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 4.9 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if you don't use the touch pad, World Tour can be a tough game; thankfully it's far more accessible than Guitar Hero III. [Holiday 2008, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although Metroid: Other M has a few rough spots, it gets the really important stuff right...Fans will likely find bits to bicker about, but overall Other M delivers the goods. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On top of a great adventure mode, Professor layton offers additional downloadable content, which should keep players plenty busy until the promised sequel arrives. [Feb 2008, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More accessible than ever. [Dec 2005, p.124]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hunters is new-school, action-packed, and a great addition to the growing collection of Wi-Fi titles. [May 2006, p.86]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Truly brilliant. [Sept 2007, p.88]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I can't help but like this two-pack...[but i]t's not $30 worth of fun. [Oct 2010, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though Blast Works may seem small and simple at first, the deceptive gameplay depth plus the editor and the ability to trade your designs with others online means there's no end to the fun. [June 2008, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 may not feel as fresh as last year's Super Mario 3D Land, but there's no denying that it's a terrific Mario title, and one of the best of it's genre on N3DS. [Sept 2012, p.86]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition is a fantastic celebration of 20 years of the pink protagonist. [Sept 2012, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When it's at its best, Spartan offers an unparalleled sense of size and scope. Some of the environments are truly massive, and even with over a hundred soldiers on screen at once, the frame rate remains consistently smooth. [Nov 2005, p.108]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This eye-popping, massive adventure has its share of rough edges but ultimately does a fantastic job of transporting you to a faraway realm and telling a great story--which is superbly voice-acted--in the process. [Dec 2012, p.88]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Banana Blitz is an amazingly robust package and a fantastic showcase for the hardware. [Jan. 2007, p.112]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, Big Bang Mini offers plenty of satisfying action at a bargain price. [Jan 2009, p.91]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Twisted literally and figuratively - this one's weird and wonderful. [July 2005, p.101]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With the phenomenal graphics and custom rule sets, XD provides a perfect environment for battling friends. [Nov 2005, p.102]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All told, Creature from the Krusty Krab is the most ambitious and most successful SpongeBob game to date. [Dec. 2006, p.112]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game that's vaguely soccer-themed and a lot of fun, then strap on your body armor and head for the Mushroom Kingdom. [Sep 2007, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid, lasting title that fits perfectly on the DS. [Aug 2009, p.91]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like 2005's "On Tour", Blue lets you choose between boards and skis, but the rails and narrow passages of the environments are definitely built for shredding. [May 2007, p.84]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Worth the price of admission for "Sonic CD" alone. [Sept 2005, p.85]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're drawn to dogs, Nintendogs could easily become and obsession. [October 2005, p.96]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After several attempts to modernize Sonic for the 3-D gaming landscape, Sega has taken a big step back in their approach, and that's a good thing. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a magical adventure full of mesmerizing sights and compelling gameplay, held together by whimsical characters and a simple but surprisingly powerful story. [Nov 2009, p.85]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Trace Memory does not take much time to play, but a second run through results in a few story nuances and a slightly different ending. [Nov 2005, p.109]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Polished, offers great platforming, and looks amazing. [Dec 2010, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you're competing against CPU cars or your friends, though, GRID is one of the most challenging and entertaining racing games for DS yet. [July 2008, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, however, Radiant Historia is an excellent game. [March 2011, p.88]
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