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  • Feature The Brightly Coloured History Of The Yoshi Series

    Green is the new black

    When asked to name a key Nintendo franchise, most people's first thoughts would likely turn to Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid. However, over the years Nintendo has consistently made games with Yoshi as the star. These titles have fleshed-out Nintendo's release schedule nicely across various console generations,...


  • Feature The History Of The Civilization Series

    From PC to Switch: How Sid Meier's world-beating franchise has evolved

    It’s four minutes ‘til bedtime and you’ve got work/class in the morning – time for one more race, one more round, one more turn. We’ve all been there. Before you know it, forty-five minutes have slipped by and your self-imposed time limit has come and gone. And the...



  • Video The Complete History Of Mario Kart

    From SNES to Switch in 25 years

    In light of the recent launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, we at Nintendo Life have been reminiscing about the celebrated history of the Mario Kart series. From the SNES to the new Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart has provided players around the globe with countless hours of shell-tossing entertainment.  In this...


  • Random Fan Finds a North American N64 DD Development Unit

    "Nintendo Ultra Disc unit #1 for the USA"

    Many of you will no doubt be familiar with the N64 DD, Nintendo's ill-fated first attempt at using disc-based media in consoles. Many big-name titles, such as Super Mario 64 2 and the original build of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, were destined for launch on the add-on, but were eventually canned...









  • Month of Yoshi The Brightly Coloured History of Yoshi

    Getting to know the green one

    We all know and love Mario’s sidekick, Yoshi — he’s the loveable green creature (also available in other colours) who likes nothing more than to gobble up a Shy Guy, flutter gracefully to higher ground or partake in go-karting competitions in his spare time. With Yoshi’s New Island gracing the 3DS this coming...