Times are tough; we’re stuck at home. If you’re in need of gaming inspiration during this tricky period, our carefully curated playlist of high-rotation games here at Pure Nintendo is here to save the day. We’re playing everything from metroidvania titles to mobile games, and we’re hoping to pass on some ideas to you, dear readers. Though it must be said – could Nintendo have timed its release of Animal Crossing any better?

Check out our latest playlist below and let us know the games you’re obsessed with at the moment. We promise there’s no judgment here.

Pure Nintendo playlist


  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – I’ve really been enjoying this entry more so than I have in my past attempts with the series. Katelyn is playing the game as well so that certainly makes it more fun and memorable :)
  • RBI Baseball 20 (Switch) – With the baseball season being delayed I’ve been needing my baseball fix. Some of the new gameplay mechanics are nice additions but it’s not all great. Look for my full review soon.


  • 3000th Duel (Switch) – A Metroidvania game, I was playing it for a review but decided to keep on playing since I enjoyed it so much.
  • Pooplers (Switch) – I also had to play this for a review; I don’t think I’ll be playing this one again.
  • Mega Man 11 (Switch) – This game that has been out for a while now, I saw it for a reasonable price physical and decided to give it a go since I enjoy the series.
  • Langrisser I&II (Switch) – I recently reviewed it and really enjoyed it. I can’t seem to put it down.
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons (Switch): Although I downloaded this on release day, I didn’t get a chance to play it until Monday. I have been enjoying it so far.


  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – I’m currently drowning my sorrows in this blissful game that gives every other Nintendo Switch game a run for its money. The updated graphics, crafting/DIY system, and island living truly make this a great addition to the life-simulation genre.
  • Overwatch (Switch) – Recently, I’ve been enjoying the new Overwatch event that begun; and it is called the 2020 Archives. I’ve been trying to collect all the new skins and cosmetics for my favorite heroes.


  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – If you want to know more about my feelings about AC, check out my review! But I’ve really enjoyed this series as we continue on, and the latest patch update certainly helped some of the imbalance I only noticed after writing my review. :)


  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – I’ve sunk a lot of time into this title during its first week of release, and have enjoyed doing so. Not to say I have no issues with New Horizons. Visually, I feel it’s in real want of more vibrant colors. I also don’t care for the glitches with the friend app. And the crafting, while useful, just isn’t all that interesting. Having said all that, this release arrived just when many of us needed it. I enjoy having visitors and visiting others, without the need for social distancing. I’m expecting this will be my most played Switch game before long.


  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) – A new addition to my collection, this is an absolute blast to play. Loving every moment of this ghost-busting adventure.
  • Dr. Mario World (mobile) – Still playing, still hooked. Those viruses, they just. Won’t. Quit. I’m currently on level 429.
  • Gunbare!: Super Strikers (Switch) – I’m playing this for a review, it’s a soccer game that’s also a tactical RPG. Somehow it works, mostly. Watch for my review shortly!

What’s on your playlist this week? How often would you like to see our playlist? Let us know in the comments section below.