Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 55
    The weak control scheme, combined with parts of the game that are completely counter-intuitive, hamper the game tremendously to the point where a serious gamer will, at best, pick this up for a rental. I think Capcom became so blinded by the concept that they forgot that the execution is just as important, if not moreso, than the design.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 61
  2. Negative: 4 out of 61
  1. iguanaman
    Oct 19, 2007
    10
    An intensly beautiful and innovative experience and a perfect example that console sidescrollers are far from dead.
  2. JoeV.
    Nov 3, 2003
    10
    Buy it now, play it forever.
  3. AlexD.
    Oct 10, 2003
    10
    The quintiessential videogame.