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Wednesday8th Jul 2020

Tuesday7th Jul 2020

Monday6th Jul 2020

  • Deals The Sega Genesis Mini Is Now On Sale For Just $40

    Go! Go! Go!

    If you've been holding out on buying the Sega Genesis Mini (or the Mega Drive Mini as we'd call it here in the UK), you'll be pleased to know that there's never been a better time to jump in and grab one. At the time of writing, Amazon is selling the console at a whopping 50% off the regular asking price, meaning you can now snap one up...

Sunday5th Jul 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #50 - ActRaiser 2

    Raise your act

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the weekly contest between box art variants from around the globe to find out which is the best, better than all the rest. Last week Puzzle Bobble, or Bust-a-Move as it's known in North America, graced us with its presence. It wasn't a contest, really - Japan absolutely stormed it with over two thirds...

Thursday2nd Jul 2020

Tuesday30th Jun 2020

Monday29th Jun 2020

  • News Fan Turns Broken SNES Into A Working Switch Dock

    Even the eject button (kind of) works

    If you fancy a new project to take on while you're stuck at home, or if you happen to have a broken SNES already lying around, perhaps it's time to turn one into a custom, fully-working Switch dock? Remember last month when we shared Reddit user IMOKRUOK's work on a broken NES, which transformed the faulty...

Sunday28th Jun 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #49 - Bust-A-Move / Puzzle Bobble

    Bust-a-Bobble

    Welcome once again to Box Art Brawl, our weekly poll to discover which of three regional box art variants sits at the top of the tree. Last week we scrutinised Natsume's Wild Guns on Super NES. Following a classic Western-style gunfight, North America emerged from the smoke victorious, growling at second place Japan and third place...

Saturday27th Jun 2020

Friday26th Jun 2020

  • Feature Creating The Ultimate Game Boy

    "I don't like anything less than perfect and I am always striving for that"

    Nintendo's Game Boy family of consoles has, in total, sold around 200 million units during its lifespan, which stretched from the release of the original monochrome system in 1989 all the way up to 2005's Game Boy Micro, the final console to showcase the name. While...

Thursday25th Jun 2020

Monday22nd Jun 2020

  • News Supercade Returns With A Visual History Of Console Gaming's "Golden Age"

    From the NES to the Xbox

    Fans of video game art books may well be aware of the name Supercade; written by Van Burnham (Wired, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official US PlayStation Magazine, Retro Gamer), the first volume charted the period between 1971-1984, when arcade gaming drove video games into popular culture. Packed with written history,...

Sunday21st Jun 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #48 - Wild Guns

    Wild world

    Welcome to Box Art Brawl, our weekly dust-up to find out which of three regional box art variants is the best. Last week it was Shadowrun's turn to battle itself. Japanese Shadowrun obliterated the competition with over 70% of your approval, leaving second-place North America and third-place Europe to mop up the remainder. This week...

Sunday14th Jun 2020

  • News The Super Game Boy Is Now 26 Years Old

    Only for Super Nintendo

    If you're as old as some of us here are at Nintendo Life, you might have fond memories of the Super Game Boy. It was an adapter cartridge for the Super Nintendo that allowed you to play Game Boy and dual-mode Game Boy Color cartridges on the big screen - aka your television. Some games, like the Pokémon titles, even had...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #47 - Shadowrun

    What we do in the shadows

    Welcome back to the Box Art Brawl, our weekly poll to find out which regional box art variant of an old video game is best. Last week we looked at the three main cover variants for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The North American Genesis version won out in the end, with Japan not too far behind and Europe trailing in third place...

Tuesday9th Jun 2020

Monday8th Jun 2020

Sunday7th Jun 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #46 - Sonic The Hedgehog 3

    2's company

    Welcome to Week 46 of Box Art Brawl, the poll to find out your favourite box art from a selection of three regional variants. Last week we looked at SNES shmup Phalanx. Surprisingly, the infamous North American cover picked up over 50% of the vote for an easy victory. Japan came in second and Europe trailed in a distant third pl

Wednesday3rd Jun 2020

Tuesday2nd Jun 2020