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Retro Reviews

PN Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U VC)
9.5
10 months ago

PN Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U VC)

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 …
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PN Retro Review: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB)
11 months ago

PN Retro Review: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB)

Technically the third entry in the Super Mario Land series, Wario Land is very much its own unique game. Its different style gameplay resonated strongly with players, and Wario would …
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Retro Review: Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link
11 months ago

Retro Review: Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link

If you haven’t read my profile for Pure Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda is my favorite franchise in gaming. It’s a series that makes me feel accomplished when solving its …
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PN Retro Review: Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge (GB)
12 months ago

PN Retro Review: Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge (GB)

I’ve had this retro review done for a while, and with Mega Man’s other Game Boy games releasing shortly I thought I best finally post it.  Mega Man’s first GB …
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Retro Review: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U VC)
12 months ago

Retro Review: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U VC)

 

I’m really not sure where to begin with this one. How about this game was a big deal. A BIG deal. If you were around in the early 90’s …
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PN Retro Review: Sonic Advance (GBA)
1 year ago

PN Retro Review: Sonic Advance (GBA)

Seeing Sonic Advance arrive on the GBA in early 2002 was somewhat surreal.  Not only was the 16-bit rivalry between Nintendo and SEGA still fresh in players minds, but the …
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PN Retro Review: Roller Ball (NES)
1 year ago

PN Retro Review: Roller Ball (NES)

WELCOME TO ROLLER BALL THE SUPER PINBALL GAME THAT WILL EXCITE AND AMUSE YOU

A few months ago I posted a review for Revenge of the Gator, a Game Boy …
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PN Retro Review: Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
1 year ago

PN Retro Review: Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels

Recently, Nintendo released “Super Mario Bros. 2″ on the Wii U Virtual Console, which is popularly known in the U.S. as “Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels”. First, a little …
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Retro Review: Goldeneye (N64)
1 year ago

Retro Review: Goldeneye (N64)

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 …
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Retro Review: Metroid Prime (GCN)
1 year ago

Retro Review: Metroid Prime (GCN)

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?! …
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Retro Review: Out of This World (SNES)
1 year ago

Retro Review: Out of This World (SNES)

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 …
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Retro Review: Duck Tales (NES)
2 years ago

Retro Review: Duck Tales (NES)

Duck Tales was a cartoon that originated in the late 80’s, and proved to be a very big success. This success carried over into the early 90’s, thanks to the …
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Retro Review: Ice Hockey (NES)
2 years ago

Retro Review: Ice Hockey (NES)

The Wii U could use a game like Ice Hockey.  The NES classic turned 25 this year, and would make an ideal retro revival for the Wii U’s rather lean …
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Retro Review: Castlevania (NES)
2 years ago

Retro Review: Castlevania (NES)

Is it just me? Or are some video games today a little too easy? I mean, yeah you can bump up a games difficulty by selecting a harder mode in …
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Retro Review: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
2 years ago

Retro Review: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)

Video games can be very powerful. Not just powerful in its graphics or cinematics, but the emotional effect that they can have on gamers is pretty astounding when you really …
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Retro Review: Majora’s Mask (N64)
2 years ago

Retro Review: Majora’s Mask (N64)

It goes without saying that Ocarina of Time is by far one of the greatest titles to grace not only the Zelda franchise, but the N64 as well. Fans of …
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Retro Review: Chrono Trigger (SNES)
9 years ago

Retro Review: Chrono Trigger (SNES)

Chrono Trigger is an amazing achievement in the wide spectrum of RPG games throughout the years. Released on August 22, 1995, Chrono Trigger redefined the way we played RPGs. It’s …
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