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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: Fit Music

July 1, 2014 |

Part exercise program, part dance game, Fit Music tries being many things to many people.  While it has a few commendable ideas, its execution leaves something to be desired.  It might have been better off as an instructional video instead of … Read More

PN Review: 2048 (3DS eshop)

June 30, 2014 | 1

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

PNM Video Review: Shovel Knight (Wii U)

June 27, 2014 |

Shovel Knight is a very capable platforming adventure, and manages to hit a nice medium of nostalgia for the 8-bit days, but keeps the flavor of originality.  Where the game truly shines is the aesthetics.  The graphics are beautiful, … Read More

PN Review: Shovel Knight (3DS)

June 27, 2014 |

Shovel Knight is out and players are digging into their own adventures in Yacht Club Games new 8 bit epic!  Now it is time to give everyone the scoop on what Pure Nintendo thought of this retro styled adventure platformer … Read More

PN Review: GEOM

June 27, 2014 |

GEOM is a very basic puzzle game from Andraconus and is available on Wii U at the low price of 99 cents.  This budget puzzle game is very easy to play and uses the GamePad’s touchscreen almost exclusively.  There are … Read More

PN Review: ATV Fever (DSiWare)

June 27, 2014 |

DSiWare continues to have a pulse, and ATV Fever is one of the latest releases for the aging service.  It’s not a bad game, but it is just an average one.

You’ll race nine different vehicles in this game … Read More

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: Color Zen Kids (Wii U & 3DS)

June 25, 2014 | 2

Having played Color Zen on both the Wii U and 3DS not long ago, you might think I’d had my fill.  That isn’t the case however, as Color Zen Kids has managed to show.  Don’t let the “Kids” description in … Read More

PN Review: 1001 Spikes (3DS)

June 25, 2014 | 1

Before I started my play through of 1001 Spikes, I was told by my fellow staff member Trevor Gould, that this game would knock me down a peg or two in terms of my platforming skills. Of course I knew … Read More

PN Review: 1001 Spikes (Wii U)

June 25, 2014 | 1

 

I’m going to get this out straight away: 1001 Spikes is a game for those looking for an incredibly difficult challenge.  If you do not think you are into this sort of gameplay, chances are this game is not … Read More

PN Review: Kirby Triple Deluxe

June 25, 2014 | 3

It seems like we’ve been getting a lot of new Kirby games lately and you won’t hear me complaining. I’ve always really enjoyed the Kirby series especially the more recent games: Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland. Now, … Read More

PN Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U VC)

June 24, 2014 |

Metroid Fusion is one of the best handheld games ever, period. This is the second time I’ve played through Metroid Fusion recently. I replayed it on the 3DS Virtual Console and now on the Wii U Virtual Console which I … Read More

A look at Luv Me Buddies Wonderland, a Wii U eShop game for kids

June 24, 2014 | 1

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland is an adorable title that unfortunately suffers from some rather serious design oversights.  Whether these outweigh the game’s positives will depend on where you put your emphasis, as well as your patience for a forthcoming patch.  … Read More

PN Review: AiRace Xeno

June 19, 2014 |

AiRace Speed was a favorite of mine last year, and now the series has returned to 3DS.  AiRace Xeno is a standalone release of what was downloadable content on the mobile market, being shorter with reused assets.  The good news … Read More

PN Double Review: Squid’s Odyssey

June 18, 2014 |

Pure Nintendo is pleased to bring you another Double Review, as James Casson and I take an in-depth look at Squid’s Odyssey on the Wii U eShop …

James Casson’s Review

Squids Odyssey is an endearing little game from a … Read More

PN Review: Gravity Badgers (Wii U eShop)

June 9, 2014 | 2

Being from the United Kingdom, I’m more familiar with badgers being pecked at by crows at the side of the road than seeing them in space. So, upon hearing about Wales Interactive’s Gravity Badgers, a title that allows the player … Read More

PN Review: Color Zen (3DS eShop)

June 8, 2014 |

Color Zen was a surprise on Wii U – a great puzzle game, with cool graphics, an awesome soundtrack, and priced right at only $3.99.  This 3DS version is nearly just as good (it’s the same game) so the bulk … Read More