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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

PN Review: Quell Reflect

February 24, 2014 |

In the market for a great new puzzle game to play on your 3DS?  Head over to the eShop and check out Quell Reflect.  This popular mobile game translates beautifully to Nintendo’s handheld, and brings some new things with it … Read More

PN Review: Inazuma Eleven

February 23, 2014 | 1

If there is one thing in life I enjoy the most, it has to be sitting down on a comfy chair with a good rpg to pass the time. So when Level-5’s Inazuma Eleven made its debut on the … Read More

PN Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse

February 20, 2014 | 2

Weapon Shop de Omasse is an … interesting game for sure.  Admittedly that statement is pretty cliché, even more so if you’ve experienced other of the Guild series titles.  They are known for their unique elements, and Weapon Shop is … Read More

PN Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

February 17, 2014 | 13

It’s February and that means it’s still Winter. This also means the snow is still coming down and we’re still months away from warm weather. But we’re not alone in this battle of the cold. Our favorite red tie gorilla … Read More

PN Review: Retro City Rampage: DX (3DS eShop)

February 12, 2014 |

For Nintendo fans that didn’t play the WiiWare version of this game (and based on the unfortunate sales numbers that’s far too many) here’s another chance to experience it on Nintendo hardware.  Your wait may have been worth it – … Read More

PN Review: Percy’s Predicament

February 10, 2014 |

Percy’s Predicament is a new eShop game from Maestro Interactive Games.  This small, but growing, indie studio built the title using the Unity game engine.  This Wii U exclusive, though definitely needing some more polish, offers entertaining gameplay and shows … Read More

Retro Review: Goldeneye (N64)

February 7, 2014 | 4

The names Meiman…Tristan Meiman. Yeah I suppose that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as James Bond, plus I’m not a member of MI6 but working for Pure Nintendo does have the same advantages. This title is something else … Read More

PN Review: Castle Clout 3D

February 5, 2014 | 1

This is a 3D update of the game whose physics based demolition was basically copied by the popular Angry Birds titles.  The Castle Clout games are popular in their own right however, and even though I’m not the biggest fan … Read More

Retro Review: Metroid Prime (GCN)

January 31, 2014 | 3

You know what makes me feel old? The fact that I’m even calling this game “Retro”. Has it really been more than 10 years since the release of Metroid Prime?! I still remember when I was first introduced to this … Read More

PN Review: Bravely Default

January 28, 2014 | 8

Bravely Default is a title that marks a foray into both the old and the new for the RPG powerhouse Square Enix. With their flagship Final Fantasy franchise continuing to divide enthusiasts of the long time series with its direction, … Read More

PN Double Review: Unepic

January 27, 2014 |

Similar to what James and Justin did for Pure Nintendo’s Assassin’s Creed IV review, ‘J Money’ and I have given the double review treatment to Unepic.  While we have some slight differences of opinion on a few things, we both … Read More

PN Review: Dr. Luigi

January 21, 2014 | 5

The pill falling, color matching, and virus clearing action of Dr. Mario has returned, but this time it’s the bro in green who’s the face behind the puzzle action. Does this ‘Year of Luigi’ eShop download have enough new content … Read More

PN Review: 3D Altered Beast

January 13, 2014 |

Altered Beast is mythological side scrolling brawler that found some success in the late 80’s.  Arriving first in the arcades, it was later ported to a number of home consoles, with the Genesis version proving particularly noteworthy.  That’s what this … Read More

PN Review: Super Hang-On 3D (eShop)

January 12, 2014 | 1

Super Hang-On 3D brings the classic arcade racing experience to the Nintendo 3DS. For those of you not familiar with the original Super Hang-On, it’s a motorcycle racing game released by SEGA in 1987 that has you speeding around curves … Read More