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Nintendo Life Weekly: Hi-Def NES Gaming, Replacement GamePads, Facial Hair Battles and More

Hi-Def NES Gaming, Replacement GamePads, Facial Hair Battles and More

Mario's moustache won't back down

With all the fun and games of the week with Thanksgiving in the US and Black Friday madness around the world, it's been another busy seven days. As is now tradition we've decided to make life easy for you, collating the best news of the week as well as all of the releases and reviews you've come to expect of...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

Bernhard Wodok on its technology and a surprise DS cameo

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

Feature: The Twilight Princess HD Fan Project That's Taking On Nintendo At Its Own Game

The Twilight Princess HD Fan Project That's Taking On Nintendo At Its Own Game

"Let's just say the project will finish one way or another"

It's fair to say that this month's Twilight Princess HD announcement left hardcore Zelda fans on different sides of the fence. Some were happy to see such a title receive a HD makeover, while others were distraught at the arguable lack of a visual overhaul. Although the game's aesthetics...

Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving - 2015 Edition

Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving - 2015 Edition

Lift the roof off with some multiplayer games

It's Thanksgiving in the US, a major celebration in the country and the predecessor to discount shopping shenanigans. With the Holiday season approaching it's also a useful reminder that this can be a time of year best enjoyed with family and friends. For gamers it can be a great opportunity for some...

Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo Games, But It's Been Unavoidable in 2015

It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo Games, But It's Been Unavoidable in 2015

Tom Whitehead assures you he's not on a maniacal quest to destroy Nintendo

I love the first Jurassic Park movie, which combined perfect casting with terrific film-making flair and a script touched by genius. Memorable characters and one-liners are everywhere, and at the time of release the dinosaurs were a visual effects revelation and, to be...

Feature: Our Top Wii U Games - Third Anniversary Edition

Our Top Wii U Games - Third Anniversary Edition

Retail and eShop go head-to-head

The Wii U is now over three years old having arrived in North America on 18th November 2012. In recent times we've celebrated some of the best games the system has to offer, with our staff voting (and readers through embedded polls) on their favourite Wii U retail and top eShop games. Now, as a little bonus, are the...

Feature: Super Mario Maker’s Weekly Course Collection - 20th November

Super Mario Maker’s Weekly Course Collection - 20th November

In need of a fresh challenge? Look within

Nintendo has once again hand-picked a selection of courses from the 100 highest-rated Super Mario Maker courses across Europe. Give them a spin and let us know what you think by posting a comment at the end! Fun and fair Challenge! 94CA-0000-00A1-3DF7 Medium Difficulty Designed by {ñ²}Nuki from Germany...

Parent Trap: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Goes Where Other Wii U Games Don't

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Goes Where Other Wii U Games Don't

We also break down the amiibo card mini-games

Families come in all shapes and sizes, we say that often, but then we expect a handful of popular games to work with all of them. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival breaks the mould in both its form and structure, in doing so it caters for a brand new type of audience and introduces them to the world of...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

Surprises, omissions and a Smash Bros. shock

Well, it had been a while. For a variety of reasons 12th November brought the first global Nintendo Direct broadcasts in quite some time. Overall the presentations stuck to familiar styles and approaches, with Nintendo of Europe playing it fairly straight and Nintendo of America even indulging in a little...

Feature: What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 12th November

What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 12th November

The hype is building

After a long wait it's finally time to think about Nintendo Direct once again. With simultaneous broadcasts in North America and Europe we can expect a show packed with information on Holiday releases, perhaps some titles due in early 2016 and - hopefully - some surprises. We've already written about the need for deep breaths...

Parent Trap: Oft-Forgotten Wii U Features That Matter To Families

Oft-Forgotten Wii U Features That Matter To Families

Family Gamer TV looks at the eShop, backward compatibility and more

Weighing up which console to invest in for a family is a matter of identifying which features are most important to you. I've had a repeated conversation over the last few months where I introduce friends and parents to some of the lesser known features of the Wii U. Some of these...

Editorial: Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in North America and Europe are Harmful to the Holiday Season

Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in North America and Europe are Harmful to the Holiday Season

Tom Whitehead thinks it's time for more cohesion

If you'll allow this wistful 30-something to get out his pipe and slippers for some reminiscing, there was a time when game releases were a mystery and seemingly scheduled by the Marx Brothers. There could be months - or years! - between regional releases in the West, nevermind localising Japanese...

Feature: Super Mario Maker’s Weekly Course Collection - 30th October

Super Mario Maker’s Weekly Course Collection - 30th October

How many have you beaten?

Super Mario Maker has been out for a while now and we've already seen an impressive number of user-generated stages for players to tackle. So many in fact that it's often hard to know where to begin, but fear not - Nintendo of Europe has taken the liberty of compiling a list of the 10 most popular courses this week. Check...

Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Would be No Surprise, as Nostalgia Rules for Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Would be No Surprise, as Nostalgia Rules for Nintendo

We're buying, Nintendo's selling

Rumours around a re-release / remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess have been swirling for quite some time, occasionally a reflection of fan desires rather than any solid evidence. It wasn't so long ago that there was talk of it as a potential New Nintendo 3DS remake, taking the lead of Xenoblade...

Super Nindie Maker: Curve Digital's P-Switcheroo and Déja Boo

Curve Digital's P-Switcheroo and Déja Boo

Throwing a curveball

As you may have seen by now, we really want you all to share Super Mario Maker levels with each other; to achieve that we've set up a special level sharing page with some neat features - just for you. We're also teaming up with some 'Nindies' to share some levels from established and highly respected developers such as