The Pure Nintendo team has played its way through another week with a variety of titles, though we clearly all love Mario Kart 8 at the moment. We . As the weekend approaches we’re ready to delve into the endless possibilities that await, but not before we reflect on what got us through the last seven days.

Here’s what the Pure Nintendo team have been preoccupied with lately – what’s on your playlist this week?

Justin S

  • Justin Sharp
    Mario Kart 8 (Wii U): Played a lot more of the DLC this week with Alex, Matt, and Tristan online.  The 200cc mode is pretty fun but the levels go by so quickly.  I hope as they move forward with 200cc in the future that they create longer tracks.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Wii U): Played some with some friends this weekend and it was a lot of fun.  Got to try out more of the 8-player maps that Nintendo updated in one of the recent patches.  Such a fun game!


  • Xenoblade Chronicles: In playthrough no.3 and just about to enter Satorl Marsh
  • Mega Man X: Trying to speed up my runthrough of that game. Not a speedrunner, but it’s still fun.
  • Phoenix Wright – Trials and Tribulations: Tracking down the dastardly Thgriw Xineop.
  • Mario Kart 8: 200cc is really hard!
  • Shantae & The Pirate’s Curse: Just released on Steam, so I thought I’d play it again on Wii U.


  • Earthbound: I’m still searching for Paula but now I have the power of teleportation! Which is extremely helpful. Time for me to head back to Fourside and take down the Monotoli building once and for all!
  • Cube Creator 3D (3DS): I had to play this for a review I was doing and I’ll have to say it’s a lot more fun than I thought it would be. If your a fan of Minecraft or any block building game like it, checkout my review!
  • Super Smash Bros (Wii U): Must…get…every trophy! I have an obsession with this now, for some reason. I find myself playing Smash Bros every night for at least an hour or 2 before bed.

James C

  • Mario Kart 8 (Wii U): Plenty of time was spent with the Animal Crossing DLC this week, I even made time for a review of the new tracks, which are brilliant.
  • Pokémon Shuffle (3DS): Yes .. I’m still going with this! It’s an addiction. After some decent progress I’m stuck again on the main game but I’m quite happy with the special stages that are thrown our way occasionally, which keeps the game exciting.