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Trevor Gould

New England
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Favorite Games:
  • Super Mario series

98 games reviewed
66.9 average score
70 median score
33.7% of games recommended
Scores 7.8 higher than average

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Trevor Gould's Reviews

Review Coordinator & Senior Editor at Pure Media. Especially enjoys building working relationships with smaller and independent developers and studios. PNM is your independent magazine for all things Nintendo.
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5 / 10.0 - Refunct
Jun 20, 2019

Refunct feels like the promising start of something bigger and better. Despite some real potential, it ends up bringing little that excites or leave much of an impression, due to its scant half hour or so of gameplay. It's priced right, but Refunct might be a game you only play once.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Back In 1995
Jun 19, 2019

The 32-bit generation is one that I feel more indies should look toward after a plethora of 8-bit and 16-bit inspired titles have already dominated the scene. But Back in 1995 is too visually distracting, too slow, and too short for its $9.99 price. Nonetheless, the idea here is sound. With a better camera, a bit more speed, some expanded gameplay, and less negligence towards full-on emulation, a future installment could provide a nice retro fix.

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8 / 10.0 - Team Sonic Racing
Jun 6, 2019

While I still have some concerns with Team Sonic Racing, I can't deny that I've come around to it. I've sunk over 15 hours, across several extended play sessions, and had quite a bit of fun doing so. The $39.99 launch price is more than fair for what's included here. If you're looking for an enjoyable alternative after playing Mario Kart 8 for the past five years, Team Sonic Racing smoothly drifts its way to a decisive silver trophy. Start your engines!

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6.5 / 10.0 - Lapis x Labyrinth
Jun 4, 2019

It's fun, but I'm not sure how much I'll come back to it. The repetition can't be avoided when playing for any real length, both in gameplay and level design. Lapis x Labyrinth has too many concerns that prevent me from giving it a broad recommendation at $29.99. But I can't deny that it offers some short-term, if shallow, fun, so bookmark this one for a future sale if it sounds interesting to you.

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8 / 10.0 - The Little Acre
Jun 1, 2019

A short but sweet adventure, The Little Acre is a must for genre fans. Even if it is overpriced on the Nintendo Switch, it has too much quality and charm to skip.

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7 / 10.0 - Truberbrook
May 7, 2019

This game has a few sizable issues that hold it back from greatness. But for genre fans, Trüberbrook succeeds thanks to its sci-fi plot, quirky voice-acted characters, and exceptional aesthetics.

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8 / 10.0 - Homo Machina
May 1, 2019

This "fantastic journey through the human body factory" made me smile. Homo Machina is a very concise experience (perhaps an hour or so) but one that's priced appropriately on the Nintendo eShop. While the puzzles themselves are so-so, this eye-catching game is positively wrapped in charm, and I suggest you add it to your Switch digital library.

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4 / 10.0 - Feather
Apr 24, 2019

While I like the intent that Feather brings to the table, its ideas are implemented in a subpar fashion. This is a proof of concept, whose asking price doesn't reflect its current modest state. I can't recommend it unless a sizable update arrives to unlock its potential.

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7 / 10.0 - Pitfall Planet
Apr 23, 2019

Pitfall Planet is fun for sure. But the shorter length, higher cost on Nintendo Switch, and no option for solo players must be factored in. All things considered, I recommend adding this to your wish list for a future sale.

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8 / 10.0 - Unravel Two
Apr 21, 2019

If you're a genre fan, Unravel Two would be a very good choice, even more so if you have someone to enjoy its puzzles with via co-op. While some of its choices didn't quite hit the bullseye –  much of the folk music clashes with the on-screen action – it offers a solid amount of high-quality content. And again, Unravel Two will leave you thinking, which is another plus.

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5 / 10.0 - Claybook
Apr 3, 2019

Claybook is admittedly ambitious. It's also quite a nice looking and unique game, with commendable user features. Yet it struggled to command my attention, lacking elements to maintain interest beyond a few minutes at a time. The community creations do help here to an extent, but the overall experience needs to be tightened, and perhaps reigned in a bit.

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8 / 10.0 - Mindball Play
Mar 29, 2019

While the linear design coupled with high difficulty is worth noting, the challenge leads to very satisfying gameplay. Mindball Play is a good-sized game, with polished aesthetics, and high replay value. This marble racer deserves a look.

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Mar 26, 2019

If you played the original game on the Wii, you'll have to ask yourself how much the new extras, admirable though they are, trump the missing multiplayer. However, for those yet to experience it, it's certainly worth picking up Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn on 3DS. It's a high-quality package with charming aesthetics and a good amount of content for the price that should keep you playing.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Pirates Pinball
Mar 21, 2019

Pirates Pinball is okay, but it only offers the rudiments of pinball. EnjoyUp Games would really be best served bundling these tables in a compilation.

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Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 2 doesn't even have local multiplayer unless you have two systems and two copies of the game, which is one of the most ridiculous things I've seen of late! The polish, quality, and most of all fun, simply isn't here. At a whopping $59.99, this is an easy pass.

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Mar 6, 2019

I do wish the time-honored gameplay was offset a bit more by balanced, polished, and tighter design at times. But if you're "ready for a blast of funky nostalgia" the sense of déja vu that comes from familiar fun won't be a negative. For the unacquainted, the co-creator, designer, and studio head Greg Johnson worked on Star Control II – if that's not a selling point, what is? Concerning ToeJam & Earl, I can say the series, and Back in the Groove! especially, has a style all its own. There isn't anything quite like it.

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Mar 1, 2019

While many other puzzle games from that time have been forgotten, Puzzle Bobble 2 has endured. The series has a wider appeal than other games that challenged it.

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Feb 28, 2019

It's nothing special to look at on the Switch, and its appeal is likely limited. Still, Ping Pong Trick Shot EVOLUTION, concerns and all, does what it sets out to do, making for an unspectacular yet solid entry in the series. If you enjoyed the prior games, you'll enjoy this one.

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6 / 10.0 - Pang Adventures
Feb 22, 2019

I haven't much cared for Pang Adventures when playing alone, so I can only recommend it for co-op play.  Even then, I'd wait for a sale to bring the game in line closer to what you'd pay on PC or mobile. The game is okay, subpar looks and all, but as a Switch port, it is vanilla.

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This 2009 classic is definitely worth playing. It's comical, quite varied, generally well-paced, and, most of all, fun!

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