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Review: Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster (3DS eShop)

Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster (3DS eShop)

Bubble Burster

Anyone used to scrolling through the recent reviews section of Nintendo Life should be familiar with the name Bigben Interactive. Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster is the latest in a series of puzzlers, card games and arcade greats to be released by the developer, in an attempt to give these classics a "definitive" version on the...

Weirdness: British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

Has popular YouTuber TheDiamondMinecart mixed up his Mario games?

We're all for educating the younger generation here at Nintendo Life. Nintendo itself has been around for longer than everyone on the face of the planet, and no matter how knowledgeable you think you are, there's a good chance you don't know everything about the Japanese firm...

News: Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Style Action to Wii U

Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Style Action to Wii U

Beating Sonic at his own game

Indie developer Stephen DiDuro announced via tweet today that his team at GalaxyTrail are bringing the Sonic-esque 2D platformer Freedom Planet to Wii U. This is great news for Nintendo fans who haven't yet gotten a chance to experience the adventures of the blazingly fast Sash Lilac and friends. The game's website...

News: First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle

Megagift

Perhaps you've been tapping around the menus in Pokémon Shuffle, maybe while waiting for that clock to tick agonizingly down, second by second, so you can get another shot at that Espeon because you need it but hey no it's not like you're addicted or anything haha that would just be totally ridiculous ahahahaha! Anyway, you might have...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Fashion, Octolings and Guns

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Fashion, Octolings and Guns

Some short videos are even inked in

Arriving in May, Splatoon is one of our most-anticipated Wii U games in the coming months, even if we're still awaiting a final release date - with single player, local multiplayer and online multiplayer all included, it should offer plenty of content along with its quirky approach to third-person arena shooting...

Review: OlliOlli (Wii U eShop)

OlliOlli (Wii U eShop)

We're stoked

OlliOlli isn't really a skateboarding game. The skateboard aesthetic provides a lovely minimalist visual style to navigate the tiny pixel skateboarder through, but there's no open world to explore and experiment in, nor is it filled with free-form choices. Mechanically rock-solid, OlliOlli is a 2D on-rails experience with meticulously...

News: Next Level Games Employee Suggests He's Working on a Wii U Title, Then Stealth Edits the Post

Next Level Games Employee Suggests He's Working on a Wii U Title, Then Stealth Edits the Post

You cannot hide on the internet

It's no secret that Next Level Games, though it's an independent company, is currently committed exclusively to Nintendo projects - that was stated in early 2014, and nothing since has suggested any change. We'd like to think it's an ambitious project, too, as little has been heard from the company since Luigi's...

News: A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

We added the apostrophe

When one gets right down to it, there aren't a lot of notable Wild West-themed games currently, on any platform; it's a rather puzzling omission. In an industry that's absolutely obsessed at the moment with open world adventure games, one must wonder why more developers don't follow in the footsteps of titles such as Red Dead...

News: Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished Super Mario 3D World Wii U Bundle at a Handsome Price

Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished Super Mario 3D World Wii U Bundle at a Handsome Price

Mario Kart 8 for $33, too

While Nintendo of America is yet to offer an online store as substantial as in the UK, its rather low key store does nevertheless occasionally offer great deals on refurbished goodies. At the moment Wii U fans in North America have some decent options, including a few select games. A notable option is a 32GB Black Wii U...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off Level Creation in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and, Weirdly, a Sing-Along in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo Shows Off Level Creation in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and, Weirdly, a Sing-Along in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo Minute debates Super Metroid vs Metroid Prime, too

Nintendo has some major releases landing at the moment in North America, with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars out this week on Wii U and 3DS, and Code Name S.T.E.A.M. on the way as a 3DS retail arrival in the coming week. Naturally Nintendo of America is using YouTube to promote these...

News: Full Details Emerge on Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Launch Edition

Full Details Emerge on Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Launch Edition

Quite the package

It's been relatively under the radar, but Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker, arguably one of the most long winded names of any game to be released in North America in recent memory, is due for a release on the Nintendo 3DS rather soon. Initially pinned down for quarter one this year, the anticipated RPG has been...

Review: GravBlocks+ (Wii U eShop)

GravBlocks+ (Wii U eShop)

Try to keep up (and down, left, and right)

Falling block puzzlers aren't necessarily a rare experience these days. What isn't commonplace, however, is such a puzzler that throws a twist on the formula that enhances and refreshes the experience. GravBlocks+ (itself an enhanced version of the Android game GravBlocks) tries its hand at mixing up the...

Rumour: South African Retailer Lists Greninja, Jigglypuff and Splatoon amiibo for May Release

South African Retailer Lists Greninja, Jigglypuff and Splatoon amiibo for May Release

Prepare a bucket of salt

It's pretty obvious that Nintendo's keen to make the most of amiibo, through including NFC support in the New Nintendo 3DS and lining up a host of figures for future arrivals in stores. With that in mind a rumour started by a South African retailer listing is plausible, albeit we urge caution due to the somewhat random...

Reminder: The Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC for March is Here, and an Awesome Video Shows it Off

The Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC for March is Here, and an Awesome Video Shows it Off

Much more than a Link outfit on offer

In case you missed the announcement last weekend, or simply allowed it to slip from your mind - the free March DLC for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is now live in Europe and North America. Far from being a small cosmetic set of content, it offers up a whole load of quests at various levels that'll unlock all sorts...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Presentation

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Presentation

Full video and details on combat skills, customization and party members

Nintendo and Developer Monolift Soft have made it their goal to show Japanese gamers just about everything Xenoblade Chronicles X has to offer through 30 minute online presentations; it's an admirable endeavour, even if there are no English subtitles. The last video took a...