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 4.9 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
    • 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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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're drawn to dogs, Nintendogs could easily become and obsession. [October 2005, p.96]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bold, inventive, yet deeply reverent, Epic Mickey makes us really care about its legendary protagonist for the first time in years and stands as his greatest video game to date. [Jan 2011, p.88]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anyone expecting a definitive conclusion will likely be unsatisfied. Fortunately, the bulk of Virtue's Last Reward is so darn good that ultimately it may not matter. [Nov 2012, p.82]
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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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    • 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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The action looks fantastic on the Nintendo 3DS handheld, and the system's 3D effect gives each colorful setting a real feeling of depth. [Apr 2011, p.81]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Well I was wrong, FINAL FANTASY V not only lives up to its namesake, but also delivers the definitive version of what is now apparent as one of the best titles in the series. [Dec. 2006, p.108]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The games in MMXC are the kinds that will make your wrists hurt and your palms sweat, and I mean that as the highest compliment. [Feb 2006, p.97]
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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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great leap forward for the Potter franchise, and a fun and inclusive gaming experience. [Jan 2006, p.107]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Adds welcome realism without sacrificing intutive control. [Dec 2005, p.116]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The pacing and movement restrictions (particularly in areas where the paths take needlessly circuitous routes) will frustrate players who are looking for more conventional play, but for those who stick with it, the experience will be highly rewarding. [July 2005, p.96]
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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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're drawn to dogs, Nintendogs could easily become and obsession. [October 2005, p.96]
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    • 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]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I'd give it a green jacket. [Nov 2007, p.104]
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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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    • 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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