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PN Review – Excave

February 27, 2015 |

Excave is a rather average name for a rather average game. This new dungeon crawler doesn’t do anything egregiously wrong, but it comes up short in several ways. Genre fans will likely find it suffices, though everyone else may want … Read More

This Month in Reviews: February

February 26, 2015 |


This Month’s Reviews

This Month in Reviews is a brand new Feature brought to you by the team at Pure Nintendo. Never again will you, incredible Pure Nintendo audience, miss out on all the great … Read More

PN Review: 3D Fantasy Zone

February 25, 2015 |

M2’s Genesis updates have been quite respectable, but it’s the arcade reworkings that have really brought their talents to the forefront. Fresh off Afterburner comes yet another arcade shooter, this time in the fantasy mold, the aptly named Fantasy Zone. … Read More

Pokemon ORAS trainers may return to Southern Island

February 24, 2015 | 1

According to, Pokemon trainers will soon get their chance to head back to Southern Island in the latest installment in the Pokemon series, Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Trainers originally had the opportunity to visit the island in … Read More

PN Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

February 24, 2015 |

When Nintendo first showed off Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, I was both excited and puzzled. While I couldn’t wait for a return to the game play of Kirby Canvas Curse, I found it odd that Nintendo decided to publish … Read More

PN Review: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy Plus

February 20, 2015 |


It’s been four years since the original version of Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy released on the Nintendo 3DS. And while that particular title was very well received, Access Games has decided to re-master the 2011 flight-combat simulator but … Read More

PN Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop)

February 19, 2015 |

Let’s get this out of the way – this is a game that will instantly draw comparisons with freemium mobile games like Candy Crush. It’s got all the right ingredients: free to download? Check. Increasingly difficult? Check. Match-three style puzzles? … Read More

PN Review: Moon Chronicles – DLC Episodes

February 19, 2015 |

After a longer than expected wait, the Moon Chronicles saga has finally resumed on 3DS. Thankfully this DLC brings all the remaining episodes together at once. Even better, they make for a satisfying conclusion to the groundwork laid in Episode … Read More

PN Review: Punch Out! (WiiU VC)

February 18, 2015 |

At first I thought it was a little silly to rerelease Wii games on the WiiU Eshop, seeing as it is backwards compatible. But I can’t complain after seeing the choice of games, the 3 that were recently added to the Eshop are great! … Read More

PN Review: Soccer Up Online (3DS Eshop)

February 17, 2015 |

Soccer Up Online is a new 3DS eshop title from EnjoyUp. I didn’t know what to expect from this game, like I’ve stated before sports just isn’t my thing. After playing Soccer Up Online for many frustrating hours I deducted … Read More

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: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)

February 13, 2015 | 4

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a large step forward for the Monster Hunter series.  Not only is it the first handheld Monster Hunter game with built-in online features, it also further enhances the gameplay by introducing new ways for … Read More

PN Review: Undead Storm Nightmare (3DS eshop)

February 12, 2015 |

“Undead Storm Nightmare” is a sequel to the DSiWare game “Undead Storm”. I never had a chance to play the first game in the series but I can tell you from what I’ve read the 2 are very similar. The … Read More

PN Review: Puzzle Monkeys

February 12, 2015 |

Puzzle Monkeys is a block dropping game that reminds me of Dr. Mario in more ways than one.  It’s picked a classic game for inspiration, and the addition of monkeys are worth an extra point just on their own!  The … Read More

PN Review: KAMI

February 12, 2015 |

KAMI is the latest 3DS puzzler brought to us from the team at CIRCLE Entertainment. They are responsible for publishing the Quell games on the eShop.  And developer Flyhigh Works I recognize from Fairune (and other titles).  As these are … Read More

PN Review: Dolphin Up

February 9, 2015 |

If you enjoy chasing high scores, the odds are good that Dolphin Up will entertain you. How long you’ll remain entertained is a fair question though, since there just isn’t a whole lot to this game. Is what’s on offer sufficient?

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PN Review: Frenchy Bird

February 7, 2015 |

I did not plan on reviewing Frenchy Bird. After my experience with Spikey Walls, I figured I’d let one of my coworkers take a crack at it.  The fact that it sat in the review queue for a couple of … Read More

PN Review: Drop Zone – Under Fire (3DS eShop)

February 5, 2015 |

I briefly had my eye on this game when it first launched on WiiWare in late 2012.  As the service was nearly dead though, I quickly turned my attention towards the 3DS and upcoming Wii U titles. While I am … Read More