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Review: Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop)

Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop)

Falling to pieces

Video games have relied on the standard 'alien invasion' plot since the very beginning. It takes a unique twist to make it work in this day and age, whether it's a new gameplay style or a refreshingly original storyline, and that isn't an easy task. Falling Skies: The Game takes fun, tactical gameplay and blends it with the...

Feature: A Look at the Many Bat Suits in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

A Look at the Many Bat Suits in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Holy hole in a doughnut Batman!

We love a good LEGO game here at Nintendo Life, and when that game also features the Dark Knight we're pretty optimistic that it will be a winner. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be taking a trip down memory lane and will celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary — Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is bringing back...

Book Review: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

To be this good takes AGES

Back in the early '90s Sega and Nintendo were hostile enemies, and this rivalry trickled down to the people who played their products. Anyone old enough to have experienced this period will no doubt recall the heated playground debates about which console was best, and the splintered friendships caused by something as...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Some Wuhu Island Madness Coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Some Wuhu Island Madness Coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Gawk at yesterday's Yoshi's Woolly World stage, too

With its release now just a short while away, we've seen almost all there is to see of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, aside from the inevitable surprises. Masahiro Sakurai is, nevertheless, taking the opportunity to reveal some new stages in his Miiverse posts, and this one looks particularly fun...

News: Nintendo Black Friday Deals Reveal New 3DS and 2DS Hardware Options

Nintendo Black Friday Deals Reveal New 3DS and 2DS Hardware Options

Get ready for some savings

With Black Friday now less than a month away, some of the deals set to hit store shelves on 28th November — or in the surrounding days — have begun to leak through to the public. For those unfamiliar with the day, Black Friday is an annual shopping extravaganza started in North America. It's renowned as a day of big...

Review: Pixel Paint (Wii U eShop)

Pixel Paint (Wii U eShop)

Almost pixel-perfect

Let’s face it: at some point, every gamer has been caught off guard by the alluring retro beauty of pixel art. Say what you will about its overuse in today’s onslaught of independent games — chances are you still love it. There’s something majestic about the way tens, hundreds, or thousands of tiny dots come together to...

Review: Tetrobot & Co (Wii U eShop)

Tetrobot & Co (Wii U eShop)

Acute brain-bending pleasure

Many puzzle games – particularly on mobile devices – can be argued as being insultingly easy or too mind-numbingly obtuse to even be comprehended by human minds. Luckily *Tetrobot & Co. doesn’t fit into either of these categories. The story of this game revolves around an intelligent young lady who spends her...

Parent Trap: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Is Shaping Up To Be Another Family-Friendly Classic

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Is Shaping Up To Be Another Family-Friendly Classic

Family Gamer TV checks out Toad's latest adventure

If you’ve played through Super Mario 3D World you’ll already know the intricate puzzle treat of the Captain Toad levels. Looking initially simple, these fixed isometric worlds presented a substantial and layered challenge to those wanting to find every last coin. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker...

Review: Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U)

Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U)

Knaves in Toyland

As the original ’toys-to-life’ video game concept — inspiring both Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s upcoming amiibo line — Skylanders has an impressive legacy to live up to. The series’ first release, Spyro’s Adventure, took the world and characters from the classic Spyro the Dragon games and crafted an enjoyable...

Nintendo Download: 6th November (North America)

6th November (North America)

Sportsball, The Swapper, Pikmin movies, GBA Mario, Sonic discounts and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, as we have more downloadable treats to consider. Some arrivals dropped onto the eShop stores following this week's Nintendo Direct broadcast, while there are a host of additional attractive options for Wii U and 3DS landing today...

News: Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

"It is rather embarrassing that we are so behind on this compatibility"

Nintendo has made no secret of the fact that it is looking into producing smartphone and tablet applications to support its core business, and during the recently-translated Corporate Management Policy Briefing Q&A, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata spoke about the company's...

News: Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future

Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future

"We have been making progress"

In Nintendo's recent investor Q&A, Genyo Takeda described the possible directions Nintendo is considering for its future hardware: The integration of architecture is our fundamental policy, and we have been making progress. Now that our new hardware systems are on the market, I would need to comment in terms of...

News: Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Franchises Like Animal Crossing Under Consideration

Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Franchises Like Animal Crossing Under Consideration

"amiibo has the potential to propose new ways to play card games"

We've argued before that amiibo could be crucial for Nintendo's fortunes in the coming months and years; if the company can make them enticing to consumers and as integral to Wii U and 3DS as the games themselves, it could be hugely lucrative. From our perspective as gamers, they also...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

There were fireworks

There haven't been many full-on "old-fashioned" Nintendo Direct broadcasts in 2014, as the company has focused on game-specific presentations and an alternative Digital Event approach at E3. While variety is welcome, there was something reassuring about a live video featuring Satoru Iwata in front of a white backdrop; the...

Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Gorge Yourself on These Assets For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

No petitions needed

Nintendo finally did it — The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was revealed. After a solid two years of teases, Grezzo job listings and more teases, its long-winded route to the system was almost beyond parody; if you scroll down in our live blog of this week's North American broadcast this foolish writer even jokily listed it...