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Review: Tangram Style (3DS eShop)

Tangram Style (3DS eShop)

Lots of tangram, not much style

The game of tangram has made the long journey from ancient China to your 21st century 3DS, and despite roughly one thousand years of technological improvement it’s still pretty much the same thing. Seven pieces of varying sizes and shapes must be crammed into a crude silhouette that may resemble a bird, a sailboat,...

News: Don't Worry, Those Early Pikmin 3 Downloads Are Eligible For The Wonderful 101 Promotion

Don't Worry, Those Early Pikmin 3 Downloads Are Eligible For The Wonderful 101 Promotion

Nintendo confirms details, pricing and Nintendo Network Points

Last week we shared the happy news that eager European gamers could download Pikmin 3 early with GAME code purchases, which was great news for those planning to go the eShop retail route. Unfortunately, concern started to spread around the web when some Wii U Premium Pack system owners...

Review: Columns (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Columns (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Supporting a good time

Way back in the days when video games in general were often referred to as 'Nintendo' games, a little gem called Tetris was packaged-in with the Game Boy, and it helped catapult the handheld to dominating heights. A couple of years later SEGA released the Game Gear, and in what can only be seen as an attempt to capitalize on...

News: Nintendo Has Plans to Deliver "New Offers" In Download Stores

Nintendo Has Plans to Deliver "New Offers" In Download Stores

Free-to-play and subscription-based services are on the agenda

Following last week's annual financial results and the President's Presentation, Satoru Iwata faced the music in an investor Q&A to address important issues for Nintendo's prospective return to substantial profits. This was published promptly in Japanese, but we now have the...

Review: Puzzler World 2013 (3DS)

Puzzler World 2013 (3DS)

Worldly goodness

There’s a good chance that you already know whether or not you're going to purchase Puzzler World 2013. Whether it's because you’ve played a previous game in the series, you’ve read our review of the DS version – which is, for all intents and purposes, the same game – that released in Europe late last year, or if it’s...

Review: Puzzler Brain Games (3DS)

Puzzler Brain Games (3DS)

Brain candy

Like Nintendo’s Brain Age series, Puzzler Brain Games is a collection of daily brain training activities designed to stimulate the mind and keep you mentally alert. Though instead of feeling like a curriculum of exercises you’d learn in school, Brain Games is presented in a game show-like format and is a more light-hearted affair...

Review: Crazy Construction (3DS eShop)

Crazy Construction (3DS eShop)

More like Crazy FUN-struction

On the surface, Crazy Construction sounds like the epitome of shovelware; a generic puzzle game that slaps together tired ideas and a dash of zany alliteration to garner enough sales to crank out the next one. Take a closer look, however, and you’ll discover a cleverly designed arcade-style title that boasts a fun,...

Review: Soccer Up 3D (3DS eShop)

Soccer Up 3D (3DS eShop)

Own goal

These days, soccer games tend to fall on one of two ends of a spectrum: there's the relatively realistic sports simulation found in annual FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer instalments, and then there's the zany over-the-top action of the Super Mario Strikers and FIFA Street series. In the golden days of the Amiga, however, there were other...

Competition Winners: Nintendo eShop Credit

Nintendo eShop Credit

Are you one of the lucky few?

If you're a Nintendo Life regular you'll know we ran a couple of Nintendo eShop Credit competitions over the past few weeks; all the votes have been counted and we've greased up our supercomputer to randomly select the winners, and they are: Competition 1) Win £100 of Nintendo eShop Credit! Winner of £100:...

Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma

The Download or Disc Dilemma

Do you download?

In moving from the Wii Shop and DSi Shop to the Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop, Nintendo has shown a desire to compete head on with the Xbox, PlayStation and Steam online marketplaces and offer full retail downloads. It's amazing to think that downloads from the Wii Shop were limited to a meagre maximum of 40MB, yet now we can download...

Review: Lola's Math Train (3DS eShop)

Lola's Math Train (3DS eShop)

I choo-choo-choose you!

Lola’s Math Train, the follow-up to the pleasantly surprising Lola’s Alphabet Train, isn’t quite a game as much as it’s a learning application. In this instalment Lola, the jubilant panda, is here to help kids learn about math, numbers and logical problem solving through various interactive challenges. This is a...

News: Australian 3DS eShop Gets New Region Specific Section

Australian 3DS eShop Gets New Region Specific Section

Great news for homegrown indie developers

Australian gamers have a new way to find and support indie developers from their home country, as the 3DS eShop Down Under — and throughout Europe as the "Developed in Australia" shelf — has been given a region-specific section listing all aussie-made games. There are currently 14 titles available in...

Rumour: eShop Developers No Longer Required To Have A Physical Office

eShop Developers No Longer Required To Have A Physical Office

Dan Adelman drops a hint on Twitter

One of the early rules put in place by Nintendo for developers on its digital platforms was the need for a physical office - a move which was no doubt intended to ensure a certain "quality" of developer. However, since the days of WiiWare the playing field has shifted - the number of professional coders...

Talking Point: Pokémon X & Y Provide a Timely Boost for 3DS in the West

Pokémon X & Y Provide a Timely Boost for 3DS in the West

The DS era is left behind

The biggest release on DS in 2012, and surely the runaway winner of practically every Game of the Year award specifically tailored for the older handheld, were the Pokémon Black & White 2 titles, tied together for the purposes of simplicity. Yet its announcement and release on the platform surprised a number of...

Review: Air Battle Hockey 3D (3DS eShop)

Air Battle Hockey 3D (3DS eShop)

Balls to the wall

Ever since Pong invaded homes 40 years ago, simple ball and paddle games have had a home in gaming. Air Battle Hockey 3D doesn't manage to stand out among the four-decade pedigree, but it is at least a competent entry on its own merits. The game is so simple that there's really not much to say about it. You use your stylus to...

News: Renegade Kid Confirms Mutant Mudds 2

Renegade Kid Confirms Mutant Mudds 2

Even more Mudds

3DS eShop title Mutant Mudds has proven to be extremely popular with Nintendo gamers, so much so that Renegade Kid, the game's developer, is bringing the game to the Wii U eShop in what is known as Mutant Mudds Deluxe. Yesterday we learnt that the new content in Mutant Mudds Deluxe would be exclusive to Wii U, and now even more...