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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, Wii U (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.
Latest Posts | By Trevor Gould
Review: Shape of the World (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
6 months ago

Review: Shape of the World (Nintendo Switch)

If you’re looking for a Nintendo Switch “game” that you can kick back and relax with, Shape of the World might very well be for you. I put game in quotes because …
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Review: Runner3 (Nintendo Switch)
7
6 months ago

Review: Runner3 (Nintendo Switch)

The latest, but not the greatest

Another Bit.Trip game is never a bad thing, even if Choice Provisions has shortened the title to just Runner3. The sequel to one of …
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Purely Opinions: Nintendo E3 2018 – Too Much Smash Bros.?
6 months ago

Purely Opinions: Nintendo E3 2018 – Too Much Smash Bros.?

Trev and Kirk discuss if there is such a thing as too much Super Smash Bros.

 

Don’t get me wrong, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate looks like it’s positively bursting …
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Review: Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers (Nintendo 3DS)
8
6 months ago

Review: Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers (Nintendo 3DS)

By  •  Reviews, 3DS

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers is the third title in a series that began back in 2012. I expected to see more of Nintendo’s armadillo ranger, although I didn’t expect a five-year …
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Review: Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Sly Spy (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
6 months ago

Review: Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Sly Spy (Nintendo Switch)

I had never played this 1989 arcade title (I don’t even recall it, honestly), but thanks to FTE Games I can now check out Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Sly Spy on …
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Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
7 months ago

Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Nintendo Switch)

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an open world adventure for the Nintendo Switch that raises an intriguing question; can a title like this succeed without any combat whatsoever? Having …
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Review: Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Bad Dudes (Nintendo Switch)
6
7 months ago

Review: Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Bad Dudes (Nintendo Switch)

The semi-classic brawler, Bad Dudes, has returned on the Nintendo Switch. Part of the Johnny Turbo’s Arcade line from FTE games, it brings fighting action that impressed back in 1988, …
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Review: Swim Out (Nintendo Switch)
7
7 months ago

Review: Swim Out (Nintendo Switch)

Imagine a maze where the exit is clearly visible from the start. But as you begin to navigate your way towards it, the walls start moving with you. Swim Out …
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Review: Earthlock (Nintendo Switch)
7
7 months ago

Review: Earthlock (Nintendo Switch)

The plot of Earthlock centers around energy in the planet’s core, but it’s really a story of growing friendships. This RPG puts you in control of six characters, which allows …
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PURE NINTENDO REVIEW RECAP – Q1, 2018
9 months ago

PURE NINTENDO REVIEW RECAP – Q1, 2018

By  •  Reviews

With 79 reviews published during this stretch, we more than tripled our output from the same time last year! What has historically been a leaner time of year for game …
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Review: Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition (Nintendo Switch)
7
9 months ago

Review: Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Having missed the original release on Wii U, Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition held greater appeal to me than some of the other Switch ports. This platformer plays fine when tackling …
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Review: North (Nintendo Switch)
4
9 months ago

Review: North (Nintendo Switch)

North is easily one of the oddest titles I’ve ever written a review of. I purchased it based on its small $2.99 price tag, and I feel I got my …
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Mini-Review: Subsurface Circular (Nintendo Switch)
7
9 months ago

Mini-Review: Subsurface Circular (Nintendo Switch)

Once you begin, it won’t take long to see the credits in Subsurface Circular. The two-hour or so length fits the “short” billing, in addition to the modest $5.99 price. …
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Review: SteamWorld Dig 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
9
9 months ago

Review: SteamWorld Dig 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

By  •  Reviews, 3DS

The Pure Nintendo crew are big fans of the SteamWorld games from Image & Form, particularly the newest entry, SteamWorld Dig 2. You may recall the game making the cover …
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Mini-Review: Totes the Goat (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
9 months ago

Mini-Review: Totes the Goat (Nintendo Switch)

Totes the Goat is a “modernized vision of classic and beloved arcade gameplay”, in this case, Q*bert. The spirit of that coin-op hit (a favorite of mine) lives on in …
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2017 Pure Nintendo Award Winners – Staff & Reader Picks
9 months ago

2017 Pure Nintendo Award Winners – Staff & Reader Picks

Top Games of 2017

If you’re a PNM subscriber, you’ve already seen these results in Issue 38‘s 4-page spread. If you aren’t a current subscriber, why not check out our magazine? …
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Review: The Fall Part 2: Unbound (Nintendo Switch)
5.5
9 months ago

Review: The Fall Part 2: Unbound (Nintendo Switch)

As far as sequels go, The Fall Part 2: Unbound 2 is a tricky game for me to wrap my head around. On the one hand, I commend it for …
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Review: Machine Knight (Nintendo 3DS)
7.5
10 months ago

Review: Machine Knight (Nintendo 3DS)

By  •  Reviews, 3DS

Machine Knight is the latest 3DS RPG published by KEMCO. Developer Hit-Point has crafted an adventure based upon an energy crisis. It’s like the 70s, but with better clothing and …
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