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 Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Lowest review score: 20 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Score distribution:
2,204 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're drawn to dogs, Nintendogs could easily become and obsession. [October 2005, p.96]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're drawn to dogs, Nintendogs could easily become and obsession. [October 2005, p.96]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're drawn to dogs, Nintendogs could easily become and obsession. [October 2005, p.96]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It may not be the all-new title some were hoping for, but it's a great game worthy of bearing the Resident Evil name. [Apr 2006, p.82]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pokemon Trozei may seem simple, but it packs a challenge that will keep puzzle-action fans intrigued for a long time to come. [Apr 2006, p.85]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hunters is new-school, action-packed, and a great addition to the growing collection of Wi-Fi titles. [May 2006, p.86]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Banana Blitz is an amazingly robust package and a fantastic showcase for the hardware. [Jan. 2007, p.112]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some casual gamers may balk at Madden NFL 07's overall complexity, but it won't make any enemies of Madden fans, and the minigames will be the life of the football party. [Jan. 2007, p.102]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After several attempts to modernize Sonic for the 3-D gaming landscape, Sega has taken a big step back in their approach, and that's a good thing. [Apr 2007, p.84]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like the original GameCube "Chibi-Robo", the Chibi sequel is a leisurely affair with gentle messages. [Nov 2007, p.102]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    My balance issues aside, Excite Truck delivers a fresh racing experience that emphasizes strategy over speed. [Jan. 2007, p.110]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hard-core gamers won't be disappointed. [Oct. 2006, p.90]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if the word "bleach" makes you think more cleanser than cartoon, Blade of Fate will appeal to any fan of well-executed, feature-heavy fighters. [Dec 2007, p.81]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The short response is that it works well, but it's not quite a hole in one. [may 2007, p.87]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is long, challenging, and arguably the most fun you'll have on Wii at launch. [Jan. 2007, p.108]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like 2005's "On Tour", Blue lets you choose between boards and skis, but the rails and narrow passages of the environments are definitely built for shredding. [May 2007, p.84]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As devotees will tell you, platform action doesn't get much better than what Mega Man dishes out, and Mega Man ZX Advent lives up to that reputation. [Dec 2007, p.85]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Phoenix Wright lays down the law for the third time in two years, and the outcome is no different from before: we've got another excellent DS graphic-text adventure on our hands. [Dec 2007, p.85]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On top of a great adventure mode, Professor layton offers additional downloadable content, which should keep players plenty busy until the promised sequel arrives. [Feb 2008, p.88]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game that's vaguely soccer-themed and a lot of fun, then strap on your body armor and head for the Mushroom Kingdom. [Sep 2007, p.84]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, however, Planet Puzzle League lives up to the rich tradition of its heritage, and puzzle fans would be remiss to ignore it. [July 2007, p.97]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is one genuinely frightening experience, and the brave of heart will want to play in the dark, with headphones, for maximum scares. [Holiday 2007, p.84]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Otherwise, as long as you're open to its old-school approach, Contra 4 stands as one of the year's best pure action titles. [Dec 2007, p.81]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    School often doesn't leave people with the fondest of memories, but Bully: Scholarship Edition is well worth attending. [Apr 2008, p.86]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Truly brilliant. [Sept 2007, p.88]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I'd give it a green jacket. [Nov 2007, p.104]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As anyone who has played a "Mario Golf" title can tell you, developer Camelot knows how to make a great golf game. [Aug 2008, p.88]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If there were anything like the gaming equivalent of comfort food, Advance Wars would be it. [Feb 2008, p.86]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you're competing against CPU cars or your friends, though, GRID is one of the most challenging and entertaining racing games for DS yet. [July 2008, p.88]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At approximately five hours, Dragon Sword is a bit on the short side, but I have a tough time complaining when those five hours are so tight and extremely polished. [Apr 2008, p.84]