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    Review Megaton Rainfall

    Not all heroes wear capes

    Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a proper superhero? No, not the web-swinging acrobatics of Spider-Man or the crime-solving machismo of Batman. A proper, superpowered being. It’s an experience video game developers have long struggled to replicate - Superman: The New Adventures, anyone? - but Pentadimensional...

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    Review Not A Hero: Super Snazzy Edition

    It's time to get political

    While it may be making its debut on Nintendo Switch more than three years after its original release, time has done little to dull the sharpness of Not a Hero’s pixel art blades. Repackaged as the Super Snazzy Edition - with an extra DLC campaign thrown in for good measure - Roll7’s gutsy shooter is still as bloody,...

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    Review Flipping Death

    Grave concerns

    Penny might not consider herself a goth, but the fact she dresses up as a demon and works at a funeral parlour has the rest of Flatwood Peaks thinking otherwise. When her over-the-top antics get her fired, she reacts just like any other person would - and drives to a local cemetery to hang out in a crypt with her boyfriend. You know,...

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    Review Crush Your Enemies


    The barbarians of Crush Your Enemies are living their best lives. Roaming from village to village, it’s a daily schedule based mainly around burning settlements, sticking heads on spikes, shouting inappropriate jokes and drinking every drop of beer within a 30-mile radius. With a horde of blood-thirsty reavers on hand, it...

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    Review Flat Heroes

    You better shape up

    Recent years have seen the 2D platformer refreshed and revitalised thanks to an influx of incredibly talented indie developers, their games often bringing a unique mechanic to the table while ensuring movement, speed and accuracy are always at the forefront. Whether it's the mountainous odyssey of Celeste or the perpetual grind...

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    Review Tanzia

    Looking to the past

    Playing Tanzia is a bit like jumping into a time machine and travelling back to an era where consoles still needed memory cards and DVD playback was all the rage. Everything from the cheesy soundtrack to the visuals that look like they’ve had the old-gen HD treatment makes you feel like you’ve traded your Nintendo Switch in...

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    Review Element

    A planet-wide success

    Ah, the humble RTS. That heady mix of resource management, tactical prowess and extra sharp wits. It’s a genre that helped make PC gaming what it is today, but without the precise control of a keyboard and mouse combo, the world of real-time strategy has rarely bedded well on consoles. And there’s the issue of time...

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    Review Guts and Glory

    Cunning stunts

    There’s nothing quite like a peaceful bike ride through the local park. The sun is shining. The birds are singing in the trees. The buzzsaws are whirring. Wait? Buzzsaws?! Oh dear, you’ve just been decapitated and delimbed by a series of deadly blades bouncing down a hill. Maybe not so peaceful, then… This is the world of Guts...

  • News Pull On Your Best Scrubs Because It Looks Like Surgeon Simulator Is Switch Bound

    Update: Now confirmed for Switch this autumn

    Update: Surgeon Simulator CPR has now been officially confirmed for Nintendo Switch. The game, which has added the 'CPR' suffix to demonstrate its new 'co-op ready' approach, is said to be "fully revived and feeling better-than-ever", bringing all of the original game content...

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    Review Hand of Fate 2

    All hands on deck

    We’ve seen plenty of genres successfully spliced together during Nintendo Switch’s lifetime - including the exploration and fisticuffs of Pato Box and the RPG/base-building magic of Dragon Quest Builders - but nothing quite like Defiant Development’s long-awaited sequel. Fusing the basic premise of a deck-building card game...

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    Review Semblance

    Squishful thinking

    Nintendo Switch boasts an abundance of 2D platformers in 2018, so it falls to developers to approach the genre with a neat hook or unique mechanic, lest their hard work be lost amid the console’s crowded eShop. Semblance tries to do just that, hanging its hopes and dreams on the power to shape and deform the platforms you’ll...

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    Review Hunting Simulator

    A taste of its own venison

    The words ‘shooter’ and ‘simulation’ don’t often populate the same sentence, especially when using them in relation to Nintendo Switch. You’re more likely to empty a magazine into an alt-history Nazi in Wolfenstein II or riddle knees with arrows across the unforgiving tundra of Skyrim. But now Nintendo’s...

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    Review Sausage Sports Club

    Paws for sport

    There’s no denying it - Sausage Sports Club is a very silly game. And it knows it, too. There’s no grand operatic story or a deep levelling system with myriad RPG mechanics. This is a party game, plain and simple. A party game where lots of animals with impossibly long necks attempt to bash, dash and stomp their way to minigame...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 14th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's time for the weekend, so that must mean it's also time for this week's Talking Point! Team Nintendo Life has plenty of games on its collective 'to do' list, ranging from retro classics to the usual appearance of mainstays Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. There's also likely to be a fair few...

  • News The Banner Saga Trilogy Will Get The Retail Treatment Later This Year

    With Gearbox on publishing duties

    Gearbox Publishing (who you may know as the studio behind the Borderlands series and *ahem* Aliens: Colonial Marines) has been getting in on the third-party publishing act as of late, and its latest partnership will see it bring The Banner Saga Trilogy to retail with a physical edition. All three entries in the...

  • News Fortnite's Servers Go Down (And Glitches Run Riot) Following Season Five Launch

    A rocky first night

    Fortnite's hotly-anticipated season five launched yesterday across its myriad platforms - including Nintendo Switch, naturally - but the sheer influx of players and the usual update bugs coalesced to create an evening of downed servers and consistent glitches. For those players that managed to get in a game, matches were...

  • Nintendo Download 12th July (Europe)

    Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today

    We're almost halfway into July, so that means more summertime games to keep your entertained on Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Wii U and mobile. Since it's Thursday, expect plenty of new games, DLC updates and discounts on the eShops in your region - there's bound to be something down below that'll...

  • News Fall Of Light Brings Action-RPG To Switch With A New Darkest Edition

    Brightest day, darkest knight

    Nintendo Switch will be getting a new action-RPG in the form of Fall of Light: Darkest Edition. This isometric adventure sees a brave knight fighting through a world of darkness to protect his daughter. There 20 different battle stances to choose from, 10 weapon classes and new enemies that are exclusive to the Darkest...

  • Nintendo Download 12th July (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games, fresh DLC and discounts galore to an eShop in your region. Have a read down below and you're bound to find something that'll get your bank balance shaking with fear. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch...

  • Video See The Voices Behind Pearl And Marina Laying Down Some Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Tunes

    Music to our ears

    Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion has been out in the paint-soaked wilds for a few of weeks now and Inklings the world over are enjoying the joys of a proper single-player portion to balance out the game's usual multiplayer offerings. And, as you might imagine, all that extra content also included some brand new music, including a new...

  • Random One Episode Of The Pokémon Anime Has Been 'Banned' From Airing In The West

    It has still aired in Japan

    The Pokémon Sun & Moon anime is airing right now in Japan, but fans in the West have noticed the current series' 64th episode hasn't received the usual western dub. In fact, the current US run has completely skipped the episode, leaving many to assume it's been banned entirely. Why? Well, the episode features...

  • News Here's Your First Look At Yooka-Laylee's Demastered Nintendo 64 Mode

    From the age of 64 bits

    Yooka-Laylee has already been out for a while, but that doesn't mean developer Playtonic Games has completely moved on from the chameleon and bat duo - in fact, the British studio is hard at work on the previously teased '64-bit tonic' mode that demasters the whole game so it looks like it's running on Nintendo 64...

  • News The Roguelite Platforming Of Dead Cells Has A 7th August Release Date On Switch

    Dead good news

    August is just around the corner and there are already plenty of new titles headed to Nintendo Switch, including the roguelite platforming action of Dead Cells. The 'roguevania' indie is already available via Early Access on Steam, but it'll be getting a full release everywhere on 7th August. Developer Motion Twin has also teamed...

  • News Minecraft's Aquatic Update Phase Two Gets Wet And Wild Today On Switch

    Water surpise

    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition has just received its next big update, bringing with it the next section of the big Aquatic Update that's overhauled the game's base underwater elements. If you're big into Minecraft on Switch, you'll be pleased to see all the big things Phase Two is adding to Mojang's global hit: New...