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PN Review: Ice Cream Surfer

September 14, 2014 |

“Welcome to Ice Cream Surfer.  Are you ready to free the universe from the Evil Vegetables?”

Ice Cream Surfer is worth at least one point on name alone!  This humorous shooter has a nonsensical plot about evil broccoli wanting to … Read More

PN Review: Tappingo 2

September 5, 2014 |

Tappingo was an enjoyable puzzle game released earlier in the year, and this newly launched sequel looks to continue things.  It is more of the same, but is that bad?  Not when it’s as fun and polished as this picross … Read More

PN Review: Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe & Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop)

September 1, 2014 |

Without owning a copy of Kirby: Triple Deluxe it is hard to tell what kind of experience these mini games provided in the retail release.  According to Justin Sharp’s review of Triple Deluxe, “The Kirby Fighters game is a fun … Read More

PN Review: Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter

August 29, 2014 |

Thorium Wars was a highly regarded DSiWare game.  Big John Games is no doubt hoping this sequel does even better on the 3DS eShop.  Being featured in Nintendo’s E3 eShop highlights trailer is a good start!  Thorium Wars: Attack of … Read More

PN Review: Squid’s Odyssey (3DS eShop)

August 28, 2014 |

I was fortunate enough to review this game for the Wii U, and can happily report that this version is the better of the two.

For the uninitiated, Squid’s Odyssey was originally released for iOS in 2011, with other smart … Read More

PN Review: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

August 26, 2014 | 1

Taking two of the most popular series from Nintendo’s handhelds and combining them in a highly anticipated crossover, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney could be a joy for fans of either.  For a while it looked like this … Read More

PN Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop)

August 25, 2014 | 1

SteamWorld Dig is a gem on the 3DS and when Image & Form announced it would be releasing on Wii U, fans rejoiced.  SteamWorld Dig is just as spectacular on the Wii U and in my opinion is superior to … Read More

PN Review: Soon Shine

August 18, 2014 |

Soon Shine is a new action puzzler built around racking up high scores.  It was made by the indie team at Dahku Creations.  Soon Shine has several improvements over their Wii U debut Chubbins, making for a better and more … Read More

PN Review: Jett Tailfin

August 17, 2014 |

Poor games aren’t much fun to review.  Even more frustrating are poor games that actually have potential.  While some titles are just bad all around, others have a good foundation but fall victim to regrettable decisions.  Jett Tailfin is in … Read More

PN Review: Shut The Box (Wii U eShop)

August 15, 2014 |

Shut The Box from developer, RCMADIAX, is a nice little Wii U eShop title but not as fun as previous releases from the indie. Shut The Box is a simple game based off of the ‘board game’.  Typically this game … Read More

PN Review: XType Plus (Wii U eShop)

August 14, 2014 |

XType Plus, a schmup from indie developer PhobosLab, suffered a set back on release with a bug that caused the game to freeze.  XType Plus was removed from the eShop in Europe and North America but has since returned after … Read More

PN Review: SKYPEACE

August 10, 2014 |

SKYPEACE is a fast paced runner (flyer) recently released on the 3DS eShop.  In it you collect coins and treasures, avoid enemies, and try to accumulate high scores.  It’s straightforward fun, with a simple and polished presentation.  Even better, it … Read More

PN Review: Tangram Attack

August 9, 2014 |

Tangram Attack puts a twist on the venerable shape puzzle formula.  You’re no longer putting pieces in place; they’re already positioned.  Instead you’re slicing them apart one by one!  It’s an interesting idea, and enjoyable at first.  Over time though … Read More

PN Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop)

August 6, 2014 |

Siesta Fiesta is a Breakout styled game with a southwestern twist!  Players will control Siesta in a slew of side scrolling Breakout-esque levels across 8 different environments.  It is quite clear that Mojo Bones spent a lot of time polishing … Read More

PN Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop)

August 5, 2014 | 1

Somewhere…sometime…in a world almost familiar

Steel Empire is a sci-fi shooter that takes place in an alternative, steam punk history.  The fantastical tale reminds me of Star Wars in a way, with a small rebel group trying to bring peace … Read More

PN Review: IQ Test

August 1, 2014 |

IQ Test is an interesting new release for the Wii U eShop.  In some ways it reminds me of the edutainment titles that I played when the industry was first transitioning from cartridges to cd’s.  It has a bit of … Read More

PN Review: Master Reboot

July 30, 2014 | 9

Master Reboot is a fascinating first-person horror game with a heavy science fiction slant.  The adventure takes place in the “Soul Cloud” where memories of the dying are uploaded to powerful servers.  This way people can live on (in part) … Read More

PN Review: Glory of Generals

July 23, 2014 |

This is a strategy game you might recognize from various mobile devices where you can play it for free.  On 3DS you have to pay $10 for the privilege.  This pricing discrepancy’s not uncommon when mobile titles get ported to … Read More