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PN Review: Mahjong 3D – Essentials

September 24, 2013 |

The newly released Mahjong 3D – Essentials retains the basic gameplay seen in a previous eShop title, Mahjong 3D – Warriors of the Emperor (same publisher) while taking out most (but not all) of the story elements and extras.  If you’ve already … Read More

Sonic Lost World Delayed in North America until Oct. 29th

September 23, 2013 | 1

Earlier today reports started to surface about a possible delay for Sonic Lost World in NA. Pure Nintendo has received a statement from SEGA confirming the delay.

We know that anticipation is high for the latest and greatest Sonic game … Read More

PN Ducktales Remastered interview with WayForward Austin Ivansmith

September 22, 2013 |

EIC note – We were lucky enough to not just have one interview, but two interviews, for Ducktales: Remastered. This one features the game Director Austin Ivansmith. Check out the first interview HERE. 


Following the release of DuckTales Remastered … Read More

PN Review: AiRace Speed

September 21, 2013 | 3

Qubic Games latest eShop title, AiRace Speed, is already well positioned for popularity with 3DS gamers.  Earlier entries in the series (on DSiWare) were critical and financial successes, so there is already a fan base in place for this new release that will probably … Read More

Nintendo Composer Remixes Metroid And Mario in Honor Of Hiroshi Yamauchi

September 21, 2013 |

To honor the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, long time Nintendo composer Hirokazu Tanaka has remixed the theme music for both Metroid and Super Mario Land.

Tanaka worked as a Nintendo composer from 1980 – 1990, and was the original composer of these titles.

Mr. Yamuachi was … Read More

PN Ducktales Remastered interview with Rey Jimenez

September 20, 2013 | 1

It was my recent privilege to speak with Rey Jimenez, the Producer from Capcom on DuckTales: Remastered.  He was able to carve out some time from his busy schedule to answer my questions on what is one of the Wii … Read More

PN Review: LEGO Legends of Chima – Laval’s Journey (DS)

September 19, 2013 |

While the 3DS version of this game has been available since the end of June, this DS port was only released a few weeks ago.  Why there was a delay of over two months between releases is unknown, but at this … Read More

Former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi passes away at 85

September 19, 2013 | 3

Former Nintendo President, Hiroshi Yamauchi, passed away Thursday of pneumonia at a hospital in central Japan. Mr. Yamauchi was President of Nintendo from 1949 – 2002. Mr. Yamauchi also owned the Seattle Mariners before selling it to Nintendo of America in … Read More

Pure Nintendo interviews Brian Provinciano about 3DS version of Retro City Rampage

September 18, 2013 |

It was my recent pleasure to talk with Brian Provinciano about Retro City Rampage, which will be arriving in the 3DS eShop this holiday season.


Pure Nintendo: To begin, could you share with our readers just how much work on Retro … Read More

PN Review: Bike Rider DX

September 17, 2013 |

Bike Rider DX was released last month, but it wasn’t until a recent sale that I decided to take the plunge and download it.  Now that I have, I can’t help but think what a steal I got.  Simply put, … Read More

Surprise Pokémon Announcement Is ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All’ Contest

September 17, 2013 |

A surprise Pokémon announcement, which was unveiled yesterday, wasn’t what everyone was expecting but provides a great opportunity for Pokémon fans to win some great prizes!  The announced Pokémon contest, called the Gotta Catch ‘Em All Hunt, is a scavenger hunt that takes … Read More

Pro Pinball: Timeshock! may still hit Nintendo hardware

September 15, 2013 |

Earlier in the month we reported that the recently Kickstarter funded game Pro Pinball Timeshock!  – The Ultra Edition added stretch goals which included support for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U.  http://www.purenintendo.com/2013/09/06/pro-pinball-timeshock-targets-3ds-and-wii-u-with-stretch-goals/  The campaign recently ended, and although … Read More

PN Review: Letter Challenge

September 13, 2013 | 1

Letter Challenge is a downloadable collection consisting of four individual word games.  Ideally this new DSiWare release could be a fun, low price way to pass the time.  Unfortunately the games are a decidedly mixed bag.

Wordblast – This is … Read More

PN Review: Jewel Adventures

September 11, 2013 | 2

A great war, a kingdom in need of rebuilding, monsters to battle, and treasures to collect, all in a fantasy world.  A fairly simple story for an RPG, but a pretty epic tale for a puzzle game.  Which doesn’t mean the clichéd story … Read More

PN Review: The Wonderful 101

September 10, 2013 | 5

The Wonderful 101 is …an interesting game…exciting game. The Wonderful 101 is Platinum games return to a Nintendo console …which is a welcome… Which is a little disappointing. OK, after spending some heartfelt time with the Wonderful 101, my feelings … Read More

Video Games Live Kickstarter Looking to Feature Orchestrated Super Mario Medley

September 9, 2013 | 1

With three days to go, composer Tommy Tallarico and the rest of the Video Games Live crew are 77% into their $250,000 goal in order to record and tour their third album.


From their kickstarter homepage:


Video … Read More

PN Review: Darts Up 3D

September 9, 2013 | 2

Darts Up 3D makes a positive first impression.  You can select the number of rounds you wish to play, pick from a few different game modes, and choose from several further variants. The amount of selections actually betray its low price ($2.99) especially when … Read More

This week’s European downloads – September 12

September 9, 2013 |

A pretty impressive eShop release for Europe. The Wii U will be seeing three new eShop releases; Capcom’s Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Two Tribes Toki Tori 2+ and the classic Super Mario Brothers. (NES) The 3DS eShop will … Read More