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About Trevor Gould

Even though I was first introduced to video games with the Atari 2600 (I feel old) it was Nintendo that turned me into a lifelong fan. From the magical NES era when Nintendo was the face of gaming, through today with the 3DS, Switch (and everything in between) Nintendo’s always entertained me with their innovative, and just plain fun games! Writing for Pure Nintendo has allowed me to combine a fondness for journalism with my love of gaming. I’ve especially enjoyed building working relationships with smaller and independent developers and studios.
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Review: Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
4 weeks ago

Review: Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore (Nintendo Switch)

For better or worse, Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore set its sights on being a spiritual successor to a pair of CD-i games. Long before they were YouTube fodder, younger …
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Review: UDO: Unidentified Drilling Object (Nintendo Switch)
7
4 weeks ago

Review: UDO: Unidentified Drilling Object (Nintendo Switch)

UDO: Unidentified Drilling Object describes itself as an “arcade down-scroller roguelike.” Yeah, I wasn’t sure what a down-scroller was myself. The closest comparison I can come up with is the …
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Review: Ultimate Racing 2D 2 (Nintendo Switch)
4
4 weeks ago

Review: Ultimate Racing 2D 2 (Nintendo Switch)

“Ultimate top-down racing is back!” proclaims Ultimate Racing 2D 2. Having “Ultimate” in the title might raise suspicions, but (unlike most critics) we were fans of the predecessor. With even …
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Review: Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic (Nintendo Switch)
7
3 months ago

Review: Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic (Nintendo Switch)

The sequel to a sleeper hit among the PN crew, Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic, takes one step forward and two steps back. While still a fun hidden …
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Review: Irem Collection Volume 1 (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
3 months ago

Review: Irem Collection Volume 1 (Nintendo Switch)

Irem Collection Volume 1 aims for a quality-over-quantity approach. It contains just three games, although each has several variations. If you’re a fan of the Image Fight trilogy, this package …
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Review: Berzerk: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)
5
3 months ago

Review: Berzerk: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)

An undisputed classic from the golden age of the arcades, Berzerk deserves better than this limp Recharged offering from Atari. When my 2600 cart offers more options and variety, I …
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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 10 (Nintendo Switch)
6
4 months ago

Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 10 (Nintendo Switch)

The Jackbox Party Pack 10 succeeds or fails based on the number of local players you have at the ready (up to 9). If you’ve been following the series since …
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Review: Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)
9.5
5 months ago

Review: Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)

Super Mario RPG is considered one of the best JRPGs of all time. Any genre fan owes it to themselves to play it at least once, and there’s no easier …
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Review: WarioWare: Move It! (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
5 months ago

Review: WarioWare: Move It! (Nintendo Switch)

A celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary, WarioWare: Move It! channels the microgame mania of Smooth Moves on the Wii. Time flies, but this format remains as fun as ever. …
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Review: Colored Effects (Nintendo Switch)
6
5 months ago

Review: Colored Effects (Nintendo Switch)

Colored Effects is an indie puzzle platformer with an inviting approach but so-so gameplay. A couple of choices result in a game that offers initial fun but doesn’t have legs.


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Review: Alphadia I & II (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
5 months ago

Review: Alphadia I & II (Nintendo Switch)

“Step into the enchanting world of Alphadia, a revitalized epic fantasy RPG series that merges the first two titles, ‘Alphadia I’ and ‘Alphadia II’, into a single, captivating adventure.”

Two …
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Review: Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit (Nintendo Switch)
8
6 months ago

Review: Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit (Nintendo Switch)

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit brings more graphic adventuring to the Nintendo Switch. The genre has really grown on the hybrid system, but this game is definitely one of …
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Review: The Making of Karateka (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
6 months ago

Review: The Making of Karateka (Nintendo Switch)

The Making of Karateka is a fascinating release I didn’t know I needed. It adopts the interactive timeline approach seen in Digital Eclipse’s Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, an acclaimed …
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Review: Xtreme Sports (Nintendo Switch)
6
6 months ago

Review: Xtreme Sports (Nintendo Switch)

Summer may be over, but good games can be enjoyed anytime. Xtreme Sports was considered a good game back in the day, but time’s catching up to it. WayForward has …
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Review: Pinball FX (Nintendo Switch)
6
7 months ago

Review: Pinball FX (Nintendo Switch)

Zen Studios recently shut down development of Pinball FX 3, relaunching it as Pinball FX. Despite the title regression, Pinball FX comes with a new engine, a new user interface, and some new features. But will players miss the old arcade?
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Review: Onigo Hunter (Nintendo Switch)
5
9 months ago

Review: Onigo Hunter (Nintendo Switch)

Onigo Hunter left me with some early questions. What are these Onigos exactly? And why am I hunting them? These monsters reside in the ancient ruins that hunters explore in …
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Review: Etrian Odyssey III HD (Nintendo Switch)
8
9 months ago

Review: Etrian Odyssey III HD (Nintendo Switch)

It’s time to dungeon crawl like it’s 2010 with the immersive Etrian Odyssey III HD. The game sheds the Drowned City moniker of the DS original but receives an HD …
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Review: Garden Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
10 months ago

Review: Garden Simulator (Nintendo Switch)

I thought I would be a good fit to dig into Garden Simulator on the Nintendo Switch. After all, if I can handle large farms, managing a smaller green space …
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