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Nintendo 64x64: Chameleon Twist

Chameleon Twist

I saw the cover of this game years ago but I played it first time only recently. First thing I can say about this Chameleon Twist that it's the shortest 3D-platformer ever. It does have some fun play mechanics involving your characters long tongue but it doesn't make up enough for it's really short main campaign. Now if someone could make a...

Book Review: The Untold Story Of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 1

The Untold Story Of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 1

Charting a golden era

When journalist and novelist John Szczepaniak launched his Kickstarter campaign back in 2013 to record the hitherto undocumented story of Japan's game development community, there were a few raised eyebrows around the web. His funding goal was a lofty one, and the task seemed almost herculean in scope — he planned to travel...

Nintendo 64x64: Mario Tennis

Mario Tennis

Quite the smash

This is hands down my favourite tennis game ever. I loved the simple and yet effective controls and the gameplay was easy to pick up and yet difficult and very rewarding to master. One of the multiplayer highlights on the N64 for me. Few games can rival the fun and insanity of a 4 player doubles match. They kept it simple and nailed...

News: Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringes On The Rights Of Multiple Emulator Authors

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringes On The Rights Of Multiple Emulator Authors

Team behind RetroArch says Hyperkin is using emulators without permission

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console is a fantastic way to enjoy old classics, and offers plenty of benefits over existing clone retro systems, largely because it uses advanced software emulation to offer HD visuals and other benefits. However, it would appear that Hyperkin can't...

Nintendo 64x64: Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64

3... 2... 1... GO!

My first console gaming experience. I'll never forget when my Dad brought the N64 home with this thing, my mind was blown. My family played countless hours of vs and battle and this game was a massive part of my childhood. I still play it (and love it) to this day. Yes I'm biased by nostalgia, but this is still my favourite Mario...

News: First 4 Figures Unveils Running Mega Man Collectibles

First 4 Figures Unveils Running Mega Man Collectibles

Oh my...

While they're a purchase typically too extravagant for many, including this humble writer, we at Nintendo Life nevertheless enjoy gawking at the latest efforts from First 4 Figures, the prominent purveyor of lovely but unaffordable game-related collectibles. Enter two new iterations of a Running Mega Man for us to gaze upon. Portraying the...

News: You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

Good luck trying to play a game on it, though

If you follow the hardware modding community then the name Vadu Amka will be instantly familiar to you. A seasoned pro when it comes to taking existing systems and making them even more attractive, Amka has recently released another new creation: a Game Boy Advance SP which is based on the model used...

Nintendo 64x64: BattleTanx: Global Assault

BattleTanx: Global Assault

Madison's Militia

BattleTanx: Global Assault is one of best video games I have ever played. I remember picking this game up in 1999 and was I blown away with hours of fun game play with friends. I absolutely, loved this game so much that, I played this game every year with GoldenEye. I really would love if the vehicular combat genre would make...

News: Missing Super Mario Philips CD-i Game Comes To Light

Missing Super Mario Philips CD-i Game Comes To Light

How Mario almost took America

When Nintendo ditched Sony at the altar and decided not to proceed with the SNES-based PlayStation console, it quickly inked a new deal with Dutch firm Philips. That agreement also fell through, but Nintendo sweetened the divorce by allowing Philips to create games based on its characters for its CD-i entertainment...

Nintendo 64x64: Cruis'n USA

Cruis'n USA

They see me cruis'n...

When Crusin' USA hit arcades, it was impressive enough to claim a few dollars from me, especially since it touted itself as a sneak peak of the "Nintendo Ultra 64". Then previews of other games showed the system doing real 3D environments instead of cardboard. The only thing that could save this port is if it could bring the...

News: The GameCube is 13 Years Old

The GameCube is 13 Years Old

Happy Birthday to the handled innovator

The GameCube, the system with a look like no other, is now 13 years old. Released in Japan on 14th September 2001, it holds a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo gamers, and was memorable not just for the fact it had a handle, but due to its line-up of exceptional games. While it holds the...

Nintendo 64x64: Hybrid Heaven

Hybrid Heaven

"Mr. Diaz, a synthetic human hybrid created by aliens"

This is a game that I remember playing as a child and being HIGHLY confused. The combat system was baffling and I didn't understand why muscle man was beating up bird-looking guys.. Going back and trying it (after seeing this article pop up), I realize that while it is pretty clunky, and while I...

Weirdness: Here Is A Super Famicom On Top Of Mount Fuji

Here Is A Super Famicom On Top Of Mount Fuji

Reaching new heights since the '90s

The Super Nintendo goes down in history as one of the greatest video game systems of all-time, for a variety reasons – be it the at the time revolutionary controller design, the cutting edge graphics and audio, or the stunning library of games. So how do you make one of the most legendary Nintendo consoles to...

Nintendo 64x64: Doom 64

Doom 64

This was my first N64 game purchase, and is still one of the best. Great atmosphere, lots of secrets, superb gameplay and lots of content ensured this is a game I still play today. It is my favourite Doom game by far, and is more importantly accessable to newcomers to the franchise. Insanely difficult in the later levels, this is not to be missed!

Weirdness: Modder Recreates Donkey Kong Country In Doom Engine

Modder Recreates Donkey Kong Country In Doom Engine

Scary in a different way!

Rare’s Donkey Kong Country was a huge feat in itself when it was released on the Super Nintendo in 1994. Now imagine recreating the iconic jungle-based platformer within an entirely different game engine from around the same era. Enter Doom, and insert the reminder here of just how crazy modders of the classic...

Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Most Reviled Zelda Games Of All Time

Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Most Reviled Zelda Games Of All Time

Charting the life of Dale DeSharone

The Legend of Zelda series is home to some of the most critically-acclaimed video games ever made, and the franchise is without a doubt one of the most important in Nintendo's illustrious catalogue. However, there a few titles within the lineage which stick out like a sore thumb — the trio of Zelda games...

Nintendo 64x64: Diddy Kong Racing

Diddy Kong Racing

The single player was great and I loved the adventure element to it. I never really got into this on the multiplayer front though. I didn't really like the way the cars handled and the items weren't as fun as those in MK64. I really enjoyed the hovercrafts and planes however and the excellent and original single player adventure make this a Rare...

Nintendo 64x64: Buck Bumble

Buck Bumble

Stop the evil Herd Army!

Featuring the most annoying theme song to have ever graced the medium, Buck Bumble is an aerial combat game in which radioactive waste has transformed the insect world into a high-tech war zone. Playing as a gun-wielding bumblebee, the task of completing garden-based objectives is unusually appealing, yet a lack of polish...

Nintendo 64x64: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

I'm Hit! Rear shields down!

Rogue Squadron is awesome. The sense of achievement the first time you grapple hook around an AT-AT, bringing it to its knees feels exhilarating. The degree to which this game immerses you in an atmosphere of an underdog against the odds creates compelling missions and dogfight scenarios. The added Star Wars sounds and...