Nintendo Power's Scores

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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 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lowest review score: 20 Ant Nation
Score distribution:
2,204 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new character classes are a blast to play. [Nov 2010, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Polished, offers great platforming, and looks amazing. [Dec 2010, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The biggest knock against the game, though, is that it simply isn't as groundbreaking as its predecessor. [Dec 2010, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bold, inventive, yet deeply reverent, Epic Mickey makes us really care about its legendary protagonist for the first time in years and stands as his greatest video game to date. [Jan 2011, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not an immediate attention grabber, Tales of Phantasia takes time to sink in. But once you're under its spell, you'll be in it for the long haul. [Apr 2006, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Sept 2005]
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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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More accessible than ever. [Dec 2005, p.124]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    SSS has great characters, a smart story and good-humored sensuality (but no belly dancing.) [Sept 2005, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Well I was wrong, FINAL FANTASY V not only lives up to its namesake, but also delivers the definitive version of what is now apparent as one of the best titles in the series. [Dec. 2006, p.108]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The pacing and movement restrictions (particularly in areas where the paths take needlessly circuitous routes) will frustrate players who are looking for more conventional play, but for those who stick with it, the experience will be highly rewarding. [July 2005, p.96]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    RTS drawbacks aside, the game's onfield heroics are intense and satisfying. [Nov 2005, p.116]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And despite being extraordinarily challenging in that way that makes die-hard games totally addicted but can drive off casual players, it is a game that every Nintendo fan must play. [May 2006, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Vast piles of variety heaped onto core gameplay that's endlessly fun helps you look past problems, much like the best sandbox games out there (I'm lookin' at you, "GTA"). [Oct 2005, p.98]
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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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In its humor, gameplay and general accessibility, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge is a giant leap for character-based platformers. [Nov 2005, p.116]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The games in MMXC are the kinds that will make your wrists hurt and your palms sweat, and I mean that as the highest compliment. [Feb 2006, p.97]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great leap forward for the Potter franchise, and a fun and inclusive gaming experience. [Jan 2006, p.107]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    By far the funniest and best-animated yet on consoles. [Jan 2006, p.112]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Adds welcome realism without sacrificing intutive control. [Dec 2005, p.116]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The action looks fantastic on the Nintendo 3DS handheld, and the system's 3D effect gives each colorful setting a real feeling of depth. [Apr 2011, p.81]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best in the series. But the relatively modest step forward means it's not necessarily a crucial purchase if you already own last year's version. [Apr 2011, p.84]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The end result is one more excellent entry in what's become a fantastic library of brawlers for N3DS. [June 2011, p.86]
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