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  • Random Sega And Nintendo Go To War Over Facial Hair

    It's like the 1990s all over again, but for a good cause

    Sega and Nintendo were once mortal enemies, fighting for domination of the video game hardware arena. These days, they're happy bedfellows, with mascots Sonic and Mario starring in games together and Nintendo even publishing Sega's titles on its consoles. However, both companies are...

  • Humour The Pain Of Being A Wii U Owner This Christmas, Summed Up In Rap Form

    The guys behind the amiibo rap are back

    A short while ago, the guys behind YouTube channel Hot Chocolate Party managed to summarize the perils of amiibo collecting in a funny rap video - and now they're back with a rather cutting appraisal of what it's like to own the Wii U this Christmas. While we're keen to defend Nintendo's honour as much as...















  • Video A Young Person Plays Super Metroid


    I've been playing a videogame called Super Metroid Primes this week. It is not very good. When I saw that Dave had given the game a perfect score in his review last week, I was very excited to try it out for myself, especially considering that it was only 30p (or 30 cents, if you're on that side of the pond) on the Wii U...

  • News Nintendo Launches Kickstarter Parody "Crowdfarter" To Promote Game & Wario

    New Wii U title gets humorous promotional site

    We've seen a lot of Kickstarter-related news posts recently, and Nintendo has jumped on the craze by producing a parody site to market the forthcoming Game & Wario. Dubbed Crowdfarter, the site encourages people to spread the word about the Wii U title on Facebook and Twitter. Doing so earns coins,...

  • News Nintendo Has A Sense Of Humour About Poor 3DS Battery Life

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf pokes fun at the poor stamina of handheld

    One of the few things that really irks us about the 3DS is the poor battery life. The demands of powering two screens (one of which is 3D), running a wireless connection and juicing up those stereo speakers is clearly too much for the console's internal power supply, and as a result...


  • News This Is What Real Life GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer Looks Like

    Proximity mines always win

    It's actually quite scary to think how many collective man hours the team at Nintendo Life has spent playing multiplayer on GoldenEye 007. During our formative years, this highly esteemed cartridge rarely left the console and any person that didn't own a copy and four controllers was shunned as something of an outcast...


  • News Wii U Title Tank! Tank! Tank! Reduces Small Child To Tears

    Tears of joy, in case you assumed otherwise

    In a neat follow-up to the most famous Nintendo-related Christmas unboxing of all time, a 7-year-old child by the name of Reese has delivered a performance which is very nearly as memorable. As you can see in the video below, Reece bursts into tears when he opens a copy of Namco Bandai's Wii U game Tank!...



  • News What Happens When Animal Crossing Meets Lost?

    And other questions answered

    The world of video games contains more in-jokes than the Nintendo Life Hall of Fame, and the video below puts them in a slightly different environment to good effect. Referencing games from Duck Hunt to Animal Crossing and everything in between, the video Jamais Vu! by Evan Seitz is an animated whirl through gaming's...


  • News The Brothers Mario 2 Trailer Introduces Us to the New Don

    One pastiche you don't want to mess with

    When the trailer for the fictitious film The Brothers Mario was released, it gave us a good chuckle at how many video game and cultural references were crammed so beautifully into the space of 5 minutes. How might a sequel turn out? The Country Club shows us how. Another exclusive from The Game Station, The Brothers Mario 2: Kong Country depicts previous..


  • News We Always Knew The Mario Brothers Were Made Men

    Spot the cultural references in this film parody

    Back in 1993, Hollywood tried to convert one of the biggest video game franchises into a live action motion picture... and it wasn't that good. What was wrong with Super Mario Bros. the film, wasn't the on-screen talent, but the writing and the concept itself. Nothing wrong with throwing in a bit of...


  • News Nintendo Power Unwittingly Reveals Wii 2

    ...only to discover that it has fallen foul of a cheap Photoshop trick

    Those of you lucky enough to get Nintendo Power magazine on a regular basis may have been shocked to see an image in the latest issue bearing the Wii 2 logo. The photo of a Wii Remote - which was used to illustrate an item regarding Netflix - seemed to confirm the impending arrival of Nintendo's latest home console. However,..


  • News Get Technical With The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom

    Know your mushrooms

    A student at Carnegie Mellon University known only as 'Theyab' has produced a seriously cool faux-medical manual for his/her Communication Design Fundamentals class, and rather than keep this awesome document in the classroom, they've posted it online for us all to chuckle at. The manual explains the various side-effects of different items featured in the Super Mario Bros..

  • News Video Game Plush to Cuddle

    Now you can snuggle up with your favorite video game systems and characters.

    Ever wanted to cuddle up with that DS system only to find the corner digging into your side? Or snuggle up with a big hunk of meat only to find the smell unbearable? If so we've got a solution to your problem. First off we have several lovely plushes created by French crafter Marine Beloir in the shape of a DS or classic..


  • News Need Some Tetris Lessons?

    We know a man who can help you master those pesky Tetriminoes.

    In these troubled economic times it is great to see some entrepreneurial spirit looking for an opportunity to turn their skills into cash. A good example of this ability to think outside of the box would be the chap from Vancouver who posted the following ad on Craigslist: In response to the economic downturn, I am offering personal..


  • News Super Mario Beans

    Meet the beans from the Italian Maro Valley

    We’re always suckers for a fun Nintendo themed video over here at Nintendo Life Towers, and this one is no exception. The talented guys over at GnamSpot have recreated the whole of level 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. by using a bit of stop motion wizardry and some beans on a plate. Amazingly it turned out pretty good, look at that Mario bean go!

  • News Deranged NES Rom Hacks

    Ever wondered what it would be like if Luigi had to overcome racism instead of Birdo and Mouser?

    The ROM hacking community can sometimes bring the world some real gems such a translation for a classic RPG which never made it outside of Japan, or adding extra levels to Super Mario Bros for those who like a more extreme challenge. Not that we condone this sort of naughty behaviour here at Nintendo..

  • News HotD: Overkill Scoops Award for Record Use Of The F-Bomb

    Sega's zombie-slaying shooter is the most profane game in history, you muthas

    When Sega said that House of the Dead Overkill ‘wasn’t for the kiddies’ it certainly wasn’t joking. The game has just been recognized by Guinness World Records as the most swear-happy videogame in existence. Here's the press release in full - ironically, it contains no bad language: London, UK – 9 March, 2009..

  • News Wossy's Amazing Nintendo Themed Ceiling

    He just can't stop Twittering about it!

    When not harassing Manuel from Faulty Towers cheeky-chappy TV presenter Jonathan Ross likes nothing more than to sit down with a nice cup of tea and play a bit of Mario Kart on his Wii. Listeners to his Radio 2 podcast will be used to hearing good old Wossy excitedly babbling about his adventures in the mushroom kingdom to some confused B-list celebrity who..

  • News The World’s First Lingerie Wii Bowling Tournament is Almost Here

    To quote Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnell, what’s wrong with being sexy?

    Much has been made of Nintendo’s recent success in attracting members of the fairer sex to the world of videogames via its super-popular Wii and DS consoles, but we can’t help but feel that some male members of the community are abusing this sudden influx of girl gamers. Take Dark Oasis Pictures’ forthcoming ‘Oasis Girl..

  • News Samus Cosplay Costume Kicks Incomprehensible Amounts of Ass

    Check out the real life Samus in action

    Here at Nintendo Life we’re not that geeky that we spend all of our spare time scowering the net for photos of ladies in videogame themed cosplay costumes, but when something as awesome as this catches our eye it would be remiss of us not to mention it. The lady in this lovely Samus Aran space suit is none other than Thaís Jussim, aka Yuki who is a 26 year..


  • News Man Destroys TV With Wii Remote, Cries For Mama

    TV lovers should look away now

    The early days of the Wii’s life were dogged by stories of idiots endangering themselves and others by hurling their Wii Remotes around like demented baboons, but since Nintendo pointed out that we should all be using our wrist-straps and graciously provided those all-important rubber covers we’ve heard precious little about Wii Remote-related accidents. Until..


  • News Mega Man 9 Stop-Motion Video is Great Beyond Words

    Ok, so this isn't strictly WiiWare news but we just had to share this totally radical video with you - and it must be worth watching because we haven't used the expression 'radical' since we were 12.

    Hardcore Blue Bomber fan Nicolas Ménard has constructed this amazing stop-motion animation video which sees Mega Man navigating his way through a...


  • News The Wii Hard Drive Is Here And Hilariously Fake

    Before you get too excited over these promising images of what appears to be a legit Wii hard drive, it should be noted that this is a pretty obvious fake.

    A fellow known as only as Robert334 posted some images of the supposed device on his Flickr account with the following text: After several days, today I could shoot a prototype hard drive for the Wii. According to what we've been seeing these..


  • News Wii Fit Inspires New YouTube Craze

    And it’s one that we most certainly approve of

    It may be harder to find than rocking horse shit these days, but Wit Fit is nevertheless causing quite a stir in living rooms all over the world. It seems that the fairer sex simply can’t get enough of it, and as if to illustrate this fact there’s been a flood of clips cropping up on YouTube showing female gamers strutting their stuff atop their..


  • News "WiiStrip" - Erotic Dancing In Your Own Home!

    According to TechDigest.TV "Peekaboo Pole Dancing" have sent out an email requesting a partner to help license their concept of a pole dancing game on the Wii.

    Following on from the news a few months back that the Wii might be getting some cheerleading action we wouldn't be too surprised if this idea eventually surfaced. Complete with a "WiiPole" to grind against, of course. Peekaboo..


  • News Cheerleading Comes To The Wii!

    No joke.

    In a move that has thrilled Nintendo Life, THQ CEO Brian Farrel has announced that a cheerleading game is in development for the Wii which takes full advantage of the Balance Board. No further details were given but we presume it will work in a similar style to games like Dance Dance Revolution but involving chants and short skirts (or tight tights for the boys). According to Kotaku Farrel..


  • News "Wii Prototype" Goes Unsold On EBay

    Well I thought this was funny. Really funny infact. You are welcome to disagree.

    From Many years ago in a deserted Japanese airfield there lived 10 Nintendo scientists. Their job? To create a fun, entertaining next generation console - they succeeded. Unfortunetly for them they all had to be vapourised - this was so no other competitor could find out the secrets of the Wii™ The..