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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: does it look much better on Switch?

    Mario Kart 8 is one of the more popular Wii U games around, so it's a no-brainer to bring the game to Nintendo Switch, wasn't it? Still, porting the game to what is effectively a handheld console can't be easy. But how has Nintendo fared then? Well, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has done some of the legwork, finding that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sees quite a few visual improvements. In the resolution department, Nintendo maintains the game's 720p output when in handheld mode. However, the game also sees a bump to full HD (1080p) when docked. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers a few key...

  • SNES Mini rumoured for release

    After the success of the NES Mini (review), Nintendo has apparently decided to launch a SNES Mini console. The NES Mini, launched late last year, featured 30 NES games, ranging from the Super Mario franchise to Excite Bike and more. However, Nintendo hasn't been able to keep up with demand, opting for limited production runs instead. Now, Eurogamer, citing "sources close to the company", says Nintendo will be launching a SNES Mini console. And these sources say that development of the throwback machine is already underway. It's unclear whether the console will see a bigger production run than the NES Mini. How...

  • Watch: Nintendo Direct reveals more Switch goodies

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed a fantastic start, with sales reportedly ahead of the company's own projections. Of course, Nintendo will need a steady stream of titles to keep the momentum going, with the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and more scheduled for this year. Now, the company has held a Nintendo Direct event, revealing more details about upcoming games as well as all-new titles. New titles include Sine Mora EX, Monopoly, Namco Museum and Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Otherwise, new info on previously announced games includes a 16 June release for ARMS and a 21 July date for Splatoon 2. Check...

  • Watch: Who says the 3DS is neglected? Check these trailers

    The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success for the company thus far, with the console dominating headlines over the last few weeks. But the Nintendo 3DS is still alive and kicking, as the latest Nintendo Direct stream shows. In addition to new Switch titles, the Kyoto firm has shown off a slew of 3DS games. Fortunately, we've gathered the big-hitting titles for your convenience. Check them out below.  

  • Review diary: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Week Two]

    The latest game in The Legend of Zelda series makes for a rather interesting, albeit not unprecedented, situation. During its development, Nintendo decided that the Wii U title should come to the Nintendo Switch as well. It's not the first time that we've seen Nintendo make this decision for a Zelda game, with 2006's Twilight Princess launching on both GameCube and Wii. But Breath of the Wild is far more ambitious than Twilight Princess, owing to its wide-open world, free-form exploration and the constraints of Nintendo's new console. Week one - it's influenced by a lot of franchises I managed to spend...

  • Nintendo Switch: 5 notable titles that are coming soon

    The Nintendo Switch is more than just a means to play Zelda on the go, with a couple of other solid titles as well. In fact, we've seen the likes of Binding of Isaac, Fast RMX and Blaster Master Zero all making their mark. But in case those don't quite tickle your fancy, here are a few other noteworthy titles coming out before the end of Q2. Shakedown Hawaii Coming from the same people behind the sublime Retro City Rampage, this timed exclusive features a similar top-down open-world setting. Set 30 years after Retro City Rampage, we've got a similar pixel art style, some...

  • Nintendo to stick with Super Mario Run payment formula?

    Nintendo's Super Mario Run has finally come to Android this week, following the iOS version when it comes to the payment structure. That means the first few levels are available for free, but you'll need to splash out to unlock all of them. By contrast, Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes mobile title is free-to-play, with people being able to make optional in-app purchases. According to Nikkei, the former approach meant that Super Mario Run didn't meet Nintendo's lofty sales expectations. Don't expect a move to the free-to-play formula though. "Heroes is an outlier," a senior Nintendo official told the publication. "We honestly prefer the Super...

  • Super Mario Run and more: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. We've got a big-hitting title in this week's roundup of mobile games, but there are a few more noteworthy video games worth trying out. My pick of the lot? Well, I hope Death Road To Canada hits Android... Super Mario Run (free to try - Android, iOS) Super Mario Run first came out in December for iOS, but now, Android users are able to grab it as well. The game has you leaping and...

  • Super Mario Run is now available on Android

    It's taken roughly three months, but Super Mario Run has finally made its way from Apple's iOS to Android. Yes, the side-scrolling platformer can now be enjoyed on the world's most popular mobile platform -- but what should you expect? For starters, the game's first four levels (courses 1-1 to 1-4) are free to play, but you'll need to splash out just over R131 to get all 24 courses. Otherwise, expect one-handed platforming, as you control Mario's leaps through each level. Nintendo has also made a point of allowing players to choose their path through the level at various points, so it's...

  • Watch: an ingenious solution to Breath of the Wild puzzle

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been all over the internet this month, after receiving stellar reviews and selling loads of copies. It can be argued that a large reason for the positive reception is due to Nintendo nailing the various systems associated with open-world games. It's the systems themselves as well as how they interact with each other that can lead to interesting results. Don't believe us? Then check out this clip, by Polygon's Nick Robinson (spotted by Alessandro Barbosa), that highlights a workaround for a puzzle. The solution sees gamers having to find an electric ball...