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Review: Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The Return of the Prodigal Sun

Back in 2001 (2002 in Europe) some players were left feeling short-changed when Golden Sun reached its abrupt ending. Developer Camelot – perhaps better known for the Shining Force series – had to split the game into two parts due to the Game Boy Advance’s hardware limitations. Those who’d already invested in...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

"That’s a lot of penguin suits!"

The legacy of the Wii continues, with Nintendo of America today announcing New Super Bros. Wii has sold ten million copies across the US since it was released in 2009. The announcement was delivered via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, and celebrated the historic milestone with the following tweet...

News: Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Due in February and joins Shulk's GameStop exclusivity

By the end of February 2015 Nintendo will have released 29 amiibo figures. While distribution is expected to be across all retailers in PAL regions, in particular, some exclusivity deals on the early 2015 toys have begun to emerge for the US. Shulk will be a GameStop exclusive in the country,...

Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Second chances and missed targets

Last week brought us a fairly busy Kickstarter update with a few success stories to celebrate, albeit with the flipside of other notable projects not hitting their targets. This week brings us more titles that have fallen short, while some new entries arrive with their second attempts on the crowdfunding platform...

Review: Shuttle Rush (Wii U eShop)

Shuttle Rush (Wii U eShop)

Breath and taxes

Sometimes a game comes at you and everything seems fully as you expect… almost. It looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck. It’s definitely a duck. But then it moos a little and you’re forced to take a step back. That’s Shuttle Rush. General gameplay here is very straightforward: this is a...

News: DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii U Virtual Console Release

DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii U Virtual Console Release

A bananas spin-off

There's certainly more to Donkey Kong than terrific 2D platformers — the ape began life as a villain in the iconic self-titled arcade, went 3D on the Nintendo 64, has gone up against Mario in some tricky puzzle games and even had his own set of bongos. All of that said, Game Boy Advance title DK: King of Swing is still one of...

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U)

The gloves are off

There is a laundry list of things to love about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one of two prongs that make up the fourth generation of Smash Bros. games, and top of the list is the game’s confidence that allows it to cater to anyone who might be interested in its brand of mascot mayhem. This new Smash Bros. is perfect for those...

News: Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

PS4 and Xbox One on the agenda, no name change mentioned

In recent weeks and months we've seen the emergence of a few titles clearly inspired by Minecraft, the phenomenon now owned by Microsoft that's been released on all platforms bar Nintendo's. Block building open-world adventures with primitive visuals are popping up as confirmed or prospective...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Captain Toad makes a stand in Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has finally been knocked from first place in the Japanese charts in the wake of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sony must be fairly pleased with their success this week, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Monster Hunter right back up at the top next week once the hype has died...

News: You'll Never Get Lost In Translation With Talking Phrasebook On Your 3DS

You'll Never Get Lost In Translation With Talking Phrasebook On Your 3DS

The essential travel companion with 7 different languages

The 3DS isn’t just a portable gaming system – it’s a device of many uses. Sanuk Games and Connected Cavern appear to be well aware of this having just announced the release of Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages for the 3DS next week on November 27th. Coming in at an affordable price of...

News: Upcoming DLC for Mighty Gunvolt Unleashes New Stages and Bosses

Upcoming DLC for Mighty Gunvolt Unleashes New Stages and Bosses

A mighty update to version 2.0 is also on the way

DLC in the form of new bosses and stages has been on the cards for Mighty Gunvolt since it was revealed back in August that the title would be a free download for Azure Striker Gunvolt owners in Japan. Now, the first details about the downloadable content for the Inti Cr

Video: Nintendo of Japan Provides an Exhaustive and Gorgeous Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Overview

Nintendo of Japan Provides an Exhaustive and Gorgeous Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Overview

Hype mode engaged

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now right around the corner in North America — with Europe and Japan not too far behind — and the anticipation is at its peak. Thanks to Nintendo's efforts we already know most details around the game, so it's now simply a case of getting into some delicious 1080p / 60 FPS brawling. Nintendo's...

Review: Football Up Online (3DS eShop)

Football Up Online (3DS eShop)

The life of lag

Amidst the clamouring hands of football fans over the next entry in the FIFA series, EnjoyUp Games saw a gap in the market, namely the 3DS eShop, and so decided to release its original Football Up 3D. Not content with simply remaining a sub-par local multiplayer experience, Football Up Online has since been released to little...

News: The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

Other western markets may follow suit

When the New Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan recently one of the more interesting new elements was the web browser, which came with a filter to block adult content from the eyes of innocent and impressionable youngsters. To remove the filter, you have to register a credit card — which incurs a small charge —...

Video: Someone Has Built Mario Kart 8's Mute City Track In F-Zero X, Just Because They Can

Someone Has Built Mario Kart 8's Mute City Track In F-Zero X, Just Because They Can

You've got boast power!

Mario Kart 8's new DLC is a beautiful thing, offering additional characters, karts and tracks which breathe new life into what was already one of the best Wii U games. However, one of the highlights for the Nintendo Life team — all card-carrying F-Zero fans — is the Mute City track, which makes us want a sequel more than...