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PN Review: Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe & Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop)

September 1, 2014 |

Without owning a copy of Kirby: Triple Deluxe it is hard to tell what kind of experience these mini games provided in the retail release.  According to Justin Sharp’s review of Triple Deluxe, “The Kirby Fighters game is a fun … Read More

PN Review: Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter

August 29, 2014 |

Thorium Wars was a highly regarded DSiWare game.  Big John Games is no doubt hoping this sequel does even better on the 3DS eShop.  Being featured in Nintendo’s E3 eShop highlights trailer is a good start!  Thorium Wars: Attack of … Read More

PN Review: Squid’s Odyssey (3DS eShop)

August 28, 2014 |

I was fortunate enough to review this game for the Wii U, and can happily report that this version is the better of the two.

For the uninitiated, Squid’s Odyssey was originally released for iOS in 2011, with other smart … Read More

PN Review: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

August 26, 2014 | 1

Taking two of the most popular series from Nintendo’s handhelds and combining them in a highly anticipated crossover, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney could be a joy for fans of either.  For a while it looked like this … Read More

PN Review: SKYPEACE

August 10, 2014 |

SKYPEACE is a fast paced runner (flyer) recently released on the 3DS eShop.  In it you collect coins and treasures, avoid enemies, and try to accumulate high scores.  It’s straightforward fun, with a simple and polished presentation.  Even better, it … Read More

PN Review: Tangram Attack

August 9, 2014 |

Tangram Attack puts a twist on the venerable shape puzzle formula.  You’re no longer putting pieces in place; they’re already positioned.  Instead you’re slicing them apart one by one!  It’s an interesting idea, and enjoyable at first.  Over time though … Read More

PN Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop)

August 6, 2014 |

Siesta Fiesta is a Breakout styled game with a southwestern twist!  Players will control Siesta in a slew of side scrolling Breakout-esque levels across 8 different environments.  It is quite clear that Mojo Bones spent a lot of time polishing … Read More

PN Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop)

August 5, 2014 | 1

Somewhere…sometime…in a world almost familiar

Steel Empire is a sci-fi shooter that takes place in an alternative, steam punk history.  The fantastical tale reminds me of Star Wars in a way, with a small rebel group trying to bring peace … Read More

PN Review: Strike Force Foxx (3DS Eshop)

July 26, 2014 |

Strike Force Foxx is a new eshop title from the people at ‘Big John Games’. It’s a fun side scrolling, arcade style shooter where you take control of Captain Raymond Foxx. Your mission is to exterminate the terrorist group Grid, who is of course bent … Read More

PN Review: Glory of Generals

July 23, 2014 |

This is a strategy game you might recognize from various mobile devices where you can play it for free.  On 3DS you have to pay $10 for the privilege.  This pricing discrepancy’s not uncommon when mobile titles get ported to … Read More

PN Review: City Mysteries

July 22, 2014 |

This is the latest hidden object game to release on the eShop.  It contains 3 types of puzzles – traditional hidden object, finding objects based on their silhouettes, and sliding tile puzzles.  The settings are famous cities (London, Moscow, New … Read More

PN Review: Farming Simulator 14 (3DS)

July 18, 2014 |

Life on the farm to most people, sounds pretty boring. But life on a virtual realistic farm?! Yep…it’s also just as boring. This may be a good game to buy if you have plenty of time to waste and need … Read More

PN Review: Bike Rider DX2 Galaxy

July 14, 2014 |

The initial Bike Rider was a favorite 3DS eShop game of mine last year, and its sequels positioned to fare comparably.  With most of the original action preserved plus many new features, Bike Rider DX2 Galaxy is a decidedly worthy follow up that … Read More

PN Review: Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 (3DS eShop)

July 6, 2014 |

Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 is a first-person shooter that uses the gyroscope in the 3DS to aim your weapon. The game is set in London and your mission is to snipe vampires and save humans on top of rooftops. I … Read More

PN Review: Toy Stunt Bike (3DS eShop)

July 6, 2014 | 1

As a child, playtime usually meant one thing – setting up intricate and complex towers of toys before deliberately destroying them with cars, action figures and anything else in reaching distance. In my juvenile and imaginative mind I would envisage … Read More

PN Review: Cocoro Line Defender (3DS)

July 3, 2014 |

Cocoro is so far one of the most inconsistent games that I’ve played on my 3DS, almost to the point where it’s confusing. The game is described as a “line defense game”, which requires players to utilize strategy and their … Read More

PN Review: Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (Wii U & 3DS)

July 3, 2014 |

Another World (or Out Of This World as it’s usually been called in North America) is a superb cinematic platformer that takes place in a sci-fi setting.  You play the part of a burgeoning scientist who, while running an experiment … Read More

PN Review: 2048 (3DS eshop)

June 30, 2014 | 3

When I first heard about ’2048′ I thought it looked a bit like Sudoku, which I never play.  But it was a free app on my iPod so I thought id give it a shot. After a quick tutorial I … Read More