Tag: Halloween

  • Feature The Most Memorable Ghosts In Nintendo Games

    Spooks, spectres and ghosts that stuck around

    It's close to midnight, and something evil's lurking in the dark... Well, perhaps. Yes, Nintendo Switch has its fair share of true horrors, but there's a fair chance that any ghost you happen across on Nintendo platforms could be a Casper-like friendly phantom. With Halloween almost upon us and Luigi up...

  • Video Settle In For A Nintendo Story Most Spooky With Grimwald Gutfright

    Every creepypasta boiled down into one

    If there's one thing that's historically saturated the internet, it's horror stuff. More specifically, the entire subgenre known as creepypasta, a style of story that is infamously cliché and poorly written to the point that it's actually quite amusing. So in the name of Halloween, snuggle up and dim the...

  • News Here's What's New And Different In Fortnite's 'Fortnitemares' v6.20 Update

    Trick or treat?

    Epic Games has released patch notes for Fortnite's v6.20 update, which arrives just in time for Halloween and is packed with spooky and scary content. Players can get stuck into the new timed event called 'Fortnitemares' (see what they did there?) which focuses on the mysterious Cube that has been the topic of so much debate and...

  • Feature Ten Nintendo Switch Games That Are Perfect for Halloween

    Tricks and treats

    It is Halloween / All Hallows' Eve / mild vandalism night as we publish this, a rather fun occasion in which dressing up and eating an unhealthy amount of sweets / candy is not only allowed, it's practically mandatory. Of course, it's all about spooky experiences, or alternatively finding something suitably themed that won't...

  • Feature Ten 3DS Games That Are Perfect for Halloween

    Spookiness in three dimensions

    It's nearly Halloween / All Hallows' Eve / mild vandalism night, so that means everything is spooky. Well, if you want it to be, or you could hide upstairs with all the lights out until the trick or treaters are all gone - your call. Anyway, it's a time for scary games. Or those with grisly themes. Or cute ones...

  • Video It's Time To Celebrate Some Of Video Gaming's Most Haunted Houses

    Just in time for Halloween

    It's almost Halloween, a time of year where lots of candy is consumed and people dress up terribly in the hope of scaring If you're wisely choosing to stay indoors this year then you may wish to indulge in a spooky game, and our friends over at iRetrogamer have put together a video which highlights some of interactive...

  • News Mega Cat Studios Unleashes Spooky NES Treats In Time For Halloween

    Do the monster mash!

    Mega Cat Studios is getting in the Halloween spirit with a trio of NES-themed offerings. Creepin It Reel ($39.99) is a NES chiptune album with "officially licensed Dancing Pumpkin Man dance moves" and a fully playable pachinko game, while Creepy Brawlers (from $59.99) "marries monster movies and boxing" with...

  • News Perception Will Give You a Fresh Look at Horror on Switch, Out on Halloween

    That is good timing

    Halloween is surprisingly close, and we've had some suitably themed titles arrive on the Switch eShop in recent times. Perception - developed by The Deep End Games - has got its timing bang on, however, as it'll arrive on 31st October in North America and Europe; its US price will be $14.99USD. This only arrived on other...

  • News Nintendo's European eShop Halloween Sale is Now Live

    Shovel Knight! Thimbleweed Park! Axiom Verge! More!

    Nintendo has been teasing its Halloween eShop discounts for about a week, and the roll-out has kicked off in Europe. It promises 'over 100' discounts across Switch, 3DS and Wii U, with some that may be genuinely tempting. Below are some highlights from Nintendo's news post and from our own...

  • Random WWE Star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Dresses As Pikachu To Entertain Baby Daughter

    Because why the heck not

    WWE star and Hollywood actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson might get paid to act like a hard case, but he let his softer side show this Halloween by dressing up as the world's most famous Pokémon, Pikachu. The somewhat disturbing costume was for the benefit of his baby daughter Jasmine, who didn't seem all that bothered that a...

  • Video Get In The Halloween Spirit With The Complete History Of Splatterhouse

    Rickrolled

    Namco took quite a gamble when it released Splatterhouse in arcades in 1988. The company's previous titles had been cartoon-like and appealing to all ages, but this side-scrolling action title took inspiration from Hollywood slasher and horror movies, turning up the gore level and providing an experience which wasn't really suitable for...

  • Feature Our Spooky Halloween Gaming Plans

    Not all Nintendo games, either - the horror...

    Well, it's Halloween at last. With a night of trick or treating and dangerously high sugar consumption ahead, some of you may be throwing some gaming into your evening. We've already listed 20 Wii U and 3DS games that could fit the bill, but now our writing team wants to share its recent gaming...

  • Feature 20 Wii U and 3DS Games Perfect for Halloween

    Ideal for a spooky time

    It's Halloween again, a holiday that's big business and plenty of fun if you like sweets / candy, dressing up or a mixture of both. For some, of course, this is more than a single night of trick or treating, but a full-blown Holiday (with a capital H) to celebrate and enjoy. With that in mind, we thought we'd jump in with our...

  • Deals Nintendo Halloween Gift Guide

    Impress your family and friends this Halloween

    It's almost that time of year again, All Hallows' Evening, which you might know as good old Halloween. A time for eating too many sweets and amusing your neighbours with questionable fancy dress. Of course, aside from updating your wardrobe, it's also a great time to play a spooky game from yesteryear...

  • News Pokémon GO Halloween Event Includes Extra Candy and More 'Spooky' Pokémon

    Definitely a treat

    Pokémon GO is past the viral stage, during which all sorts of craziness occurred, and is now another popular app among many competing for our time. With Halloween upon us, though, Niantic is keen to make sure players keep catching 'mon as they go tricking and treating. It's been confirmed that there'll be more candy and 'spooky'...

  • Video Get Yourself In The Halloween Mood With This Look At Zombies Ate My Neighbors

    And its not-so-spooky sequel, Ghoul Patrol

    Zombies Ate My Neighbors came at a time when Konami was really firing on all cylinders. Granted, it wasn't strictly a Konami game - it was developed by LucasArts - but many kids at the time associated it with other classics from the Japanese company, such as Turtles in Time, Castlevania IV and Legend of the...

  • Feature Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect for Halloween

    Get spooked on the go and at home

    Well, the night is here, when we indulge in dressing up and scares like there's no tomorrow. Halloween has become increasingly popular all around the world, and a decent option for getting our share of spooks is to jump into the action with some suitable games. Despite the - inaccurate - perception that Nintendo...

  • News Spooky StreetPass Event Coming To North America In Time For Halloween

    Stalking almost 30,000 locations

    This weekend Nintendo of America is holding a special StreetPass event to mark the arrival of the scariest day of the year. No, we're not talking about New Year's Eve, but Halloween. Dropping by one of the 29.000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America between October 30th and November 1st could bag you up to...

  • Feature Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Halloween - Part Two

    More spooky goings on

    With Halloween creeping up on us slowly, relentlessly and with added creepy noises to scare us, it seems only right that we write about it. The season isn't just about dressing up and eating candy / sweets until we're sick, but it's also a time to either embrace scary gaming or, alternatively, find something cute and cuddly to...

  • Feature Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Halloween - Part One

    Scary games not mandatory

    With Halloween creeping up on us slowly, relentlessly and with added creepy noises to scare us, it seems only right that we write about it. The season isn't just about dressing up and eating candy / sweets until we're sick, but it's also a time to either embrace scary gaming or, alternatively, find something cute and cuddly...

  • News Nintendo is Plotting a 'Miiverse Monster-a-thon' to Get You in the Halloween Mood

    Better than Camp Miiverse?

    Miiverse has undergone a lot of changes and a few re-designs, not all of them popular, but is still utilised by Nintendo as a unique social network for its fans. Possibly the best example of this was in the daily screenshots that Masahiro Sakurai posted during the development of Super Smash Bros., for example. It's also...

  • Video Nintendo Digs Out an Old Favourite for Halloween New 3DS Commercial

    Also plugs Yo-Kai Watch

    Apparently Halloween is rather popular - maybe it's the outfits, all the sweets / candy, or just a general love of spooky and horrifying things. What was a bit of a laugh when your humble writer was in short trouser many years ago is now a 'Holiday', so we all need to jump on board. Of course we'll do some Halloween-type...

  • News Put Some Boo in Your Pumpka with Halloween Pokémon Stencils

    Gotta carve 'em all!

    Pokémon has really gotten into the Halloween spirit as of late, showcasing a series of holiday-themed merch in its online store. Just look at that Pikachu dressed as a vampiric Zubat. Who wouldn't want that little guy slipping into their room at night and turning them into an adorable denizen of the dark? The standard Pokémon...

  • Feature Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween Gaming

    Petrifying plans

    It's the scariest night of the year, mainly due to strange children knocking on the door and demanding sweets in exchange for showing you their creepy outfits; if you don't have candy to give, the consequences can be dire. Of course, that's not really scary, but it's the time of year when ghosts, ghouls, zombies and reality TV...

  • News How To Carve The Perfect Luigi's Mansion Inspired Pumpkin This Halloween

    Warning: this video contains knives and pumpkin guts!

    Are you stuck for inspiration when it comes carving your pumpkin this Halloween? The classic Jack-o'-lantern is so passé these days, isn't it? However, fear not intrepid vegetable carver, as our chums at Nintendo UK are at hand to show us how to carve a Luigi's Mansion 2 inspired pumpkin...

  • Video Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

    No Tricks here, just Treats for your Wii U and 3DS

    Halloween is a wonderful time of year to watch scary movies, eat candy and play spooky video games, as opposed to being out in the cold. To help you decide on your entertainment for this ghoulish evening, we've come up with a list of games that can be played on your Wii U and 3DS, with many of these...

  • Video I ♥ Virtual Console - Monster Party Is The Wackiest Halloween Classic You'll Never Play

    This NES classic deserves another lease of life - or should that be death?

    Halloween is upon us, and while children all over the globe get themselves ready to don horrible costumes and harass their neighbours for candy, we're taking a look at a spooky old NES classic which really should be on the Virtual Console on a day like today. Monster Party...

  • News Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

    Three games available for absolutely killer prices

    If you live in North America and want to ramp up the scare factor this Halloween, then Capcom might have just the offer to get you in the mood. In a special Nintendo Halloween sale, Capcom will be offering three Resident Evil titles at significantly reduced prices across both the Wii U and 3DS...

  • Feature Ten Games That Are Perfect For Halloween On Your Wii U and 3DS

    New, old, some spooky, some terrifying

    It's Halloween season, dear readers, as one day isn't enough for enthusiasts of dressing up, bugging their neighbours and eating enough sweets / candy / chocolate to be physically ill. An interesting fact around the origins of Halloween is that... never mind, you just dress up and eat a lot. It's also about...

  • Weirdness These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

    Courtesy of horror manga artist Junji Ito

    The Halloween season — apparently it's a season and not just one day — is well underway, and The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have gotten into the spirit of the occasion in their own unique way. One would assume they have some high profile games to sell. A week ago the first image of a rather fun...

  • Weirdness This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

    Trick or treat yourself to a bit of Pokémon?

    A YouTube user who goes by the name of MikeHandidate managed to outdo even the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein this Halloween by dressing up as none other than a giant, fully functioning Game Boy Color. While the costume does share some similarities to Frankenstein's monster in that it's a tad...

  • Feature The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening

    So many ruined SD cards...

    It's the time of year during which a lot of people skulk around yelling "Boo!" As a video games review website, however, we prefer to boo terrible games. After all, isn't it the least bit frightening that these shambling, creeping monstrosities are out there trying to steal your money? We certainly lose sleep over it! In...

  • Feature Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This Halloween

    Zombies, vampires, desolation, isolation and all that good stuff

    It's that night, dear readers, when ghouls and monsters emerge from their pits of despair to torment the living. Or, another way of looking at it, children in rather inexpensive outfits come out to threaten adults with a good egging if they don't hand over sweets and candies. What a...

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    Review Halloween: Trick or Treat 2

    Another hidden-object game? Now that's scary!

    Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 (the sequel to the abysmal Halloween: Trick or Treat on DSiware) is a collection of games that mostly revolve around hidden-object searches, with a continuous focus on spooky settings and creepy themes; it features pre-rendered, quasi-blurry images loaded with junk, where you...

  • Feature Spooky Levels For Surprising Frights

    Sneaking up behind you

    The night is finally here, when legend tells of witches, ghosts and ghouls terrorising the people of the world for, well, some reason. It seems a little pointless to learn about the origins of Halloween as it's basically a cheap costume candy-fest, and that's just fine. Grown ups often spend the night watching grisly horror...

  • Podcast NLFM Episode 23: Revenge of the Halloween Hootenanny

    Best served as cold as a corpse

    Grab your bluntest instruments and aim for the head because NLFM has risen from its grave for the third annual Halloween Hootenanny! More spooky, more sinister and more deathly, this episode is best listened to in a dark castle dungeon while eating raw pumpkins. Failing that, anywhere else will do. 1. Masanao...

  • News These Video Game Pumpkins Are Ghoulishly Effective

    Carving out a niche

    There's a definite skill to carving the perfect pumpkin, but in order to make sure yours stands out from the crowd this Halloween, it's always a good idea to have some solid inspiration - and what better medium to turn to than video games? The pumpkins shown here are some of the best examples we found online, and successfully...

  • Feature Halloween Scares on Wii

    The cute little console's horrors

    The scariest night of the year is now only two days away, a horrifying evening when strange children knock at the door and refuse to leave without a toll of sweets and candy. If you don't hand some tooth-rotting treats over, then you could find out what tricks they have up their sleeve; that's not always a smart...

  • Feature Classic Sequels - Tricks or Treats?

    Better than monkey nuts

    The night is finally here: Halloween is upon us. At the time of writing the world isn’t being taken over by zombies, werewolves or ghosts. Instead, the main horrors are the legions of children in cheap masks ringing the doorbell and demanding treats. Many can look forward to bags full of toffee apples, loose sweets and a...

  • Feature Fun and Frights on Nintendo - Part 2

    Moments of gaming horror

    Halloween is almost upon us, with many gamers making plans for a night of terrifying gaming. Whether these are modern titles or retro, old-school goodness, there are plenty of scary games to enjoy. In the first part of our Fun and Frights feature, we gave a brief outline of how horror games have developed through the...

  • Feature Fun and Frights on Nintendo - Part 1

    How horror has evolved

    At this time of year, it’s no doubt common practice for many gamers to find their favourite scary game, turn off the lights and get into the Halloween mood. There’s something about frightful gaming experiences that's unique in the entertainment industry. Unlike horror movies or tense, nerve-wracking books, video game fear...

  • Feature Ten Games to Play This Halloween

    Not for the faint of heart

    Halloween is now just one week away, while many horrors await: ghosts, zombies, children in masks demanding sweets and candy. Up to now we've focussed on Resident Evil and Castlevania, but now we're just looking for thrills to take us to the darkest night of the year. To get us started we decided to produce a list of games...

  • Podcast NLFM Episode 21: Curse of the Halloween Hootenanny

    Fear the reaper!

    Since it's not only the single best month of the year and because we had so much fun last time [citation needed], the NLFM Halloween Hootenanny has returned! More spooky, more sinister and more deathly, this episode is best listened to in a dark castle dungeon while eating raw pumpkins. Failing that, anywhere else will do. 1. Hip...

  • News The Grinder Gets a Release Date, Goes Multi-Platform

    No longer Wii exclusive, coming next year

    High Voltage software has revealed a lot of information about anticipated team-based horror FPS The Grinder including a new trailer and the announcement that it will be shown off at this year's Game Developer's Conference. No publisher is mentioned in the interview, but there's some other interesting new titbits including the possible inclusion of versus..

  • News Snag A Spooky Scribblenauts Level At The London Dungeon On Halloween

    One day only!

    Sure, you can conjure up vampires, werewolves, witches and pumpkins in developer 5TH Cell's DS write-em-up Scribblenauts, but you can't summon this freebie in-game. On Halloween, also known as this Saturday, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be giving away a macabre level to all those who dare enter London Dungeon and seek out "its scariest..

  • Feature The Spooky Denizens of the World of Nintendo

    We run down the scariest of scaries the Big N has cooked up

    We here at Nintendo Life love Halloween. Despite the fact it was originally a time when the dead were believed to cause sickness to the living and damage their crops, but nowadays it's just a good excuse to gorge ourselves on delicious, delicious candy. As part of our All Hallows’ Eve...

  • News Celebrate Halloween With Nintendo Life's Exclusive 8-Bit Decorations!

    Print 'em, cut 'em out and scare the retro crap out of everyone.

    Ah, Halloween, the one day of the year where little kids are encouraged to defy all parental advice and take candy from strangers. It's so close you can almost feel the post-holiday sugar hangover. Are you excited? Nintendo Life is pretty excited, and that's not just the sugar talking. We all got so excited that we teamed up with our..