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Retro Reviews

PN Retro Review: Pac-Man Collection (GBA)
8
2 weeks ago

PN Retro Review: Pac-Man Collection (GBA)

This game actually released on the Wii U Virtual Console last summer, but with the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man’s arcade debut still fresh in mind I thought now would be …
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PN Retro Review: Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB)
9
2 weeks ago

PN Retro Review: Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB)

With the help of three friends, Kirby sets out on his quest to save Dream Land.

Will Kirby be able to save the Dream Land from Dark Matter?

The original …
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PN Retro Review: Double Dribble (NES)
6
1 month ago

PN Retro Review: Double Dribble (NES)

With the 2015 NBA Finals set to start tomorrow, I thought it’d be as good a time as any to look back on Double Dribble for the NES.  It was …
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PN Retro Review: Kirby’s Dream Land (GB)
8
1 month ago

PN Retro Review: Kirby’s Dream Land (GB)

On a tiny star somewhere far, far away from earth, there is a very special place known as Dream Land.

When Kirby’s Dream Land arrived on the Game Boy in …
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PN Retro Review: Super Dodge Ball (NES)
8.5
2 months ago

PN Retro Review: Super Dodge Ball (NES)

Super Dodge Ball is a definite 8-bit classic, yet also something of a hidden gem.  It isn’t mentioned enough, at least not when compared to the numerous other NES sport …
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PN Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U VC)
9.5
1 year 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)
1 year 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
1 year 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)
1 year 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)
1 year 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)
2 years 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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