Feature: How A Donkey Kong Clone Almost Scuppered Nintendo’s Ambitions In The West

The following feature is an excerpt from Ken Horowitz’s excellent Beyond Donkey Kong: A History of Nintendo Arcade Games and has been reproduced here with the kind permission of both Horowitz and the publisher. 1981’s arcade smash-hit Donkey Kong created a surge in revenue that lifted Nintendo’s prospects for its North American office and reaffirmed … Read more Feature: How A Donkey Kong Clone Almost Scuppered Nintendo’s Ambitions In The West

Soapbox: An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo’s Workhorse Console

© Nintendo Life Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, former Official Nintendo Magazine staffer Kate Gray explains why the 3DS will always hold a special place in her heart… Some people remember where … Read more Soapbox: An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo’s Workhorse Console

UK Charts: FIFA Still Top, But Nintendo’s Fine Form Continues

Cadence of Hyrule’s physical release struggles to make an impact, however. We’ve not seen many new releases over the past week so the UK chart hasn’t changed a great deal – FIFA 21 remains in the top spot, which isn’t very shocking – but what’s most striking is that Nintendo’s excellent retail performance has held … Read more UK Charts: FIFA Still Top, But Nintendo’s Fine Form Continues

Relive Nintendo’s Glorious Past With This Game Boy: The Box Art Collection Book

Update: Bitmap Books has confirmed that pre-orders will go live on the 28th September at 17:00 BST. Original Story [Wed 15th Jul, 2020 15:30 BST]: If you’ve been keeping up with our Box Art Brawl series, where we pit various game covers from different regions against each other to see which is the prettiest, you’ll … Read more Relive Nintendo’s Glorious Past With This Game Boy: The Box Art Collection Book

Random: Nintendo’s Latest Switch Update Blocked Some Inappropriate Nicknames

Nintendo rolled out its latest firmware update for the Switch yesterday (version 10.2.0) and while apparently all it did was improve the overall system stability to enhance the user’s experience, as always there’s a little bit more that’s been uncovered. According to the well-known data miner OatmealDome, some “racially charged terms” – which we won’t … Read more Random: Nintendo’s Latest Switch Update Blocked Some Inappropriate Nicknames

Feature: From Virtual Boy To Mario Kart Live – Nintendo’s History In Mixed Realities

It’s been six years since we first experienced the wonderful Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, becoming the troubled console’s best-selling title and up until last week, fans had been wondering where the next entry was. Sure, Deluxe arrived in 2017 with expanded content and mobile users have enjoyed Mario Kart Tour, but neither substituted … Read more Feature: From Virtual Boy To Mario Kart Live – Nintendo’s History In Mixed Realities

Mario Kart Live Isn’t Nintendo’s First Try At Remote Control Cars

© Before Mario Mario Kart Live caused quite a stir when it was announced recently; it’s a new ‘toy’ from Nintendo which mixes the real world with augmented reality via your Switch console’s display, and it launches next month. Nintendo has teamed up with developer Velan Studios to create Mario Kart Live, but it’s worth … Read more Mario Kart Live Isn’t Nintendo’s First Try At Remote Control Cars

Nintendo’s Big Super Mario 35 Plans May Have Been Delayed By Five Months

As you’ll no doubt be aware by now, Nintendo dropped a fast-paced, full-fat, Mario-themed Nintendo Direct last week to share its plans for our favourite plumber’s 35th anniversary. In truth, it had been a long time coming, with rumours of Super Mario 3D All-Stars and other bits and bobs starting to appear as early as … Read more Nintendo’s Big Super Mario 35 Plans May Have Been Delayed By Five Months

Video: Check Out Nintendo’s Japanese TV Spots For Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Nintendo A series of thirty-second Japanese TV spots have been put together advertising Mario’s 35th anniversary and the recently-announced collection of his 3D adventures, Super Mario 3D All-Stars. The clips are now up on the company’s YouTube channel and we’ve assembled them below for your enjoyment. Each title in the collection gets its own spot … Read more Video: Check Out Nintendo’s Japanese TV Spots For Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Nintendo’s ‘Share The Fun’ Switch Sale Ends This Weekend, Up To 75% Off Multiplayer Games

Nintendo Update 2 (Fri 28th Aug, 2020 10:00 BST): As a quick reminder, Nintendo’s multiplayer sale on Switch ends this weekend. You have until Sunday 30th August to take advantage of the deals, all of which can be found by heading to the Nintendo eShop. Update (Thu 20th Aug, 2020 14:15 BST): Nintendo’s ‘Share The … Read more Nintendo’s ‘Share The Fun’ Switch Sale Ends This Weekend, Up To 75% Off Multiplayer Games