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Video: Relive the Glorious Madness of The Wonderful 101 With the 60fps Director's Edition Trailer

Relive the Glorious Madness of The Wonderful 101 With the 60fps Director's Edition Trailer

Wii U fans, unite up!

The Wonderful 101, the colourful and crazy Wii U exclusive from PlatinumGames, was a divisive release. Some sang its praises from the rooftops while others struggled to enjoy it, while it's never been reported as much of a sales success. That seems like a pity, and we're certainly fans having awarded it 9/10 in our review; we...

Video: Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Blurring the lines

We know the popular narrative for some is to say that Sonic's been in a rut and had a bad run of games, but recent years have brought some solid entries. Sonic Colours / Sonic Colors certainly qualifies as one of the better releases in the past couple of generations, blending 2D and 3D play with some neat twists and power-ups. In...

News: 2015 Brought a Decent Year of Sales for Nintendo in France

2015 Brought a Decent Year of Sales for Nintendo in France

The 3DS and Splatoon performed particularly well

The sales indications available for the UK market may be a tad grim from a Nintendo perspective, but the picture is certainly a little improved in other countries in Europe. France seems to be a relatively strong market for the big N, as one example. Figures published by Le Figaro - via Perfectly...

News: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time Gets CD Quality Audio Hack

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time Gets CD Quality Audio Hack

Cowabunga doesn't even begin to cover it

Prolific hacker DarkShock strikes again, increasing his already impressive list of similar enhancement hacks in the past, this time adding MSU-1 high quality PCM audio support for Konami's stellar SNES title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. In place of the already quite impressive SPC music,...

Review: RV-7 My Drone (3DS eShop)

RV-7 My Drone (3DS eShop)

An unmanned excursion

We live in an age where cars can drive themselves, robots are slowly preparing to overthrow their masters, and drones can be programmed to do anything from delivering vital supplies to filming botched attempts at BMX stunts. "Drone" in particular is the buzzword du jour, and for all you know this review could have been written...

News: Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Localisation, With Same-Sex Marriages In Each Version

Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Localisation, With Same-Sex Marriages In Each Version

"Making changes is not unusual when we localize games"

This week some debate arose around the localisation of Fire Emblem Fates, when it emerged that a 'drugging' scene, in which a character sees men as women and women as men, had been removed from the game in its Western versions. Nintendo stated, rather simply, that in the localised version "there...

News: Yo-kai Watch Anime Series Coming to the UK This Spring

Yo-kai Watch Anime Series Coming to the UK This Spring

One of more than 100 countries

It's official, Yo-kai Watch is set for world domination much like Pokémon before it. In our Yo-kai Watch review we liked developer Level 5's take on doing a Pokémon style game and felt that, in some ways, it eclipses the effort GameFreak has put into Pokémon over the years, both in production and creativity. Of...

News: Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC Doesn't Have Support for Ghost Data

Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC Doesn't Have Support for Ghost Data

Controller Pak emulation seems to be the issue

Some of you from around the earlier days of the Nintendo 64 may remember the Controller Pak. This add-on slotted into the back of the controller and acted as a means of saving or transferring data between consoles. While it wasn't absolutely necessary in every N64 game, many used it to include features...

News: FreezeME Has Been Approved for a Wii U Release by Nintendo of America

FreezeME Has Been Approved for a Wii U Release by Nintendo of America

Bringing back the N64 platformer

On the Nintendo 64, games such as Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Donkey Kong 64 redefined what could be done with the platforming genre with another dimension tossed in. But now, it seems like the good old days of the adventure-style 3D platformers have all but gone away, with very few notable releases in recent...

Review: My Pets (3DS eShop)

My Pets (3DS eShop)

Your pets are better than mine

If you've ever considered owning a pet, the 3DS game My Pets is a great way to dissuade you. It's not due to the fact that spending time taking care of virtual animals can never truly replicate the warm, fuzzy feelings of a pet's unconditional love. It's that this game highlights a lot of the seedier, dirtier sides of...

Site News: Retiring Our Super Mario Maker Course Sharer

Retiring Our Super Mario Maker Course Sharer

Super Mario Maker Bookmark takes over...

We were super excited when Super Mario Maker was finally released for Wii U last September. Whilst we were impressed enough with the final product to give it an 'Outstanding' 10/10 in our review, we felt there was one particular thing lacking - a place to share courses with friends online. In the spirit of...

News: SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

The eShop too, but it's 'exclusive' to the Americas for now

SEGA enthusiasts with a Japanese 3DS likely own the retail release of the initial 3D Classics range, while in the West we've had a number of titles - though not quite all - as download-only eShop titles. SEGA has now confirmed SEGA 3D Classics Collection for a 26th April arrival at both...

Review: Slice It! (3DS eShop)

Slice It! (3DS eShop)

Clean cut

Do you consider yourself a samurai among slicers? Do you leave no pizza asymmetrically divided in your wake? Then Slice It! might have a challenge made for you. The goal of Slice It! is straightforward. Each puzzle provides a shape or design that the player must cut into a certain number of separate pieces using full cuts from one side to...

News: North American Roy amiibo Pre-Order Time Confirmed, Exclusive to GameStop

North American Roy amiibo Pre-Order Time Confirmed, Exclusive to GameStop

It's very soon, so get ready

The act of pre-ordering an amiibo can be tricky, especially in North America where stock and demand aren't always comfortable companions. For those keen to grab a Roy figure on 18th March, it's time to get online. GameStop has confirmed that the Roy amiibo - which it has exclusivity for in North America - will go up for...

News: Another 17 Games Get North American eShop Discounts in the Winter Warm-Up Sale

Another 17 Games Get North American eShop Discounts in the Winter Warm-Up Sale

Super Mario 3D World! Freedom Planet! Runner 2! More!

This week's Nintendo Download Update for North America includes some high profile releases, but the good news is that the second week of 'Winter Warm-Up' sales brings some more enticing discounts. This is the middle week of the three week promotion across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores, with...

Review: The Legend of Dark Witch - Episode 2: The Price of Desire (3DS eShop)

The Legend of Dark Witch - Episode 2: The Price of Desire (3DS eShop)

Unbewitching sequel

Episodic gaming isn't a new or very interesting concept anymore. The idea of partitioning a game's release into episodes for the sake of providing better content at the sacrifice of instant gratification is good in theory, but that's just a theory. In practice, this only works when a developer stays true to its promise of...

Nintendo Download: 21st January (North America)

21st January (North America)

Minecraft: Story Mode! Mario & Luigi! Zack & Wiki! Classic Mario! More!

It's that time once again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a high-profile retail release on 3DS, an episodic Minecraft experience, some tempting Virtual Console arrivals and other offerings that include demos and discounts...

News: Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

3DS remake is compatible with all other amiibo, too

Nintendo has revealed that the Wolf Link amiibo which launches alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U will also unlock exclusive content in the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS. The figure will give players access to enhanced weapons for the character Midna. In...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support for Star Fox Zero, Details More Releases and Olympian Unlocks

Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support for Star Fox Zero, Details More Releases and Olympian Unlocks

Star Fox Zero details to come in future, amiibo cards to hit 300 in number

Nintendo of America has gone amiibo crazy in its latest press release, confirming some interesting details for upcoming releases. Let's start with Star Fox Zero. Back in November last year website logos and mentions of the Nintendo Network and amiibo had fans dreaming of...