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AboutTristan Meiman, Author at Pure Nintendo

Tristan Meiman

Tristan Meiman

Hi there! Nintendo was the company that introduced me to the gaming world and will always be my personal favorite. My favorite franchise is The Legend of Zelda and my favorite game would have to be Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a major in Journalism. Video Games are both a hobby and a passion to me, as I feel they are another medium of story telling.

Posts By Tristan Meiman

PN Review: The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D

February 14, 2015 | 2

When I first saw the trailer revealed by Nintendo that a remake of one of my favorite Zelda games would soon be released on the 3DS, I screamed at octaves unimagined on any vocal scale. I wouldn’t be surprised at … Read More

PN Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

December 9, 2014 |

If you’ve come here from my Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric review, then welcome! If not, I’ll leave a link for you right HERE.

So much like Sonic Lost World, the newest Sonic title also comes with a 3DS counterpart. … Read More

PN Review: Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric

December 9, 2014 |

Ever since Sonic’s debut into the 3D World, its always been “hit or miss” when it comes to the overall success of the blue blur. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the beyond ugly. When I first saw the … Read More

PN Review: Stealth Inc. 2 A Game of Clones

November 4, 2014 |

Now this may come as a surprise to you, but during my time at PAX Prime 2014, I played a BUNCH of games. Shocking right? Everything produced by Triple A companies, Third Party and Indie Developers. However, one of the … Read More

PN Review: Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse (3DS)

October 27, 2014 | 2

If there’s one thing I love in a video game, it’s a strong female protagonist. It can get kind of monotonous when “your princess is in another castle” or “some dark evil king captures the damsel in distress”. So when … Read More

PN Review: The Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut

October 21, 2014 |

In the spirit of the month of October, I like to pay homage to all things scary. Movies, literature but most of all, video games. While perusing through the Wii U eShop, I came across “Lone Survivor – Directors Cut”. … Read More

PN Review: Super Smash Bros. (3DS)

September 26, 2014 |

Whenever Nintendo reveals a new console, there are a few things that come to mind. Things such as: “I NEED IT!”, “IT’S HOW MUCH?!” and the wonder of “What amazing titles will be on here for my gaming pleasure?”. I’ll … Read More

PN Review: Cocoro Line Defender (3DS)

July 3, 2014 |

Cocoro is so far one of the most inconsistent games that I’ve played on my 3DS, almost to the point where it’s confusing. The game is described as a “line defense game”, which requires players to utilize strategy and their … Read More

PN Review: 1001 Spikes (3DS)

June 25, 2014 | 1

Before I started my play through of 1001 Spikes, I was told by my fellow staff member Trevor Gould, that this game would knock me down a peg or two in terms of my platforming skills. Of course I knew … Read More

Video: Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric & Shattered Crystal Trailers

June 10, 2014 |

Check out these new trailers for the upcoming Sonic Boom titles for Wii U and 3DS. It looks like we’re getting more info about the games story and we even see gameplay of the newest addition to the gang, Sticks!

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Devil’s Third Announced for Wii U

June 10, 2014 | 1

The above trailer is graphic and does feature blood and violence. The following video may contain content inappropriate for younger audiences or some work environments. The video is provided for entertainment purposes and should be viewed at your own … Read More

Xenoblade Chronicles X: New Trailer and Screenshots

June 10, 2014 |


Today, Nintendo gave us another look at the upcoming Xenoblade game entitled, “Xenoblade Chronicles X”. At first glance, X is absolutely gorgeous with its enormous open world and breathtaking scenery. Take a look at the trailer above and the … Read More

Star Fox Wii U In Development

June 10, 2014 |

During Nintendo’s Live Treehouse event, Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned that Star Fox for the Wii U is currently in development and Nintendo plans on finishing it a year from now. Other than that, Nintendo wants to wait until later to show off … Read More

The Legend of Zelda Wii U Slated for 2015

June 10, 2014 | 1

Zelda fans rejoice! Since its brief mention last E3 (2013), we’ve finally been given a glance at the next title of the Zelda franchise. Eiji Aonuma stated that he wanted to revisit the original formula that the first Zelda in … Read More

Purely Opinion: My Double Edged Sword In Gaming

May 15, 2014 | 4

Let me start this off by saying I have a love and appreciation for every genre of gaming out there. Even to my least favorite being life simulators, I’m looking at you The Sims, I still see their appeal. But … Read More

Retro Review: Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link

May 6, 2014 | 8

If you haven’t read my profile for Pure Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda is my favorite franchise in gaming. It’s a series that makes me feel accomplished when solving its puzzles, traversing its dungeons and saving the land of Hyrule. … Read More

Retro Review: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U VC)

April 17, 2014 | 3


I’m really not sure where to begin with this one. How about this game was a big deal. A BIG deal. If you were around in the early 90’s or just had a taste for “not-so-great” movies, then you … Read More

PN Retro Review: Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels

March 20, 2014 | 4

Recently, Nintendo released “Super Mario Bros. 2″ on the Wii U Virtual Console, which is popularly known in the U.S. as “Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels”. First, a little history lesson about this game. After the booming success of … Read More