Random: A Look Into The Birthplace Of Banjo-Kazooie Developer Rare Ltd

Image: Nintendo Life As that weird android from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus once said: “big things come from small beginnings”. Or was that Lawrence of Arabia..? Anyway… It’s a quote that can be attributed to the creation of many of our favourite game developers, but is perhaps most valid when describing the early days of Rare … Read more

Random: This Super Mario Maker 2 Fan Spent Seven Years Crafting ‘Super Mario Bros. 5’

Image: Nintendo Nintendo has officially ended support for Super Mario Maker 2, but there’s still a passionate fanbase out there taking the game to the next level. One player, in particular, who never left the latest entry was Nintendo fan and Twitter user @MetroidMike64 . This talented individual has gone to the extent of releasing … Read more

Random: PS5, PS4’s Pad Was Made for Viral Sensation Trombone Champ

Chances are you’ve heard of toot-‘em-up Trombone Champ by now. The ridiculous rhythm game has been all over social media and has taken streaming site Twitch by storm: it’s just the latest in a long line of viral video games to blow up based purely on its threadbare premise. Thing is, its support for motion … Read more

Random: The New Monkey Island Game Gives Naughty Dog Boss Neil Druckmann a Cameo

The new (and very highly rated) Monkey Island game stars none other than Neil Druckmann, the man himself has confirmed. You probably know Druckmann as the co-president of Sony first party studio Naughty Dog, and director of The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Part II. If you know, you know. (My eternal … Read more

Random: Mortal Kombat Logo Was Nearly Scrapped After Being Mistaken For A Seahorse

Image: Nintendo Life The Mortal Kombat logo is arguably one of the most recognisable in all of gaming: the silouetted dragon swooping around to resemble the Yin and Yang symbol is stunning in its sheer simplicity. It almost wasn’t to be, however, if co-creator John Tobias had listened to a comment from his sister, who … Read more

Video Game YouTuber Dunkey Launches His Own Indie Publishing Company

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube YouTuber Jason ‘Dunkey’ Gastrow has announced his very own indie game publishing company called Bigmode. In a five-minute upload on his YouTube channel, Gastrow explained how he felt he had been sitting on the sidelines for too long, waiting for “great games” to appear, and now wanted to leave … Read more

Random: Wii Music Walked So ‘Trombone Champ’ Could Run, And We Need A Switch Port

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube If you are unfortunate enough to have not graced Twitter in the past 24 hours (we don’t necessarily blame you), then you probably will have missed the meteoric rise of Trombone Champ, and with it’s Mii-style visuals, it had us feeling a bit reminiscent. This Guitar Hero-inspired game from … Read more

Random: YouTuber Exposed As Embargo Breaking Video Game Insider

Video game “insider” culture has exploded in recent years. With the industry increasingly secretive, enthusiasts have turned their attention to rumourmongers, who tease them with tidbits of information on upcoming games. This presents a huge challenge for sites like ours: a lot of the intel is dubious at best, but with fans clinging to every … Read more

Random: Miyamoto Had Some Sage Advice On Game Industry Success In 1989

Image: Nintendo Shigeru Miyamoto is probably the most recognisable name in the game industry today. He’s essentially the “father” of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Pikmin — the latter of which he thoroughly enjoyed representing in last week’s Nintendo Direct. But even back in the NES days, Miyamoto was full of sage advice, as revealed … Read more

Random: Unseen Screens Of Cut Super Mario 64 Stage Found In 1996 Nintendo Report

Image: Nintendo / Forest of Illusion Always ready to unpack a little more of Nintendo’s history, a collaboration between preservation site Forest of Illusion, @Render_Archive and @Nintoid has amounted in the upload of a long sought-after Nintendo Company Report from 1996. The edition includes a wealth of nostalgic gaming material from sales reports to upcoming … Read more