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 SoulCalibur II
Lowest review score: 20 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Score distribution:
2,179 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of course, the big question on the minds of Samba devotees is how the controls stack up to the Dreamcast version and its beloved maracas peripheral. The answer: extremely well. [Nov 2008, p.95]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The verdict is in: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All is another superb graphic-text adventure from the folks at Capcom. [Feb. 2007, p.96]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Really though, Super Mario 3D Land is a triple-A title, and as good a reason as you'll ever have for picking up a Nintendo 3DS if you haven't already. [Nov 2011, p.70]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily my favorite DS game yet. [Aug 2005, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The point-and-click adventure has gone the way of the dodo in recent years, so when one as engaging as Capcom's Zack & Wiki comes along, it's cause for celebration. [Dec 2007, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than just a GBA makeover, the new Pokemon Pinball is an evolution in game play, offering livelier Pokemon to catch and Pokemon ecosystems clevery built into table designs. Pokemaniacs will be mesmerized. [Nov 2003, p.150]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thw World Ends with You may not have a big name like "Final Fantasy" or "Kingdom Hearts" attached to it, but it certainly deserves the same kind of success. [May 2008, p.87]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SonicTeam has done a magnificent job of distilling Sonic to its purest essence without making it feel like we're treading old territory. [Jan 2006, p.105]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the game is unquestionably brutal, the violence is so over-the-top that it's more humorous than gruesome...For any hardcore gamer, this one is not to be missed. [Apr 2009, p.82]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improves upon its already-excellent predecessor in pretty much every conceivable way. [Mar 2010, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though Tiger's reputation may be tarnished, his video game has never been better. [July 2010, p.85]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Play control is responsive, the weapons are powerful and an RPG-like sould-collecting system is creative and cool. [Oct 2004, p.124]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ZombiU is slow and methodical, designed to build tension rather than pump adrenaline. [Dec 2012, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For my money, though, thanks to its strong song lineup and wireless rock capabilities--it's the perfect progression for the series. [Dec 2007, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City-Armored Edition sets a new bar, not just for comic-book adaptations, but for games in general. [Dec 2012, p.76]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a certain type of player, the game's deep scoring system and online leaderboard will give ample reason to keep coming back for more. [Aug 2010, p.86]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, neither Tekken Advance or Tekken 3D Prime Edition offered the true Tekken experience. But Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition does--and then some. [Dec 2012, p.78]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A platforming classic. [May 2009, p.88]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic's become somthing of a message-board whipping boy these days, but Sonic Rush Adventure proves that the ol' hedgehog can still deliver a top-notch platformer. [Nov 2007, p.100]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy follow-up to "Superstar Saga," and the first great RPG on the DS. [Jan 2006, p.110]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is an incredible showcase for what the handheld is capable of and a potent reminder of why Resident Evil remains one of the medium's most celebrated franchises. [Jan/Feb 2012, p.80]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portrait of Ruin provides a whole lot more of a very good thing, and Castlevania fans won't be disappointed with the results. [Jan. 2007, p.114]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Engaging adventuring and razor-sharp fun for fans of epics and real-time strategy. [May 2002, p.138]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I didn't enjoy the repetition, I loved every new minute of 999's slick puzzles and riveting story. [Holiday 2010, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. Not just a step in the right direction, but an unequivocal success. In fact, it's the best entry in the series since the Blue Blur's 16-bit heyday. [Dec 2010, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine where Harmonix can go next with the franchise. [Dec 2010, p.82]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A resounding success. [Aug 2009, p.88]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's graphics have never looked better - especially the stadiums and close-ups of the fans who sport pained faces, funny hats and celebration animations in the name of team spirit. [Sept 2004, p.115]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A triumphant ending to an extraordinary trilogy. [Feb 2006, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Within the launch window of the Nintendo 3DS, we've gotten two--Dead or Alive Dimensions and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition--and they're the two best games in the handheld's library so far. [May 2011, p.84]
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