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Struggling Shaq-Fu looks for a boost with full console support

April 9, 2014 |

You may recall a month or so ago when we reported on Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn.

The game is seeking funding on Indiegogo, but with less than two weeks left and over $300,000 short, it’s quite clear that gamers aren’t … Read More

Why We Love Mario Kart, Part 1: History

April 9, 2014 | 4

Welcome to the first in an 8-part series to celebrate the launch of the latest in Nintendo’s popular Mario Kart games, Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. Each week leading up to the May 30 launch we’ll post a … Read More

Pure Nintendo interviews Lewis Pugh about Wii U exclusive Kickstarter, Twisted Fusion

April 8, 2014 | 1

Leuvsion’s Lewis Pugh talks with me about his Wii U Kickstarter, and shares some exclusive news with Pure Nintendo …

PN: For those who’ve yet to check out the Kickstarter, can you give a brief overview of Twisted Fusion?

Twisted … Read More

Pokémon X/Y sells nearly 12 million units

April 7, 2014 |

We knew about the popularity of Pokémon. It didn’t take a video game expert to know that Pokémon X/Y would sell very well on the Nintendo 3DS. Today, we can see how popular this Pokémon franchise has become.

Nintendo has announced that Pokémon X/Y … Read More

PN Review: Skater Cat

April 3, 2014 |

He was a skater cat, she said, “See ya later cat”

As a journalist I don’t particularly enjoy having to write negative reviews.   With that said it’s my sad duty to inform you that Skater Cat is a poor eShop … Read More

Koopa Kast #47 at 8:30PM EST Tonight

April 2, 2014 |

It’s almost time for’s Koopa Kast!  This week, I am joined by Trevor Gould, Justin Sharp,  and Justin “J-Money” Hinton. Trevor Gould will be on to talk about his Pokemon Trozei review.  We also talk about the upcoming GBA Virtual … Read More

Pure Nintendo looks back on DSiWare in 2013

April 2, 2014 |

In the last issue of PNM we ranked our top games of 2013 for both the Wii U and 3DS, along with their respective eShops.  This article will take a look at DSiWare, and how it fared over the last … Read More

PN Contest: Around the World of Wii Fit U in 88 Days: Home Stretch!

March 31, 2014 | 16

Update: We’re only a few days away from ending our “Around the World of Wii Fit U in 88 Days” contest!  I am extending the final deadline until this Friday, April 4, 2014. So you have until midnight PST on that day to give me … Read More

I am in the Movie – A brief look at this new DSiWare application

March 30, 2014 |

 “I am in the Movie” is a tool that recreates visual effects from Hollywood movies.

Just when I thought DSiWare was dead, this new application comes along to prove me wrong.  Unless I’m very much mistaken, this is the first … Read More

PN Retro Review: Sonic Advance (GBA)

March 29, 2014 |

Seeing Sonic Advance arrive on the GBA in early 2002 was somewhat surreal.  Not only was the 16-bit rivalry between Nintendo and SEGA still fresh in players minds, but the last Dreamcast game hadn’t even hit the shelves yet!  Times … Read More

Hugo Smits shows prototype of new 3DS game creation tool

March 26, 2014 |


Hugo Smits of Goodbye Galaxy Games is showing an early preview of his rapid prototyping tool for the Nintendo 3DS.

The tool allows creation of tile-based games – according to Smits it’s  “really easy and quick.  It features a … Read More

PN Review: Pokemon Battle Trozei

March 26, 2014 | 1

This new eShop release is a strategic puzzle game in the match-three mold.  Titles of this style are proven fun, but at this point for me to really enjoy them something unique should be present.  In the case of Pokémon … Read More

Pure Nintendo Exclusive – An Interview With Ubisoft Montreal About Child of Light

March 24, 2014 |

The April/May issue of our magazine, PNM, will feature an exclusive interview, screens, and concept art from the upcoming Ubisoft RPG “Child of Light.”

Today, we have decided to share some of our interview with Patrick Plourde – Creative Director at Ubisoft … Read More

PN Retro Review: Roller Ball (NES)

March 23, 2014 |


A few months ago I posted a review for Revenge of the Gator, a Game Boy pinball classic that had been added to the 3DS Virtual … Read More

Koopa Chat Episode 2 With Notion Games At 5 PM EST

March 22, 2014 | 3

Pure Nintendo is live on Koopa Chat at 5:00 PM EST with Andrew Augustin, founder of Notion Games and developer of such games as Up Up Ubi, Super Ubie Island, and Team Notion.

We will be hanging out with Andrew … Read More

PN Review: Bubble Pop World

March 21, 2014 |

Bubble Pop World is a new match-three puzzle game on the 3DS eShop.  It’s true that there’s no shortage of games that style to download, but Bubble Pop World is unique – it uses Augmented Reality technology!  That’s right, dust … Read More

Miyamoto announces the end of the ‘Year of Luigi’

March 20, 2014 | 2


“Well, ahem…now, without further ado… I hereby declare the Year of Luigi closed.”


Be sure to check out the special ‘Year of Luigi’ community on Miiverse to see Shigeru Miyamoto’s full comments, including his thanks to supporters.

Miyamoto … Read More

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds wins big at GDC

March 20, 2014 |

The 2014 Game Developer Choice Awards have come and gone, with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds making an impressive showing.  The game was nominated for Best Design, and was also an honorable mention for Game of the … Read More