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Friday2nd Aug 2019

Thursday1st Aug 2019

Wednesday31st Jul 2019

  • Feature Best Game Boy Games

    As voted for by you

    Back in April the Nintendo Game Boy turned 30 in Japan and to celebrate this amazing occasion we ran a series of related features over the course of a week. Today it's 30 years since the system's North American debut, so we're republishing this collection of the finest games on the console, as voted by Nintendo Life users. Enjoy!...

  • Anniversary Game Boy Turns 30 Years Old In North America

    Three decades of playing with portable power

    Back in April we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the one handheld to rule them all - the humble Nintendo Game Boy. We ran a series of features on the all-conquering lump of grey plastic and had fun reminiscing about green screens, AA batteries and some incredible games. Well, that was in celebration...

Monday29th Jul 2019

  • Random GoldenEye N64 Can Be Beaten With Just One Bullet

    Slappers only!

    Ah, GoldenEye 007. If you owned a copy of this N64 classic during your youth, you probably also have an ample supply of nostalgic memories to go alongside it, as well as a few angry ones aimed at your friends who chose to play as Oddjob. What you probably don't have, though, is the ability to say that you've completed the game firing...

Sunday28th Jul 2019

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #1 - Super Metroid

    Vote for your favourite retro box art variant

    Welcome one and all to the first in a series where we pit regional retro releases against each other to decide once and for all which territory got the very best box art! And no, it's not always Japan. Over the years, the art on your video game box has increasingly taken a backseat as digital purchases...

Saturday27th Jul 2019

Tuesday23rd Jul 2019

Monday22nd Jul 2019

Friday19th Jul 2019

Thursday18th Jul 2019

  • Gallery Gorge Your Face On These Images Of The First Evercade Prototype

    Retro ridiculous

    The Evercade is promising that ever-so niche but ever-so dedicated market of retro-leaning types who want more and more ways to play their old games rather than just firing up the consoles for which they were made something rather special. Unique multi-carts of games from proper publishers, which is certainly a bold idea, and one...

Wednesday17th Jul 2019

Tuesday16th Jul 2019

  • News Two More Ways To Play Contra Arrive This Holiday Season

    Can you ever have enough ways to play Contra?

    Fans of Konami's seminal run-and-gun series Contra have no shortage of ways to play the classic game, whether you're a fan of the arcade original, the NES port or the numerous sequels we've seen over the years. The recent Contra Anniversary Collection brought together a bunch of them in a package that we...

  • Guide Where To Pre-order PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Turbotastic!

    Following the shock news that Konami are planning to release a PC Engine Mini console (TurboGrafx-16 for our US readers) we have been eagerly waiting to slam down a pre-order as we're sure that these will sell out quicker than the original NES Mini due to limited supply at launch. Amazon UK is now listing the pre-order for the PC...

Monday15th Jul 2019

  • News Give Your Game Boy Advance Library An Airing With GBA Consolizer

    Play GBA games where they weren't meant to be - on the telly

    The Game Boy Advance was a wonderful handheld with a huge library of brilliant games, many of which still stand up today. Although they were designed for the non-backlit successor to Nintendo's all-conquering Game Boy, many of its classic titles look and feel fantastic when played on a TV...

Sunday14th Jul 2019

Friday12th Jul 2019

Tuesday9th Jul 2019

Friday5th Jul 2019

Thursday4th Jul 2019

Wednesday3rd Jul 2019

Friday28th Jun 2019

Thursday27th Jun 2019

Wednesday26th Jun 2019

Tuesday25th Jun 2019

Monday24th Jun 2019

Tuesday18th Jun 2019