Wii Features

Interviews: NBA Jam Producer Pete Trenouth

NBA Jam Producer Pete Trenouth

Yes, the announcer is back

The upcoming NBA Jam revival for the Wii has been music to the ears of gamers wanting to taste that nostalgic goodness that will see them slam dunking like beasts as if it's easier than breathing, all to the enthusiastic commentary of the in-game announcer. The NBA Jam series is long overdue for a return and with the game's release planned for later in the year, we..

Interviews: High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

The sequel's producer talks new multiplayer features, weapons and more

When it comes to Conduit 2, High Voltage Software's sequel to their debut Wii first-person shooter from 2009, we know a couple of things: that stuff is going to blow up and it will feature a whole host of new multiplayer bells and whistles, including a new co-operative mode. Inquisitive minds that we are, we got a few queries in..

Interviews: Namco Bandai Games - Fragile Dreams

Namco Bandai Games - Fragile Dreams

Some interesting insights into the unique Wii release.

With Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon recently released in North America and hitting Europe today, we thought it would be a good time to get in touch with some of the guys at Namco Bandai in order to find out a little more information about this rather unique Wii title. Kentaro...

Interviews: Steve Lycett - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Steve Lycett - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Sumo Digital's executive producer talks karts and characters

Since the release of OutRun 2 back in 2004, Sumo Digital has gone on to become somewhat of a bedfellow with SEGA, having produced several games based on key IP. Following on from the release on Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, we caught up with Steve Lycett, Sumo Digital's executive producer, to chat about the latest game developed for..

Talking Point: Does Nintendo Need to Exercise More Quality Control on the Wii?

Does Nintendo Need to Exercise More Quality Control on the Wii?

Are shoddy ports and the tide of cheap cash-in titles putting the Wii at risk of meeting the same end as the Atari 2600?

Nintendo is right to be proud of the Wii: it has single-handedly put them back at the top of the console stack after two generations of consoles which, whilst not outright disasters, failed to capture the imaginations of the...

News: Gaming from the Heart

Gaming from the Heart

Games that tug the heartstrings

Valentine's Day is sometimes derided as a "Hallmark Holiday" - a day created for shops to sell stuff like greeting cards and chocolates due to feelings of obligation. Despite this, it must be said that having a day in which you're expected to express love and devotion to those closest to you can't be all...

Guides: How to Get Your Wii Online

How to Get Your Wii Online

Explore the wonderful world of the web with Wii!

Here at Nintendo Life we pride ourselves on being the web's leading WiiWare and Virtual Console resource, with every single download title reviewed. However, there are still millions of Wii owners unable to get their console online, or not even aware the machine is Internet-enabled right away! If you've recently bought a Wii and are looking for some..

Interview: Climax - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Climax - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Nintendo Life heads to Konami HQ to talk to the studio behind the storming new Silent Hill title

UK-based developers Climax are kind of on fire right now. They've just released Silent Hill: Shattered Memories in partnership with Konami, and they're already working on two more projects for the gaming supergiant. Shattered Memories has already been released in America to critical acclaim. Nintendo..

Feature: For Your Consideration - New Super Mario Bros. Wii

For Your Consideration - New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Why the mushroom kingdom needs your help to raise the flag!

As part of our Game of the Year Awards, Nintendo Life is inviting you to choose one game as your Reader’s Game of the Year. You can vote for anything released on a Nintendo platform in 2009, be it WiiWare, DSiWare, Wii or DS, but you only get one vote, so use it wisely! To remind you of some of the stellar titles we’ve seen in 2009,..

Feature: For Your Consideration - Punch-Out!!

For Your Consideration - Punch-Out!!

Why Little Mac needs your vote to rise to the top!

As part of our Game of the Year Awards, Nintendo Life is inviting you to choose one game as your Reader’s Game of the Year. You can vote for anything released on a Nintendo platform in 2009, be it WiiWare, DSiWare, Wii or DS, but you only get one vote, so use it wisely! To remind you of some of...

Feature: For Your Consideration - Little King's Story

For Your Consideration - Little King's Story

Why Corobo deserves your vote

As part of our Game of the Year Awards, Nintendo Life is inviting you to choose one game as your Reader’s Game of the Year. You can vote for anything released on a Nintendo platform in 2009, be it WiiWare, DSiWare, Wii or DS, but you only get one vote, so use it wisely! To remind you of some of the stellar titles we’ve seen in 2009, we’ll be writing a series of..

Features: Metroid's Metal Makeover

Metroid's Metal Makeover

How five guys blasted the series' haunting soundtrack into a whole different genre - without sucking

The trouble with covering beloved music is that it’s so easy to lose something in the translation. Successfully capturing the original work’s intent and mood is atypical; what most often happens when things go south is the heart and soul of the piece are mangled with good intentions. It’s not..

Feature: Tending and Feeding Your Japanese Wii

Tending and Feeding Your Japanese Wii

If you're considering getting a Japanese Wii, here's some tips and suggestions on getting the most out of it.

Ever since the Japanese took over the home video game console market in the mid-80s there's been a major gulf between game releases in the consoles' country of origin and nations importing them, either because Japanese publishers lacked...

First Impressions: Virtua Tennis 2009

Virtua Tennis 2009

MotionPlus, a full online mode AND curly wigs? It's too good to be true, surely...

Strawberries and cream, Robinson’s fruit squash and appalling curly hair were all out in force for Sega Europe’s Masters Monday event, an invitation-only tournament with some of the best Virtua Tennis players on the circuit – and me – in anticipation of VT2009. There were even two guests of honour - Sumo..

Podcast: Episode 3 - The Conduit Interview

Episode 3 - The Conduit Interview

We recently visited SEGA's HQ in London to play The Conduit. Feast your ears on the results!

As you might have read in the earlier feature on the Conduit Multiplayer event at Sega, Nintendo Life staff member Tom had the opportunity to interview two of the chaps from High Voltage Software – Kerry Ganofsky (CEO) and Eric Nofsinger (CCO). Armed with a couple of questions the community wanted to know..

News: April Fool Jokes – The Dust Settles

April Fool Jokes – The Dust Settles

We select our favourite Nintendo-related pranks from the big day

April 1st is a day feared by regular inhabitants of the internet. It’s the one day of the year when you can practically ignore all amazing and outlandish news stories as rival sites attempt to out-do each other with their attempts at humour. However, putting aside the more pathetic jokes for one moment (anyone here still think the..

News: 10 Games We'd Like To See On The Wii

10 Games We'd Like To See On The Wii

Is it too late to ask Santa for these?

The runaway success of Nintendo’s Wii has granted many publishers and developers a bit more freedom to experiment with their software. With such a massive installed base of users, software houses can be a little bolder with their ideas because chances are even brave failures will shift a few copies. Here at NintendoLife we applaud fresh and original..

News: Wii AV Hardware Guide

Wii AV Hardware Guide

Confused by what cable goes where? We dive into the world of AV and try and explain what's hot and what's not.

Much like the world of computers, the abyss that is AV can be just as confusing. We're going to take you though both audio and video standards and give you an idea of what does what. VideoDisplay technology has exploded over the past 5 years, you'd be living under a rock if you hadn't..

News: Wii's Competition

Wii's Competition

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you'll probably already know all about the Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3, if not we've compiled a brief guide to get you started.

Every single time a new console gets released, the industry gets caught up in the “Next Generation” buzz-phrase. What does it actually mean? Generally...