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PN Review: ATV Quad Kings (DSiWare)

June 26, 2014 |

ATV Quad Kings is just barely a racing game.  I know that many would expect a little more out of a review than just that phrase but there is not much more to Quad Kings to qualify it as a … Read More

PN Review: Orion’s Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure

December 23, 2013 | 2

To determine if Kickstarter success Orion’s Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure is for you, consider the following questions – Are you in the market for a great game?  Would you like a download that’s easy on the wallet?  Does the idea … Read More

PN Review: Heathcliff: Spot On

December 14, 2013 |

Cats and company have fun, playing pranks on everyone.  New adventures every day, the cats will always get their way.

Heathcliff, the beloved comic and cartoon cat has arrived on DSiWare.  Previously a retail release sporting the name Frantic Foto, … Read More

PN Review: Hands On! Tangrams

December 5, 2013 |

Hands On! Tangrams is yet another recent DSiWare download that first saw life years earlier as a physical release.  I knew this would be a good game even before I redeemed the review code, as I’d actually purchased it at retail prior.  … Read More

PN Review: Zombie Blaster

October 15, 2013 | 1

Zombie Blaster could easily be in the running for worst video game title ever.  Not only is the name as generic as they come, but it also does a disservice to this rail shooting DSiWare download, by failing to highlight its campy efforts.  The game … Read More

PN Review: Astro

October 3, 2013 |

Astro is a fun new DSiWare shooter that’s almost dragged down by a number of small annoyances.  Fortunately its classic gameplay still manages to shine through, thanks in large part to it’s terrific control, helping it to succeed in spite of itself.

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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

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: Treasure Hunter X

September 4, 2013 |

Like the recently reviewed Quick Fill Q, Treasure Hunter X is yet another DSi download that saw a massive delay between its initial U.S. release back in early 2011, and its European one just last week.  Thankfully Treasure Hunter X is … Read More

PN Review: Quick Fill Q

August 25, 2013 |

While gamers in the U.S. have had access to this title for quite some time, it was only released as a European download within the past few days.  Why there was such a long delay is unknown, but unfortunately the … Read More

PN Review: California Super Sports

May 31, 2013 |

California Super Sports is the latest game from long time DSi developer Cypronia. They may be best known in recent years for their trilogy of Cake Ninja games, which have attempted to emulate the popular Fruit Ninja series. Cypronia is … Read More

Hotel Transylvania Game Review

September 11, 2012 |

            Hotel Transylvania is a platforming game for the Nintendo DS based off of the animated film Hotel Transylvania coming out on September 28, 2012. The player takes control of Mavis, … Read More

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review

November 18, 2011 |

In this new adventure we learn about how Luke and Professor Layton meet, and how they become the fun puzzle solving duo. It keeps true to the Layton games. You have a strange mystery to solve and tons of puzzles … Read More