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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

PN Review: Wii Sports Club – Golf

January 10, 2014 | 3

Whoever said golf is a gentleman’s game has not been golfing with me or seen frustration as I toss my club further than I hit my ball. But I love to golf. What is there not to like? Being outside … Read More

PN Review: Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot

January 7, 2014 | 2

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is a game that definitely lives up to its name – even “hardcore” gamers better brace themselves if they plan on progressing very far through it.  I grew up playing tough platformers from the NES … Read More

PN Review: Robot Rescue 3D

January 5, 2014 |

Released this past summer, Robot Rescue 3D recently came into my possession when bundled with a newer Teyon game code.  It’s a strategic puzzle game that will be familiar to those who played the previous entries on DSiWare – in … Read More

PN Review: Knytt Underground (Wii U)

January 3, 2014 | 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knytt Underground is a charming, enchanting, and perfect puzzle platformer from indie developer Nifflas.  The game environments are absolutely stunning and the sound design is incredible.  The … Read More

PN Review: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths (Wii U)

January 3, 2014 |

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths is a game based on the French-Japanese animated series of the same name.  To preface this review, I have neither heard of … Read More

PN Review: Shinobi 3 Return of the Ninja Master (3DS)

January 2, 2014 |

Have you ever took a black t-shirt, turned it into a ninja mask and ran around the room making ninja noises? Yeah I just got done doing that too. Well sadly I’m only a ninja in the make believe world … Read More

PN Review: Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U Virtual Console)

January 1, 2014 |

Super Punch-Out arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console!  Playing as an unnamed boxer you’ll fight your way up the ranks against a variety of colorful characters.  Several of the faces are recognizable favorites from the Arcade and NES entries … Read More

PN Review – 3D Galaxy Force II

December 30, 2013 |

I regret that I never experienced SEGA’s Galaxy Force in the arcades (I don’t regret missing most of the home ports which, unsurprisingly, are said to be weak).  But even without the benefit of nostalgia, 3D Galaxy Force II won … Read More

PNM Review: Sumo Gigantor

December 30, 2013 |

Beanbag chairs have been around since the early sixties, and have stuck around for good reason. Nothing quite beats the comfort of sinking into a nice beanbag chair to play your favorite video game or to watch a … Read More

PN Review: Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles

December 29, 2013 | 1

This new puzzle platformer has you playing as a love struck monkey named Morris, on a quest to collect scattered hearts for his girlfriend Molly.  You’ll also be looking for hidden bananas in each single screen stage, while avoiding a … Read More

PN Review – 3D Space Harrier

December 28, 2013 | 2

Who hasn’t heard of Space Harrier?  It’s a popular SEGA arcade classic that (like most of Yu Suzuki’s many hits) seems to defy time.  Part of that stems from how cutting edge it was upon release – it still amazes … Read More

PN Review: Coaster Crazy Deluxe

December 27, 2013 |

Crazy Coaster Deluxe for the Wii U is exactly what it sounds like – a game that allows you to build all sorts of crazy rollercoasters in a 3D environment.  What makes it more fun is the presence of the … 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: NES Remix

December 20, 2013 | 1

 

A surprise release from Nintendo, NES Remix presents a large series of mini-games from Nintendo’s 8-bit days.  NES Remix serves as both a good party title, as well as an introduction to NES classics for those who did not … Read More

PN Review: 3D Streets of Rage (eShop)

December 20, 2013 |

This week we received the final two SEGA 3D Classics released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, and they certainly saved the best for last. Rounding off the list of SEGA’s impressive retro back catalogue is Streets of Rage, the bare … Read More

Retro Review: Out of This World (SNES)

December 17, 2013 | 6

There are countless hidden gems out there in the gaming world. We either hear about these games from word of mouth or by simply taking a chance on a random title. I recently had the chance to pick up one … Read More

PN Review: 3D Ecco the Dolphin (eShop)

December 14, 2013 | 4

As a child, alongside the Sonic titles, one of the games I spent longest with was Ecco the Dolphin, an unusual underwater adventure from Sega where players didn’t control a Hedgehog with attitude, but instead, swam the oceans as a … Read More