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Video: Check Out The Super Mario Maker Door-Knocking Easter Egg

Check Out The Super Mario Maker Door-Knocking Easter Egg

I am the one who knocks

The much anticipated Super Mario Maker update v1.2 is now live. Key new features include the ability to add checkpoints to levels, which had been much in demand, and you can now 'stack' items in blocks. More exciting additions have arrived through 'Official Makers' and Event Courses, both found in the Course World section of...

Video: Take a Look at This Super Mario Mod for Sonic Generations

Take a Look at This Super Mario Mod for Sonic Generations

Looks surprisingly polished

For those of you that aren't part of the PC gaming world, you may not be too familiar with mods. Basically free, fan-created DLC, mods can put an interesting spin and add significant value to the base game that they're made for. It's gotten to the extent that certain mods have become more popular than the game they've...

Weirdness: This 1983 Short Movie Combines Horror With Donkey Kong

This 1983 Short Movie Combines Horror With Donkey Kong

Can you find the Treasure of the Haunted House?

Long-time readers of the site will be familiar with the work of Tyler Esposito - not only have we covered his excellent videos in the past, he's also contributed to Nintendo Life with an amusing look at one of the most bizarre NES games ever made. He also runs the excellent YouTube channel iretrogamer...

Video: Here's What Xenoblade Chronicles Looks Like On A Standard 3DS

Here's What Xenoblade Chronicles Looks Like On A Standard 3DS

(Kind of)

When Nintendo announced the New 3DS, it also lifted the lid on a handheld port of the popular wii RPG Xenoblade Chronicles. Exclusive to the new hardware, the game took advantage of the system's more powerful innards to reproduce the epic scale of its home console counterpart. Nintendo insisted that the conversion was only possible due to...

Video: Watch Our Resident Songsmith Ryan Craddock Rock Out On Guitar Hero Live

Watch Our Resident Songsmith Ryan Craddock Rock Out On Guitar Hero Live

Flawless fret work at EGX 2015

Those of you in the UK will no doubt be aware that EGX 2015 took place a little while ago, and the Nintendo Life team was in attendance for all four days running tournaments and live events on the Nintendo UK stand. While we were there we also got chance to flex our gaming muscles on Activision's

Video: New Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water Trailer Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

New Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water Trailer Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

Or Fatal Frame, if you're in North America

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (known as Fatal Frame in North America) launches in Europe on October 30th, and Nintendo has just exclusively given us an early look at a fresh trailer which not only divulges a little more of the story, but also shows how the Wii U GamePad is used to enrich the famous...

Video: Hands On With New Style Boutique 2, A Surprising Fusion Of Fashion And Business Smarts

Hands On With New Style Boutique 2, A Surprising Fusion Of Fashion And Business Smarts

Clothes line

New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward is coming in November, and is going to be get its own 3DS hardware bundle with special cover plates. While it may seem that Style Boutique is a rather undemanding title aimed at younger female players, my daughter has been trying it out and getting more than just fashion tips. Along with...

News: Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

"Everything that looks like Minecraft is actually built in Minecraft"

Edit: Given the confusion that the original title caused, we've altered it slightly and are currently seeking clarification from Telltale regarding the game engine that Story Mode will run in. Original Story: Minecraft: Story Mode has been confirmed for release on Wii U, and...

Video: Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Guides You Through 15 Minutes Of Tri Force Heroes

Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Guides You Through 15 Minutes Of Tri Force Heroes

In Japanese, obviously

The launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is very nearly upon us, and to tempt a few more people to part with their hard-earned cash Nintendo has convinced producer Eiji Aonuma to step in front of camera for 15 minutes in order to show you the ropes. The first video - which will be part of a series - Aonuma shows...

Video: Watch Us Put The Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Through Its Paces

Watch Us Put The Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Through Its Paces

amiibo and amiibo cards both tested

While New Nintendo 3DS owners have been happily plonking amiibo figures onto the lower screens of their consoles for months now, people who are saddled with older 3DS models have had to watch on in envy - until now. Nintendo has finally gotten around to releasing the promised 3DS NFC Reader, a device which links...

Video: Shin'en Discusses FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Inspired Hero Mode And Multiplayer Options

Shin'en Discusses FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Inspired Hero Mode And Multiplayer Options

"We really wanted this to be a full package"

FAST Racing NEO is coming this year, and is likely to scratch that F-Zero itch with its brand of anti-grav racing action. We got chance to sit down with Shin'en's Martin Sauter to talk about the game at this year's EGX, and as well as speaking about the game's development, he revealed that the title is...

Video: Here, Have Some More Zany Japanese Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Commercials

Here, Have Some More Zany Japanese Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Commercials

Three's a crowd

The Japanese marketing campaign for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has already veered towards the odd, and now Nintendo is pushing out TV spots to promote the upcoming release - and they're just as amusing. The two commercials shown so far feature a trio of real-world Japanese chaps (we're assuming they're famous in their...

News: Lost Game Boy Color Banjo-Kazooie Game Unearthed In Design Documents

Lost Game Boy Color Banjo-Kazooie Game Unearthed In Design Documents

An early look at the game which would become Grunty's Revenge

When Rare was purchased by Microsoft many assumed that there would be no more titles from the famed UK developer on Nintendo formats, but such fears proved unfounded - Rare continued to release titles on both the Game Boy Advance and its successor, the Nintendo DS, although in recent...

Video: What Nintendo Life Did At EGX 2015

What Nintendo Life Did At EGX 2015

Highlights from the big event

For those of you in the UK who were lucky enough to attend this year's EGX - that's around 75,000 of you, according to official figures - the show may well seem like a distant memory now. If you miss the lights, the noise, the crowds and most importantly, the games, then allow our handy little highlights video to bring...

Video: Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Clap your hands!

Nintendo Life was in attendance at this year's EGX - officially the UK's biggest gaming event - and while we were there we got the chance to help out on the Nintendo UK stand, running live sessions on stage and our very own daily Splatoon tournaments. A highlight of the event was Nintendo Life tune-smith Ryan Craddock performing...

Video: Mega Yarn Yoshi, Shovel Knight And More amiibo Madness At EGX 2015

Mega Yarn Yoshi, Shovel Knight And More amiibo Madness At EGX 2015

Is your wallet ready?

You like amiibo, right? Of course you do! Everyone does. And with that in mind, you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that Nintendo Life video expert Alex Olney teamed up with our friends at Family Gamer TV at EGX 2015 to get an up-close tour of all the lovely new amiibo on show at the expo. On the Nintendo booth we got to have a...

Weirdness: Just Dance 2016 Will Include An Exclusive Song About Stepping On A Chihuahua

Just Dance 2016 Will Include An Exclusive Song About Stepping On A Chihuahua

Boasting the vocal talents of Japanese singer Reni Mimura

Ubisoft has created a unique song for the forthcoming Just Dance 2016 and it's totally and utterly bonkers. Composed by the Just Dance team alongside Tom Salta and Japanese singer Reni Mimura, "Chiwawa" is all about a girl who steps on her Chihuahua by accident: Chiwawa is the surprising...

Video: Genesis Power Team Volume 2 Has A Distinctly Nintendo Feel To It

Genesis Power Team Volume 2 Has A Distinctly Nintendo Feel To It

Lots of lovely imports, too

Long-time followers of this site will know the name Tyler Esposito - not only have we covered the excellent video content he has created in the past, he's actually contributed to Nintendo Life as well. Esposito's latest project is iretrogamer, a YouTube channel which he hopes can become a resource for all kinds of retro...