Which games has the Pure Nintendo team been playing this week? Our latest playlist comprises everything from Fire Emblem to classic SEGA titles. Let’s find out the games that kept us busy this week.

There’s plenty of love for the N64 this week, with a couple of us checking out the recently released (and highly anticipated) GoldenEye. The online library continues to grow – and we’ll continue to play.

Meanwhile, our newest team member, Keyatta, is delving into some deeper territory with the likes of 2020’s Florence and the newly released A Space for the Unbound. This pair of games seems to have had quite an impact!

Finally, who can forget about Fire Emblem Engage? We’re still heavily involved with this latest adventure. Watch for our upcoming review to hear our complete throughts on this epic title.

If you’re looking for gaming inspiration this week, check out our playlist below to see what’s eating up our time. More importantly, what’s on your playlist? Let us know the games that you’re enjoying at the moment!


  • Golden Axe I & II (Nintendo Switch) – I’m in the spirit for classic Sega games this week! Retro arcade games are favorites of mine.
  • SEGA AGES Out Run (Nintendo Switch) – The perfect game to end my nights. Long virtual drives through a pixelated environment and the synthwave soundtrack are always a vibe.
  • Florence (Nintendo Switch) – A good friend recommended this game to me…I’ll have a word to him later as it left my eyes burning from holding back tears at 2 am! Although its mechanics are very simple, it is evident that a lot of thought was put into it. For instance, you have to piece together chat bubbles when the protagonist, Florence Yeoh, talks with her date. There are less pieces to put together as their conversation progresses to symbolize her becoming more comfortable with her date. A game with a relatable story about adulting, forgotten memories and dreams, love, and letting go.
  • A Space for the Unbound (Nintendo Switch) – Review incoming! I was pulled in by the pixel art and stayed for the stories to be shared through its real and relatable characters. When you’re feeling fearful of what’s to come, it sometimes feels like the world is crumbling at your feet. Also, it was fun essentially playing therapist and getting to experience a piece of Indonesia through this game (I listened to keroncong as I wrote its review and it would be great to try cimol someday!).


  • Fire Emblem Engage (Switch) – Just about to wrap this one up. As a Fire Emblem fan since the Wii days (and, retroactively, the GameCube and GameBoy), Engage’s focus on combat instead of the annual homecoming dance has been tremendously rewarding, and I’ve been taking full advantage of it.
  • ??? – I can’t actually name this game due to embargo restrictions. I can say it’s coming out quite soon, and I’m certain fans of the series are going to find plenty of familiar elements to excite and frustrate them in all the best ways.
  • Terror of Hemasaurus (Switch) – I’ve completed this homage to Rampage, and the review will be published soon. But the game is so much fun—the action and destruction so over the top—that my sons and I will likely be playing it for some time to come. Of course, it helps that I’m totally behind its not-so-subtle message.


  • Fire Emblem Engage (Switch) – After spending a week playing non-Nintendo, I fully became addicted to Fire Emblem: Engage. While I truly loved Fire Emblem: Three Houses, I genuinely appreciate Engage’s focus on combat versus monastery management and tea parties. I can honestly feel the game sinking its teeth in and I can’t wait to jump back in to continue my adventure.
  • Nintendo Switch Online – With the release of GoldenEye 007, I had to jump back in to see if the game was as good as I remember. While it’s certainly showing its age, it’s been a blast jumping back in to 007’s adventure. I’ve also jumped back into Mario Party 2, mostly because I’ve got a Mario Party itch that needs scratching.


  • GoldenEye (Nintendo Switch Online) – I actually didn’t spend a lot of time with this back in the day, but I’m making up for lost time now! I jumped online with our head honcho Justin to try it out, and it was super fun! Thanks for the tips, Justin!
  • Oddballers (Nintendo Switch) – A few of us hopped online to try out this wacky multiplayer game, which proved to be quite fun! It’s quirky and silly, but provides enoughs laughs to make it an enjoyable experience. Watch for my upcoming review!
  • Pokémon Violet (Switch) – I’m still a little obsessed with this adventure into the world of pocket monsters. I’m currently trying to level up my team to take on the Fighting Team Star gang!
  • Omegabot (Switch) – This run-and-gun platformer is full of great graphics and tunes, set in a world overrun by robots. It’s also super tough! Watch for my upcoming review.

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