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PN Review: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Wii U Virtual Console)

April 16, 2014 |

It’s been so long since I last played Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga on the GBA that it feels like a brand new title on Wii U.  I’m glad in a way – it helps me shake off some of … Read More

PN Review: Pure Chess (Wii U & 3DS)

April 14, 2014 |

Pure Chess is exactly that, a game that provides a solid chess experiences with very little gimmicks or frills.  Pure Chess provides stunning visuals on both 3DS and Wii U but is the same experience on both consoles.  The game … Read More

PN Review: Atlantic Quest

April 13, 2014 |

A simple underwater plot serves to set up this match-three game, where you’re cleaning up the ocean while also saving sick fish trapped in oil bubbles.  The critters float on the upper screen, and you match themed objects below them, … Read More

PN Review: Disney Magical World

April 8, 2014 |

It’s a fact of life that every childhood must include Disney in some shape or form. As Benjamin Franklin put it, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and Disney. “ I’m paraphrasing of … 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

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

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

PN Retro Review: Roller Ball (NES)

March 23, 2014 |

WELCOME TO ROLLER BALL THE SUPER PINBALL GAME THAT WILL EXCITE AND AMUSE YOU

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

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

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

PN Review: Cube Tactics

March 19, 2014 | 2

Cube Tactics is a capture the flag type game (or in this case a destroy the cube one) where you navigate maps using varied cubes, trying to conquer the enemy while protecting yourself.  There’s plenty of unique cubes you can … Read More

PN Review: Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger

March 17, 2014 |

Don’t be fooled by the name – ‘Adventure’ may feature in the title (and Nintendo’s description) but this is a hidden object game.  An earlier PC success, Park Ranger brings casual family fun to the 3DS eShop.  Working as a national … Read More

PN Review: Yoshi’s New Island

March 13, 2014 | 16

Since its début on the Super Nintendo in 1995, Yoshi’s Island has garnered a following of devoted fans that few games will ever be able to match. It’s colorful crayon-like art style was gorgeous, the sound track was a perfect … Read More

PN Review: The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths (3DS eShop)

March 11, 2014 |

I’ve never seen the anime cartoon The Mysterious Cities of Gold, but after playing this game I’m curious to check it out.  It seems like it would be a cute show, and I enjoyed the animated scenes that played throughout … Read More

PN Review: Blok Drop U

March 10, 2014 | 1

Developer RCMADIAX is the first Wii U developer to release a game developed using the Construct 2 game engine on the Wii U eShop.  The one man development team created a great little puzzle game with a very simple concept … Read More

PN Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ( Wii U Virtual Console)

March 2, 2014 | 5

First off, if you want a much more in-depth review of this classic check out Tristan’s detailed six page retro spread in the June issue of PNM.  He discusses the history of the game, its story, gameplay,etc.  This is more … Read More

PN Review: Tappingo

February 27, 2014 |

There’s been no shortage of Tappingo coverage from Pure Nintendo – I first posted about the game back in July.  Over several months we’ve seen the usual updates of new screenshots and such, and now with the finished product in … Read More

PN Review: Kung Fu Rabbit (3DS eShop)

February 27, 2014 |

When the temple of rabbits falls prey to an evil alien invasion, you are the only one who manages to escape!  Can you survive a dangerous rescue mission and triumph over evil?  Such is the plot of Kung Fu Rabbit, … Read More