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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: Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Review: Angels with Scaly Wings (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
1 year ago

Review: Angels with Scaly Wings (Nintendo Switch)

There’s some good writing to be found in the poorly titled Angels with Scaly Wings. It’s at its best when dealing with conundrums and treachery. Conversely, the times it veers …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – May, 2021
1 year ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – May, 2021

A quiet month from the PN team, but what we don’t have in quantity we make up for in quality. A number of high-scoring games make up our 19 reviews …
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Review: Ladders by POWGI (Nintendo Switch)
5
1 year ago

Review: Ladders by POWGI (Nintendo Switch)

Ladders by POWGI is the latest POWGI-branded word game on the Nintendo Switch. Many of these have been released on the Switch (also on the Wii U and 3DS), varying …
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Review: Emily Archer and the Curse of Tutankhamun (Nintendo Switch)
3
1 year ago

Review: Emily Archer and the Curse of Tutankhamun (Nintendo Switch)

Emily Archer and the Curse of Tutankhamun is Ocean Media’s latest hidden object adventure published on the Switch eShop. They seem to be in the process of porting several old …
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Review: Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
1 year ago

Review: Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition is a re-release of the original Game Boy tribute that debuted on the Nintendo Switch in 2018. As Rachel already reviewed that version, I’m …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – April, 2021
1 year ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – April, 2021

The Pure Nintendo crew published 27 reviews during the month of April. Which of these games have you played?

 

Astro Aqua Kitty

Battle Brothers

Chained

Chess Knights – Viking …
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Review: Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
1 year ago

Review: Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia (Nintendo Switch)

Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia is a new edutainment release for the Nintendo Switch. There’s no gameplay, but it’s an interactive encyclopedia aimed at curious fact-seeking kids. That said, I can surely …
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Review: Toree 3D (Nintendo Switch)
5
1 year 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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