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 Super Mario Sunshine
Lowest review score: 20 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Score distribution:
2,179 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone who loves the Mario characters, RPGs, or even action games should absolutely give Bowser's Inside Story a look. [Oct 2009, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Crown FFCC the console king of multiplayer RPGs - all others are pretenders to the throne. Single-player moode is a rich experience, but it's dungeon-hacking party play that rules. [Mar 2004, p.116]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It improves on the original in every respect: better AI, better graphics, better sound, better easter eggs, better cut scenes. [May 2004, p.118]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The flying missions are fantastic, but the on-foot portions need some work. The camera doesn't work very well and you don't have any control over it. [Dec 2003, p.140]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most stunning part of the game is the way that it seamlessly mixes footage from the films with scenes and dialogue developed for the game. [Feb2003, p.152]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most creative games to come along in quite a while, and with a bang-up story to boot. [Nov 2004, p.129]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best shooter since "GoldenEye." [Oct 2002, p.193]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's dynamite.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Impressive graphics, innovative gameplay and a lengthy quest, but what makes it really special is its snese of humor. The game is genuinely funny. It made me laugh out loud. [Jan 2004, p.156]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Story mode, variety of Battle mode options and amazing level of detail give the game an immeasurable amount of fun and replay value. [May 2004, p.119]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most enjoyable baseball game I've ever played, and that includes "High Heat." [May 2004, p.120]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The brilliance of this game is tempered by its somewhat limited replay value. [Apr 2005, p.99]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    So joyfully silly I can't help but burst into laughter every time I play. The minigames are all a riot and they just keep on coming![June 2003, p.135]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Load time can be as slow as Homer's wit, but that's small beans when Road Rage is one of the wildest – and funniest – rides around. [Jan 2002, p.126]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's a work of mad genius. [Feb 2005, p.112]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game is complete with commentary from another classic character - Mario! [Feb 2004, p.148]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Hardcore RPG fans, wait for "Baten Kaitos;" everyone else, plan on following the most hee-haw-larious yarn spun in years. [Dec 2004, p.140]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's so intuitive, it's like your brain is moving the big ape directly. [May 2005, p.88]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Making a strong case for my game of the year, BK's biggest strength is an amazing battle engine. [Jan 2004, p.135]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The masterfully crafted and converted game will keep you haning on every point, click and step of the way. [Mar 2002, p.134]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There aren't as many unit types as I would have liked, but the improved mission diversity more than makes up for it. [July 2003, p.144]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's the best-selling game of all-time for a reason, and it stands the test of time remarkably well. [Dec 2003, p.142]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The best golf game on the GCN. [Dec 2002, p.214]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I love how everything in this game is incorporated into the battle, including speaking withi NPC's and buying and equipping items. [Dec 2003, p.142]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As promised, the battle system has been much improved, and the game looks absolutely stunning. [Feb 2005, p.111]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Hard-core NFL fans will love it, but the intricacies may be lost on casual players. [Oct 2003, p.140]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A deeper and more detailed game than its predecessor. [Nov 2002, p.222]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What pushes VJ2 over the top, and again into perfect-score territory, isn't its tag-team dynamic but rather its even edgier sense of humor. [Jan 2004, p.135]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With more features, modes and multiplayer options than ever before, fans should be revved up to get behind the wheel. [May 2008, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a complete package, it is simply (to use a word that goes way back with Spidey) amazing. [Dec 2005, p.108]
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