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Review: Super Dodge Ball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Super Dodge Ball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Utterly ridiculous and sublime

When firing up an NES game in the modern day, no less a silly spin-off sports title from the era, a certain mindset is required. If you're intolerant of sticky animation, that flickering effect that NES games have when there's too much on screen and wonky frame performance, there are plenty of games that are immediate...

Video: Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgrade in This Retro Track Comparison

Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgrade in This Retro Track Comparison

It's never looked this good

This week has brought us a flurry of activity relating to Mario Kart 8, with information emerging and a host of previews arriving online, including our own. One area that's been agreed upon across most outlets is that Nintendo's upcoming racer is a visual treat, utilising the hardware and terrific art design to great...

News: Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

"There's so much that can be done on the GamePad"

Back in March we told you about an upcoming project called Hex Heroes, the development team for which includes artist and co-developer of popular PC title The Bridge, Mario Castañeda, and music from Grant Kirkhope, a name familiar to fans of Rare's golden era. A "party RTS" (real time strategy)...

Video: Here's a Child Of Light Hands On And Interview With The Creative Director

Here's a Child Of Light Hands On And Interview With The Creative Director

There's a light and it never goes out

Child of Light is Ubisoft's attractive upcoming turn-based RPG that tells the coming of age story of a young girl, Aurora. Our colleague and Nintendo Life contributor, Andy Robertson of FamilyGamerTV, has provided a video in which he details his four favourite things from his hands-on experience with the game...

News: Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Balancing Means It's Not All About Luck

Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Balancing Means It's Not All About Luck

Promises that the new Rainbow Road is "spectacular"

As this is Mario Kart 8 day, or so it seems, there are some more snippets emerging from a GDC (Game Developers Conference) group interview held by game producer Hideki Konno in March. We've already heard details on why a custom track creator hasn't been included, and

Nintendo Download: 3rd April (North America)

3rd April (North America)

Rusty's the real deal, GBA on Wii U, Batman and more

It's that time once again, North America, when you can see what download delights are available on your Nintendo systems. There are two new titles on the Wii U, three GBA games on the home console, Rusty's free-to-play baseball, discounts and more. Let's get to it. Missed the European Download...

Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop)

Advance Wars (Wii U eShop)

War has never been so much fun

Mention Advance Wars to a seasoned gamer and they're almost guaranteed to have heard of it. One of the earliest major Game Boy Advance titles, it's now also one of the earliest titles from the handheld on the Wii U Virtual Console, giving veterans another chance to pick it up and newcomers an ideal opportunity to see...

News: Emulation Experts M2 Worked With Nintendo On Wii U Virtual Console GBA Games

Emulation Experts M2 Worked With Nintendo On Wii U Virtual Console GBA Games

Retro magic

M2 is the company responsible for the amazing Sega 3D Classics range on the 3DS, but that's not the only thing that has been keeping the firm busy of late. Nintendo has clearly been impressed by M2's handheld offerings as it has transpired that the studio was commissioned to assist with bringing Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U...

Interview: Renegade Kid Discusses Its Cult County Kickstarter Adventure, With Wii U Included

Renegade Kid Discusses Its Cult County Kickstarter Adventure, With Wii U Included

We’re told why the 3DS version has been replaced

After Renegade Kid’s announcement last week that it would be launching a Kickstarter campaign for a home console project, it’s now lifted the lid on what that will be. It’s not an all-new previously unannounced title, nor is it the much anticipated Mutant Mudds 2, but actually Cult County...

News: The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop

The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop

Ninja Gaiden, Game & Wario also discounted

It isn't too difficult to find a physical copy of The Wonderful 101 for a villainous price, but now the digital counterpart has been slashed as well. The quirky superhero action game has been reduced to $29.99 on the Wii U eShop, and it looks like this is a permanent drop. Players who have been wanting to...

News: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Out Today in North America, Wii U Version Delayed in Europe

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Out Today in North America, Wii U Version Delayed in Europe

Be Batman, again

In February we reported on the surprise announcement that Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition was coming to HD systems and PC. It was originally released in non-deluxe form on the 3DS and PS Vita alongside Batman: Arkham Origins in late 2013, with the portable title having a storyline that follows short

Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

Time for some additions

At the start of this year we continued our quarterly tradition of looking at the biggest games coming to the Wii U, this time considering 2014. Even with an admittedly shallow confirmed line-up for the year we'd like to think that it was a list to give optimism to Wii U owners anxious for exciting games to play. It's now...

News: Oddworld's Lorne Lanning Isn't Worried About Wii U's Low Install Base Impacting New ‘n’ Tasty Sales

Oddworld's Lorne Lanning Isn't Worried About Wii U's Low Install Base Impacting New ‘n’ Tasty Sales

"We want to get to work on Nintendo"

While other developers and publishers seem to be finding any excuse they can to not bring their games to the Wii U, Oddworld's Lorne Lanning has stated emphatically that his studio's upcoming remake — Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty — will hit Nintendo's consoles, irrespective of its current commercial fortunes...

News: Australian Ratings Board Reveals Portable Castlevania and More F-Zero for Wii U's GBA Virtual Console

Australian Ratings Board Reveals Portable Castlevania and More F-Zero for Wii U's GBA Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend appear eShop-bound

The Australian government's Classification Board is infamous for its censorship of violence in games, hindering the release of dozens of highly-anticipated titles over the years. But sometimes its ratings bring us good news: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and