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  • Quiz Can You Name These Nintendo Console Games From Their Box Art?

    The devil's in the detail

    Over the years there have been some truly iconic covers for games on Nintendo platforms. Often you only need to catch the most fleeting of glimpses to recognise a classic from your collection. Today we're going to put your Nintendo console box art knowledge to the test! We've selected fifteen great games from Nintendo...

  • News The FunKey S Is A Handheld Console That Fits On Your Keyring

    "What is this, a handheld for ants?!"

    The impossibly dinky retro handheld FunKey S is close to finishing its Kickstarter run, and has raised an impressive £124,000 so far – and it's easy to see why. This diminutive handheld system is small enough to fit onto your bunch of keys, yet it runs Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, SNES and even PlayStation...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #53 - Tetris

    Block droppin' beats

    Welcome one and all to Box Art Brawl, our weekly vote on a bunch of regional box art variants. It's Round #53 which means we've got a year's worth of brawls under our belts - thank you to all you box art critics and voters out there! This week we're introducing an ever-so-minor tweak to the format which will accompany the...

  • Random Artist Shows Off Totally Rad Cyberpunk 2077 Game Boy Concept

    Launching in 2077

    CD Projekt Red's new game Cyberpunk 2077 might not be out until November, but it's already established a fanbase. Blender artist, Tomek Dittrich, is such a big fan, he's gone to the extent of creating a "Nightcity Cyber Boy". The full 3D model of this concept even includes a Cyber Boy version of Cyberpunk 2077. In the brief clip...

  • Quiz Which Years Were These Classic Nintendo Games Released?

    The Year of the Cart

    After multiple decades in the home console gaming business, Nintendo's library of beloved games are etched in the memories of players across the planet. Most of us will never forget the first time we plugged that shiny new Super Mario World cartridge in the Super Nintendo's slot, or the magical holiday season when we first...

  • News Street Fighter II's Zangief Was Nerfed Because One Player Was Too Good With Him

    "It's your fault Zangief became weaker"

    Russian wrestler Zangief has been part of the Street Fighter universe since he made his debut in Street Fighter II, the game which truly turned the franchise into a global phenomenon. He's traditionally been seen as one of the game's expert-level characters, primarily because of his slow speed, lack of...

  • Feature The 9 Strangest Choices For Licensed Karting Games

    The racing tie-ins nobody really asked for

    The Switch can’t avoid licensed kart racing games. It’s already seen its fair share of gems (Team Sonic Racing, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled) and stinkers (Hello Kitty Kruisers, Garfield Kart Furiou

  • Guide Best Virtual Boy Games

    Every Virtual Boy game ranked

    Nintendo is an odd company in many ways; deeply conservative in some respects, but also able to swing for the fences and invest money and resources in the pursuit of pure novelty. Time and again it puts out products that no other platform holder would have dreamed of, and more often than not those frivolities turn out...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #52 - Mega Man 2

    Mega 'The Rock' Man returns!

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our weekly poll to find out which of three regional box art variants whips the behinds of the other two. This week is a rather special edition because we've reached Round #52, which means it's been one year since we began this fun little exercise. We hope you've enjoyed it so far; from...

  • Soapbox It's Time For WWE No Mercy To Make A Comeback On Nintendo Switch

    The champ deserves a comeback run

    In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on the WWE video game scene, it’s currently in a state of complete anarchy. Ever since THQ went bust and 2K Games took over the licence in 2013, the games have been gathering a steady flow of criticism, which has been rapidly gaining in pace as each instalment is released...

  • Guide 50 Best Nintendo DS Games Of All Time

    As voted for by you

    This ranked reader-voted list of the 50 best Nintendo DS games is governed by Nintendo Life User Ratings and can change depending on those scores. Feel free to rate your favourites and, perhaps, rejig the ranking below. Enjoy! One of the joys of Nintendo's Switch is how it marries the company's home console heritage with its...

  • News Nintendo Officially Unveils The LEGO NES Console, Launches Next Month

    Official images released

    Update (Tue 14th Jul, 2020 13:10 BST): It's official! Nintendo has confirmed that the LEGO NES console is indeed the real deal. It will launch on 1st August priced at £209.99 / $229.99, and will remain exclusive to LEGO Retail stores for the remainder of the year. From 2021, it will also be available at other leading...

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