FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 103 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 90 Mario Kart 8
Lowest review score: 20 Skater Cat
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 103
  2. Negative: 15 out of 103
103 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, a title as long and exaggerated as the fun and entertainment this game provides. One of the Wii U’s best works, Guacamelee’s enhanced version plays like a a “metroidvania” type of game and fills the spaces with a delightful atmosphere, an exquisite artistic component and an affection which is set to grow in the player’s heart.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo promised and delivered. Mario Kart 8 is the shiniest star in one of the shiniest series in the world of videogames. Perfectly fine-tuned gameplay, a leap in the right direction for the online component, a magnificent audio-visual pillar worthy of the Wii U and an immensely fun and absorbing experience, whether solo or multiplayer, making Mario Kart 8 an instant and timeless classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Assassin's Creed series is teetering on the brink of saturation. Credit to Black Flag for escaping that fate thanks to its interesting and innovative mechanics. Naval exploration brings in several additional hours of gameplay, which along with its competent plot contribute to make Black Flag the best Assassin's Creed game since the second chapter of the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An outstanding experience that will throw the player into Arkham's sombre environments. This game is able to turn nearly everyone into a Batman follower, whether they're ready or not. An essential title which perfectly ties exquisite story-telling with near-perfect gameplay mechanics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Child of Light is nothing short of a delight of appealing mechanics and marvelous artistic component, set to enchant those looking for a charming RPG. Its storylines could use some additional development, as well as more tasks outside the plot’s line, but this remains a solid choice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolutely delightful and action-packed gem, loaded with references to 1980s pop culture and made even more playable on a handheld, Retro City Rampage: DX brings all that to the 3DS. Players who already have the other versions should reconsider this purchase, though, as it adds little to those.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Castlestorm displays certain qualities which are more than welcome and that shake the ground a bit in what is overwhelmingly a niche style. Nevertheless, its record would be far more interesting if its technical flaws and repetitiveness were solved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, the Donkey Kong Country series returns to the spotlight. Tropical Freeze is a worthy successor and Retro Studios has done a fine work in bringing the series to Nintendo's current generation. Loading times and underwater controls could be improved, though, as they're standing in the way of an excellent platforming experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The LEGO series sticks to its formula of accessible puzzles, gags and simple gameplay mechanics. While this coherence is overall positive, it’s not improving where it should. Nonetheless, the overwhelming presence of the Marvel universe and the amount of unlockable content are well enough for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes to please the fans of both the comic and the game series alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a port of a game that is well-known by millions of players, there is nothing truly surprising in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, but it has become the definitive version of the Mega Drive classic. An almost flawless adaptation, and definitely one of the best eShop games available, despite the obvious lack of a widescreen mode.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When everyone thought the formulas behind Breakout and Arkanoid were exhausted, along comes Siesta Fiesta to show that it’s still possible to depart from a very simple and known basis and produce a fresh, lasting and competent experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey Untold is a successful and well-executed remake which does a superb job at introducing the series to newcomers, as well as to rekindling the interest of its veterans. The game's enormous lifespan, its wide variety of locations and magnificent remastered soundtrack more than make for a rather simple narrative.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as humorous unconventional games are concerned, Stick it to the Man fits perfectly among those titles that break the lines of conformity. The whole experience is richly treated to a recipe of originality and humour, helped by a superb sound environment. If only the programming of some of the GamePad functions was improved and longevity more ambitious, this would be an all-round winner.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The versatility of the Kirby franchise is only surpassed by Kirby's capacity to absorb enemies and their respective abilities. Triple Deluxe, however, does not go all the way through and is rather an example of a classic Kirby game transplanted to the 3DS. Level design starts to show some fatigue but Kirby and his enemies are as delightful as ever in their colourful ways and 3D depth perception effects.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a gameplay that is as easy to learn as it is addictive and an immense variety of puzzles, made even bigger by the puzzle editor, Pullblox World has all the conditions to become a very welcome member of any Wii U family.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Creative levels, an involving soundtrack and a long-lasting experience make Edge a title not to miss. Any flaws Edge might have are quickly overlooked for its sheer quality. A perfect choice for any gamers looking for a puzzle game combining platformer's elements.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This crossover between Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright brings the best of two worlds into one game. With its very well thought and executed concept, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright is set to charm fans of both series alike. It does miss out, though, on the quantity and quality of the puzzles offered, as well as on the lacklustre outcome of its plot, perhaps a casualty of such an ambitious crossover.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is more than a throwback to the 16-bit era, it’s an action-packed challenge on rails, guaranteed to keep the most demanding players closely around its simple, yet demanding concept. The jumping mechanics could use a more accessible learning curve, but anyone who plays this will have their entertainment needs properly fulfilled.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Swords & Soldiers requires no introduction, this real-time strategy title is now reaching the Wii U and brings along some very appreciated GamePad controls. Sadly, the absence of an online multiplayer mode is unexplainable and a rather dull rhythm settles in after playing for longer time periods, making this an acceptable but far from essential title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Golf: World Tour brings Nintendo's golf series to the 3DS in quite a competent and compelling way. There's a wide variety of content to unlock and the challenge will keep players with their hands on this for a long time. Less skilled players may find it too difficult though, but anyone willing to invest a bit of their time and effort will be adequately rewarded.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an interesting concept, Rush presents a fantastic challenge. Despite being short, your brains will be satisfied for still being capable of solving some hard puzzles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than a game, KORG M01D is an exquisite musical composing tool that fits perfectly within the 3DS. Its price tag is yet another point in favour for a title that is set to captivate its target-audience. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that M01D might still seem too intimidating for those with few skills in the field of music-making.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    M2 did a wonderful job with 3D Galaxy Force II. The 3D version is superb in all components and redeems the disaster that was the Mega Drive version. It won’t take you long to complete, but it is still a great effort.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Art Academy is a well presented software that manages to teach the players about drawing within a Pokémon-esque context, providing a vital and compelling framework for would-be artists to learn some skills while exploring one of Nintendo's biggest series. Sharing one's creations is also a high point here, even though the overall experience can be rather short and a 3DS screen does not go as far as a real canvas.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is an odd game, and certainly a polarizing one, as some will greatly enjoy its ambiance and exploration-heavy gameplay, while others won't be able to overlook its terrible story and dialogue sections.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sega managed to take one of its 1980s arcade classics and turned into an attractive conversion able to keep the gamers happy and entertained. With gameplay that adapts perfectly to short gaming sessions and a very competent transition from the arcade to the handheld format, 3D Super Hang-on crowns it with a perfectly smooth 3D effect. This is an effort that deserves to be experienced.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll is a continuity in evolution, bringing elements of change but leaving the series' fundamentals untouched. While being a game of its generation, it still creates a retro RPG outlook and addresses some of the nuisances often present in this genre, which is very appreciated, and its colourful and imaginative settings along with the customization possibilities are set to appeal. On the down side, its plot is relatively uninteresting and it doesn't really attempt to stand out from the series' previous titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As laudable as it can be in storytelling and in presenting a solid narrative which gives its players a few clear choices of what to do next, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi offers little in terms of gameplay and challenge. By attempting to be a hybrid between a book and a game, it ends up sacrificing interactivity to a level which will put off many players.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first Inazuma Eleven to be fully produced for the 3DS had a tremendous opportunity to bring forth a significant evolution to the series. Nevertheless, other than the laudable technical progress, its new features are lukewarm at best, some of them even bothersome. This remains a solid, quality title but Inazuma Eleven GO: Light/Dark has missed its champion shot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sayonara Umihara Kawase is one of those titles that has the potential to captivate one segment of the audience while leaving the other mostly indifferent to it. It does press several right buttons, such as its style and mechanics but overall the experience is somehow limited and it doesn't stand out as much as it could.