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News: Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

You can't see the spinning, though

Following the recent launch of 3DS HOME menu themes Nintendo confirmed that there'd be weekly additions to the Theme Shop, at least in the early days. The European Download Update for this week will bring the next four additions to the Nintendo IP range, which cost $1.99 / €1.99 / £1.79 each. These themes will...

Nintendo 64x64: Conker's Bad Fur Day

Conker's Bad Fur Day

One mean %&*@% Squirrel…

Only Rare could have taken the cutesy adventure platformer genre and so masterfully warped it into such an hilariously offensive and beautifully vulgar gameplay experience. Enter Conker, a binge-drinking squirrel, whose walk home from the pub quickly turns into an adventure of inappropriate and scatological proportions...

News: Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Games from Rare, not rare games

Today's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe brought a few welcome surprises for Virtual Console fans, including confirmation that this week will bring us the Super NES classic Donkey Kong Country and the VC début of Donkey Kong Land. The good news didn't stop there for DK fans, however. As the detail was buried...

Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe)

16th October (Europe)

DK delights and discounts, Lone Survivor, themes, PAC-MAN and more

The start of a fresh week can be a happy occasion for European Nintendo gamers, as it means Nintendo Download Update news. While it doesn't always provide thrills and spills, this week's selection certainly has some tempting options, including a new title on Wii U, some retro...

Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

Spellbinding and brutal

The Wii U library is small, but also diverse and exciting; Bayonetta 2 from Platinum Games arrives as a system exclusive to forge its own brilliantly destructive path. Its arrival with a port of the original Bayonetta gives Nintendo gamers an opportunity to dive into this developing franchise in full, and also illustrates the...

Review: Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle (3DS)

Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle (3DS)

Tenkai toy, fivekai game

Games aimed at children are an interesting beast – often you’ll find them less challenging than other games, and if it contains a plot it’s a simple, easy-to-follow romp through a colourful and engaging journey. Unfortunately, Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle doesn’t quite measure up to these expectations. The game...

News: Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Equip a Rush Hammer, too

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the latest entry in an already strange series — in which characters pose while drinking a potion and can be made to dance and prance on command — and that's absolutely fine; that combination of quirkiness and hardcore challenge is part of its appeal. The new entry is taking things...

News: The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfully Block Adult Content, Most of the Time

The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfully Block Adult Content, Most of the Time

There's a loophole to be fixed

The New Nintendo 3DS is now out in Japan, and it'll be intriguing to see just how much the models boost sales of the hardware in the country. It has various new features, such as a faster CPU, the c-stick and improved stereoscopic 3D viewing, though it's one of the less headline-grabbing inclusions that's recently been...

Nintendo 64x64: Mario Golf

Mario Golf

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One of Mario Golf’s biggest successes is its intuitive and simple interface; it’s easy for anyone to play, making it a title that appeals even to those who don’t show any enthusiasm for the real-life sport. Featuring a good number of playable characters; varied and challenging courses; and connectivity with the Game Boy Color version,...

Review: Mon Premier Karaoké (Wii U eShop)

Mon Premier Karaoké (Wii U eShop)

Should you take a chanson this?

Rarely is it possible to describe a game in a single word, yet after mere minutes of playing Mon Premier Karaoké you can aptly sum it up as “niche”. After all, this is a game that’s aimed squarely at young, French-speaking children, and so to be able to use a word of French origin to describe it is...

Video: How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

Comparing the legendary locations

There are few locations in the world of gaming that are as close to our hearts as those featured in The Legend of Zelda series. The recently released Hyrule Warriors brings yet another fresh take on these iconic locales, but for those who are don't know their Death Mountains from their Lake Hylias, here's a look at...

Nintendo 64x64: Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon

Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon

Goemon returns!

The follow-up to Goemon's first 3D outing trades the free-roaming environments of its predecessor for a tighter and far more challenging 2.5 experience. The game comes with a two-player cooperative mode, which also extends to the series' renowned giant robot battles. Of particular note is the fantastic music, which merges traditional...