Nintendo Power's Scores

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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 5.1 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 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Score distribution:
2179 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Improved graphics, advanced physics and more control features contribute to a solid hockey sim. [Dec 2002, p.216]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game's adventure element requires you to run around with your board tucked under your arm - not nearly as fun as pulling off tricks. [Jan 2004, p.162]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    One of the best racing games yet for the GBA. [Mar 2003, p.138]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Your ride seems faster than Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX for GBA, and it's easier to bust out long chains of tricks. [Jan 2002, p.132]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The first racing game to feature four different NASCAR leagues - dirt, cup truck and modified. [Dec 2002, p.216]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The game's complexity makes it difficult to plug in and play. [Jan 2004, p.159]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The graphics and music are cute, and the 18 levels of Puyo popping are frantic and challenging. [Mar 2002, p.137]
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    • 72 Critic Score
    Much of it involves your backtracking through levels once you've learned that you're not equipped with the tools to move forward. [Oct 2004, p.125]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Matches feature 12 tennis stars, including Venus and Serena Williams. [Nov 2002, p.230]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, for all of its cool options and play modes, Power Pros fails to hit it out of the park because the on-field gameplay is disappointly simplistic and suffers from lackluster controls. [Dec 2007, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you plan on playing with your friends, it's indespensible; if you'll be going at it alone, there's a fair amount to do but you may lose patience with the scoring and lack of single-player variety. [Nov. 2006, p.87]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's perfect fighting fun for fighting game afficioniados but could be confusing for players who are new to the genre. [Nov 2002, p.228]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Belongs at the top of the color-matching puzzle games heap, along with "Pokemon Puzzle League." [Apr 2003, p.136]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There are only 12 cycles on a huge track, leaving you by yourself for much of the race. [Jan 2002, p.128]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The Memory Card has only 59 blocks! What in the world was Acclaim thinking? [May 2002, p.134]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the turn-based warfare of the first Super Robot Taisen, chances are you'll like the sequel even more. [Jan. 2007, p.99]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise has all the depth of its console cousin, but is missing some of its charm. [Nov 2008, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The play control and range of features are on par wtih those of Sega's "NBA Basketball 2K3," only with a college basketball experience. [Dec 2002, p.214]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Designed to please hard-core Tekken fans. [Dec 2001, p.172]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    The easily frustrated should probably stay away, and for what it is, the game's MSRP of $29.99 seems a bit steep. [May 2008, p.89]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The action can get fierce, the motion is fairly smooth and the four-player battle mode is an absolute blast. [Nov 2001, p.148]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Mario Tennis is by all means a decent game, it lacks the flair that would make you want to play it over and over again. [Jan 2006, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Cutthroat competition and fierce racing tactics make Karnaaj Rally an exciting battle-racer. [Apr 2003, p.137]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Big-time fighting fans will enjoy the complex moves and new fatalities. [Mar 2003, p.138]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The overall package is one that only fairly young players with generous parents are going to really enjoy. [Nov 2011, p.76]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although the fighting controls are complicated, the rest of the controls are simple and intuitive. [Nov 2003, p.151]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Complex enough for dedicated gamers who want an absorbing adventure. [Apr 2002, p.152]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The inventive momentum-building feature helps keep matches exciting and victory within reach. [June 2003, p.137]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The initial abbreviated matches against CPU-controlled swingers may seem too easy, but the game ramps up in difficulty at a steady pace. [Jan 2005, p.138]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a result, although Grimoire of the Rift is another solid effort that's sure to scratch your tactical itch, the original Tactics remains the pinnacle of the series. [July 2008, p.86]
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