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Nintendo 64x64: Turok 2

Turok 2

Acclaim Entertainment took the successes and failures of its original first-person shooter for N64 and used them to influence the creation of a sequel that was superior in virtually every single way. The campaign mode is much more tightly designed, although getting lost is still quite easy at times. When played using an Expansion Pak, the game...

News: Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure in the UK

Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure in the UK

All staff to be relocated to other roles

Nintendo UK and publisher Future have confirmed that the next issue of Official Nintendo Magazine — known affectionately as ONM among fans — will be the last. In an official statement it's been confirmed that issue 114 on 14th October will be the concluding release, while the magazine's website and social...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Trophy evolves into a figure player, as a fun extra

With the portable entry now here, attention inevitably turns to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with Masahiro Sakurai no doubt preparing to reveal more about the HD entry ahead of its Winter release. A key feature of the home console version, of course, will be its support for amiibo figurines. We've...

News: 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

Various themes and Theme Shop now available!

The hotly anticipated 3DS System Update introducing HOME Menu themes has gone live across Europe and North America. Version 9.0.0-20 (add an E or U to the end of that depending on where you live) allows 3DS owners to use themes to customise both the design and sounds of the HOME Menu. Additionally, this...

News: We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's Creed Unity To Wii U, Says Ubisoft

We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's Creed Unity To Wii U, Says Ubisoft

"It wouldn't be possible"

Assassin's Creed Unity was always envisaged as a next-gen title, and its no-show on the Wii U should perhaps come as no great surprise. However, the game's creative director Alex Amancio still has to field questions on the topic, and has given Red Bull the most detailed explanation we've seen so far: I mean this is why we...

News: You Can Now Download The Entire Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack For Your Listening Pleasure

You Can Now Download The Entire Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack For Your Listening Pleasure

And we mean the ENTIRE soundtrack

Rare's N64 classic Banjo-Kazooie is one of the best 3D platformers you're likely to find on any console, and its soundtrack was also pretty swell to boot. You can now download every piece of music contained in the game — that's 164 different tracks — over at composer Grant Kirkhope's Bandcamp page. It's not...

Video: Check Out Our Second EGX 2014 YouTube Mario Kart 8 Challenge

Check Out Our Second EGX 2014 YouTube Mario Kart 8 Challenge

Twelve more YouTube gamers race to the finish line

EGX 2014 may be a fading memory for some, but here at Nintendo Life we're committed to making sure everyone remembers how truly amazing it all was. With that in mind, we bring you not one but two new videos from the EGX weekend, both of which focus on the live events we held which showcased the...

News: Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Still likes the Circle Pad Pro, though

If you're one of those people who likes to move that 3D slider up to "max" then you might want to stop reading now. Square Enix has confirmed that its upcoming Nintendo 3DS title Final Fantasy Exporers will not feature stereoscopic 3D graphics output. It's not all bad news, though — Final Fantasy Explorers...

Nintendo 64x64: Sin & Punishment

Sin & Punishment

A real gem from the legendary shmup factory that is Treasure, Sin & Punishment delivers a consistently action-packed experience from start to finish. A Japanese exclusive that finally saw an international release through the Wii Virtual Console in 2007, the combination of ranged and melee combat results in a varied gameplay experience. The story is...

News: Japan Is Getting A Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo Direct This Week

Japan Is Getting A Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo Direct This Week

What's that coming over the hill?

As we all know, Japan is pretty bonkers about Monster Hunter. The series is one of the country's most popular video game franchises, and after the amazing commercial success of Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS, Japanese fans are getting an improved version in the form of Monster Hunter 4G (known as Monster Hunter 4...

News: Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Worth the paper it's written on?

The visually stunning Tengami may have launched on iOS earlier this year, but we're still waiting on the Wii U eShop version. Developer Nyamyam previously stated that June would be the month, but that soon came and went with no sign of a release. Last we heard, the game was complete pending age ratings and general...

Nintendo 64x64: Space Station Silicon Valley

Space Station Silicon Valley

It’s hard to believe that SSSV was created by the team that would go on to develop Grand Theft Auto III; quirky, playful and downright bizarre in tone, yet remarkably fun as a result. Playing as a crawling microchip, you must commandeer various robotic animals to defeat enemies and solve exceptionally creative puzzles in a futuristic amusement...