Nintendo Power's Scores

  • Games
For 2,204 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
Lowest review score: 20 Ant Nation
Score distribution:
2,204 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The majority of Canvas Curse's medals are tied up in Rainbow Run, so the replay value is considerable, and perfect for hard-core sketch gamers. [Aug 2005, p.82]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If WarioWare was Touching 101, Trauma Center is Applied Touching 501. [Dec 2005, p.114]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    AWDS has what "Advance Wars 2" lacked: a substantial number of new unit types. [Oct 2005, p.101]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart DS will be in your DS for a long, long time. [Jan 2006, p.104]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SonicTeam has done a magnificent job of distilling Sonic to its purest essence without making it feel like we're treading old territory. [Jan 2006, p.105]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy follow-up to "Superstar Saga," and the first great RPG on the DS. [Jan 2006, p.110]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Multicard two-player tank battles and single-card download demos round out a well-placed and satisfying adventure. [Oct. 2006, p.86]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though Smooth Moves may not seem deep, the fact that it offers physical play and draws a crowd should make it a permanent fixture in a lot of Wii consoles. [Feb. 2007, p.92]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portrait of Ruin provides a whole lot more of a very good thing, and Castlevania fans won't be disappointed with the results. [Jan. 2007, p.114]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The verdict is in: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All is another superb graphic-text adventure from the folks at Capcom. [Feb. 2007, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Armed with a host of new Pokemon, an expansive new world, and the functionality of the DS, Diamond and Pearl constitute the ultimate Pokemon experience. [June 2007, p.102]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Armed with a host of new Pokemon, an expansive new world, and the functionality of the DS, Diamond and Pearl constitute the ultimate Pokemon experience. [June 2007, p.102]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The extras make Wii Edition tantamount to a super-duper director's cut version of a blockbuster movie; you won't find a better version of RE4 anywhere else. [Aug 2007, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This was obviously a labor of love for the development team--something that goes beyond the nuts and bolts of typical game design. [Jan 2008, p.86]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If not for a few minor AI, collision, and camera issues, this game might have been a contender for the first perfect-10 rating in Nintendo Power History. [Aug 2007, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The point-and-click adventure has gone the way of the dodo in recent years, so when one as engaging as Capcom's Zack & Wiki comes along, it's cause for celebration. [Dec 2007, p.86]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic's become somthing of a message-board whipping boy these days, but Sonic Rush Adventure proves that the ol' hedgehog can still deliver a top-notch platformer. [Nov 2007, p.100]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For my money, though, thanks to its strong song lineup and wireless rock capabilities--it's the perfect progression for the series. [Dec 2007, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With more features, modes and multiplayer options than ever before, fans should be revved up to get behind the wheel. [May 2008, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thw World Ends with You may not have a big name like "Final Fantasy" or "Kingdom Hearts" attached to it, but it certainly deserves the same kind of success. [May 2008, p.87]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers have done everything they needed to do to win over a new generation of Final Fantasy IV fans, but they've done disappointingly little to appeal to the existing ones. [Aug 2008, p.86]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of course, the big question on the minds of Samba devotees is how the controls stack up to the Dreamcast version and its beloved maracas peripheral. The answer: extremely well. [Nov 2008, p.95]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So while EA may not have lived up to its marketing directive, it's succeeded in creating quite possibly the best, most fully featured sports sim available on the Wii. [Sept 2008, p.85]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A resounding success. [Aug 2009, p.88]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite my criticisms, Chrono Trigger is an amazing adventure and a required purchase for ardent fans and anyone who's never played the game before. [Holiday 2008, p.82]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buying more Rock Band within six months of the last one is an expensive prospect, but Rock Band 2 is the true Rock Band experience. [Jan 2009, p.88]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare for a title to achieve truly universal appeal, but it's hard to think of any gamer who wouldn't enjoy Kirby Super Star Ultra, and with 15 games in one, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal. [Nov 2008, p.100]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the game is unquestionably brutal, the violence is so over-the-top that it's more humorous than gruesome...For any hardcore gamer, this one is not to be missed. [Apr 2009, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the few titles that does minigames right. [May 2009, p.86]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feels fresh and unique. [Apr 2009, p.89]
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