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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Lowest review score: 20 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Score distribution:
2,179 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, however, The Last Story is an awesome experience. [Aug 2012, p.84]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite my criticisms, Chrono Trigger is an amazing adventure and a required purchase for ardent fans and anyone who's never played the game before. [Holiday 2008, p.82]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes what was great from the Underground games and strips out all the lame antics. [Dec 2005, p.115]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics show the game's age (released in 1987), but the Legend of Zelda's gameplay stands the test of time, showing why the adventure that introduced Link continues to be a huge influence on game design. [July 2004, p.121]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A few minor AI quibbles keep it from being a five-star affair, but it's still one of the best and deepest sports titles on the market. [Oct 2004, p.123]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are a wonder, but at times the graphics are so complex, it's difficult to make out your character from the others. [Jan 2004, p.158]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Multicard two-player tank battles and single-card download demos round out a well-placed and satisfying adventure. [Oct. 2006, p.86]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best fighting games on Wii - or any other current-gen console. [Feb 2010, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 7 certainly delivers on that [novelty] front with some excellent track design, the solid controls that we've come to expect from the series, and some worthwhile additions (like added items and the ability to fly.) [Dec 2011, p.76]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The innovative connectivity features really take Pokemon to the next level of gaming and promote Pokemon community. [Oct 2004, p.123]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does for baseketball what "SSX Tricky" does for snowboarding. [Mar 2002, p.133]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its sizzle, NBA Jam also offers a surprising amount of substance. [Nov 2010, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lighting effects are truly stunning. The sound is also top-notch. [Feb 2006, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This may not be the Pokemon adventure you expect, but it's definitely one worth playing. [June 2012, p.82]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Professor Layton game yet. [Nov 2010, p.87]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Armed with a host of new Pokemon, an expansive new world, and the functionality of the DS, Diamond and Pearl constitute the ultimate Pokemon experience. [June 2007, p.102]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If WarioWare was Touching 101, Trauma Center is Applied Touching 501. [Dec 2005, p.114]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart DS will be in your DS for a long, long time. [Jan 2006, p.104]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is everything a Pokemon experience should be, and more. [May 2009, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like you can count on the Colts choking in the playoffs, you can rely on EA's venerable football franchise to deliver the goods on an annual basis. [Oct. 2006, p.87]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This collection adds some challenge stages and, for those not born with a controller in their hands, a more merciful difficulty setting so that everyone can enjoy the fantastic sights and sounds, and the "just one more go" fun they have to offer. [Sept 2011, p.82]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solatorobo was clearly a labor of love for its developers, and their enthusiasm for its world, characters, and play mechanics shines through in every moment of the game. [Sept 2011, p.80]
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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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    AWDS has what "Advance Wars 2" lacked: a substantial number of new unit types. [Oct 2005, p.101]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The extras make Wii Edition tantamount to a super-duper director's cut version of a blockbuster movie; you won't find a better version of RE4 anywhere else. [Aug 2007, p.82]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite my curmudgeonly grumblings, the good far outweighs the bad. In addition to the vastly improved passing game, there are tons of new player animations, the AI is smarter than ever, and there are even more ways to adjust each play before the snap. [Sept 2005, p.82]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the greatest entry in one of gaming's oldest genres, Ikaruga is brilliantly innovative, visually stunning and one heck of a challenge. [May 2003, p.136]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You're going to need a sling to keep your jaw from dropping to the floor. The graphics are gorgeous, the puzzles are clever and the soundtrack is beyond reproach. [Feb 2004, p.147]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The innovative connectivity features really take Pokemon to the next level of gaming and promote Pokemon community. [Oct 2004, p.123]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed "Dawn of Sorrow" for the DS but haven't had the chance to play this pair of adventure side-scrollers, you gotta pick this up. [Apr 2006, p.86]
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