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News Dev Of Incredible F-Zero-Inspired 'Aero GPX' Wants To Bring Racer To Switch
"Aero GPX belongs on the Switch"
We desperately want to see Captain Falcon and the F-Zero franchise return to our screens — the game's appearance in Smash Bros. just isn't enough! Luckily, there are some fantastic indie games out there that look to recapture the spirit of the anti-gravity racing series. And Aero GPX might just be the best example...
Poll Box Art Brawl - Wave Race 64
Making a splash
Hello folks, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, we took a look at one of the GameCube's best and most important games: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It was a pretty close race, too! North America and Europe teamed up to take on Japan, and although many loved the traditonal golden aesthetic of the...
Poll So, Wave Race 64 Or Blue Storm - Which Is Best?
Or are you a GB purist?
The arrival of Wave Race 64 on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack has been the cause of much celebration in the Nintendo Life office. Those water physics have the power to impress some two-and-a-half decades on, and it still handles like a dream. If you've never played the game — or if you're a PAL...
News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.6.0), Here's What's Included
Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes
Switch Online's N64 library received an update earlier on adding the Nintendo classic Wave Race 64, and also bumping the application all the way up to Version 2.6.0. Nintendo doesn't release patch notes for these particular updates, but fortunately Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome is here once again to reveal...
News Nintendo's Latest N64 Game For Switch Online + Expansion Pack Is Out Now
Wave Race 64 makes a splash
Update [Fri 19th Aug, 2022 02:05 BST]: This is your reminder that Wave Race 64 is now available on Nintendo's Switch Online + Expansion service. Enjoy! Original article [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 02:30 BST]: Nintendo hasn't outlined the future of Switch Online + Expansion Pack, so what's next? Nintendo has today broken its...
Nintendo Download 18th August (North America)
Kirby's Dream Buffet! Cursed to Golf! Islets!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack:...
Random Fast RMX Dev Shin'en Multimedia Would Love A "New" Wave Race Game On Switch
Sign 'em up, Nintendo
Wave Race 64 will make a splash on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service tomorrow, and as much as we love this N64 classic, a brand new entry would be nice. It seems it's not just fans of the series who would love to see Wave Race make a more serious comeback - with Fast RMX, Art of Balance and The Touryst...
Gallery Here's A Look At Wave Race 64 For The Switch Online Expansion Pack
See for yourself
Nintendo has confirmed its next Switch Online + Expansion N64 release will be Wave Race 64. This jet ski racer was originally released in 1996/97 and is returning later this week on August 19th. Again, this version will include the Kawasaki banners (like the Wii U release), and in Japan, the game will also feature Rumble Pak...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 12th)
And why is it F-Zero X?
The dust has settled a bit this week at Nintendo Life, but we've still had plenty of bits and bobs to talk about! The big releases this week include the delightful Chocobo GP, which we rather enjoyed, and the N64 classic F-Zero X via Nintendo Switch Online, which is also ruddy good. In other news, we received a lovely...
Soapbox Wave Race 64 Is Now 25 Years Old, And It Still Rules
Let's get the controversial early opinion out of the way, just so any pitchfork wielders can start sharpening their implements right away: a lot of Nintendo 64 games haven't aged very well. Of course they haven't, because it was a console in which Nintendo was at the bleeding edge of 3D graphical technology, a bold move that seized it...
Soapbox Switch Really Needs Games Like Excitebike 64, Wave Race, 1080° Snowboarding And, Yes, F-Zero
Which racing series would you most like to ride again?
In this Soapbox feature, Gavin reminisces about the old days when Nintendo made multiple racing games... Earlier this week was the 20th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, but there's another Nintendo 64 game that debuted exactly two decades ago, albeit on the other side of the...
Talking Point What Do You Want To See From Nintendo At E3 2018?
We predict... some predictions
With E3 2018 set to kick off this weekend with the showcases from many of the big publishers and platformer holders in the video game industry, we thought it was high time we cooked up a fresh batch of predictions. Team Nintendo Life has gathered together its collective hopes and dreams for the show - some realistic,...
News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Include Discounts On Kirby And Wave Race 64
Dr. Mario! Advance Wars! BOXBOY!
A collection of new rewards have gone live on the European My Nintendo website, giving fans the chance to spend their hard earned coins on discounts for various Wii U and 3DS titles. This time around sees a celebration of some HAL Laboratory 3DS favourites, a splattering of love for some Doctor-based puzzle...
News Wave Race Director Shinya Takahashi Hints That The Series May Return Soon
"You may see that game again"
Given its long and proud history, it goes without saying that Nintendo is sitting atop a mighty goldmine of IP, much of which lies dormant at the present moment in time. One such sleeping series is Wave Race, which began life on the Game Boy back in 1992; it might not be one of the most popular franchises Nintendo...
Nintendo Download 11th August (North America)
Tadpole Treble! Mega Man X! Wave Race 64! Ambitious slimes! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has some promising download-only titles across Wii U and 3DS, while it all gets rather sporty on the Wii U Virtual Console. The New 3DS VC gets a rather fun SNES title from Capcom,...
News Were It Not For Rare's Tim Stamper, Wave Race Would Have Featured Boats
Water difference that would have made
Back when Rare and Nintendo were partners, it seemed as if the two companies shared an almost unspoken rivalry, competing for recognition as the premier developer of the day - especially during the N64 era. In the latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine, several former Rare staffers have spoken about this glorious...
Nintendo Download 31st December (Europe)
1080° Snowboarding! Wave Race 64! Story of Seasons! More!
Well, we have the final European Nintendo Download Update details of 2015, and there are a couple of iconic N64 games and an enticing 3DS option included. It's not exactly a packed week, but those with a taste for the slopes or the waves should be happy. At the time of writing we've only...
Feature Taking A Look Back At The Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak
The little peripheral that shook things up in a big way
Nintendo has always been a video game manufacturer renowned for innovation. From revitalising the video game console industry with the NES back in 1985 right through to opening it up to the mainstream with its Wii and DS systems in the mid-2000s, the Japanese company has continued to have a...
News Wave Race Trademark Resurfaces
Nintendo of America has updated the trademark for watery racing series Wave Race. But don't get your wetsuit on just yet — there's no confirmation of a new game for now. The trademark was renewed as of mid-August, according to Trademarkia. It's possible that there's a new entry into the series coming, but it could also be a case of...
Talking Point The Virtual Console's PAL Problem
60Hz and the confusing state of Virtual Console emulation
“Many people don’t know what the difference between 50Hz and 60Hz is, but since most modern TV models support 60Hz it’s definitely worth finding out.” This interesting and illuminative statement, plucked readily from any number of Nintendo Wii game manuals, is fascinating in its...