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Gallery Unboxing SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake's $250 'BFF Edition'
Hey, it has an inflatable Patrick inside!
In October last year, we reported that SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake was getting a special 'BFF Edition' packed with a host of goodies (as well as the game itself, of course). The catch? It costs a staggering $249.99. THQ Nordic was nice enough to send us one to open up, so we can at least show...
Guide Nintendo Switch Online - Every NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, And GBA Game Available
Every retro game available with an NSO sub (plus the Expansion Pack)
Added Kirby's Dream Land 2, BurgerTime Deluxe, Side Pocket, and Xevious from Nintendo's March 2023 update.
News Level-5 Announces Detective RPG DECAPOLICE For 2023 Release
Who had that on their Nintendo Direct bingo card, then?
Well, that was unexpected. Level-5 just revealed a new game during the February 2023 Nintendo Direct called DECAPOLICE. It's an entirely new IP, too – and a welcome surprise. Combining detective elements with JRPG action, Deca Police looks like a sci-fi thriller with cute characters and a...
News New Mario Bros. Movie Footage Shows Off Seth Rogen As Donkey Kong
"You got the cat box!"
A new 30-second clip from the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie has just been released, and it focused on the character of Donkey Kong, voiced by Seth Rogen. In the clip, we see Mario (voiced by Chris Pratt) drop into an arena filled with 'Question Mark' boxes. His first tussle with DK ends with him getting a savage beat-down,...
Guide Nintendo Switch Online Missions And Rewards: March 2023 - Metroid Prime, Kirby, Animal Crossing,
Earn Platinum Points to unlock new icons
Nintendo first added 'Missions' and 'Rewards' to its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service in April 2022. These elements can be accessed by navigating to the NSO icon on your Switch home screen, then selecting the 'Missions & Rewards' section. Here, you'll find a list of available missions, which...
Rumour Switch Pro Was Real But Got Cancelled, Claims Digital Foundry
Don't expect a successor in 2023, DF says
The Switch Pro was heavily rumoured not so long ago as a mid-generation upgrade on the existing Switch console, which launched in 2017. Reports suggested that Nintendo was planning to release a more powerful variant with an improved screen, but, despite numerous sources seemingly corroborating this -...
Review 247 Catcher Is The Most Hardcore Pokémon GO 'Auto-Catcher' Yet
There's a serious catch here
When Pokémon GO was first announced, the Pokémon GO Plus wristband was a near-essential companion. This officially-licensed accessory allowed you to interact with the game even when your phone was in your pocket; a flashing LED button on the device would alert you to nearby Pokéstops and Pokémon, and a quick press...
Hands On Want To Feel Like A Real Pokémon Trainer? Try This Premium Poké Ball Replica
Just don't throw it, ok?
If there's a single object which instantly calls to mind the massively popular Pokémon series of video games, it's the iconic red-and-white Poké Ball. Sure, there are more powerful and accurate balls to use in the game, but the original version is the one that everyone remembers – and it has become a symbol of the...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Everything We Know So Far
Gen IX beckons...
The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet, the two new entries in the long-running Pokémon RPG series. The second mainline Pokémon game on the Switch after Sword & Shield, this 9th Generation of Pokemon will be launching on 18th November and pre-orders
Review Genki Waveform Headphones - The Perfect Audio Solution For Your Switch?
Cross the streams
Earlier this year, tech company Human Things – which is behind the growing 'Genki' series of gaming-focused products – successfully raised $879,063 for the Genki Waveform wireless headphones. This might not seem like big news for gamers, but the Waveform headphones have a secret weapon: you can stream two audio sources...
Gallery This Zelda Skyward Sword Link Statue Is Quite The Looker
"The Hero of the Sky, now in figure form"
We're suckers for pieces of decorative plastic here at Nintendo Life, so when the chance came to place an order for Good Smile's Zelda Skyward Sword 1/7 scale Link statue, we couldn't reach for the keyboard quickly enough. Our statue has actually been to and from Hong Kong twice since we purchased it, due...
News Got Joy-Con Drift? Don't Worry, Those Switch Controllers Can Live On As Works Of Art
Get hung up
Remember the 'exploded' Game Boy consoles we showed you a while back? Well, the company behind them, GRID Studio, is back with a more up-to-date example: Nintendo Switch Joy-Con. While we'd argue that getting Nintendo to repair your Joy-Con is a more sensible course of action when they finally succumb to Joy-Con Drift, there is...
Guide Best Mario Kart Games Of All Time
Every Mario Kart, as ranked by you
Remember, this dynamic ranking is governed by every entry's User Rating on our database and is subject to real-time change, even now. Don't agree with the order? Feel free to get rating your game collection and potentially influence the ranking below. Enjoy! Back when Nintendo announced the very first Mario Kart...
News The Aya Neo Air Is A $600 Switch Lite-Sized Pocket PC
Shame about the battery life, though...
While the Switch is selling briskly, there are many who feel the hardware is in need of a power boost – which is why rival handhelds like Valve's Steam Deck have attracted so much interest. While these portable PCs cost more than Nintendo's machine, they offer impressive technical specs – and this has...
News In Memory Of Philip J Reed, Writer And Nintendo Life Contributor
The former NL contributor has sadly passed away
Phillip J Reed We're heartbroken to report that former Nintendo Life contributor Philip J Reed has passed away. Those of you who have been around since the days of the 3DS and Wii U will no doubt recall Philip's incredibly tireless contribution to this website. During that period he wrote countless...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC - Release Date, Price, Confirmed Tracks And All Mario Kart 8 Tracks
Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8's expansion
Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished,
News Say Hello To Time Extension, The Newest Member Of Our Network
If you like classic gaming, you'll love this...
As you'll no doubt be aware, Nintendo Life is just one of three sites we operate here at Hookshot Media. We also operate Push Square and Pure Xbox, but it's been quite some time since we launched an entirely new site – but that changed this week. Say hello to Time Extension, the newest member of the...
Guide Which Pokémon GO 'Auto Catch' Companion Device Is Best?
Six options, but which is king?
The launch of the Poké Ball Plus has given Pokémon GO players yet another option when it comes to expanding their gameplay experience and making it easier than ever to catch those monsters, boost those levels and spin those Pokéstops. The first unit to hit the market - the much-delayed Pokémon GO Plus - has been...
News There's A New Pokémon GO 'Auto-Catcher' On The Market
Catch 'em all, the lazy way
Ever since Nintendo released the Pokémon GO Plus wristband, we've seen a steady stream of imitators hit the market, keen to capitalise on the desire for a device which allows you to catch 'mon and spin Poké-stops without actually having to extract your phone from your pocket. Up until now, the best device we've seen is...
News How Do You Improve The Switch Pro Controller? Just Add Some 'Click'
Say hello to GameTraderZero's 'Clicky Mod'
While we've seen plenty of pretenders to the throne, many Switch fans are of the opinion that the official Pro Controller is still the best pad to use when you're playing on the TV or in tabletop mode. It's comfortable, has a good D-Pad and offers the full range of features – motion control, HD Rumble and...
Gallery First 4 Figures' 'Life Size' Samus Helmet - The Ultimate Metroid Collectable?
If only you could actually wear it...
Last year, First 4 Figures revealed the latest product in its line of Metroid-related items: Samus' Helmet. It's basically a scale model of the helmet Samus Aran wears in the Metroid Prime series, with one unfortunate omission – you can't actually wear it.
News Undertale Creator Toby Fox Explains How EarthBound's Fans Kept The Game Alive
Praises the "active and aggressive" fan community
Undertale creator Toby Fox has made no secret of the fact that he was heavily inspired by EarthBound when crafting his legendary post-modern take on the humble RPG, and he's one of many people who has spoken to Lost in Cult for the next issue of its boutique video game publication, Lock-On. Lock-On
Gallery First 4 Figures' Zelda: BOTW Hylian Shield - Because It's Dangerous To Go Alone
First 4 Figures has made a pretty impressive name for itself thanks to its wide range of highly detailed and super-collectable statues and figurines, and the latest Zelda-related product has just dropped in the Nintendo Life office. We've already sampled the delights of Link and
News The Sega Genesis Is Getting A New 6-Button Controller, And It Will Work With Switch
Say hello to the 'Big6'
Back when the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis was first released, it came with a 3-button pad which – in 1988 – felt like the future. It wasn't square and boxy like the NES and Master System controllers but had a rounded, ergonomic shape which was more comfortable to hold, and it had one extra action button. Bliss! However, by...