Crawls Out of the Woodwork

An Astro Bugz Revenge Trailer Crawls Out of the Woodwork

Sudden Games' puzzler looks to be a blast

Back in March earlier this year, we were fortunate enough to play an early build of Astro Bugz Revenge, an adaptation of the iPhone puzzler that Sudden Games is bringing over to the Wii Shop Channel. With the latest trailer available for all to check out, the game should get its North American release date finalised very soon. Fusing elements not too..

News: And Yet It Moves Competition Winners

And Yet It Moves Competition Winners

Drumroll please...

Last week we ran a cheeky little competition to let 10 lucky North American readers win a copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. This is a game so good we awarded it an impressive 9/10 in our recent review. Everyone likes a freebie, and competition here was fierce. We had 330 entries! However only 10 could win, so we punched the button on the magical Nintendo Life bingo machine and..

Nintendo Download: 14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

Another triple threat for Japan next week: BIT.TRIP, VCA and DSiWare

WiiWareBIT.TRIP RUNNER: Rhythm Alien no Geki Sō (500 Points, Arc System Works) — A lot of Japanese Wii owners are going to be happy next week as BIT.TRIP RUNNER finally arrives in Japan. The fact that the price is the same 500 Points as the rest of the series kind of makes up for it, though we hope BIT.TRIP FATE will make its..

Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe)

10th September (Europe)

More catching up

There's only one real surprise this week, and it probably won't be a pleasant one for most people, as it comes in the form of a new highest price for a WiiWare game. That particular game's also one of only two truly new titles this week, with every single other one already being released in North America and all but one of those also having reviews already. Expectedly, the Virtual..

News: XGen Studios Readying Machinarium and Super Motherload for WiiWare

XGen Studios Readying Machinarium and Super Motherload for WiiWare

Double-whammy on the way

XGen Studios' last WiiWare title, Defend Your Castle, seems like a long time ago now, but it won't be long before it's gracing our Shop Channel again as it's bringing two titles to WiiWare in the coming months. The first is a collaboration with Amanita Design to bring to WiiWare the highly-regarded PC puzzle-adventure...

News: Practise Your Balancing with PHYSIO FUN Tomorrow

Practise Your Balancing with PHYSIO FUN Tomorrow

2,000 Wii Points for helpful software

Kaasa is clearly the place to be when it comes to WiiWare firsts. As well as bringing the service its first pelvic floor exercise game, tomorrow the company launches PHYSIO FUN Balance Training as an alternative to lengthy rehabilitation programmes. Kaasa's tests have included a soft foam surrounding for the board itself, something that obviously won't be..

Review: Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner" (WiiWare)

Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner" (WiiWare)

A cowpoke past his prime

Fenimore Fillmore lives by the gun, namely Chekhov's Gun – the assertion that if in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. In Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner", this trope surely rings true, as most of the seemingly insignificant items you encounter...

News: chick chick BOOM Lays New Screenshots and Artwork

chick chick BOOM Lays New Screenshots and Artwork

WiiWare title awaiting approval

It's been a long time since we heard anything from tons of bits regarding its WiiWare action game chick chick BOOM, but the studio's just been in touch to tell us the game's been submitted to Nintendo for approval, kindly sending over some artwork and screenshots too. Two opposing teams of chicks try to blow each other up using attacks ranging from storm clouds to..

Podcast: Episode 19 - So Long, Farewell

Episode 19 - So Long, Farewell

Full of audio treats you simply will not believe

The Nintendo Life podcast is taking a break for a little while, but this final-for-a-while show is crammed full of quality items. Terrible accents, anonymous listeners pretending to host talk shows about genitals – yes, really – and the culmination of Sean Aaron's interview with Gaijin Games's Chris Osborn, there's never been a more varied or..

News: Find Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game Next Monday

Find Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game Next Monday

Bit of a mouthful

Ateam Inc, the team behind previous WiiWare releases "Aha! I Found It!" Hidden Object Game and "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game, is bringing another colourful title to the service next week in the form of Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game. Another four-player find fest, Adventure on Lost Island is set to hit North America on Monday, September 13th for..

Nintendo Download: 6th September (North America)

6th September (North America)

Westerners on WiiWare; Samurai on VC; Exotic Farms, Mahjong and Acoustic Guitars on DSiWare

Today might be a national holiday in United States but that doesn't mean the Nintendo Download is taking a day off, with five releases including the return of Virtual Console in the form of Samurai Shodown III. WiiWareFenimore Fillmore: The Westerner (Revistronic, 1000pts) – Take the role of cowboy..

News: Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers Off the Starting Grid Next Week

Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers Off the Starting Grid Next Week

Zallag zooming around on September 10th

European publisher Zallag, the same company behind the upcoming Gods vs. Humans, is set to launch its first WiiWare title in Europe next week with the release of Racers' Island: Crazy Racers. With up to eight players on one Wii console, 20 tracks to choose from and the nVidia PhysX engine making each object behave more realistically, Racers' Island: Crazy..

First Impressions: BIT.TRIP FATE


We take the game for a spin in space

The folks at Gaijin Games have already brought us four amazing BIT.TRIP releases that take many of the classic arcade elements from days gone by and somehow make them relevant again with their unique music/rhythm gameplay twists. We've seen classic influences ranging from the original Pong all the way up to David Crane's legendary Pitfall. Now with their newest..

News: BIT.TRIP FATE Revealed at PAX


It's bullet hell BIT.TRIP!

Gaijin Games finally unveiled their newest BIT.TRIP release BIT.TRIP FATE this morning at the PAX 2010 show in Seattle and the bullets were flying. After taking the series into the platforming realm last trip out with BIT.TRIP RUNNER, FATE propels CommanderVideo straight into on-rail bullet hell. You can check out the game's official trailer below, along with a gallery of..

News: First Jam City Rollergirls Art Smashes Through

First Jam City Rollergirls Art Smashes Through

Concept art ahoy

Jam City Rollergirls, the upcoming arcade take on roller derby, has been creating a stir since we announced it here in August, and with the game making its debut at PAX this weekend we've received some concept art from developers Frozen Codebase to share with you. Frozen Codebase refers to itself as a "punk rock developer" and you can certainly see that spirit shine..

News: First Fluidity Video and Screenshots Released

First Fluidity Video and Screenshots Released

Free flowing fluid physics are fun!

Well after a few weeks of mystery, the dam has finally busted on Nintendo's newest WiiWare release Fluidity and the video and screenshots are now beginning to flow. The game is currently on display at PAX 2010 in Seattle, but for those who can't be there, you can check out the first gameplay trailer and...

Nintendo Download: 7th & 8th September 2010 (Japan)

7th & 8th September 2010 (Japan)

The gang's all here: WiiWare, Virtual Console and DSiWare next week in Japan

WiiWareSurinuke Anatōsu (800pts - Nintendo) -- Though we've gotten the distinct impression that third parties have abandoned WiiWare in Japan, Nintendo certainly hasn't. Keys Factory is credited as the developer – a bit odd since all they seem to make are Wii and DSi accessories like stands and cases. If this is their..

News: First Episode of Back to the Future Could Appear in Our Timeline by November

First Episode of Back to the Future Could Appear in Our Timeline by November

Bob Gale lays down some heavy hints

When all that was known about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was the notorious single piece of artwork, that didn't stop gamers lapping it up. They knew that a much-loved franchise in the hands of a developer with an impressive catalogue of releases can't go wrong. And it's that same kind of expectation which the recent debut art from Telltale Games's

Nintendo Download: 3rd September (Europe)

3rd September (Europe)

Another retro fighter, and more

Thankfully, the wait for another Virtual Console title wasn't long - Surely you managed to get by with just one week of no new retro games? It's accompanied by the first of Gamebridge's GO Series, and five other games. WiiWareFishie Fishie (500pts, DK Games) – The only WiiWare title this week. Fairly similar to certain online flash games, in this, you play as a..