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 Super Mario Sunshine
Lowest review score: 20 Ant Nation
Score distribution:
2179 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the puzzles are a little too trial-and-error, but otherwise the tight action and playful RPG vibe are a delight. [Nov 2010, p.90]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game may keep toddlers entertained, but so might an empty box (which is a heck of a lot cheaper). [Oct 2005, p.100]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An overall lack of polish and poor enemy design. [Nov 2010, p.91]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    From their porch at the River City retirement home, we're sure Crash and the boys would approve. [Sept 2010, p.89]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an older player with fond memories of early 8- and 16-bit RPGs, I found its nostalgia trip to be well worth taking. But if I were playing it without that past experience, I'm not sure how much I would appreciate its intentionally dated game design. [Nov 2010, p.86]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This latest FIFA [is] one of my favorites. [Nov 2010, p.89]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'd had my fill of destruction after an hour or two. [Nov 2010, p.87]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun little flier that pretty much anyone can get into and even hardcore players will enjoy. [Nov 2010, p.88]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unlike anything else you've played on Wii. [Nov 2010, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new character classes are a blast to play. [Nov 2010, p.91]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Considering how basic Swords is, it would have been better suited to WiiWare; as a full retail release, it's disappointing. [Nov 2010, p.91]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not even new voiceovers from Sean Astin (Sam) and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) can salvage this thoroughly regrettable effort. [Nov 2010, p.88]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Repetitive combat. [Nov 2010, p.91]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There may not be many new ideas in Dawn of Heroes but the hilarious dialogue and wacky adversaries still make for a memorable experience. [Apr 2010, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can pony up for the extra sticks (the game comes with just one), NHL Slapshot is best enjoyed by a group of friends who don't take their hockey too seriously. Hardcore fans of the sport will be better served by NHL 2K11. [Oct 2010, p.89]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does a decent job of punching monotony in the face. [Nov 2010, p.89]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Web-heads on the move will find this a worthwhile adventure. [Nov 2010, p.90]
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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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    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Guilty Party had some genuinely funny moments. [Oct 2010, p.89]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it's the fifth Harvest Moon title for the DS system, not much has changed in Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. [Sept 2010, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Its charming exterior belies a pretty hardcore character-action game. [Oct 2010, p.88]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These mechanics are novel and feel great, but take some practice. [Oct 2010, p.89]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It offers all the depth and authenticity for which the series is known, but makes it more easily digestible. [Sept 2010, p.88]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, though, I ultimately enjoyed my time with Arc Rise Fantasia. [July 2010, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest IX is easily the boldest installment of the series's 24-year run. [Aug 2010, p.88]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tournament of Legends won't immediately appeal to Soulcalibur crowd--the controls won't come naturally, but once you learn the ropes(or lack thereof, given that matches don't take place in a ring)you'll find a challenging, well-balanced game that can be a whole lot of fun with friends. [Aug 2010, p.90]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In stark contrast to its Wii counterpart, the handheld version of Despicable Me is an enjoyable experience all around. [Sept 2010, p.90]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, all of the goofy personality of this movie tie-in is quickly trampled by irritating level designs and an inconsistent difficulty curve. [Sept 2010, p.90]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Outside of an epic soundtrack and a few cool graphic effects(such as displacing snow when you run through it and knocking off enemies' armor when you attack them), The Last Airbender is a pretty unspectacular action-adventure game. [Aug 2010, p.91]
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