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News: Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster Set Now Available from Club Nintendo in North America

Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster Set Now Available from Club Nintendo in North America

Ringtones and wallpapers available in Europe

Club Nintendo may not keep fans happy at all times, but there are moments where appealing items and treats appear to part us from our collections of coins and stars. Both Nintendo of America and Europe have updated their catalogues in recent times, each with a different flavour. To start with the most...

Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excitebike Arena Footage From Mario Kart 8's DLC

Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excitebike Arena Footage From Mario Kart 8's DLC

Very excite

It's not long now until Mario Kart 8 gets its first helping of DLC, and to keep you keen Nintendo has released a video which shows off the amazing Excitebike Arena course — inspired, of course, by the NES game Excitebike. The course is packed with bumps which are perfect for trick boosts, and even features a massive status of the...

News: Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten Years in the Wilderness

Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten Years in the Wilderness

"F-Zero is really something special to me"

Barely an E3 or Nintendo Direct goes by without someone in the Nintendo Life team muttering that maybe, against all odds, F-Zero will return. It's now been over ten years since F-Zero Climax, a thoroughly disappointing Game Boy Advance entry that's ignored by many, arrived in stores. It was an inglorious...

News: Dungeons & Robots Targeting Wii U in 2015

Dungeons & Robots Targeting Wii U in 2015

It features dungeons and robots, unsurprisingly

The Wii U eShop isn't, at present, short of projects confirmed for a release in the coming year. They range from high-profile titles to others from new studios; Dungeons & Robots by Glow Games Studio falls into the latter category. The lore is fairly lengthy, incorporating robotic figures that...

Review: Just Dance 2015 (Wii U)

Just Dance 2015 (Wii U)

Just the ticket

Despite its name suggesting otherwise, Just Dance 2015 is in fact only the sixth entry in the main series of Just Dance games, and the aim is as simple as it gets; you have to replicate the dance moves that the on-screen dancers perform in time with the music and as accurately as you can. The ethos is simple, but can it provide...

Nintendo 64x64: ISS 98

ISS 98

Taking everything that made ISS64 a true next-generation football game, ISS 98 went far further, solidifying its reputation as the best football game on the N64. Its arcade style stands the test of time with fluid controls and ISS64’s bugs eradicated. Tournaments / scenarios allow immense enjoyment alone but multiplayer is where it truly shines...

Review: Cosmophony (Wii U eShop)

Cosmophony (Wii U eShop)

Off the beaten track

We can’t help but think that a parallel universe exists in which Cosmophony plays a central, cruel role in deciding a person’s fate. In this somewhat dystopian, yet oddly hip and cool universe where drum and bass is the norm, a technocratic regime (made up of original developer, Bento–Studio, and Wii U porting pros,...

Weirdness: These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

Courtesy of horror manga artist Junji Ito

The Halloween season — apparently it's a season and not just one day — is well underway, and The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have gotten into the spirit of the occasion in their own unique way. One would assume they have some high profile games to sell. A week ago the first image of a rather fun...

News: Shovel Knight 3DS Theme Coming To Europe And Australia For A Limited Time

Shovel Knight 3DS Theme Coming To Europe And Australia For A Limited Time

A special treat for patient PAL regions

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe and Australia have been required to wait until next month for the local release of the medieval side-scroller. To reward these locations that have had to wait patiently whilst the eShop title was...

Review: Arrow Time U (Wii U eShop)

Arrow Time U (Wii U eShop)

Let us point you in the direction of something more fun

Back in 1994, a company called Clickteam debuted Klik n Play, an amateur development program that allowed anyone to participate in the process of creating and sharing their own video games. One of the best parts of the software was its simplicity, which forewent complex coding in favor of a...

News: Costume Quest 2 Confirmed for European Wii U Release This Week

Costume Quest 2 Confirmed for European Wii U Release This Week

Despite its absence from the Download Update details

When Double Fine confirmed that it was bringing Costume Quest 2 to the Wii U, it wasn't surprising that a number of fans were rather pleased. The original gained serious popularity thanks to its cute visuals and solid adventure RPG gameplay, so the promise of a sequel that'll improve on that...

Review: Mighty Final Fight (3DS eShop / NES)

Mighty Final Fight (3DS eShop / NES)

Haggard by time or as mighty as ever?

Originally released for the NES in 1993, Mighty Final Fight is a home console spin-off of the original arcade classic, Final Fight. Interestingly, it came out a year after the technically superior home console port that appeared on the SNES and, furthermore, is quite a departure from the other games in the...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Must be downloaded to play online

Though it lacks the Tourneys that are coming to the home console iteration, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has one of the most substantial online setups available on the portable, with multiple modes and the ability to watch and bet on other matches. Due to the relative complexity of the game, its online...

Review: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Over the moon

Konami's Castlevania has changed directions in recent years, with the Lords of Shadow titles polarizing fans of the long-running series. That's why fans of the "Metroidvania" outings should flock to the Wii U eShop and download the Game Boy Advance Castlevania titles, which feature the series' signature exploration-based, semi-linear...

News: You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

The result is "Marble Madness meets Jetpack Joyride"

Christian Sanders has an 8-year-old son, and like so many children of this delicate age, he loves to doodle. However, the crude creations committed to paper by Sanders' offspring are destined for a greater purpose than simply being stuck on the wall — they form the basis of Child's Mind, a title...