The Pure Nintendo team has been catching up on our gaming playlists over the weekend – so much to play, so little time!

Check out our full playlist below and let us know which games you’re into right now.

Justin S

  • Justin SharpThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii): Started this up again since it released on the Wii U Virtual Console yesterday. I know it’s a fairly divisive Zelda game amongst fans, but I really enjoy it.
  • Metroid Prime Federation Force (3DS): Also another divisive game :) Starting to notice a trend here :) I’ve been loving the game so far and it just gets me more excited for a full Metroid Prime-esque game in the future. Hopefully we’ll see Samus return on the NX.



  • 100 Classic Books (DS): I’ve been playing a lot of games recently. Sometimes it’s nice to kick back with some good books … even in digital form.
  • Armikrog (Wii U eShop): I’m a bit late with my review of this game; expect it on Monday.
  • Poncho (Wii U eShop): Check out my Poncho review for my thoughts on this recent Wii U eShop release.
  • Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (DSiWare): I was actually planning to play Metroid Prime Pinball, but I saw the icon for this game conveniently placed on my home menu. I’ve always had a soft spot for pinball, and this game is a very good representation.
  • Skunky B’s Super Slots Saga #1 (Wii U eShop): Just started playing this new release for review.


  • Fire Emblem: Fates (3DS): I’m finding myself procrastinating with this now – by which I mean I’m doing as many side quest challenges as possible instead of continuing with the story, I don’t want it to end. I’m at chapter 23 of Birthright, getting ready to face Camilla again.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS): I just had an itching desire to play this again over the weekend. I am a huge Mario platforming fan, and I’ve always been one to collect everything I can in each level, so collecting coins was a natural move for me. It’s not a hard game, but easy and fun to play.
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii U VC): I decided to introduce my five-year-old son to this game, one of my favorite Mario platformers. I spent a lot of time playing this when it first came out. A LOT. It might have been simply because of Mario’s return to console platforming after a long hiatus, but this game holds a special place in the Marioverse for me. Plus the helicopter hat is now one of my fave power-ups.
  • Pokémon GO (mobile): I’m about two catches away from level 20.

What do you think of our list this week? Are you into anything retro at the moment, or busy playing something brand new? Let us know your own playlists in the comments section.