Community 22 Switch Games We Missed, As Recommended By You
Part VI - Return of the Gem-i
It's been over six months since our last round, so it's time for another batch of NL 'reader recommendations' with Part 6 of our Games We Missed series. We asked you recently to send us your nominations for Switch games we weren't able to review for one reason or another that you think deserve highligh
Feature Nintendo Players UK - A Decade Of The UK's Biggest Nintendo Fan Community
Celebrating 10 years of meetups this August
In the gaming industry, Nintendo sets itself apart not just with the quality of its games and its evergreen catalogue of classic characters, but also a focus on community. Whether through software that brings people of all ages together, hardware features like StreetPass, or the local multiplayer...
Community Have You Played A Great Switch Game We Missed? Let Us Know About It
Let us know what passed us by
Just four months into 2023, and well, it's been a bit of a banger year for games so far, hasn't it? So Nintendo has been a little bit quiet in the run-up to a certain Zelda game launching in May, but in terms of indie titles and smaller games, we've barely been able to keep up. So, it's about that time of the year when...
Community Welcome To Nintendo Life's New And Improved Discord Server
But please, no discord in the Discord
Did you know Nintendo Life has its own Discord server? Well, we do. And we've spruced the place up quite a bit to get it all ship shape for all of you lovely readers. Admittedly, we've had the server for a little while now, letting it sit around and gather dust. But we've been working hard to bring it all up to...
Community We're Hosting A 3DS StreetPass Gathering At PAX East 2023, Come Join Us
A StreetPAX party!
If you're heading to Boston for PAX East this weekend, you might want to grab your 3DS, 2DS, New 3DS XL — whatever, just grab your 3DS console — because we're hosting a community meet-up to reminisce and celebrate StreetPass! Hosted by the lovely Zion Grassl, champion StreetPass and one of our lovely video hosts over on...
Community 24 Switch Games We Missed, As Recommended By You
Part 5 of our list of hidden gems is our biggest yet
Back in September, we asked you lovely readers to tell us what hidden gems slipped through our fingers. You championed them, and our backlog (both personal and professional) is feeling even more daunting. We're not kidding when we say we had tons of nominations, and as a result, whittling down...
Community Found A Great Switch Game We Didn't Review? We Want To Know
Highlight a 'hidden gem' with a shoutout
With the busy month of September coming to an end, publishers are shadow-dropping great-looking games on Switch eShop even in these closing days. Dropsy is the latest one, a point-and-click adventure coming hot on the tail of the most anticipated point-and-click adventure of the last decade or more, and from...
Community What Was Your First Ever Nintendo Game?
Mediocrity vs Mediocrity vs Zelda
For anyone who enjoys a bit of the ol' video games, starting somewhere is a given. Many people remember the best games from their childhood, but how many people remember what the actual first game they bought or were gifted for some of the clunkers still sitting under the TV? Perhaps you're old and started out with...
Community Check Out 12 Switch Games We Missed, As Recommended By You
Part 4 of our Reader Recommendations series
A few weeks ago we had the third in our 'Reader Recommendations' series featuring a dozen community-nominated gems that slipped through our review net but which Nintendo Life readers believe deserve some love and attention. Well, we had so many nominations for Part 3 that we've decided to bring the next...
Community 12 Nintendo Switch Games We Missed, Recommended By You
Part 3: Another dozen gems that escaped us
The success of Nintendo Switch has led to a flood of quality games on the platform that not even the most optimistic Nintendo fan could have dreamed of in the leaner Wii U years. The constant stream of games from studios large and small means that even in the quieter periods between tentpole releases —...
Community Played A Great Switch Game That We Missed? Send Us Your Noms
What are your 'hidden gem' eShop recommendations?
Another month, another deluge of software hitting our favourite handheld hybrid console's eShop. The flow of new games coming to Switch has varied over the first months of 2021, but in general there are still far too many games arriving for us to be able to review them all, and unfortunately some of...
Community Send Us Your Screenshots To Celebrate One Year Of Animal Crossing: New Horizons
It's coming up on one year since Nintendo dropped Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch. Yes, it's nearly 365 days since so many of us took that first flight to Tom Nook's deserted island and made a new life for ourselves. Depending on the day, that year either feels like it's flown by or has dragged interminably thanks to certain...
Community 12 Switch Games We Missed, As Recommended By You
Part 2: A dozen more that slipped through our fingers
The Switch eShop is stuffed to the brim with downloadable video games that run the gamut when it comes to quality. In an ideal world we'd review absolutely everything, but that's simply not possible. Therefore, we endeavour to pick and choose games that look interesting and that we think will...
Community Found A Great Game On Switch eShop? Send Us Your Recommendations
Let us know the hidden gems we've missed
As we roll into the final month of the year, it's natural to be looking back over the Switch games that have come and gone and wondering if you've missed anything. Many of us here at Nintendo Life are trying to catch up with things that slipped our personal nets and, as we've noted before, there are...
Community What Do You Think Of Lego Super Mario, Then?
Lego launched its Super Mario range last weekend, with a wide selection of kits and packs based on Nintendo's most famous characters – and the world he inhabits. The course-building focus on the range is sure to generate interest amongst younger players, and the companion app – which also contains the building instructions –...
Community Check Out 12 Switch Games We Missed, Recommended By You
A dozen gems that slipped through our net
Over three years since Nintendo's console first launched, Switch eShop has so many games available to download that it's impossible to keep up with them all. While we do our best to review as much as we can based on what we think you'll be most interested in, there are inevitably good games that will slip...
Community Found A Real Gem On Switch eShop? We Want To Hear From You
Your recommendations for hidden gems we've missed
Quality is more important than quantity in most walks of life, but the sheer quantity of games available for Switch is still a source of wonder for veteran Nintendo fans who remember the slim libraries of consoles past. Back in the Wii days Nintendo Life committed to reviewing every WiiWare game...
Community We Want To Visit Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island
Throw open those gates in a next live stream
If you're particularly proud of your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island then you might want the opportunity to show it off – and we're about to give you that chance. Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th April) we'll be running a livestream on our YouTube channel where the one and only Alex Olney will be visiting...
Community Tried Super Mario Maker 2's World Maker Yet? Share Your Codes Here
Share and play creations from all over the world
Earlier this week, we were treated to Super Mario Maker 2's final major update - and wow, what an update it is. Alongside a number of new power-ups and course parts, we can finally do the one thing we've always dreamt of doing ever since the original Mario Maker came out on Wii U -
Community Share Your Super Mario Maker 2 Levels And Know-How Here
Mecca for Mario Makers
Super Mario Maker 2 has been out for a couple of days now and we imagine many of you have been feverishly exploring its nooks and crannies. That goes for us here at Nintendo Life Towers, too, as the rest of the team finally get to sample the game firsthand and see exactly what Alex has been excitedly jabbering on about for the...
Community Strap In Pilots, We're Looking For Shmup Top Guns
Are you the top NL shooter head? Time to prove it
You might have noticed that besides many other things, the Nintendo Switch is becoming quite a treasure trove for shmups both old and new. Thankfully it seems we're not likely to run out of aliens or evil dictators to shoot down any time soon on Nintendo's current console, so to spice things...
Video Gawk At these Incredible Jumping Feats in Super Mario Odyssey
Now we've all had time to play around with Super Mario Odyssey's moveset, we thought it was about time we gathered some of the ludicrous things you lovely people have been doing with it. Using the hashtag #MarioMegaJump on Twitter we've been inundated by you all with exceptional feats of Mario marvellousness, and it's all been distilled into the...
Community Your Favourite 3DS Games - Fifth Anniversary Edition
The results are in
With the 3DS now being five years old we thought it'd be a good time to reflect on its impressive game library. To do this we asked you to pick your favourite games through the user review feature on the site, covering both retail and eShop releases. It proved to be an interesting experiment, taking into account the sheer size...
Community Pick Your Favourite Nintendo 3DS Games - Fifth Anniversary Edition
Let's do things a little differently
Though the landmark has already passed in Japan, we're now approaching the fifth anniversary of the 3DS in the West. The first model launched on 25th / 27th March 2011 in Europe and North America, respectively, with the original model focusing much of its sales pitch on autostereoscopic 3D. That feature would...
Community Create, Share, Play and Rate Each Other's Levels on Nintendo Life
Earn a spot in our regular video and feature series
It's Super Mario Maker day, and it's no doubt going to pop up in a lot of articles; actually, we make no apology for that. It's earned a rare 10 in our review, and is a reminder of many of the qualities that have made Mario an iconic part of Nintendo and gaming history. It's a big deal. A vital...
Play It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!
Hit A on the 2...
Just recently we announced the second Nintendo Life Community GP competition, and it's now open. Mario Kart 8 has been with us for over a month now and players are getting rather good at it, so this is a chance to show just how good you are. This one is a code-based tournament, to give it that community feel, so below are...
Play Time for Another Nintendo Life Community GP - 12th July
A while ago we had our first NLife Community GP, which allowed us to take each other on in the terrific Mario Kart 8. There's been a lot going on since that last tournament but now there's no excuse; it's time to do it again. So, let's do this. It's a code-based tournament — this is for the community after all — with all the details...
News Summer Games Done Quick Gearing Up For 22nd June
Kicks off with Super Mario 3D World
For those that are fans of speedrun marathons, the Games Done Quick events are major highlights, during which money is raised for charity and we occasionally see record breaking performances. The Summer event is almost upon us, kicking off on 22nd June at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 7pm UK / 8pm CET. As normal...
Play Mario Kart 8 in the NLife Community GP - Today!
Get your boosting going
We may have the Nintendo Life GP on the go around the clock, but we thought it was high time, a week after release, for a good old-fashioned community race day in Mario Kart 8. Yesterday we asked for your votes on the tournament criteria, which has left us with the following: 150cc Grand Prix
Play Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament
Bring it on
As you may have seen recently, we've opened the round-the-clock Nintendo Life GP in Wii U racer Mario Kart 8, and since its launch two days ago hundreds of players have jumped in for some races. That's a rolling tournament with no real rules or winners, it's just for fun. We've decided that an old-fashioned Community session is needed,...
Play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life - The First Hunt
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate may have been available for nearly a year on the Wii U and 3DS, but there are still plenty of gamers that enjoy going on the hunt on a regular basis. Quite a few of us at Nintendo Life fall into that category, which is why we announced the first community hunting night earlier this week. Those beasts are strutting...
Vote Pick Your Favourite NES Games
We hadn't forgotten
A little while ago the Nintendo Life team voted for its favourite NES games, which included plenty of classics and closely-fought tied positions. Our ultimate winner was Super Mario Bros. 3, and at the end of the feature we promised that you, the community, would have the chance to vote for your own top 10 NES games. We...
Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo UK - Round 2
Kicks off from 7-9pm UK time
At the weekend Nintendo UK invited racers to some rounds of Mario Kart 7, though without a huge amount of advance warning. Nevertheless, the event — which should be open to worldwide players, we imagine — clearly went down well, as another official community get-together is confirmed for today between 7-9pm UK time;...
Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life
Start your engines
It's been too long, so much so that we may need to renew our licenses, but it's time to take to the track for some Nintendo Life community races in Mario Kart 7. We all like to think we're the next Sebastian Vettel with a red shell in hand, so now we have to prove it. Yesterday we asked you which rules you want in both our both...
Play Mario Kart 7 Community Rooms - Choose The Rules
Last year we had a couple of rather fun community sessions playing Mario Kart 7, where the Nintendo Life community did battle with each other and some of the humble writing team. They were blood-baths of shell and banana skin-related tumbles, while tears were shed along with some choice curse words as podium places were lost. It was...
Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - Today! Again!
Race or battle, you choose
This week's been dominated by Wii U, with plenty of news, footage and excitement for Nintendo gamers. After all of the hype we need to relax, kick back, and go shell-crazy in Mario Kart 7, of course. We want to do this with you, so today is the second Nintendo Life Mario Kart 7 Community Event; this time, it's serious...
Play Mario Kart 7 Community Rooms - You Decide
Let's go round again
A week ago we hosted a Mario Kart 7 community event, where you joined us for some shell throwing, banana dodging mayhem. The community room we used expanded from four players to over 180 by the end of the night, and we loved racing against you all and chatting in the comments and on our Twitter page. Naturally, this isn't going...
Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - Today!
Start your engines
Once upon a time Nintendo Life set up Communities in Mario Kart 7, and these rooms were full of happy 3DS owners enjoying some online races. The passage of time was cruel, however, and the official community room became almost empty, with just a few stalwarts keeping it going and some keen racers meeting up via the forums. We've...
News Nintendo Life Now Has a Google+ Page
Roll out the barrel!
Always ones to be fashionably late to the party, we've set up an official Nintendo Life Google+ page. If you're more a Googler than a Twitterer, you can add our page to your Circle to stay up to date with the latest Nintendo-related news and reviews. There's also the chance of digging through embarrassing photos of the team, so...
News Happy New Year from Nintendo Life!
Here's to 2012
It's the very first day of 2012, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year. 2011 was our best year yet — we were featured in the 3DS eShop, teamed up with Eurogamer and even won a Mario Kart 7 medal — but we wouldn't be able to do any of this without the support of a great number of people
News Join Our Mario Kart 7 Communities for Festive Fun!
Show us some skill
If you're one of the many thousands unwrapping a 3DS console and/or Mario Kart 7, you probably want to try out its really rather good online modes. We've put together not one, not two, but three official Nintendo Life racing communities for you to take part in. Here's how to get involved: Load up Mario Kart 7 Install the Mario...
News Join the Official Nintendo Life Mario Kart 7 Communities
Let's see some skill
Mario Kart 7 is out around the world this week, and to get you all playing together we've set up an official Nintendo Life community for you to join. To make sure everyone finds something to enjoy we've set up a range of game types, all in the 150cc class. To join the Nintendo Life community on Mario Kart 7, follow these steps:...
News Happy New Year from Nintendo Life!
Here's to what 2011 brings
2010 was a fantastic year for Nintendo gamers, with Super Mario Galaxy 2, Shantae: Risky's Revenge and countless other top titles making their way to consoles in 2010. It was also a great year for Nintendo Life, during which we attended Media Summits, 3DS hands-on events and, for the first time,