Nintendo Power's Scores

  • Games
For 2,179 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 SoulCalibur II
Lowest review score: 20 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Score distribution:
2,179 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wonderfully addictive. [Dec 2001, p.168]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you play single-player modes primarily, the 2005 version is worth the upgrade. [May 2005, p.91]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is not only the best Nintendo 3DS launch title; it's simply one of the best fighters I've ever played. [April 2011, p.74]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're an Ace Attorney fan, a point-and-click adventure fan, or simply a fan of quality storytelling in general, don't miss out on Ghost Trick. [Jan 2011, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a piece of gaming history that's not to be missed. [Jan 2011, p.84]
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    • 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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the Fab Four, The Beatles: Rock Band is unquestionably a must-buy. [Nov 2009, p.81]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great AI. It is the standard by which all basketball games should be judged. [May 2002, p.136]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's thrilling to see a game attempt so many unconventional things and get so many of them right. [April 2012, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Attacking and formation options require time to appreciate, but the game's overall look, feel and flow make it time well spent. [Nov 2005, p.106]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a lifelong Mario fanatic, I could talk endlessly about all of the game's little details, but all you really need to know is that the classic Mario formula is back and is as fun as ever. [Holiday 2009, p.78]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the graphics and sound aren't engrossing enough to draw you in, the intriguing story and exhilarating action should be. [Nov 2005, p.104]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last year's version was phenomenal, but the option to use the Wii MotionPlus accessory makes Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 the most authentic sports video game I've every played. [July 2009, p.90]
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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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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazing...This might be the most creative game I've ever played. [Nov 2009, p.81]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's controls are top-notch, especially the arcade-style pitching and hitting. [Oct 2005, p.99]
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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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    • 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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its intricate plot threads, the game is at its best during these little character moments. [Nov 2009, p.78]
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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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Style points and Gamebreakers add to the intense action. [Mar 2004, p.118]
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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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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gamers who like platformers served sunny-side up will be utterly won over by Billy's upbeat energy and infectious music. [Nov 2003, p.150]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Putting cheat Tiger Vision and advice from your caddy are gone, forcing you to read the greens. [Nov 2005, p.118]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feels fresh and unique. [Apr 2009, p.89]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best platformers to hit the GBA in a long time, and definitely not one to miss. [Mar 2006, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The monstrous length of the game is an RPG fanatic's dream. [Feb 2003, p.154]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perfectly calibrated controls, realistic graphics and an incredible sense of speed and danger make Burnout 2: Point of Impact the most satisfying driving experience on the GCN. [June 2003, p.137]
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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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