Nintendo Life's Scores

  • Games
For 2,014 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 24% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 10 Gummy Bears Magical Medallion
Score distribution:
2,014 game reviews
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    • 60 Critic Score
    The nice variety of options sets this apart from the other available versions of blackjack on DSiWare. It's a decent iteration of the card game classic, and if you're a big fan, this release is probably right for you, though it's unfortunate that your stats are only tracked until you go bankrupt and they are completely reset.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The controls probably could have used a little more finesse and the gameplay gets monotonous, but thankfully there's a game mode available which will give players a reason to come back.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tintin is merely the sum of its parts; decent platforming, good music and a sizeable amount of gameplay don't ever quite gel into a satisfying whole. There's potential for a better game in here, but it'll have to wait until the inevitable sequel.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    High Voltage should be commended for intelligently lifting play elements from Arkham Asylum and successfully merging them with a novel shield-throwing mechanic to provide a similar but still entertaining gameplay experience. Truly awful presentation severely hampers the product overall though, creating a title that is enjoyable in the hands but abhorrent to the eyes.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Farming Simulator 3D can be plain and generic at times, and there are some hurdles to overcome before harvesting up any enjoyment, but it can also be unexpectedly consuming and assuredly offers up many hours of play for the price. If you’re still interested in a life of farming after being exposed to our concerns in this review, then by all means give the game a shot. But if this all sounds like an utterly boring affair, there probably isn’t anything here that’ll win you over.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is a little lighter on content than its predecessor, and the lack of plot behind the puzzles diminishes the fun a bit, but this is still a worthy WiiWare game for puzzle fans. If you're looking for a family-friendly holiday themed game that'll last you a few hours and won't break the bank, then look no further than Xmas Puzzle.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    While it still retains many of the negative aspects of past titles, it should appear quite clear that it is the definite installment in the series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Anyone who's a fan of the board game will find enjoyment in Monopoly Streets, and EA has done a good job bringing this version to the Wii.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Build-a-lot utilises very uncomplicated gameplay to create challenging objectives, thus creating an incentive to keep going – you just might find yourself dozing off at certain points along the way thanks to the simplicity and repetitiveness of the game. This is a decently comfortable home for the casually inclined gamer, then – it wasn't built with asbestos and it's not growing black mould, but it's no mansion either.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's priced right at the tip of its value, and while we would have preferred 800 Points or less, you might want to download Gnomz if you're looking for something accessible and fun that you can play with your whole family - not because you're looking for something original.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    7 Wonders II is certainly a good enough puzzler, but ultimately its inherent similarities to other "match 3" puzzlers keeps it from standing out from the crowd.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're in the market for a bucolic, aquatic and mostly decorative program such as this, Zenquaria isn't the worst choice you could make.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    I've Got to Run! Complete Edition does exactly what it sets out to achieve — put forth a more complete version of the game that got its first shot on Wii U.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a more than competent coaster builder, but Wii U owners who also possess an iOS device — a platform on which Coaster Crazy Deluxe is arguably more comfortable — would be crazy to purchase the game in this format.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You can't help but feel that the game is constantly trying to do too many things at once.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're going to play Space Lift Danger Panic!, there's a good chance that it's going to be for the plot and occasional returns to Survival Mode, but it's a hard sell for players looking for something with a little more depth. It's just too bad that more effort wasn't put into the general gameplay to give it a little variety.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Snow Moto Racing 3D doesn't crash and burn, but it's no smooth ride, either.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    While it’s on the short side, a bit simplistic and isn’t the most impressive game on the block, GhostSlayer manages to fall on the right side of fun for 600 Points and is worth a spin if you don’t mind a few blemishes.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the game doesn't offer much of a challenge, because it really is a joy to play while it lasts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The strategy games in this third Clubhouse Games Express package are all good fun and certainly executed well, but it's difficult to recommend them too highly when you can get the entire package of games for less than $20.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Though flawed, Fitness Fun is still more rewarding than many other party games on offer.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Family Tennis is a big step forward for the Family line of games. For the first time, Aksys seems to have focused on creating a challenge for experienced game players.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still, the core gameplay just isn't really that interesting, with only one mode truly worth bothering with. If you've got both a Wii and a DSi and are interested in the game, get this version, but otherwise, don't bother, as it'll get boring rather fast.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre should have a good time digging through Gardenscapes - just don't expect anything too novel or exciting to pop up in this patch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a solo experience, you'll spend maybe five minutes messing around with it and then move it to your SD card because it's taking up space, but if you're one to bust out your DSi in public to show off something cool every so often, this application will be a blast at parties.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An aesthetic improvement over the original with a few added complexities that don't make much of a difference overall.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario and Sonic 2014 feels like a minor progression, and not the huge leap you might be expecting.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    The fact that Cypronia took the opportunity to create a 100% AR-based game is laudable in itself, and it works well enough that those who are heavily into the technology or big into building and sharing levels might want to consider laying down $4.99 to fish in this pond. Unfortunately, a few of the choices made in the game modes take some of the fun out of the overall experience and leaves it rather flat in some areas.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like any good sequel, Marble Saga manages to build upon the unique game play ideas of the original, not to mention addresses the serious lack of levels the first game was plagued with. But for every step forward the game takes, it takes two steps backward with its sluggish physics implementation.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    SKYPEACE doesn't really do anything wrong, but it doesn't stand out either.