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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: Townscaper (Nintendo Switch)
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1 day ago

Review: Townscaper (Nintendo Switch)

Townscaper is a title full of potential that will sadly never get realized. It sums itself up better than I can, as “…an experimental passion project. More of a toy …
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Review: Badland: Game of the Year Edition (Nintendo Switch)
5.5
3 days ago

Review: Badland: Game of the Year Edition (Nintendo Switch)

If you’re a Nintendo gamer who missed it on the Wii U, the boastfully named Badland: Game of the Year Edition was released last month on the Nintendo Switch. It’s …
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Review: Piczle Puzzle & Watch Collection (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
2 weeks ago

Review: Piczle Puzzle & Watch Collection (Nintendo Switch)

Piczle Puzzle & Watch Collection is advertised as “a love-letter to the days of LCD handheld gaming,” and I have to say it pretty much nails it. It taps into …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – August, 2021
3 weeks ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – August, 2021

Team Pure Nintendo published 22 reviews in the month of August. While we had some lower scorers (Kickerinho World, Freddy Spaghetti 2) we also had hits like The Great Ace …
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Review: Ayo the Clown (Nintendo Switch)
7
1 month ago

Review: Ayo the Clown (Nintendo Switch)

If you’re looking for a solid platforming adventure, Ayo the Clown might catch your eye. It never goes beyond “good” in many respects but checks off most platforming staples in …
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Review: Haven Park (Nintendo Switch)
5
2 months ago

Review: Haven Park (Nintendo Switch)

To give credit where credit’s due, Haven Park makes no secret of its inspiration sources. It cites both A Short Hike (one of my favorites) and Animal Crossing. Haven Park …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – July, 2021
2 months ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – July, 2021

The PN crew published 26 reviews in July. While Skyward Sword HD is our big first-party review, a number of higher-scoring indies also round out the month. Have a favorite? …
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Review: Review: B.ARK (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 months ago

Review: Review: B.ARK (Nintendo Switch)

One of those all-cap titles with odd punctuation, B.ARK is a shoot ’em up adventure from Tic Toc Games. Their last release, Adventures of Pip, was great, and I hoped …
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Review: Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective (Nintendo Switch)

Based on a popular book series, Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is a delight. While a maze title might be more niche, the visual presentation here makes this game …
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Review: Loopindex (Nintendo Switch)
4
2 months ago

Review: Loopindex (Nintendo Switch)

Loopindex is a cooperative title where you find yourself in control of a pair of robots. It’s not to be confused with Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition, also published by Rataliaka, …
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Review: Geminose: Animal Popstars (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 months ago

Review: Geminose: Animal Popstars (Nintendo Switch)

Released on the Nintendo Switch back in May, Geminose: Animal Popstars would be easy to overlook. It’s a motion-controlled game for kids, outside of the impulse purchase range for many. …
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Review: Alphadia Genesis 2 (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 months ago

Review: Alphadia Genesis 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Alphadia Genesis 2 will satisfy anyone craving a retro RPG experience on the Nintendo Switch. Like fast food, it won’t stay with you, but sometimes it’s nice knowing exactly what …
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Review: Arcade Archives RAIDEN (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: Arcade Archives RAIDEN (Nintendo Switch)

Arcade Archives RAIDEN is a superb shooter in many ways. If you enjoyed the popular arcade original as I did, you’ll likely welcome this chance to revisit the classic.

You …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – June, 2021
3 months ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – June, 2021

The Pure Nintendo published 28 reviews during the month of June. Included among these were two first-party games, Miitiopia, and Mario Golf: Super Rush.

 

Alex Kidd in Miracle World …
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Review: Mario Golf: Super Rush (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
3 months ago

Review: Mario Golf: Super Rush (Nintendo Switch)

The right stuff for “the way of the Duff”?

Mario Golf: Super Rush keeps you on your toes, delivering a fun but uneven time. This release doesn’t quite have the …
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Review: Trails and Traces: The Tomb of Thomas Tew (Nintendo Switch)
7
3 months ago

Review: Trails and Traces: The Tomb of Thomas Tew (Nintendo Switch)

Don’t let the long name fool you; Trails and Traces: The Tomb of Thomas Tew is a short game. I beat it in about two hours and could probably trim …
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Review: Family Vacation: California (Nintendo Switch)
5.5
3 months ago

Review: Family Vacation: California (Nintendo Switch)

Family Vacation: California is a straightforward but upbeat hidden object game. Nothing gloomy, tragic, or supernatural here. You’ll be searching for items throughout the course of your holiday.

The family …
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Review: Stonefly (Nintendo Switch)
5
4 months ago

Review: Stonefly (Nintendo Switch)

Stonefly, unfortunately, can’t live up to the developer’s previous Nintendo Switch release. Flight School Studio’s Creature in the Well was a game that I was excited to complete. Stonefly, meanwhile, …
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