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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: Toree 3D (Nintendo Switch)
5
3 months ago

Review: Toree 3D (Nintendo Switch)

Toree 3D is an inexpensive ’90s-inspired platformer. But unlike Siactro’s earlier Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice Chap, it lacks diversity in level design, has an even worse camera, and …
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Review: The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Nintendo Switch)
5.5
3 months ago

Review: The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Nintendo Switch)

The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a pretty average release on the Nintendo Switch. This hidden object game has its moments, but it’s an older port …
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Review: Faircroft’s Antiques: The Heir of Glen Kinnoch Collector’s Edition (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
4 months ago

Review: Faircroft’s Antiques: The Heir of Glen Kinnoch Collector’s Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Faircroft’s Antiques: The Heir of Glen Kinnoch Collector’s Edition is another fun entry in the series. While this hidden object game might not be as unique as its predecessor, it …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – March, 2021
4 months ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – March, 2021

As promised, our 35 published reviews in March represent a sizable 75% increase over the month before.

 

1912: Titanic Mystery

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Beach Buggy Racing 2: …
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Review: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi (Nintendo Switch)
6
4 months ago

Review: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi (Nintendo Switch)

Sumatra: Fate of Yandi will go through the expected motions if you’re a fan of point-and-click games. But it feels like a game that needed more time to fully develop …
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Review: NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol.1 (Nintendo Switch)
7
4 months ago

Review: NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol.1 (Nintendo Switch)

No doubt, Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection is something of a curious release. The majority of the games in this compilation have already been made available individually via the Switch …
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Review: Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure (Nintendo Switch)
6
4 months ago

Review: Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure (Nintendo Switch)

Arriving three and a half years after the original, Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure offers even more to keep players busy. But a fair question is, does the content …
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Review: Faircroft’s Antiques: Treasures of Treffenburg Collector’s Edition (Nintendo Switch)
8
4 months ago

Review: Faircroft’s Antiques: Treasures of Treffenburg Collector’s Edition (Nintendo Switch)

This hidden object adventure set in the world of art is surprisingly refreshing. Faircroft’s Antiques: Treasures of Treffenburg Collector’s Edition differentiates itself through its plot. While many games in this …
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Review: Under Leaves (Nintendo Switch)
7
5 months ago

Review: Under Leaves (Nintendo Switch)

If you’re looking for a game to chill with, Under Leaves should be near the top of your list. This unique hidden object game is enjoyable from start to finish, …
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Review: Wind Peaks (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
5 months ago

Review: Wind Peaks (Nintendo Switch)

As someone who enjoys a Where’s Waldo-style Scavenger Hunt, Wind Peaks holds some definite appeal. But I feel it’s probably a bit too limited for its own good. What I …
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Review: 1912: Titanic Mystery (Nintendo Switch)
6
5 months ago

Review: 1912: Titanic Mystery (Nintendo Switch)

1912: Titanic Mystery can make for an entertaining weekend if you’re a fan of hidden object games. That said, this isn’t among the top-tier in the genre, so you’ll want …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – February, 2021
5 months ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – February, 2021

Not our best month, as the PN team only published 20 reviews in February. That’s our lowest monthly output since 2018. Look for a sizable increase in March.

Astrologaster

Balancelot


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Review: My Universe – PET CLINIC CATS & DOGS (Nintendo Switch)
5
5 months ago

Review: My Universe – PET CLINIC CATS & DOGS (Nintendo Switch)

While the idea is sound, My Universe – PET CLINIC CATS & DOGS ultimately can’t quite deliver. Entertainment is short-lived, as this title never reaches its full potential.

The My …
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Review: Turrican Flashback (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
5 months ago

Review: Turrican Flashback (Nintendo Switch)

Turrican Flashback bundles some (but not all) of the run ‘n’ gun classic titles. This collection, while fun, feels a bit lacking compared to other compilations on the Nintendo Switch.


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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – January, 2021
6 months ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – January, 2021

While January is always a slower month, 31 reviews in 31 days are nothing to sneeze at. Our output this past month is 25% higher than this same time last …
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Review: Unspottable (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
6 months ago

Review: Unspottable (Nintendo Switch)

As a competitive couch party game (no co-op), Unspottable isn’t bad. Unfortunately, it releases in a time when smart people aren’t inviting friends over for couch parties due to the …
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Review: Freddy Spaghetti (Nintendo Switch)
3
6 months ago

Review: Freddy Spaghetti (Nintendo Switch)

Freddy Spaghetti has so much promise, but multiple glitches ruin the fun. While we’re promised that “No pastas were harmed in the making of this game,” I have my doubts.


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Review: Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (Nintendo Switch)
4.5
6 months ago

Review: Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (Nintendo Switch)

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom looks promising but winds up being very bland. It’s tolerable at best, checking most of the right boxes but never moving beyond subpar territory.

You …
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