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PN Review: Chests O’ Booty

October 22, 2014 |

Bored o’ those landlover match-three games?  Then you’ve found the right game ye’ scurvy scalawag.

If any genre is in need of a shakeup, it’s match-three puzzlers.  So I commend Wildmane Studios for trying something different with the stale titles.  … 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: Ping 1.5 +

October 21, 2014 |

Ping 1.5 + takes the simplest of premises – guiding a small white cube to an orange sphere – and turns it into one of the most challenging Wii U games yet!  It may not be for the easily frustrated, … Read More

PN Review: Bayonetta

October 21, 2014 | 1

 

If you are looking for a solid action title, you won’t go wrong with Bayonetta, especially if you are looking for a challenge.  Bayonetta quickly establishes what kind of game it is with tongue-in-cheek humor and over-the-top action.  … Read More

PN Review: Fantasy Life (3DS)

October 21, 2014 | 1

Fantasy Life is an addictively fun adventure game from Level 5 and 1-up studio (formerly Brownie Brown Inc.) now available on the Nintendo 3DS. Instead of only taking the role of the mighty hero, in this game you have the option of being all … Read More

Pure Nintendo Mini-Review: Hyrule Warriors Master Quest

October 20, 2014 |

Master Quest is the first paid DLC for Hyrule Warriors, and is priced at $7.99 for those of you who did not purchase the season pass.  The title’s first DLC features a fair amount of gameplay (an entirely knew Adventure Mode Map), … Read More

PN Review: Paper Monsters Recut (WiiU eshop)

October 19, 2014 | 1

Paper Monsters Recut is a fun 2D platformer from the people at Mobot Studios. Originally released as ‘Paper Monsters’, a mobile app game in 2013. This updated recut version for the WiiU comes with new redesigned levels, awesome 3D backgrounds and also adds … Read More

PN Review: Pyramids 2

October 19, 2014 |

The original Pyramids debuted way back in October 2011.  Three years later its sequel has finally arrived.  Will Pyramids 2 find the same success its predecessor did, or even surpass it?

In this puzzle platformer you once again take control … Read More

PN Review: Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

October 18, 2014 |

The original Cubemen never released on a Nintendo platform so the franchise makes its debut on Nintendo systems with the Wii U release, Cubemen 2.  Cubemen 2 is a tower defense game with a smattering of real-time strategy.  Players will wage blocky … Read More

A look at Red Riding Hood, a new Wii U eShop title for children

October 16, 2014 |

The classic children’s tale comes to life on the Wii U, via this new edutainment title from Brave Rock Games.  Red Riding Hood is a visual novel, selling for the budget price of just $1.00.  At that low cost it’s … Read More

PN Review: Bayonetta 2

October 13, 2014 | 6

Everything you know about the previous Bayonetta has returned in full form, but with new additions that makes the experience even better.

The plot of Bayonetta 2 has much more presence than in the previous title, and it doesn’t take … Read More

PN Review: Turtle Tale (Wii U eShop)

October 12, 2014 |

If you’re a fan of retro inspired 2D platformers you’ll definitely want to give Turtle Tale a look.  In fact you might have done so already – the game debuted on 3DS just a few months ago.  It was a … Read More

PN Review: 99Seconds

October 9, 2014 |

First with Abyss and followed with Darts Up, EnjoyUp Games seems to be in the process of porting several of their popular handheld titles to Wii U.  If they’re good games like 99Seconds though, there’s reason for excitement.  The 99 … Read More

PNM Gear Review: Sumo Omni Reloaded

September 30, 2014 |

I wasn’t overly familiar with Sumo Lounge products prior to taking on this review.  Most of what I knew came from my fellow Pure Nintendo coworkers Tristan Meiman and Alex Schramke, both of whom reviewed Sumo bean bag chairs in … Read More

PN Review: Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade

September 30, 2014 |

Angry Bunnies is very much an Angry Birds clone, something I perhaps dwelled too much on when reviewing the 3DS version.  Fresh off Flappy Bird “spin-off” Spikey Walls however, I feel I can be more tolerant of clone games so … Read More

PN Review: Arrow Time U

September 29, 2014 |

Arrow Time U joins a small handful of recent Wii U games that have released in spite of unsuccessful crowd funding.  I give XenoHorizon kudos for seeing the game through to completion.  I further appreciate that the Wii U is … 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: Darts Up

September 24, 2014 |

It may have lost the 3D, but Darts Up brings a couple new tricks along with its move to the home console realm.  Does EnjoyUp’s budget game still have what it takes more than a year after its initial release?  … Read More