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  • Feature In Praise Of Save States, Rewinds And Walkthroughs

    A personal journey to make peace with gaming's mod cons...

    The year was 1991. My dad had gone to now-defunct UK electronics retailer Dixons and purchased a Sega Mega Drive with Castle of Illusion for the princely sum of £144.99; I know this because I still have the receipt stapled in the console's manual. Beyond a dusty Atari 2600 which resided at...

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  • Soapbox It's Time To Admit That F-Zero X Is The Best F-Zero

    You got boost power!

    There is a bit of a running joke here within the Nintendo Life team; it’s a well-known fact that I’m a huge fan of F-Zero X on the Nintendo 64, and despite my strong beliefs on the subject, almost everyone tries to convince me otherwise as to which is the best F-Zero. You’ll find references to this hidden across Nintendo...

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  • Soapbox 8 Nintendo 3DS Games We'd Love To See On Switch

    Which games would you port?

    We recently looked at which final Wii U games we'd like to see make the transition to Nintendo Switch, the other natural candidate for ports is Nintendo 3DS, which is now deep into the twilight of its lifespan. So, before we put our 3DS consoles into long-term storage, I started thinking about which games from its vast...

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  • Soapbox Yoshi's Woolly World Mended My Rocky Relationship With Yoshi

    A cracked heart tightly stitched back together

    Yoshi has been my favourite character from the Super Mario series since he made his dino-riffic debut in Super Mario World back in '91. I was so fond of him at that time that I convinced my parents to name our new Bichon Frise puppy in his honour. To this day, when I play Mario Kart or Mario Party...

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