As the week draws to a close, we take a deep breath and reflect on the games that got us through the last 7 days. We love our gaming, even when we’re pressed for time, and we like to mix it up, so you’ll see quite a few interesting titles below, both old and new.

Here’s what we’ve been preoccupied with – what’s on your playlist this week?

Justin S

  • Justin SharpSuper Smash Bros (Wii U/3DS) – Had to play as Mewtwo this week even if it was only for a few matches.  That’s about all I’ve played this week but I’m really excited for the Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc mode next week!.


  • Justin SharpSuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES) – Haven’t played much this past week, but my main game is a great one.  An SNES classic (and Pure Nintendo favorite) Super Mario RPG is a title I was long overdue to revisit.  I’m about halfway through, and enjoying the gameplay and nostalgic memories.


  • Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z (3DS) – I can tell I’m going to be obsessed with these new street pass games for awhile. I’m a sucker for fishing mini games, so I’m really enjoying Ultimate Angler.
  •  The Mysterious Murasame Castle – This was my choice from club Nintendo as I only reached gold status this year. I chose it after reading an article where Sakurai said he wanted the main character of this game to be a playable fighter in smash. Turns out, it’s a really fun game that has you running around a maze-like ancient Japan, and entering castles to defeat demons zelda style. Thanks for the recommendation Mr. Sakurai!



  • Xenoblade Chronices (Wii) – I’m sure you’ve noticed a trend by now, folks.  Just wrapped up one of the most satisfying boss fights I’ve had in a long time.


  • Earthbound (Wii U) – Earthbound: I have pretty much stopped playing every other game besides Earthbound. It is so enthralling and a tad addictive if I do say so myself. I’m now on my way to Fourside town, Paula and Jeff have also joined my party. The mission for world peace is going pretty swell :)
  • Super Smash Bros (Wii U): I’ve been playing this a bit when I don’t have time for Earthbound. I really enjoy taking whacky screenshots and posting them online. Plus, like everyone else I had to play a few rounds as Mewtwo, who is pretty awesome by the way.

James C

  • Pokémon Shuffle (3DS) – In a very busy week for me, this is literally the only game I’ve had time for!  Hopefully the weekend will change things, but I did make some significant progress in this game during the week, capturing a lot more Pokémon. Like Justin, I’m very excited about the upcoming Mario Kart DLC :)