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Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Flawed perfection

The 2005 hit, Mario Kart DS, marked a new era for Nintendo and its long-running racing series. This particular iteration was released during a transitional phase for the company, with Nintendo beginning to rethink the conventions of gaming. Mario Kart on the DS mirrored this fresh approach, incorporating a portable online...

Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

We check out Wario DS mayhem on the Wii U

The WarioWare series is an excellent detour into the absolutely mad world of Wario and his friends, so it's great to see this DS game released on Wii U Virtual Console. We thought we'd show you how great this game is via the medium of video. Watch and enjoy Like this video? Subscribe to our channel then!

News: Game Freak's GBA Title Drill Dozer Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Game Freak's GBA Title Drill Dozer Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Konami's The Adventures of Bayou Billy is also on the way

The Australian Classification Board has revealed Game Freak's GBA hit, Drill Dozer, will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in the near future. The critically praised action platformer previously released in Japan in 2005 and North America in 2006 has players take control of a...

News: It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

Completely uncensored, apparently

Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false. However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS...

News: Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Knocks the average price down a little...

During this week's Nintendo Direct we had the news that Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in force. In the madness then and since we didn't notice a particular deal that's running in Europe as a result of the region having four games available right from the off. As was...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (North America)

2nd April (North America)

Nintendo 64 and DS on Wii U, AVGN, BOXBOY! and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, and this week's Nintendo Download Update has some exciting treats following the Nintendo Direct shenanigans of 1st April. Nintendo 64 and DS arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, while there are a whole load of new games and discounts across both the...

News: Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

2-for-1 with Don't Starve, Mutant Mudds cross-buy

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts certainly had plenty of details, and as per tradition there was a segment dedicated to the eShop. In Europe there was the welcome news that Azure Striker Gunvolt will arrive today (2nd April), and the charming Mighty Gunvolt will be free until 2nd July with...

News: Pandora's Tower And Sin And Punishment Coming To The European eShop This Month

Pandora's Tower And Sin And Punishment Coming To The European eShop This Month

Early bird discount applies, too

It has been confirmed during the recent European Nintendo Direct that the Wii classics Pandora's Tower and Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies will be coming to the Wii U eShop in Europe on the 16th and 30th April respectively. Both games will be subject to a 25 percent discount during their first week on...

News: Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Update: Four games available in Europe right now

If you feel that the Virtual Console on Wii U has been a neglected of late then today's Nintendo Direct should have put a big smile on your face. Nintendo not only reconfirmed its commitment to bringing Nintendo DS titles to the service, but also revealed that N64 games are on the way, too. DS...

Video: Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Due from Fall onwards, including Wii U and 3DS

SteamWorld Heist, the anticipated follow up to SteamWorld Dig, has evidently been progressing well in development. Image & Form took a new build of the title to various expos in March, and has today released a fresh trailer to show off the strides its made since its initial reveal in 2014. Very...

News: New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star Wars Pinball

New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star Wars Pinball

Hopefully, its release date isn’t far, far away

Zen Studios has had a historically spotty release schedule when it comes to its pinball tables on the Wii U. In both Zen Pinball 2 and Star Wars Pinball, tables and packs can usually be expected to arrive either later than all other platforms or not at all. Unfortunately, today’s announcement...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive psyscrolr Heading to North America on 2nd April

Wii U eShop Exclusive psyscrolr Heading to North America on 2nd April

Looks dramatic

This week will bring another download exclusive to the Wii U eShop in North America, with psyscrolr due in the 2nd April download update. With stylised pixel-based visuals, this is an action platformer that also aims to utilise the GamePad extensively in gameplay. As you can see in the trailer below, this fantasy tale is certainly...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (Europe)

2nd April (Europe)

Xenoblade Chronicles on New 3DS, KAMI and loads of discounts

Another week begins, and as always we have the Nintendo Download Update for Europe to kick it off. The major arrival this week is the first New Nintendo 3DS exclusive, while there's also a rather zen puzzle experience on the 3DS eShop. There are plenty of discounts to consider too, so...

Review: Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop)

Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop)

Tripping the light fantastic

Judging games for review brings some challenges. How can a tiny indie game compare with a Nintendo-developed blockbuster? We thought about this a lot when playing James Montagna and Andrew Lim's Dot Arcade, a small, highly focused experience that keeps things simple in the name of fun and longevity. While there's not...

News: RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strategy, Release Changes and Move Away from Wii U

RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strategy, Release Changes and Move Away from Wii U

"There is a stigma attached to my name on the Wii U eShop"

Earlier this year RCMADIAX, who published the Wii U eShop's first Nintendo Web Framework game, announced that he was planning to step away from the Wii U. The developer has now taken to Twitter to provide a series of updates that indicate a quicker than expected move away from Nintendo's...

Review: Super Destronaut (Wii U eShop)

Super Destronaut (Wii U eShop)

Nice space ya got there…

Copies of other games are nothing new on the eShop - in more ways than one. If there is classic retro style or a suddenly popular gamefad, you can expect someone to throw their own version of it into the ring as well. Whether it comes off as a respected homage or a cheap cash-in is left to the developer, but Super...

Review: PENTAPUZZLE (Wii U eShop)

PENTAPUZZLE (Wii U eShop)

PENT-UP PUZZLE

There's nothing inherently wrong with simplicity. When used well, a minimalist approach can be a refreshing way to get back to gaming basics; the recent 50 Pinch Barrage!!, which charmed us with its intuitive and straightforward approach to Pitfall-style platforming, stands as an excellent example of this. However, with the popularity...