Kirby and the Forgotten Land Guides
It's time to paint the town pink!
Hello and welcome to Nintendo Life's Kirby and the Forgotten Land full walkthrough guide! Here we'll be taking you by the squishy pink hand and helping you through each and every level of each and every world in HAL Laboratory's superlative 3D platformer. We'll show you how to get your hands on every Waddle Dee
All the current Kirby and the Forgotten Land codes
Kirby is back on Switch and his latest adventure, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, has gone down a storm with gamers and critics alike. Nintendo has published several codes online via Twitter and the game's website which you can input at Waddle Dee-liveries and use to claim various in-game goodies...
All hidden Waddle Dee locations
Kirby and the Forgotten Land on Switch takes everyone's favourite sentient pink ball and puts him in a gorgeous 3D world with hundreds of secrets to find and collectibles to... collect. One of the secrets you'll be searching for throughout your journey through the titular Forgotten Land is the location of the many...
Kirby and the Forgotten Land contains a total of 12 upgradeable copy abilities for you to use in combat against your enemies. Each of these copy abilities can be upgraded multiple times at Waddle Dee's Weapon Shop in Waddle Dee Town and, in order to upgrade each one through its various iterations, you're going to need coins collected...
All missions completed and collectibles located in Natural Plains
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides
Bugs! Fish! Tools! Bells! Blathers!
UPDATE: We're adding new guides for the free 2.0 update and the Happy Home Paradise DLC — find new and updated guides in bold in the relevant sections below! Animal Crossing: New Horizons slowly but surely took over many of our lives –
Pick out the real deals from the fakes, cousin
Pre-launch, there was much speculation that wily art dealer Crazy Redd would be selling his wares in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and following update v1.2.0, Crazy Redd returned along with the ab
Shark season is in session
Sharks only appear for a few months out of the year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which makes them fairly rare and highly sought after! If you're wondering how, when, and where to catch the Great White Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Saw Shark, and or Whale Shark, just follow the steps below and you'll have them hooked faster...
LLA SWONK LATSYRC EHT!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally brought back fan-favourite fortune-teller, Katrina, in the massive 2.0 update — but her fortunes work slightly differently than they did in New Leaf. If you're wondering what on earth it means to have good luck with belongings, or how her new friendship readings affect your pals back on...
Written in the stars - and Isabelle's evaluation notes
All the fishy facts you need to complete your Critterpedia
More to the point, how do you say it?
All the insect info you need to complete your Critterpedia
Pokemon Legends Arceus Guides
All the tips you need to, yes, catch 'em all
Pokémon Legends: Arceus for Switch takes players back in time 100 years to the Sinnoh region — most recently seen in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl — then known as Hisui. This latest entry in the monster-catching franchise charges you with assembling Sinnoh's first ever Pokédex in a...
And where to find the Mystery Gift function
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is available right now on Nintendo Switch, and it turns out it's a whole lot of fun. Just like any other game in the series, Legends: Arceus has a number of special distributions for fans to enjoy, and this guide is here to help you keep track of each and every one of them. Below...
Where to find every Pokémon in Hisui
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest adventure in the Pokémon franchise, this time bringing with it a whole new open world, new catching mechanics and more. The Hisui region brings back various Pokémon from all generations, including new never-before-seen forms and evolutions — with 242 Pokémon to catch...
Wisp maps to help you catch a tricky 'mon
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest adventure in the Pokémon franchise, this time bringing with it a whole new open world, new catching mechanics and more. While the deep mysteries of Hisui, and which Pokémon you’re going to encounter, are left for you to solve, there are a few Pokémon that you...
How to nab Sneasle's new evolution
Come with us now on a journey through time and space
How to get Gen 5's Zorua in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Growlithe for me, let me know you still care
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guides
Get that boost with our expert tips
Whether you're entirely new to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or an old veteran from the Wii U original, the game has plenty of tricks worth knowing in order to ensure those podium finishes. Some of them are old methods that Mario Kart veterans will already know, but adjusted physics and mechanics in the Deluxe edition also...
Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8's expansion
Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished
More data than you can throw a shell at
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is easy to pick up, but difficult to master. For all that is good about it, and believe us there's plenty, the game isn't very good at explaining what its various stats mean, and more importantly how they affect your chances of victory. Fortunately, we're here to help you make sense of it...
"I'm using motion controls!"
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. Players of all levels can find a comfortable...
You have to download it manually
Including that one you need to unlock
For defence, offence and just downright mischief
Everyone's favourite item
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Guides
How to catch 'em all, again!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch take players back to the Sinnoh region first seen on Nintendo DS in 2006. This region is also be the setting for the prequel adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so these Generation 4 remakes are a great introduction to the Sinnoh Pokédex for new players. Pokémon...
All current Pokémon BDSP Mystery Gift codes
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl retells the story of the Pokémon series' fourth-generation games that originally debuted on Nintendo DS. With a new set of games comes a new bunch of Mystery Gift codes – special items that can be downloaded via the internet in-game – and this guide is...
Where to find the Defog HM in Sinnoh
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch let fans head back to the Sinnoh region for the first time in since the original games on Nintendo DS. While the Sinnoh games are famous for a lot of things, the sheer number of HMs that the game offers is certainly one of the most contentious. While...
Since launch in November 2021, fans have been heading back to the Sinnoh region in the Switch versions of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for the first time since the Nintendo DS originals, and more recently they've been able to explore the region's past in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, too. Sinnoh is famous for many things, but...
Born to be a winner, born to be a Champion
How to get two iconic Gen IV Pokémon
How to get two mythical Pokémon in BDSP
The theory of Eeveelution
Mr Lova Lova is back
Metroid Dread Guides
How to become a ZDR superstar
Hello and welcome to our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get your armoured hands on all of Samus Aran's various abilities and power-ups as well as taking a look at some boss battle and E.M.M.I. strategies to help make your adventure a little smoother. We've also detailed where you...
From where you've just got the Grapple Beam we're now going to make quite a few quick jumps of location, first to Dairon and then on to a new area, Ferenia, where we've got some backstory to get filled in on. Starting out from the statue room where you picked up the Grapple Beam head right, retracing your steps and using your new...
Getting into the swing of things
Now that we've got the Speed Boost ability we need to use it a couple of times as we make our way up from the E.M.M.I. area in which we retrieved it to Dairon's yellow teleporter, which is located in the north east of the region, right beside the save station, as shown in our map below. Once you make your way up...
Shine bright, Samus!
As you progress through Metroid Dread you'll gain the Speed Boost ability, which lets Samus mow through enemies and structures like some sort of human missile. As part of this ability she is also able to "Shinespark". By holding down on the 'L' stick whilst in Speed Boost mode, Samus will glow purple and she can now stop...
He's back and we're going to batter him all over again
This big smelly blob is going down
Best Games By System
As voted by you
It may have had a slow start at launch back in 2011, but Nintendo 3DS steadily went from strength to strength and amassed a huge library of quality titles — enough to rival the company's finest. Sure, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D turned out to be a bit of a non-starter, but the best games made great use of the feature and the...
As ranked by you lovely people
The Nintendo GameCube launched in Japan in September 2001 and a couple of months later on 18th November in North America. Unlucky Europeans wouldn't get their hands on it until the following year, but the wait was worth it for one of the best-looking video game consoles of all time. The NGC (sorry, GCN) is a beautiful,...
The Top 50 GBA games ever, as ranked by you
The Game Boy Advance celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese debut on 21st March 2021. Nintendo's first true successor to the original Game Boy line (the Game Boys Pocket and Color notwithstanding), the GBA in all its forms — original horizontal console, clamshell SP model, and ludicrously small...
As voted for by you
This ranked reader-voted list of the 50 best Nintendo DS games is governed by Nintendo Life User Ratings and can change depending on those scores. Feel free to rate your favourites and, perhaps, rejig the ranking below. Enjoy! One of the joys of Nintendo's Switch is how it marries the company's home console heritage with its...
Pokémon GO (Mobile) Guides
Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO may be five years old now, but it's still as popular as ever, pulling in millions of fans every year thanks to its unique brand of AR-based outdoor action. As you might imagine, we've built up an impressive selection of guides and hints over those five years, which you can gaze upon below...
We rank the strongest Eevee evolutions, and how to get them
As Eevee is the star of the August Pokémon Go Community Day on 14 and 15 August, it’s time to plan what evolutions you want for your killer collection. But all Eevee evolutions are not created equal. Each of Eevee’s eight evolutions has different stats and weaknesses. Knowing these...
Special buddy tasks, using lure modules and walking to evolve your Pokémon
Scraping together enough candy to evolve a new Pokémon can be a grind. But to bring more fun to filling your Pokédex, a handful of creatures need a little extra attention before they’ll blossom into their next form. Evolving Pokémon using items has always been part of...
Scarce Pokémon you can get right now, plus the rarest catches from 5 years of Pokémon GO
Writing a definitive list of the rarest catches in Pokémon GO is tough. With Niantic upping its game and running more special events where you can catch scarce creatures, any rundown of the rarest Pokémon can change overnight. Also, if you’re a hardcore...
Five options, but which is king?
A mega masterclass in mega evolutions and the rewards for having a mega Pokémon. Mega!
Pokémon Sword & Shield Guides
All the current Pokémon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift codes
If you've played through the main game in Pokémon Sword and Shield, one character you should remember is the Ball Guy who appears at every stadium in the game and gives you unique Poké Balls every time you see him. Well, last year he began giving out codes on social media for Mystery...
Sword or Shield? Every exclusive Pokémon detailed
As with all main series Pokémon games before them, Pokémon Sword and Shield each have minor differences which you should know about before jumping in. You'll notice different Pokémon and even Gym Leaders appearing in your game depending on the version you buy, so we've gathered all of the...
Super effective attacks in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sword and Shield
Since the very beginning the Pokémon series has depended on a delicate Rock-Paper-Scissors-style balance to its Pokémon battles. Type effectiveness is a key part of building an effective team in Pokémon GO or Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, or Pokémon Sword and...
Not only Nuzlocke, but also...
Pokémon Sword and Shield are great games in our eyes – and in the eyes of many others – but there’s no hiding from the fact that the level of difficulty is, shall we say, a little on the accessible side. That’s great if you’re just looking to have a fun adventure, but for some people, a little strife can...
All the additions coming in The Isle Of Armor and Crown Tundra expansions
Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Guides
Don't go alone, take this
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild set a new bar for Nintendo's classic series, adding a whole host of new items and systems, not to mention enemies and weapons. It's a huge adventure and we figured you might need some help along the way. We've broken up our content into various specific guides that you should find useful...
Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...
Dress for success
Clothing has never played a more important role in any Zelda titles than it does in Breath of the Wild. Link's multiple options serve not only to make him more stylish but also to protect him from Hyrule's harsh environment. With that in mind, we've put together a list of all of the options we've been able to find along with what...
We are the Champions
If you have been collecting amiibo from the start, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the perfect opportunity to cash-in on your investment with both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game. Every single amiibo released out there (including amiibo cards!) will work in the game, summoning cooking or crafting materials...