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Nintendo Download: 18th February 2011 (Europe)

18th February 2011 (Europe)

Get bowled over

It's an unusual occasion in the Nintendo Download this week: this week's games are all brand new for Europe, with not a single catch-up title for North America. Virtual Console receives its first-ever wrestling title and there's cricket, babies, noodles, monsters and celestial bodies too. Let's get to it. WiiWareCricket Challenge (GameShastra, 500pts) – Only the second incarnation..

Competition Winners: Jam City Rollergirls (North America)

Jam City Rollergirls (North America)

You probably already know if you won

Last week's Jam City Rollergirls contest went down a storm, with retweets pinging around the Internet like a jammer hurled through a crowd of blockers. From such a vast array of entrants we reached out and grabbed two, offering them a free copy of Jam City Rollergirls, and those winners are: bittripfanJimHawkeye Congratulations to both winners. Stay tuned to

News: BIT.TRIP FLUX Reaches WiiWare Before February is Out

BIT.TRIP FLUX Reaches WiiWare Before February is Out

25th for Europe, 28th for America

It's very nearly fluxin' time, as Gaijin Games has announced the sixth part in its BIT.TRIP series will reach WiiWare at the end of this month. BIT.TRIP FLUX hits Europe on February 25th before zapping North America on February 28th. No price has yet been announced, but previous games have come in around the 800 Point mark, so expect a similar cost for this entry..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 17: Love Fest 2011

NLFM Episode 17: Love Fest 2011

Love is in the air for this Valentine's Day special

Ho ho ho! Happy Valentine's Day, citizens of Earth! Let Nintendo Life be your love muffin this year with a very special NLFM dedicated to all things lovey-dovey-goo-goo. If the music of this episode doesn't melt your ice-cold heart even a little then we'll only be hurt just a tad. 1. Shōgo Sakai — Theme of Love (Mother 3, GBA)2. Sam Hart —..

Nintendo Download: 14th February 2011 (North America)

14th February 2011 (North America)

From Redmond with love

According to corporate thinking, today's the day you're supposed to show your special somebody how much you love them. That seems to be the thinking behind this week's Nintendo Download too, with the Big N showering you with the gaming equivalent of chocolate, roses and a Hugh Grant movie. WiiWarePucca's Kisses Game (BigBen Interactive, 500pts) – A sweet platformer where..

News: MotoHeroz Trailer Should Get You All Revved-Up

MotoHeroz Trailer Should Get You All Revved-Up

Car platformer in action

While the name may not be a classic, MotoHeroz has pedigree: developer RedLynx created Xbox Live Arcade's acclaimed Trials HD, an addictive take on the racing genre. With its upcoming WiiWare title the company hopes to recreate its success, with the trailer below showing off the game in action. A cross between a racing game and a platformer, the game is set to offer..

Exclusive: First Bobby Carrot Forever WiiWare Screenshots

First Bobby Carrot Forever WiiWare Screenshots

WiiWare title returns

It's been a long time since we heard anything about Bobby Carrot Forever. In fact, you'd have to go back to our WiiWare World days to read the game's announcement from December 2008, but the game is still very much under way at FDG Entertainment. In fact, we have some exclusive new screenshots of the rabbit's new outing to share with you. The game itself has been rated by..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 16: Adventurous Adventures

NLFM Episode 16: Adventurous Adventures

Zelda, Dragon Quest, Terranigma and more

Didn’t we have some fun though? Remember when the podcast was sliding into the fire pit and I said "Goodbye" and you were like "NO WAY!" and then I was all "We pretended we were going to murder you"? That was great. 1. Sick YG — Ain't That Funny (MadWorld, Wii)2. Miyoko Kobayashi and Masanori Hikichi — Underworld..

Nintendo Download: 7th February 2011 (North America)

7th February 2011 (North America)

Things that make you go... hmmm

Another week and another download to entice you to part with your hard-earned Nintendo Points. What wonders await in the world of WiiWare and beyond? Let's find out. WiiWareSpot the Differences! (Sanuk Games, 500pts) – A pleasingly to-the-point title for this WiiWare release, it does what it says on the tin, and is a passable way to spend 500 Points. Our Spot the..

News: Win a Copy of Jam City Rollergirls with Nintendo Life!

Win a Copy of Jam City Rollergirls with Nintendo Life!

Get ready to whip it

Frozen Codebase's sporting title Jam City Rollergirls is available on WiiWare in North America now, and as our exclusive Jam City Rollergirls interview revealed there'll be a playable demo in future. However, if you want to go one better and win a free copy of the complete game, read on! Frozen Codebase has kindly furnished us with not one but two copies of Jam City Rollergirls..

Interviews: Ben Geisler - Jam City Rollergirls

Ben Geisler - Jam City Rollergirls

We go all post-mortem

Cast your minds back several years to the announcement of WiiWare, and its promise to bring smaller, riskier titles to Wii owners. Over the years there's no doubt the service has seen some pretty unique games, and the latest in that line is Jam City Rollergirls, the only video game ever based on roller derby. Our Jam City Rollergirls review awarded the game a deserved 7/10, so..

Nintendo Download: 4th February 2011 (Europe)

4th February 2011 (Europe)

DSiWare abound

It's another clearly DSiWare-oriented week this time, with four new titles released on the service. WiiWare and Virtual Console only get one game each, along with another WiiWare demo. WiiWarePucca's Kisses Game (Bigben Interactive, 1000pts) – What seems to be a platformer game, based on the surprisingly popular franchise which has its own animated series and tons of merchandise,..

News: Curl Up Around this Cosy Fire on Friday, Europe

Curl Up Around this Cosy Fire on Friday, Europe

It's another fireplace simulator

WiiWare's already had log burning simulator Fireplacing, but if that wasn't enough to satiate your desire to pretend to stoke a virtual fire you're in luck, as Cosy Fire is landing on WiiWare this week. Boasting a whopping six types of fire, realistic PhysX-powered physics and "cosy fireplace sounds", the game looks to excel in the gameplay department with..

News: This Upcoming WiiWare Game is Absolutely Pucca

This Upcoming WiiWare Game is Absolutely Pucca

Get romantic on Valentine's Day

Korean series Pucca revolves around 10-year old girl Pucca and her seemingly never-ending quest to steal a kiss from 12-year old ninja Garu. If you just thought, "that sounds like the perfect premise for a WiiWare game", you're on the same wavelength as BigBen Interactive, as Pucca's Kisses Game is on the way to the Wii Shop Channel soon. Costing 1,000..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 15: They Might Be RPGs

NLFM Episode 15: They Might Be RPGs

FInal Fantasy makes its NLFM debut, along with a sweeping Bionic Commando remix

Gather round, children! Zip it, listen! NLFM is back and bringing the big guns, with a killer Bionic Commando remix, lurvely NES medley by way of PiCTOBiTS, and an almighty power with a huge sword chopping woodland critters. What more could you want? What more??? 1. Star Salzman, Harumi Fujita, Junko Tamiya — Advance..

News: Behold This Boppin' BIT.TRIP FLUX Trailer

Behold This Boppin' BIT.TRIP FLUX Trailer

CommanderVideo's final journey is a lot like his original one

If this first trailer is anything to go by, it appears that Gaijin Games' BIT.TRIP series is coming full circle with the final entry, BIT.TRIP FLUX. Not only is it the final entry in the acclaimed series, but it looks to play exactly like show-starter BEAT. Except, you know, now playing...

Nintendo Download: 31st January 2011 (North America)

31st January 2011 (North America)

Mahjong, air hockey, dolphins, diaries and tarot cards

It's North America's turn for a bit of a catch-up with Europe in this week's Nintendo Download, but there are still a few interesting titles here that might take your fancy. DSiWareAll-Star Air Hockey (Skyworks Interactive, 200pts) – A handheld version of the classic arcade pastime, this comes from the creators of Arcade Hoops Basketball and..

Nintendo Download: 28th January 2011 (Europe)

28th January 2011 (Europe)

Back to no Virtual Console games

Every one of Capcom's announced arcade titles is out now, which means they don't have anything else coming anytime soon. Nobody else seems to have picked up their slack this week, as there's no new Virtual Console titles, but as expected that means there's a decent amount of games for the other services. WiiWareAround the World (Wizarbox, 500pts) – A trivia game..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 14: The Past and Future, Remixed

NLFM Episode 14: The Past and Future, Remixed

Check out some of our favourite remixes of classic franchises coming to 3DS

We're absolutely killing 2011 with our new weekly schedule, even if we're a little late in the day from time to time. As in every episode so far. This episode we're inspired by the 3DS line-up and looking towards both the future and past by checking out some excellent remixes of classic tunes from franchises headed to the..

Nintendo Download: 24th January 2011 (North America)

24th January 2011 (North America)

Action on land, sea and air

There's a definite airborne theme to this week's downloads, with rockets, meteors, fighter planes and passenger aircraft all featured across the three download channels. Let's take a look at what's available. WiiWare: Jam City Rollergirls (Frozen Codebase, 1000pts) – An arcade action take on the growing sport of roller...

Nintendo Download: 21st January 2011 (Europe)

21st January 2011 (Europe)

More Capcom classics

Virtual Console is the clear winner this week with two new Capcom arcade games, but that's not to say the rest should be ignored outright. Although WiiWare only gets one new download, DSiWare gets four of them, so hopefully there's something for everyone. WiiWareSpot the Differences! (Sanuk Games, 500pts) – Another difference-spotting game, this one is strangely one letter..

News: Liight Approved for WiiWare

Liight Approved for WiiWare

Finally, there will be a Liight in the darkness of everybody's life [Updated with trailer]

A while back, we showed you Liight, a puzzler from Studio Walljump that involves illuminating targets of various colours using the base elements of red, green and blue light in various combinations. It looked quite exciting, but we hadn't heard anything about...

News: Feel the G-Force With New FAST - Racing League Screenshots

Feel the G-Force With New FAST - Racing League Screenshots

Shin'en Multimedia pushing the capabilities of WiiWare once again

Last September, we brought you word on Shin'en Multimedia's upcoming racing title FAST - Racing League, and with the German developer's track record of producing visually-compelling titles, this racing game doesn't seem to deviate from that reputation at all. The game's website has been updated with some new screenshots and they're..