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PN Review – Excave

February 27, 2015 |

Excave is a rather average name for a rather average game. This new dungeon crawler doesn’t do anything egregiously wrong, but it comes up short in several ways. Genre fans will likely find it suffices, though everyone else may want … Read More

PN Review: 3D Fantasy Zone

February 25, 2015 |

M2’s Genesis updates have been quite respectable, but it’s the arcade reworkings that have really brought their talents to the forefront. Fresh off Afterburner comes yet another arcade shooter, this time in the fantasy mold, the aptly named Fantasy Zone. … Read More

PN Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

February 24, 2015 |

When Nintendo first showed off Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, I was both excited and puzzled. While I couldn’t wait for a return to the game play of Kirby Canvas Curse, I found it odd that Nintendo decided to publish … Read More

PN Review: Moon Chronicles – DLC Episodes

February 19, 2015 |

After a longer than expected wait, the Moon Chronicles saga has finally resumed on 3DS. Thankfully this DLC brings all the remaining episodes together at once. Even better, they make for a satisfying conclusion to the groundwork laid in Episode … Read More

PN Review: Puzzle Monkeys

February 12, 2015 |

Puzzle Monkeys is a block dropping game that reminds me of Dr. Mario in more ways than one.  It’s picked a classic game for inspiration, and the addition of monkeys are worth an extra point just on their own!  The … Read More

PN Review: KAMI

February 12, 2015 |

KAMI is the latest 3DS puzzler brought to us from the team at CIRCLE Entertainment. They are responsible for publishing the Quell games on the eShop.  And developer Flyhigh Works I recognize from Fairune (and other titles).  As these are … Read More

PN Review: Dolphin Up

February 9, 2015 |

If you enjoy chasing high scores, the odds are good that Dolphin Up will entertain you. How long you’ll remain entertained is a fair question though, since there just isn’t a whole lot to this game. Is what’s on offer sufficient?

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PN Review: Frenchy Bird

February 7, 2015 |

I did not plan on reviewing Frenchy Bird. After my experience with Spikey Walls, I figured I’d let one of my coworkers take a crack at it.  The fact that it sat in the review queue for a couple of … Read More

PN Review: Drop Zone – Under Fire (3DS eShop)

February 5, 2015 |

I briefly had my eye on this game when it first launched on WiiWare in late 2012.  As the service was nearly dead though, I quickly turned my attention towards the 3DS and upcoming Wii U titles. While I am … Read More

PN Review: Gunman Clive 2

February 4, 2015 |

Gunman Clive is back, this time in a globe-trotting adventure.  He’ll face a mixture of new and returning foes in this challenging sequel.  The original was a very good action game, but Gunman Clive 2 surpasses it in nearly every … Read More

PN Review: Rock ‘N Racing Off Road

January 31, 2015 | 1

I’ve nostalgic memories of Super Off Road, both in the arcades and on Nintendo consoles. Rock ‘N Racing Off Road is based upon that classic, seen in both its title and design.  Sadly it hasn’t injected that nostalgic template with enough … Read More

PN Review: Breezeblox

January 29, 2015 |

Breezeblox is a puzzler built around successful navigation. It has you determining how to guide a cube to various sections of a platform, without falling off said platform. There’s a good amount of challenging content here, yet it doesn’t feel … Read More

PN Review: Midnight

January 27, 2015 |

If you like physic based puzzlers, chances are you’ll enjoy Midnight.  The latest release from Petite Games, Midnight is a golf-like title that has you guiding a small cube safely to an exit.  It’s a smaller game – there are … Read More

PN Review: Quell: Memento

January 23, 2015 |

If you enjoyed Quell: Reflect (and I certainly did) you’ll enjoy Quell: Memento.  This puzzle game sticks with what works for the most part, while adding a few welcomed touches.  It’s a fun eShop download that’s easy to lose time with.

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PN Review: 3D After Burner II

January 21, 2015 |

The SEGA 3D Classics are back!  The rest of the world can finally start enjoying what Japanese gamers have had access to for more than a year, and After Burner is leading off this second wave.  Part II is a … Read More

PN Review: uWordsmith

January 20, 2015 |

Word games can be good fun and uWordsmith is no exception, although the fun will likely be short-lived.  With three different modes, multiplayer, and stars for replayability, this game has a decent amount of content for its price, but a … Read More

PN Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

January 19, 2015 |

After over a decade of tiles, most probably know what to expect out of the Ace Attorney games.  They’re quasi legal visual novels, with point and click investigations, and heavy dialogue trials.  This trilogy conveniently bundles the original GBA/DS entries, … Read More

PN Review: Maze

January 16, 2015 |

Maze is a first person collectathon style game built around a simple fantasy plot.  It originally had a science fiction theme which I prefer, but thankfully it’s not a story driven game by any means.  The groundwork laid is still … Read More