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  • Poll Which Of Rare's Classic N64 Games Would You Like To See On Switch Online?

    Got GoldenEye, bagged Banjo, dare we dream of more?

    Looking at the library of N64 games currently available if you're a Nintendo Switch Onlne subscriber at the Expansion Pack tier, we now have access to not one, but two of Rareware's all-time 64-bit classics in the form of Banjo-Kazooie and, now, GoldenEye 007. Just a handful of years ago this might...

    • Poll
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Advance Wars' Delayed Switch Release Might Finally Be Reporting For Duty

    Is 2023 the year?

    One game we're hoping to see show up on the Switch at some point this year is Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. The last update for this title was featured in a Nintendo financial report last November - revealing the game's release date was still "TBA". Now, in the latest development, a thread on Famiboards has apparently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Viewtiful Joe

    Henshin a go-go, baby!

    Hello folks, welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! For last week's brawl, we took a look at one of a handful of Virtual Boy games (and one that many of you had forgotten even existed): Panic Bomber. It wasn't a particularly close race for this one, with Japan winning comfortably with 71% of the vote. Well done, Japan!...

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    • Box Art Brawl
    • GameCube
    • Capcom
  • Round Up Here's What Switch Online Players Think Of GoldenEye 007 So Far

    A mixed reception

    It's hard to believe, but Rare's legendary game GoldenEye 007 is finally back via the Nintendo Switch Online service. We have already shared our updated thoughts about the latest Nintendo version in a republished review, so now we've rounded up some of our community's thoughts as well as impressions from the wider gaming...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Poll

YesterdaySat, 28th Jan 2023

  • Video GoldenEye 007 Side-By-Side Graphics Comparison (Switch & Xbox)

    How does the Nintendo version hold up?

    We've heard requests for a Switch and Xbox side-by-side comparison of GoldenEye 007, so here it is. It's all thanks to our sister site Pure Xbox, and the amazing efforts of video producer Craig Reid (along with a little help from our own video team). On paper, there are some differences between the two...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Xbox
  • News Ender Lilies Dev Announces Redemption Reapers, A New "Dark Fantasy Tactical RPG" Coming Early 2023

    Fire Emblem director & other TRPG veterans involved

    Update [Sat 28th Jan, 2023 03:55 GMT]: Binary Haze Interactive has now confirmed Reapers Redemption will arrive on the Nintendo Switch next month on 22nd February. In addition to this, a new gameplay overview trailer has been released. Check it out above. Original article [Tue 13th Dec, 2022...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Drainus - A Spectacular, Showboating Tour De Force For Sci-Fi Shmup Fans

    Drain the core

    Drainus. Whether a ham-fisted portmanteau of Darius and Gradius, or relating to the game’s core mechanic, it’s a silly name any way you look at it. Japan-based developer Team Ladybug, more recently known for the rather good Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, has had the Switch shooting game hardcore waiting eight...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point Where Should The Next Pokémon Legends Game Take Place?

    And who should be the 'legend'?

    It's hard to believe it, but Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a year old today. This Pokémon game took us back to the distant past and completely shook up the formula of what we all expected from a mainline Pokémon entry. And, quite frankly, we want more of what it gave us. Legends: Arceus sees you get thrown back in...

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    • Anniversary
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News QubicGames Celebrates 19th Birthday With Huge Discount On Over 50 Switch Games (US)

    "Promotions vary according to region"

    Publisher and developer QubicGames is back with another one of its Birthday celebration sales. For its 19th anniversary, Switch fans in the US will be able to get "over 50 games for $0.49 each" between January 26th and February 25th. If you happen to own any of the following games: Robonauts, Run Sausage Run,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • US
  • Guide Best Spin-Off And Crossover Games On Switch

    Spinnin' around

    You know you've got it made when your game is so successful that you get a spin-off — and plenty of the biggest games in the biz have done exactly that, from Musou crossovers and sports-playing alternate universes to rhythm and strategy games. And you know what? They're usually pretty dang good. We've compiled a list of the best...

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  • News Square Enix Survey Asks About Team Asano's Future Games

    Would you like more remakes and remasters?

    It seems Square Enix is once again calling on fans to have their say about what games they would like to see next. In a recent Japanese survey, the company known for the Final Fantasy series asked local residents of Japan what games and genres they would like to see from Team Asano in the future. Team...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Square Enix
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 28th)

    Shaken not stirred

    Well here we are folks. It's the final week of January and we have had our first big Nintendo release of the year. Consider 2023 to be well and truly underway! This week at Nintendo Life, we got all kinds of excited for the eventual release of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo Switch Online N64 library and suggested a quick fix for...

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  • Review Like A Hurricane: An Unofficial Oral History Of Street Fighter II

    Time Extension Lifting the lid on Capcom's legendary series

    It's hard to think of a video game that gripped the world in quite the same way as Capcom's Street Fighter II. Sure, there are titles which have sold more copies since then, but this one-on-one fighter seemed to capture the attention of the entire globe at one point, not only ensnaring players with its...

    • Reviews
    • Books
    • Street Fighter

Friday27th Jan 2023

  • Review GoldenEye 007 - Aged And Flawed, But Still A Masterpiece Of Game Design

    Gold-tinted specs?

    This review originally went live in 2011, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival in Switch's N64 library via the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. Highly revered by countless N64 owners, GoldenEye 007 is often credited with kick-starting the first-person shooter craze on consoles. It not only...

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    • N64
    • GoldenEye
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.9.0), Here's What's Included

    Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes

    Nintendo has today updated its Switch Online N64 library with the addition of GoldenEye 007. It's also bumped up the app to Version 2.9.0 - so what's changed? As you probably know by now, the video game giant doesn't normally share patch notes about these app updates. Fortunately, well-known dataminer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • Random GoldenEye Control Troubles On Switch? This Simple Joy-Con Swap Trick Is The Answer

    When left is right and right is left

    GoldenEye is now available to play on Nintendo Switch. Ah, how long we've waited to type that sentence! After 25 years as an N64 exclusive, Rare's seminal first-person shooter has finally escaped from its 64-bit confines and is now playable via a Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscription, or on...

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    • Poll
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    • Goldeneye
  • News New Fire Emblem Engage Reward Released On My Nintendo (US)

    A 16 button pin set

    As part of the launch of Fire Emblem Engage last week on the Switch, My Nintendo is offering a new reward in certain parts of the world. This latest one is a pin set featuring many heroes from the past Fire Emblem series. The same heroes return in Fire Emblem Engage to assist the new cast of characters. Below is the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo
    • North America
  • Mini Review Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection - A Great But Gouging, Exploitative Package

    It really makes you wonder

    Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection gets a lot right. It features six great titles in the series, with complete region variations and all their alternate console ports, from arcade to SG-1000, to Master System, Mega Drive, and Game Gear — 21 titles in total. It has a bevy of in-game options for finely tweaking the image...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online N64 Service With GoldenEye 007

    Rare's legendary FPS returns

    Well, it's officially here - you can now play GoldenEye 007 on your Nintendo Switch! Provided you have access to the Expansion Pack service, your mission begins now. Rare's famous licensed FPS first arrived on the N64 in 1997. In this new and slightly updated version, players can now participate in online multiplayer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • N64
    • Expansion Pack
  • Random Fire Emblem Engage Lead VA Struggled To Buy A Special Edition Copy Of The Game

    Alear-ning curve

    Fire Emblem Engage has been out for one week now and it is fair to say that we loved it (it did get a 9/10 in our review, after all). While many of us who like to have our games in boxes found no issues with getting our hands on the physical edition, it seems that the popular demand of the title meant that not everyone has been...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
  • Soapbox Playing Games With Other People Made Me Realise That I'm A Monster

    Just unplug the 2P controller already

    My partner is the most patient man I've ever met. It's one of the things I appreciate about him the most — especially since I'm the opposite. He's the Lawful Good to my Chaotic Neutral. I'm a cyclone and he's calm waters. Opposites attract, right? For most of our relationship, this dynamic — his patience,...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Stardew Valley
    • Co-Op
  • News Kadabra Might Finally Be Returning To The Pokémon Trading Card Game

    Upcoming set teases "original 151"

    Remember in 2020 when the spoon-bending magician Uri Geller publicly apologised for getting Kadabra banned from the Pokémon Trading Card Game and asked Nintendo to bring it back? Well, it seems like it could finally be happening. According to a story on PokeBeach, a new "sell sheet" for the "Pokémon Card 151"...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • News PlayStation Console Exclusive 'The Pathless' Soars Onto Switch Next Week

    Physical retail edition also confirmed

    Developer Giant Squid and publisher Annapurna Interactive have a treat lined up for Switch owners next week - announcing The Pathless will be coming to the hybrid platform on 2nd February. This title originally launched exclusively on PlayStation consoles as well as Windows and Apple devices in 2020. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Opera Group Adds Mario To Mozart In Nintendo-Themed Retelling Of 'The Magic Flute'

    Papa Geno

    Mozart and Mario might sound really similar in name, but they don't have too many other similarities — except for that one time that Mozart was in a little-known SNES/NES game called Mario's Time Machine, but let's not worry about that for now. Our point is that you have to be pretty darn creative to mash the two up into an opera, but...

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    • Opera
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    • Super Mario
    • Zelda
  • Video Learn About The Making Of GoldenEye 007 In This "Leaked" Rare Replay Documentary

    Seen it already? Watch it again

    The iconic first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 returns today after a 25 year wait. If you're not familiar with the game's history or are just curious to know more about this legendary N64 title, don't worry - Rare has got you covered. Back when it released its Rare Replay collection on the Xbox One in 2015, it...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Retro
  • News Pizza Tower Is Giving Us Serious Wario Land Vibes On PC And Now We Knead It On Switch

    Let's-a dough

    For many, the Wario Land games can feel like something of a fever dream today. It's been almost 15 years since the last title in the series, Wario Land: Shake It!, came to the Wii and now the thought of Nintendo's treasure-obsessed anti-hero getting another platformer of his own seems about as likely as us getting any news on Metroid...

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    • Wario
    • Steam
  • Random Careful! It Looks Like There's Another Softlock Super Mario Sunshine Glitch Out There

    Only on the Italian version of the game

    We are used to finding game glitches at a pretty early phase in our playtime (heck, opening week for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet saw our Twitter feeds flooded with 'em), but this isn't to say that there aren't more out there. One such example has been brought to our attention today and it is, predictably, to...

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    • Nintendo
    • Mario
    • GameCube
  • Random Check Out How Bayonetta 3's Cheshire Demon Was Brought To Life

    Character will reappear in Bayonetta Origins

    One of the most surprising additions to Bayonetta 3 (and for some, one of the most divisive) was the inclusion of Viola, a brand new playable character that looks and feels completely different to the titular heroine we're all familiar with. Alongside Viola is her trusty companion, Cheshire, an Infernal...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlatinumGames
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