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News: Battleminer is Bringing Its Crafty Presence to 3DS in North America on 20th November

Battleminer is Bringing Its Crafty Presence to 3DS in North America on 20th November

Bring a machine gun to an ant fight

Back in late September we directed your attention to Battleminer, a 3DS eShop release from Wobbly Tooth Games with "that Minecraft aesthetic". The developer made some bold promises, such as 60fps performance in a procedurally generated world, a survivor mode in which you mine, craft and fight enormous ants, in...

Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

Its ambition is both a strength and a curse

Back in August we outlined amiibo pros and cons, mainly within the context that Nintendo had revealed little about the figures over the course of the summer months. Many questions have since been answered in terms of how the figures will be used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in addition to their minor...

News: Spike VGAs To Be Replaced By The Game Awards 2014

Spike VGAs To Be Replaced By The Game Awards 2014

Awards show gets year one patch to enhance the 'next-gen' experience

SpikeTV played host to the VGAs for a decade, and some of you might remember the awards ceremony fondly as a way to reward industry icons for their accomplishments. Others are more likely to focus on the often cringe-worthy creative decisions made over the years, and the commercial...

Weirdness: Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES Game

Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES Game

Making a classic…more of a classic?

It can be said that most Pokémaniacs share the dream of one day being able to play a full Pokémon adventure on a big screen, and one dedicated fan has achieved this by managing to fit a Pokémon Blue Game Boy cartridge into an empty SNES cartridge through some soldering work. The Nintendo 64’s Pokémon...

News: Target and Best Buy Weigh in With Nintendo Black Friday Deals, Including Super Smash Bros. Promotions

Target and Best Buy Weigh in With Nintendo Black Friday Deals, Including Super Smash Bros. Promotions

A Wii U + 4 first-party games for $359.97, 15% off eShop cards

With each passing year the build up and buzz around Black Friday — the crazy shopping day to trump all others — increases; as a result stores are more keen than ever to outline and preview what they'll have on offer. Even though the official day is 28th November, we're already...

News: Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Not as simple as with Skylanders

It seems to be amiibo day, with a Wii U system update adding a settings menu for the figures and a range of 11 more toys confirmed for 2015; those are positives, though details on how to use the figures on the official website in Japan indicate some limitations to the figures. Though it's been comm

Review: Chests O' Booty (Wii U eShop)

Chests O' Booty (Wii U eShop)

Pieces of 2048

You can hardly swing a stylus without hitting a match-three game on the 3DS eShop these days, but so far the relentless tide of phoned-in puzzlers has mostly sidestepped the Wii U’s digital storefront. And while Chests O’ Booty might at first look like a pirate-themed take on more of the same, it’s actually a surprisingly unique...

News: Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS

Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS

Could it finally be leaving Purgatory?

The Binding of Isaac may be one of the most-discussed games in Nintendo circles that hasn't yet appeared on a Nintendo system. The original title was denied publication by The Big N in 2012, seemingly over the nature of its content. Since then, the idea that The Binding of Isaac may still appear on the Wii U or...

Weirdness: Dan Adelman's Made a Game, Albeit a "Turd That Looks Like Woah Dave"

Dan Adelman's Made a Game, Albeit a "Turd That Looks Like Woah Dave"

10/10 for effort

We're fans of Woah Dave! here at Nintendo Life; it's not easy to release a chaotic retro-style arcade cabinet experience for $5 while delivering fun and value, but developer MiniVisions seems to have pulled it off. Available now on the 3DS eShop in North America, it's published by Choice Provisions — formerly Gaijin Games — and...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issues Sixty & Sixty One

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issues Sixty & Sixty One

Two for the price of none, as they're free anyway...

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is around the corner, and so we're bringing you a double issue of our regular summary of Masahiro Sakurai's Director's Room Miiverse community posts. Naturally some of you may wonder what the heck happened last week — previews of the actual game and your humble scribe...

Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Selected By You

The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Selected By You

You voted, and the winner is...

Way back in August, we asked you wonderful readers what your favourite Super Mario platform game was. You voted, and from those votes we came up with a Top 10 list, which we have immortalised in this video. If you ever played a Super Mario game, then you must be curious about what game is number one, right? Could it...

News: Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, Kohl's Black Friday 3DS XL Bundle at $149.99

Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, Kohl's Black Friday 3DS XL Bundle at $149.99

Buy two with a third game free, or 3DS titles at half price

Last week we shared some Black Friday deals on 2DS and 3DS hardware, the first of what'll be many discounts and deals on offer when the year's biggest shopping day arrives on 28th November in North America — and elsewhere in the world, we suspect. That's still to come, though some...

News: Nintendo Teams Up With Loot Crate To Deliver amiibo Subscription Service

Nintendo Teams Up With Loot Crate To Deliver amiibo Subscription Service

Donkey Kong will be knocking at your door soon

Popular online service Loot Crate has been delivering monthly boxes of geeky goodies for quite some time now, mailing a differently themed package straight to front doors on a subscription basis. While these collectibles are often gaming-related as is, Nintendo's recent partnership with the site aims to...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philosophies, Not "Boring" Alternatives

Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philosophies, Not "Boring" Alternatives

"Think of ideas for games that could have never happened before"

There are few plaudits that haven't been directed at Shigeru Miyamoto, the key development figurehead at Nintendo throughout its history in the video game industry. From providing a breakthrough hit with the original Donkey Kong arcade to overseeing and directing multiple projects as...