Nintendo Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,483 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 12.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Lowest review score: 0 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix
Score distribution:
1,483 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A rigid Lego step in the right direction. [May 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Charmingly presented. [May 2011, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Not too taxing, but well made. [Aug 2011, p.73]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The sad fact is that it's simply too obtuse for its own good. [May 2012, p.105]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Not disastrous, but lacking finesse. [Sept 2012, p.109]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Cripes, there's a lot of rules and regulations to take in here. [Aug 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Despite having all the components for a promising game, this is a complete disappointment. [Feb 2008, p.65]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Nifty use of the pointer like nobody's business, but the WiiConnect24 stuff is deeply uninspired. [Sept 2007, p.44]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    No shortage of ideas makes this one of the better licensed titles, but its schizophrenic nature disguises sloppy gameplay. [Oct 2007, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    This version offers nothing that regular puzzle-players won't have seen before, bar some cute animation. [July 2008, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Could and should have been a lot better, if only it wasn't crippled by technical letdowns and questionable design choices. [Mar 2008, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The action's limited but still amusing, and the music is truly late '60s fabulous. [Sept 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    An RPG-fan-only purchase - but they'll probably love it. [Oct 2008, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The genre's as old as the hills, and moust pointer to remote pointer is hardly a great leap. [July 2008, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Not the greatest basketball game, especially if you take the sport seriously. You're best sticking wtih football on Wii. [Dec 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A few good ideas, but it's mainly happy to fall back on some geriatric genre conventions. [Oct 2008, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Save your sesterces for something else. [Dec 2008, p.80]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The map-making function is a stroke of genius, but this curious title is neither big nor clever enough to steal our heart. [July 2009, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    There are a couple of neat features in Enchanted Folk, but it gets too bogged down with boring activities and doesn't make enough of its magic theme. [June 2009, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Bleach fans will dig the story, but they'll also hate the weak writing. Everyone else should stick with Fire Emblem. [Feb 2010, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A lovely bit of fan service. [Jan 2010, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Hardly an epic tournament, but if you've exhausted Smash Bros or Punch-Out!! you could do worse than try this. [Aug 2010, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It seems that even the future has minigames, but even the future can't convince us that there's any serious alternative to the Wii Sports games.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's no Layton, but puzzle-fiends might find it's worth a try of it's spotted cheap. [Aug 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    No beaming down to alien planets filled with beautiful ladies/porridge monsters, though. [Feb 2007, p.82]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's too easy, too repetitive, and worst of all, doesn't have that classic Butch Harman sense of humour. [Apr 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While the combat is quite fun, with new skills frequently added, it's also a bit too repetitive, and baddies are quite happy to stand still while you fill them with arrows. [Dec 2006, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's going to sell by the bucket-load to the younger fans of the film, and most of them will find it a diverting enough adventure. Just a shame that it throws away such a knowing premise.
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's hamstrung by a presentation problem - i.e., you can't read the questions. [June 2009, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 37 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There's no logic to any of the celebrity characters apart from having a cheap laugh at people currently in the public eye. Jack Black? Schwarzenegger? Why not jam Mika or Gail Trimble in there?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Feels more like a budget release. [Jan 2010, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Pokemon. With dinosaurs. Not the most imaginative idea and there's not a lot to it, but Fossil Fighters will scratch that pet-battling itch. [Nov 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Better than average film tie-in. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The Force Unleashed does a good job of, er, unleashing the force, but beneath the flashy powers and lightsabers this is a tame and outdated game. [Issue#56, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Fiddly controls. [Christmas 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A nice idea, and a solid story, undermined by a predictable structure and low-budget feel. [Christmas 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    a little mindless, but still fun. [March 2012, p.101]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A laudably unique twist on tower defence, but strategy soon devolves into a series of repetitive fights. [Apr 2012, p.109]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Patience and perseverance are required. [Dec 2007, p.]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Not really that innovative. [Oct 2008, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Retro fans will bemoan the left out favourite bits, while newcomers will feel it's a little bit simple. [Sept 2008, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A neat idea, completely upended by the punishing difficulty. [Apr 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A cute enough attempt to perk up the Mama franchise but a mere change of scenery isn't enough to disguise the same old gameplay. [July 2009, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    This latest attempt to wrestle Pokemon from the hands of children and replace it with Disney's own Spectrobes fails again. [Nov 2009, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A bit of a mish-mash, with environmental puzzles leading into distinct combat sections or explory bits. [Sept 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Another brave effort at roping in friends and family for pretend sportery but it lacks polish. [July 2009, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The lack of single-cart multiplayer is a bit hard on on the piggy bank. [Mar 2010, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Works better than the first. [Christmas 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A bumper festive parcel. [Jan 2010, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Interesting in an "only in Japan" fasion but both the dialogue and the battles drag on. And on. And on. Manga fans will like it though. [Mar 2010, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A decent port of the PC game. [July 2010, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Nice to see a tie-in game doing something slightly different. [Aug 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Offers a serviceable bout of balloon-busting in the meantime. [Oct 2010, p.53]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Genuinely playable. [Nov 2006, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    When cutting and pasting "Mario Kart" into a Pac-Man template, someone forgot to include the folder marked "Incredible Fun." Does anyone really like Pac-Man a a person? [Nov 2006, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A delightfully tacky ninja fantasy. [Dec 2011, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The tracklist is weaker too. [Dec 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    We've played worse Pokemon knock-offs over the years. [Christmas 2011, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In English it reveals a lack of depth and some seriously irritating niggles. A real shame. [June 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a surprising amount of depth to the combat, which only makes the sluggish movement and decision to use an isometric view more maddening. [Mar 2007, p.81]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a perfect game for young children learning how to use the Wii, but outside of that, even the most die-hard platformer enthusiast may have a hard time sticking with it till the end. [Feb 2007, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No matter how well-crafted these features are, they all boil down to gameplay based on a swinging club - the one thing the game can't do. To misquote Twain: "PGA Tour 07 is a good franchise spoilt." [Apr 2007, p.46]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Forgive the painfully slow token collecting and it's a pretty absorbing title. [January 2007, p.44]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't expect to put the pedal to the medal and this is harmless Disney-fied racing. [January 2007, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's baseball designed for a pad and buttons rather than a motion controller. [Oct 2007, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wi-Fi makes an ideal way for serious layers to practise for forthcoming events. [Mar 2007, p.81]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With what we expected to be the main selling point - the parachuting - reduced to an introductory mission gimmick, Vanguard's bringing up the rear when it comes to WWII shooters. [May 2007, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pointy, clicky, and not terribly good. [Apr 2008, p.72]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Boogie has its moments, but the game lacks fluidity, the karaoke lacks cool tracks and the rhythm sometimes just lacks, full stop. [Oct 2007, p.62]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Full marks for ingenuity but it is not the impressive in action. [Christmas 2007, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lumpen stuff partially saved by nifty duelling sections. [Aug 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We can't dismiss it entirely because it does have a nice-looking bonus update of classic Bomberman. But the adventure mode is seriouly poor. Think twice, bomberfans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lots of places to go but not much to do when you get there. [Sept 2007, p.42]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is brimming over with smart and snazzy ideas, but it fails to deliver simple gameplay thrills. [Sept 2007, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sideways grip may well be more like proper tennis, but it's not comfy. Lefties aren't welcome. [Aug 2008, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Very edutaining for the under-eights. [Dec 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only inflict on youngsters when you're absolutely desperate. [May 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No longevity here, but it'll prove bewitching to anyone whose idea of fun is cooing over big-nosed dog photographs on a screen the size of a hamster. [Jan 2008, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perversely, there are complex ideas in here but the game itself is pretty simple, rather repetitive and often clumsy. [Nov 2008, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Newcomers should steer clear. [Oct 2008, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LOL
    LOL certainly brought out the funny in the NGamer office, but apart from that this is about as lightweight as DS games come. [Sept 2008, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That old Samba magic is still there, but the challenge is in beating the controls, not the game. This should have been way better, given the console's strengths. [Nov 2008, p.56]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Both a decent brain-tickler and a remarkably swift argument-starter. [Aug 2008, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pop
    The relaxing way to shoot things. [Aug 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fiercely addictive. [Sept 2008, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Old school sci-fi shooter with one trick but plenty of "high-score challenge" potential thanks to loads of levels and four-player split-screen support. [Oct 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Appalling voice acting makes this feel very shoddy, though with the sound turned down it's a passable 'entry level' point 'n' clicker if you can find it cheap. [July 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neither bad nor ugly, but reasonably good. [Nov 2008, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not particularly flamboyant, but thoroughly entertaining. Forget those block puzzle relics on Virtual Console and give the new blood a go. [Dec 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'll get your money's worth if you put in the hours, but some would say that life's too short. [Dec 2008, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An amusing little time-thief. [Jan 2009, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Totally gimmick-free puzzling that ends up feeling a little too sparse. [June 2009, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unusual, fun and insane. [Mar 2009, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bunch of so-so games. [June 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some okay ideas here, just not 101 of them. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everything's got that cute MySims sheen but it feels hollow. [June 2009, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a great game. Not really even a good game. But a very funny game. [June 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the better party games. [June 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LIT
    It's good fun and something different. [May 2009, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Online play with rankings tables and Mii support is the big draw (no pun intended) here. [June 2009, p.73]
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