We’re still reeling from the dizzying glitz of E3, and it feels like there’s a plethora of games to play right now. This week we’re into the newest Nintendo IP, with ARMS featuring prominently. We’re also into Ever Oasis and .. Magikarp Jump? Check out our playlist below and let us know what’s on your gaming agenda this week.



  • Shantae-Half Genie Hero (Nintendo Switch): I’m playing this for a review. It doesn’t feel like work though, because I’m having so much fun while playing it!
  • Picross E4 (3DS): I downloaded this last week because I realized I had all the Picross E games besides number 4. I love Picross!
  • River City Knights of Justice (3DS): Playing this one for a review as well. Its been pretty neat so far but I haven’t gotten to play much yet.
  • Alpha Mission II (Nintendo Switch): I reviewed this fun game earlier in the week – almost everyone loves a good arcade shooter! Playing this on the Switch felt great, especially on the go. Check out my Alpha Mission II review for more details.


  • Magikarp Jump (Mobile): Again with the mobile games, Alex? While it’s true that I’m addicted, look forward to a few games that I’ll be reviewing in the near future. As for Magikarp Jump, I’ve finally beaten the heal league, and I can now progress to the expert leagues. It’s gonna be a long grind.
  • Pokémon GO (Mobile): The Fire and Ice Solstice event just ended, and I managed to capture quite a few Pokémon that I needed for my Pokedex. Among those I caught, I was able to evolve a Cloyster, Dewgong, Rapidash, Ninetails, Typhlosion, and Piloswine. With a new update to gyms that just released, I’ll be doing my best to keep going for walks on my days off.


  • TrevorEver Oasis (3DS): It releases today, and hopefully the demo has helped you some in deciding if the game is for you. Please check out my Ever Oasis review, and see what led me to score it a 9 out of 10!
  • Drancia Saga (3DS): I’ve been playing this 3DS eShop game on and off for the past few weeks. It’s my next review, so look for it shortly.
  • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (3DS): Free-to-start games aren’t normally my thing, but has this one proved to be an exception? Jemma and I will take a closer look not just at this title, but what else Kirby has in store, in an upcoming Purely Opinions.

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  • Ever Oasis (3DS demo): I really enjoyed the demo and I immediately preordered the game after finishing the 30 min demo. I would definitely recommend anyone check out the demo if you’re still on the fence about it.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch): Katelyn and I played some this week and we almost have 3 gold stars in all of the 200cc cups now. Just a few left.
  • ARMS (Nintendo Switch): Picked this up on Friday and Katelyn and I have been having fun playing co-op and checking out the various modes.
  • E3 2017: We got to play a lot of great games last week so be sure to look out for our hands-on impressions in PNM Issue 35.



  • ARMS (Nintendo Switch): I finally found time to dig into the retail version of Nintendo’s take on the boxing/fighting game realm. While the single-player grand prix is as bare bones as it can get, the online and multiplayer aspects give me reason to enjoy this game on more than one occasion. It’s fun, frantic, and will punish you if you feel the need to just hit both left and right punch buttons without any sense of direction or strategy. Overall, one could say ARMS has grabbed me by the…yeah, I’m not even gonna finish that pun.



  • Mononoke Forest (3DS): I’ve been playing this odd little sim-action game for a review, which I’ll have with you shortly. You control forest spirits who must help grant villagers’ wishes to reclaim the environment…
  • Magikarp Jump (mobile): Like Alex, I’m quite addicted to this time-wasting game, it’s so simple and, dare I say it, fun! My trainer is at level 35 and my Magikarp generation 45, working our way through the Luxury League.
  • Super Mario Run (mobile): Just a few rounds of Toad Rally this week to hit 3163 Toads. My Kingdom is also growing nicely, with a rainbow bridge leading to more Toad houses.

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.