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 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
Lowest review score: 20 Ant Nation
Score distribution:
2179 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, Fossil Fighters: Champions proves to be a worthy successor to the original Fossil Fighters. [Nov 2011, p.83]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That said, Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games is a winner overall--thanks in part to the continuing awesomeness of the Mario-and-Sonic combination. [Nov 2011, p.82]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Spider-Man has definitely seen better days. [Nov 2011, p.83]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some visual glitches and a few repetitive stretches made my spider sense tingle, but this is a solid outing nonetheless. [Nov 2011, p.83]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a real bummer that things fall apart in the heat of the action due to visual blips, game-freezing bugs, and audio pops. [Nov 2011, p.83]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken on its own merits, however, it is an absolute blast, and if you don't play Cave Story in one form or another, you're missing out on a modern classic. [Nov 2011, p.84]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    To make matters worse, the game's 50 or so activities are seldom satisfying, and the stylus controls can be frustrating. [Nov 2011, p.85]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are problems inherent to bringing console dancing games to handhelds--like, for instance, the fact that they just don't work as originally intended. [Nov 2011, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you've ever played a Sims game, you should feel right at home with The Sims 3 Pets--you create and manipulate a group of Sims, this time with cats and dogs included. [Nov 2011, p.85]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Disney Universe feels like the result of a Disney executive saying "Those LEGO games sell a lot of copies. We should make one of those too." [Nov 2011, p.86]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just hard to remember the last time a Madden game changed so little from one season to the next. [Sept 2011, p.72]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is packed with little goals, and as you achieve them your city flourishes and levels up. Leveling up grants you access to the new Intercity Cup, a tournament in which you try to prove your city's supremacy over the surrounding computer-controlled cities. [Oct 2011, p.86]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's great that the Nintendo 3DS version of FIFA Soccer 12 has most of the features of its Wii sibling.(Sadly, though, FIFA City is not included in this game.) [Oct 2011, p.86]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny is good-looking and vibrant, with interesting characters, a compelling plot, and voice acting that's pretty solid. [Oct 2011, p.86]
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    • 55 Critic Score
    And that's the thing--Pet Zombies is an amusing idea. Monotonous gameplay, however, is not. [Oct 2011, p.86]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Nintendo 3DS version of Natsume's latest farming RPG isn't a major step up from the Nintendo DS release--in fact, they're essentially the same. [Oct 2011, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's definitely enough fresh ground in The Tale of Two Towns to entice series fans back for more agricultural adventure. [Oct 2011, p.84]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The turn-based battle system--in which you pit your collection of possessed treasures against enemy spirits--is sort of interesting, but not enough to make up for the title's shortcomings. [Oct 2011, p.84]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infestation is a pretty decent game by itself, and as a treatment of the film franchise it's even better. [Oct 2011, p.85]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With this restructured control scheme, a lot of the frustration is alleviated. That gives this N3DS edition the edge over its Wii sibling, but it's ultimately a case of too little too late. [Oct 2011, p.83]
    • Nintendo Power
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With so many versions of Tetris already on the market, it's hard to say that Tetris Axis is a must-buy. [Oct 2011, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Layton's London life probably isn't deep enough to turn any series nonbelievers into fans, but when added to the winning formula of puzzles and exploration, it helps cement Professor Layton and the Last Specter as another fine entry in the franchise. [Oct 2011, p.82]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That said, any issues I have with Kirby's Return to Dream Land are relatively minor; this is an exceptional title, whether you're a longtime Kirby fan or not. [Oct 2011, p.80]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    And sadly, the dead-simple games themselves lack much of the charm, spark, and ingenuity of the older Mama entries. [Sept 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Power
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Deca Sports Extreme is fun at first, but it won't hold your interest long enough to justify spending $40. [Sept 2011, p.73]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When the game sticks to this classic(yet variety-filled)formula of quick action and quick reflexes, it's pretty fun. [Sept 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Power
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Driver Renegade is yet another disappointing entry in a series full of them. [Sept 2011, p.73]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, there just isn't anything special about this release. [Sept 2011, p.74]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, I feel that 10 Kirbys are not better than a normal-size, ability-copying one, but Kirby Mass Attack is a nice addition to the series nonetheless. [Sept 2011, p.76]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll want to play this one even if you've beaten the non-Overclocked version more than once. [Sept 2011, p.78]
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