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 Super Mario Sunshine
Lowest review score: 20 Ant Nation
Score distribution:
2,204 game reviews
    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey 2 isn't very ambitious, but it's still plenty of fun. [July 2008, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While I had a blast mending bones, removing tumors, and dealing with nefarious mystery ailments, it all felt very familiar; the game has hardly evolved beyond its predecessor. [Aug 2008, p.87]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The action-game geniuses at Treasure have managed to make the game both accessible and challenging and add enough story, Spirit Cards, and characters to justify this sequel. [Nov 2008, p.100]
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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
    The one-to-one swing mechanics are phenomenal and offer lots of customization options to cater to players of all skill levels. [Oct 2008, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by Dokapon Kingdom's childish design: this unique board game-RPG crossover makes it hard not to enjoy yourself. [Dec 2008, p.100]
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    • 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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's done a beautiful job of preserving the game's soulful story. [Mar 2009, p.90]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not every game on the disc is a must-have hit, but there's a lot of fun to be had. [Oct 2008, p.89]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Avalon Code is sort of a mess, but it's an inspired one. [Apr 2009, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Once this game goes into my DS, it'll be there until I've experienced every nuance. [Mar 2009, p.86]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quite a good value. It's a shame that the game has only pass-the-DS multiplayer, though. [Apr 2009, p.85]
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The folks at Next Level Games have created an amazing title that has made the 15 years since Super Punch-Out!! quite worthwhile. [June 2009, p.88]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nothing can match the joy found in simply picking up a controller and hitting the beach. [Sept 2009, p.88]
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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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Admittedly, playing the game can be more than a little overwhelming at first--not unlike patting your head while rubbing your belly--but it's extremely gratifying when it clicks. [Holiday 2009, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The clever puzzle battles and fast-moving story makes Clash of Heroes easy to pick up and tough to put down. [Nov 2009, p.90]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This lighthearted, brainy puzzler manages to make word searches fun again. [Holiday 2009, p.87]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beat City's delightful presentation and supercatchy chip-tune soundtrack will get your toes tapping and your head banging in no time. [May 2010, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A perfect pick for pocket puzzling. [Feb 2010, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But what the title does provide is an amazing package and an excellent introduction to the world of game making. If you have a creative bone in your body, you'd do well to give WarioWare D.I.Y a try. [Apr 2010, p.82]
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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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    • 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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unlike anything else you've played on Wii. [Nov 2010, p.89]
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