In what has been an epic 3 month stretch for Pure Nintendo, our crew has reviewed over 70 games! So much for the summer months being a quiet time for gaming.

The 3DS continues to go strong. Retail releases like Metroid: Samus Returns and Monster Hunter Stories scored big with us. Digitally, we saw Chicken Wiggle on the eShop, and Pokemon Gold/Silver on the Virtual Console among the standouts.

The Wii U continues to slow, but we actually saw a slight uptick in games reviewed. There are some inexpensive options, and even a free title to consider.

Switch is where the bulk of our attention has been. Games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Pokken Tournament DX, and Splatoon 2, are among the big retail winners with us. The eShop has scored a number of hits as well, with SteamWorld Dig 2 the most recent. The ACA NEOGEO line continues to plug along too. With over 40 Switch games covered, there’s something for everyone.

3DS (listed alphabetically)

6180 The Moon (NN3DS)

Chicken Wiggle

Crollors Game Pack

Elliot Quest

Elminage Original

Hey! Pikmin

Kid Tripp

Metroid: Samus Returns


Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition

Monster Hunter Stories

Mysterious Stars 3D: Fairy Tale

Mysterious Stars 3D: Road to Idol

Pokemon Gold (VC)

Pokemon Silver (VC)

RPG Maker Fes

Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition (NN3DS)

Wii U (listed alphabetically)



Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot HD

Daikon Set

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

Eba & Egg: A Hatch Trip

Flight of Light

Preston Sterling

Space Hunted

Swap Blocks

The Girl and the Robot

Switch (listed alphabetically)

36 Fragments of Midnight

Aero Fighters 2 (ACA NEOGEO)

Beach Buggy Racing

Blazing Star (ACA NEOGEO)

Boost Beast

Death Squared

Fatal Fury (ACA NEOGEO)

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

Flip Wars


I And Me



League of Evil

LEGO Worlds

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

Magical Drop II (ACA NEOGEO)

Magician Lord (ACA NEOGEO)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Metal Slug 2 (ACA NEOGEO)

Namco Museum


Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

Overcooked Special Edition

Pokken Tournament DX

Phantom Trigger

Piczle Lines DX

Puzzle Adventure Blockle

Quest of Dungeons

R.B.I. Baseball 2017

Retro City Rampage DX


Rocket Fist


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero


Sonic Mania

Splatoon 2

SteamWorld Dig 2

Super Sidekicks (ACA NEOGEO)

The King of Fighters 2000 (ACA NEOGEO)

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game

Troll and I

Thimbleweed Park


Zed Blade (ACA NEOGEO)


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