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AboutThomas Jones, Author at Pure Nintendo

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

What up y'aaall! When I'm not writing articles for Pure Nintendo, I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who loves to create video game artwork. I hail from England but am currently fighting trolls and searching for dragon gold in Middle Earth, New Zealand. My favourite franchise is The Legend of Zelda but I'm also a huge Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid fan but play just about anything. I also like to collect Nintendo consoles, games and trinkets.

Posts By Thomas Jones

PN Review: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

July 11, 2014 |

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (or ‘Guacamelee!’ as I’ll be referring to it throughout this review for the sake of being concise) is exactly that – a ‘deluxe’ edition of 2013’s Guacamelee! For those unfamiliar with the title’s initial incarnation … Read More

PN Review: Toy Stunt Bike (3DS eShop)

July 6, 2014 | 1

As a child, playtime usually meant one thing – setting up intricate and complex towers of toys before deliberately destroying them with cars, action figures and anything else in reaching distance. In my juvenile and imaginative mind I would envisage … Read More

PN Review: Gravity Badgers (Wii U eShop)

June 9, 2014 | 2

Being from the United Kingdom, I’m more familiar with badgers being pecked at by crows at the side of the road than seeing them in space. So, upon hearing about Wales Interactive’s Gravity Badgers, a title that allows the player … Read More

Gaming Recipes: Donkey Kong Cake

March 16, 2014 |

Donkey Kong Cake – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Recipe by Erica Gunther)

The introduction to the recently released “Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze” features DK and the gang having an apetastic party which is then crashed by a flock of … Read More

Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Announced for Europe

March 6, 2014 |

Nintendo of Europe have announced that Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U will be receiving a special edition bundle featuring an attractive little Blue Shell model, presumably to set alongside your Wii U to remind you of the perils … Read More

Batman: Arkham Knight Unveiled – But Not For Wii U

March 4, 2014 | 6

Warner Bros. has officially announced via Game Informer that the next installment in the Batman Arkham series will be “Batman: Arkham Knight”. The impact of the big reveal was somewhat diluted after UK Video Game retailer GAME leaked the release … Read More

PN Review: Professor Layton & the Azran Legacy

February 26, 2014 | 1

Professor Layton first graced the Nintendo DS back in early 2008, and since then the Professor has come a long way. In those 5 years, the Layton series has spawned five sequels, an animated movie, and countless spin-offs. But like … Read More

Mythical Diancie Coming to Pokémon X & Y

February 14, 2014 | 1

A few days ago we posted about the new Pokémon Diancie and it’s involvement in the upcoming Pokémon Movie “The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie”. Well it has now been confirmed that Diancie, the Fairy/Rock Type Pokémon will be coming … Read More

Yoshi Special Edition 3DS XL Revealed

February 13, 2014 | 4

A few days ago we spoke about the supposed Limited Edition Yoshi 3DS XL that would be releasing to coincide with the release of Yoshi’s New Island on the 3DS.

Although the original mock up was a fan creation, we … Read More

Mysterious “Phantom Gate” Trademark linked to Pokémon?

February 11, 2014 | 7

Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. have collectively filed for a Trademark under the name “Phantom Gate”.

With all three companies being major parts of the Pokémon franchise, one can assume that the new trademark is linked to the … Read More

120+ Upcoming Wii U Indie Games List

February 9, 2014 | 1

The fine folks over at Nintendo Enthusiast have compiled a very nifty list of all the known upcoming Indie games coming to the Wii U.

The list is nicely categorised, so you can view which upcoming games appeal to … Read More

Yoshi’s New Island 3DS XL Bundle Incoming?

February 8, 2014 | 3

Online retailer has listed a Special Edition Yoshi’s New Island 3DS XL System bundle for pre-order. Despite the image being a fan made mock up that was made last year, a report from IGN has “verifified the legitimacy” of … Read More

High-Res Mario Kart 8 Boxart

February 8, 2014 | 3

The French Amazon site has uploaded what should be the final European Boxart for Mario Kart 8. Despite being listed as a “placeholder”, the artwork matches the Japanese Boxart, and appears to be final.

Source: Amazon France, Via: Nintendo … Read More


GAME UK Offering Yoshi’s New Island Pre-Order Case

February 6, 2014 | 1

With the release of Yoshi’s New Island on the 3DS just over a month away, UK Video Game retailer GAME have unveiled an egg-stremely tempting pre-order bonus. Those choosing to pre-order from GAME will receive a nifty Yoshi Egg Game … Read More

Sonic Boom Website Now Live

February 6, 2014 | 1

Details are still scarce, but Sega has launched the official website for the upcoming Sonic Boom, featuring an individual section for the TV Series, the Video Games and Merchandise.

The website can be seen here.

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Five New Zelda 3DS Miiverse Communities Opened

February 6, 2014 | 1

Nintendo of Europe has announced over its Twitter account that new 3DS Miiverse Communities have been opened for the five Legend of Zelda titles available via Virtual Console. Fans can now chat or sketch about The Legend of Zelda, The … Read More

Famed Resident Evil Composer Falsely took Credit for Work

February 5, 2014 |

Mamoru Samuragochi, the acclaimed Japanese composer who has written music for franchises such as Resident Evil and Ominusha has revealed that he took the credit of someone else’s compositions for almost 2 decades.

Samuragochi, who is known as the ”Japanese … Read More

“New Sonic Game” NOT coming to Wii U…yet

February 4, 2014 |

We reported on a rumour a few days ago about a supposed new Sonic game coming to the Wii U in 2015. The game was supposedly “leaked” at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair by toy maker Jazwares with a display … Read More