If you’re wondering what to play this weekend, look no further! While the Pure Nintendo team works hard on reviews, we also play a lot of other titles in our downtime. If you’re looking for gaming inspiration, our playlist of Nintendo titles is here to help!
This week has a strong Pokémon and Zelda theme going, with Arceus, Unite, Pearl, and Sword making the list for team Pokémon. On the Zelda side of things, there’s a lot of love for the likes of Tri Force Heroes – it’s the topic of an upcoming podcast after all, so stay tuned for that. We’re also playing LEGO games, Mario Kart, and Rocket League, to name just a few in our playlist – and that’s not even counting our many review titles. Check out all our reviews from February!
If you’re looking for a new game to play, there’s bound to be something in our playlist for you. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s check out the games stealing our time lately.
And don’t forget to let us know what you’re playing at the moment! What’s on your playlist?
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- Hundred Days Winemaking Simulator (Switch) – I’ve been spending time, trying to learn the ropes of wine making. OK I’m not really learning how to make wine, I’m reviewing 100 Days Winemaking Simulator. There’s quite a bit that the game has to offer too. Check back to read my review in the not so distant future.
- Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Switch) – Being a huge fan of both Indiana Jones and pinball, this is right up my alley.
- Knockout City (Switch) – I’m not a competitive person, but for some reason I get really competitive with Knockout City. I really enjoy this game, maybe because I’m somewhat good at it (I never was good at dodgeball as a kid).
- Pokémon UNITE (mobile) – I’ve played at least one ranked game a day this week with my girlfriend. In previous seasons we’ve only been doing quick games, but it’s time to (try) to get to Master Rank — or at least Expert! Update: I’m now in Expert!
- A Musical Story (Switch) – I stumbled across this psychedelic gem this week, and it’s easily my favourite game of the year! A genuinely unique rhythm game that I just get lost in on evenings when I want to wind down with some vibey music. If you’re a Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix fan and want to be musically and visually blown away — get this!
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – I’ve certainly got review games and the like, but this is my only repeat from the last playlist. Are your surprised? The game is huge! It also represents something of a theme for my list this time around, as you will see.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) – Our next Koopa Kast will be on this classic. It’s easily one of my favorites, so any excuse to revisit it is welcomed!
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS) – Completing my Zelda-themed playlist is Tri Force Heroes. I actually was able to play this online (with Kirk & Jes), and we nearly melted the servers! It was fun, though. I’m hoping this will show on my playlist again, as I’m looking to adventure with Kaelyn, who gave this game a 9 out of 10! If anyone else is looking to party like it’s 2015, reach out to me on Twitter.
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS) – After my online session with Trevor and Jes, I’ve decided to take another crack at completing it with my kids. Five years on, though, and now I’m the one holding them back.
- Triangle Strategy (Switch) – Working through this one for review purposes, but I would’ve worked through it regardless. So far, it’s been an excellent combination of story and SRPG gaming, and I really like the balance between exploration and combat…I just wish I was more into this whole HD-2D thing that others seem to like.
- Pinball FX3 – Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Switch) – From best to worst:
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Last Crusade
- The Pinball Adventure
- Temple of Doom
- The Crystal Skull.
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS) – I somehow own a copy of this game but never played it before hopping online with Trevor and Kirk. It was alot of fun, despite the servers trying their hardest to not cooperate. I decided to keep playing the game offline afterwards, so I hope to report back once I’m more through the game.
- Edge of Eternity (Switch) – A JRPG I reviewed, Edge of Eternity is a mixed bag. It’s an OK game but the fact that it’s a cloud version that doesn’t work well, my time with Edge of Eternity hasn’t been great. It’s got great moments but those moments are usually ruined by bad pacing, design and lackluster storytelling.
- Pendula Swing: The Complete Journey (Switch) – Another game I am reviewing, this game is quite the journey (no pun intended). It’s an adventure game that digs deep into very real-world social issues. It’s not a game for everyone, and my time with it has been quite the trip, but adventure fans looking for a talking sim might be in for a treat.
- DOOM Eternal (Switch) – I’ve always liked the DOOM games and the newest entry on Nintendo Switch was given a steep discount this past week on the eShop. I jumped in on the savings and wow, what a game. It’s fast, it’s insane and it’s delightful. Plus the Switch port is very, very good!
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch) – I completed the main storyline but there’s still plenty of Pokémon to catch. This has to be one of my favorite Pokémon games ever. It really is fantastic with the various gameplay additions and improvements to the typical formula. Can’t wait for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet later this year!
- Rocket League (Switch) – This is still one of my go-to games. If anyone wants to play sometime, let me know on Twitter!
- Pokémon Shining Pearl (Switch) – I took a break from this game when Legends Arceus came out, but now I’m back to complete the post-game. There are a lot of fun things to do once you beat the main game. I am enjoying the underground aspect.
- Pudding Monsters (Switch) – This is an App-Like puzzle game that I have a review coming out for later. It’s a fun and addictive game where you work to combine little monsters into one big blob.
- Pokémon Sword (Switch) – Today is the last day for the event to get Shiny Galarian Zapdos, so I’ve been playing to try and get the electric bird.
- GTA3 (Switch) – I can’t describe to you the rush of nostalgia that came over me when I started up this game. Regardless of how silly the NPCs look or the random bugs, I am having so much fun playing this. The last time I played GTA 3 I was probably 11 years old. I was amazed at the freedom I had and it was the funniest game I had ever played. I don’t know if I ever actually played through the story, as I was content just blowing stuff up and mowing down NPCs with the fastest car I could find (we’ve all done it XD). So now I hope to fully complete each of these games… AND I can take them anywhere! I love my Nintendo Switch <3
- River City Girls Zero (Switch) – I’ve been trying to get through as much of this game as I can before writing my review. I hope to finish it up this weekend!
- Move or Die: Unleashed (Switch) – This is one of the craziest and most fun multiplayer games I’ve played in awhile, with super-short levels of colorful insanity that will have you laughing and screaming in equal measure. Check out my Move or Die: Unleashed review for all the details!
- LEGO DC Super-Villains (Switch) – More exploration and unlocking of characters and yellow bricks in Gotham City and surrounding areas. This is one of the most fun LEGO adventures, though I can’t wait to play the Skywalker Saga next month!
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo (Switch) – I was so excited to try this game when the demo arrived last week, and I was not disappointed! The demo is just as cute and fun as I’d expected, and I look forward to playing the full game later this month.
- Gem Wizards Tactics (Switch) – I played and reviewed this tactical game recently, it has some great elements going for it, marred mostly by poor visuals, especially the text size, which was annoyingly small. It’s fun enough for tactical fans who might be able to pick it up on sale. Check out my Gem Wizards Tactics review for the full story!
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – There’s always time for Mario Kart. I’m super excited about the upcoming DLC, so I had a race to brush up before the new tracks hit us next week.