With E3 coming up we’ve been pretty busy at Pure Nintendo, but a few of us managed to sneak in some game time this week. We’d also love to know what’s on your playlist right now, so let us know in the comments section below.


  • Splatoon: Just one more match …
  • Xenogears episode 1:  I’m like 20 hours in and still barely have any idea what is going on.


  • Splatoon: I’ve been playing this in small bursts, and it’s a lot of fun. I need to invest some time and start getting some better gear though, because I’m getting my butt kicked online!
  • Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold The Fafnir Knight: Playing this one for a review, and I’m really enjoying how immersive it is. I feel like I am exploring ancient ruins whenever I play.

James C

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U): Thought I’d replay an old classic from my childhood – somehow this title bears the honor of being the first Mario game I ever completed. I remember as a kid struggling to know how to defeat Birdo – oh you pick up his flying eggs?! A strange entry in the Marioverse, but I’m having fun replaying and am about halfway through.
  • Mario Kart 7 (3DS): A little handheld love for Mario Kart this week.
  • Pokémon Shuffle (3DS): Like a broken record I get sucked back into this week after week!. Unfortunately I made little progress this time, only reaching level 160.