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
    • 90 Metascore
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    The stunning visuals and immersive gameplay of the finale to the Prime series proves that the Wii is ready for the mainstream gamer. [Oct 2007, p.86]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    Rarely has any title delivered so much amazing action, such a wide variety of modes, and so many hours of value. It doesn't get any better than this. [Mar 2008, p.82]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    The beautiful quest is probably the richest, most intricate RPG ever to have hit a handheld. [Nov 2001, p.144]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliant return to the classic Metroid style of action gaming. [Dec 2002, p.212]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    The graphics are unparalleled, the mosnters are original and challeng[ing] and the scope of the game is impressive. [June 2003, p.136]
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    • 97 Metascore
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    It's incredible how it has stayed so true to its predecessors, yet has made the transition to a new-generation platform so fluidly. [Dec 2002, p.210]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    The Wind Waker defines the five-star rating. The play control and puzzles are stunning. The story is dramatic, funny and often touching and the graphic style is nothing short of amazing. [Apr 2003, p.132]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    Zipping along at 60 frames per second, you almost forget you're looking at a game. [Dec 2001, p.166]
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    • 90 Metascore
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    The visuals are astounding, the challenge is incredible, and the action is nonstop. [Nov 2001, p.140]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Smash Bros. is known for its deep game play, and Melee is a bottomless pit. [Dec 2001, p.166]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    A riot of stressful action and multitasking that's fun every time you play it. [Dec 2001, p.164]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    Undeniably fun. It's a twitchy test of coordination and precision that'll make a monkey out of any pro, and it's a hard tgame to master and an even harder game to put down. [Nov 2001, p.141]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    The tracks are big, bold, colorful and widely varied...The graphics are 3-D perfection and the controls and game mechanics rival those of any GCN racing game. [Jan 2004, p.154]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Superb graphics, excellent music, clever layouts, funny cinema scenes and ingenious puzzles are among the many bright spots. [Sept 2002, p.160]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    Possibly the best console video game ever made, and definitely the standard that horror titles will be measured by for years to come. [March 2005, p.105]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    Brilliantly innovative and packed with action. VJ may seem bizarre at first glance, but if you give it a chance, you will be amazed and delighted. The graphics are wild, the action is varied and fun and the game even has a sense of humor. [Nov 2003, p.149]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    The story and game play are ever bit as interesting and compelling as they were when the game was originally released in 1998. [Mar 2003, p.134]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    I say this without hyperbole: Soul Calibur II is the best fighting game ever created. The game's beautiful graphics and fantastic control are exceeded only by its incredible character balance. [Oct 2003, p.136]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The amount of depth involving the Pokemon contests, berries and other new details is truly astounding. [Mar 2003, p.135]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    There are easily 150 hours of game play here, and instead of the game becoming old and monotonous, it actually becomes more addictive as you play. I've never played a more in-depth GBA title. [Oct 2003, p.139]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Incredible level design. [Dec 2002, p.222]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Stakes its claim as one of the best free-roaming action adventures of the year...Deep and compelling. It lives up to its legacy. [Jan 2004, p.157]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A survival horror masterpiece that ranks among the best sensory scares of any medium. [June 2002, p.148]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    No other racing game even compares to F-Zero GX - it's a next-next-gen cyberrace before its time. [Oct 2003, p.137]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Each Party Game offers endless fun, so you practically get 12 stand-alone games with your Super Monkey Ball rocking and rolling. [Oct 2002, p.194]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Michel Ancel's latest masterpiece is uniquely engaging and stunningly beautiful. [Jan 2004, p.156]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Brilliant and genius are words that are often casually tossed around, but they apply perfectly to Pikmin 2. [Oct 2004, p.122]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A much fuller, richer game than "Metroid Prime." That, combined with amazing level design, overcomes the sense of deja vu that permeates the title. [Jan 2004, p.134]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Utterly fantastic in every respect. [Dec 2003, p.140]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not only is this a fantastic RPG, but it's arguably better than the first game. Add to that the best graphics on the GBA, a gigantic sound track and a massive, twisting story line and you have a winner. [Apr 2003, p.133]
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