Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,428 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Lowest review score: 0 LEGO Friends
Score distribution:
1428 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the greatest games you will find on the N64, and arguably the best wrestling game ever created.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even four years later, the game remains a graphic marvel and is perfectly balanced in terms of gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With a variety of modes, great stylus control and online play, Intelligent Systems has come up with a puzzle game that's hard to beat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great graphics, great story, great sound, and great replay value (as it will take many tries to get every Elf, and many tries to get a perfect rank).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gameplay is also polished and strong as well, continuing to prove the impossible feat of designing a game with a multitude of complex game mechanics all being distilled into stylus-based touchscreen controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As complete a package as anything Nintendo or Rare has released and it deserves the respect that those titles garner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The learning curve will be steep for some, but give it a chance. The satisfaction level is even higher, and that's always the best reward a video game can give.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of virtual basketball.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A dream come true for fans of ‘80’s-style arcade games. If you can put up with the retro graphics and a couple of duds that got thrown in, you'll find a lot of value for your buck.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game might be something you can fly through quickly, but you'll enjoy every second of the journey.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    New and old interwoven, Sonic Rush Adventure is a shining example of what a sequel can and should be.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Innovation makes the experience feel awesome all the way through, whereas squirting a water pump with Mario lost its appeal to me within the first three hours of gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The kind of game that sends reviewers thumbing through their thesaurus in search of new words to describe its greatness. I can honestly say that it’s as true today as it was the day of release.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The few flaws aside, the GTA franchise thrives on the system, with missions becoming more focused and a second screen allowing for easy PDA, or menu access.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I was completely satisfied with how it was presented. One thing that sets this strategy title apart from others is that the game doesn’t completely focus on strategy elements.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Another great visual feature is the incredible picture-in-picture set ups with the base runners. You can see all of them as they’re rounding the base or leading off without having to rely on watching a small dot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Definitely stands on the shoulders of the Harvest Moons before it, but it also emerges as a much more polished, balanced, visually enjoyable, and definitive gameplay experience than any title in the series before it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Amazingly, Donkey Kong Country 2 manages to hit the bullseye, serving gamers with a refreshing take on the gameplay gamers couldn't get enough of, and even improving on the formula by adding new challenges, new characters and a pirate ship full of new abilities.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you purchase only one retro pack in your life, make sure it's this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only action racer you'll need for your N64. Put simply, this game is so good that it deserves your money no matter what type of video game you enjoy playing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This isn’t "F-Zero" or "Burnout." It is a much richer, deeper racing experience that you’ll appreciate for the accuracy of the physics and game play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you like video game golf, you should find this game to be a "diamond in the rough". It truly is an amazing golf game as well as a great portable RPG. I actually prefer Advance Tour to the GameCube big brother.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I demand a sequel. You hear me Activision, I must have it. There are so many possible story lines and fresh villains to use. I would easily pay upwards of two-hundred dollars for a sequel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is one rare time when a sequel is better than the original.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is one of the best titles in Wii's library.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fun to play. Bottom line. The swing is so intuitive, so simple, it’s a wonder it didn’t come along sooner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It came with the polish of "Advance Wars" and brought a tighter battle system, fresher presentation, and new epic feeling to the table.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game plays as good as it looks. Rayman himself responds perfectly to the analogue stick and it doesn’t take very long before controlling him becomes second nature, leaving you to focus your attention on the aweinspiring graphics and infinitely interesting environments. In fact, I can say with a clear conscious that Rayman 2 is absolutely THE BEST FORCED PATH 3D PLATFORMER ON ANY SYSTEM TO DATE. PERIOD.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This title offers something that literally can't be found anywhere else; and fortunately, because of theextended development time, managed to improve upon Nintendo's Wi-Fi service as well.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The controls have also been polished, and GameCube’s controller is put to excellent use. The location of the Y button allows the gamer to press both A and Y, which makes grinding a lot easier, as the gamer must jump with A and grind with Y.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While for the most part the tried and true Tony Hawk gameplay is still intact, this latest release in the series gives it a breath of freshness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of those great games that has enough objectives to keep you busy for a long time and an enjoyable feel that will keep you playing long after you have smashed every record.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game is so inventive and absorbing that it might just justify that GB Micro purchase-- unless you get the Famicom version, because that really justifies itself, doesn't it?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Defender is all about defense, which may be a major turn-off for many gamers out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing title that proves once again that Madden is the king.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Easily the best compilation available on today’s market.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You cannot go wrong with this game, as it is also one of the best games yet to be released for Game Boy Advance. Be warned that, aside from some small upgrades, it is just a port.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every character model looks amazingly detailed, from the muscle tone to the facial features. Michael Jordan looks like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain looks like the Stilt himself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Regardless of Disgaea DS’s unbridled insanity, Nippon Ichi deserves a lot of credit for squeezing such a sizeable game into such a small package.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With the most gameplay in a single title for the Game Boy Advance, it’s hard to pass this title up... If you’re a fan of RPGs, you obviously MUST have this title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The story fills in most, if not all, of the plot holes from the series and provides a very engaging and entertaining ride.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the best puzzle titles on any Nintendo platform in years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You won't find a better first-person shooter on the Nintendo GameCube. In fact, it's the best first-person shooter in a World War II setting this generation. Is this surprising? With the use of the original Call of Duty's play mechanics and amazing production values across the board, it shouldn't be.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best Castlevania on the system, and an impromptu contender for best game – period – on the system itself. With link capabilities, a hidden character, and a bevy of secrets, Aria of Sorrow also has substantial shelf life and replay value.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Not only is this the best film-based video game on the GameCube today, but it's one of the best comic-based video games ever. Even after you complete the main quest, you'll still spend hours finding every little thing or just swinging around and listening to the amazing voice that is Bruce.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has longevity, charm, and controls that endure the wild departure from traditional platformers and make a highly enjoyable game. It comes highly recommended.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The value of this cartridge will keep you playing and playing until your fingers rub raw.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    New sets out to simply give gamers more of what they want--more enemies, more levels, more bosses, more high-quality Mario. One can almost hear the trumpets as the classic platformer makes its triumphant return.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Metroid Prime Pinball may be the surprise sleeper of the fall, and although the "Prime" moniker may be out of place, it certainly embodies the fun and sense of addiction that other Metroid titles have shown.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the most interesting titles to come out for the Nintendo GameCube and any Cube gamer would be foolish to pass a game like this up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Puzzle fans who decide to pick up Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH will be pleasantly surprised by the depth they find.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With impressive visuals, landmark play mechanics, and multiplayer mayhem, this title is easily recommended for the violence-tolerant.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Definitely shines in the single player mode with its generous amount of missions and a steady difficulty curve to keep you interested and wanting to play. The game itself just seems to scream fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the best first-person shooter games ever. The only major flaw I can find with the game is the lack of online support.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Very intriguing, but nothing new. The game is fun, but unless you have time to collect every single object in the game, it can get old fast.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has all the features you could ask for and more and the gameplay has been refined to near perfection. Then it seems, the only reason FIFA is consistently outselling ISS is the fact that EA have the FIFA license and Konami do not. Just don't let that put you off what is possibly the best soccer game on any system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Treyarch and Sega have created the "Madden" of hockey with this title. It just needs some aural and visual polish to become something amazing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One major flaw that the game has is the recycled bits of commentary from Lee Corso. The man’s a football genius, so throwing in sound bits that were recorded last year is just disgraceful. That being said, he still gives a great performance, even though he doesn’t offer any helpful tactics in this title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With a huge adventure that will take dozens of hours to complete, along with 36 different mini-games and single-card multiplayer, Super Mario 64 DS is easily the best title on the Nintendo DS right now.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    SS SV is the most satisfying, original, funny, amazing gaming experience I've had in a long while. This game is absolutely brilliant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you have friends, preferably four friends who everyone else can see, you should go buy this game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Pikmin's simple, elegant design and compact structure redeem its brevity.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ocarina of Time 3D succeeds largely because it does not tamper with the original title, striking the perfect balance between old and new content.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For those willing to invest the effort and time, Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a phenomenal game that will challenge and reward you in equal measure.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    MH4U is a milestone achievement for Capcom’s unique series. It looks, sounds, and plays better than ever, belying the fact that it’s running on a handheld and not a home console.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What differentiates Tony Hawk's American Sk8land from "Mario Kart" is the level of involvement. Sk8land is far less pick-up-and-play, but those who take the time to learn its intricacies will have a blast.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the best eShop titles currently available, which should satisfy any Wii U owner currently starved for games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Smash Bros. has arrived, and it didn’t disappoint. I can’t stress enough that this needs to be in everyone’s 3DSes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you were a fan of the NES original, DuckTales: Remastered is the definition of a must-own title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Captain Toad also makes an effort to tie its narrative into 3D World‘s, something that had me smiling when I finally got to see how. It’s just the best kind of fan service, and really the sort of thing that no one does as well as Nintendo, if at all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Vicarious Visions really shocked me with the quality of SuperChargers, and has taken this franchise to new heights. Young or old, this a game everyone should enjoy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With 100 single-player levels, Badland: Game of the Year Edition is a worthy single-player romp on the Wii U, if you don’t mind a little frustration every now and then. But with 100 co-op levels—not to mention 27 multiplayer deathmatch stages—it’s a perfect addition to your multiplayer arsenal. So long as you’re okay with senseless clone death.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The brilliance of Renegade Kid’s latest game is that it’s a fully featured ATV racing game in the palm of your hand. It provides fun and challenge in singleplayer with seamless local and online multiplayer to boot, supported by robust tricks and physics systems. ATV Wild Ride 3D is akin to a portable Pure carrying the torch that the Excite series set ablaze.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Beating each stage is pure joy, symbolizing our ascent beyond our childhood years– or perhaps how they stay with us constantly, only even more vivid than before.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Return to PopoloCrois is the sort of RPG that I wish there were more of; it’s fun, it’s accessible, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While it would have been nice to have a few more stages to clear before the final confrontation, it's hard to fault the game for not wanting it to end, especially when what is here is already so enjoyable. Anyone with a penchant for reflex-based gameplay (and a few digital bucks to spend) need look no further for their next eShop purchase.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even with the title's faults (unbalanced difficulty, sometimes irritating radio transmissions, and an occasionally choppy frame-rate) this is <I>the</I> best Metal Gear game of the series to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    MK8 is easily a top three contender for best Wii U game. Outside of a few niggling oddities and small blemishes, the pure bliss of soaring across MK8‘s wonderful courses is as close to gaming perfection as it gets.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You will want all the time to rock out with Guitar Hero 5. Vicarious Visions not only pushes technical aspects of the Wii, but also utilizes DS-to-Wii connectivity and online functionality to further enhance an amazing game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The pay model is fair and flexible, the gameplay feels refreshed and is highly addictive, and it’s clear that Mallow and his companions will be part of the Nintendo family for many years to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As it stands, the depth and longevity of the Race to the Top mode and the excellent play mechanics all add to the overall value of this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    WayForward may not fix every small detail with Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition, but the developer delivers an enhanced version of a great game. All the new content - HD visuals and remixed stages - elevates the title even more, making it a beautifully designed and challenging action-puzzle-platform experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    EDGE is truly something special. The game oozes creativity and constantly introduces awesome concepts that keep you entertained.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Seeds of Evil is an adrenaline thrill ride from start to finish. I strongly suggest a purchase as the multiplayer alone warrants a buy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig sets out to be a safe but amazingly polished gem, and SteamWorld Dig is exactly that, no more, no less.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With almost a hundred levels and the constant drive to beat the high score on every one, the game demands an unrelenting combination of both brains and reflexes that is unmatched elsewhere on Nintendo eShop. Its difficulty may be high, but as with every puzzler, there's a solution: just add practice.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess HD reaffirms everything that made this game great the first time around.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Minor complaints aside, it's great to see an enhanced version of Cave Story available on eShop. The stereoscopic 3D adds a little depth, which is nice, and the game controls as wonderfully as ever. But once again, choosing the best version depends on personal preference.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Regardless the shortcomings, Nintendo definitely deserves praise for yet again hiring not one but two orchestras to play the game's soundtrack start to end– hearing real strings and percussion, occasionally augmented by sci-fi synthesizer, adds a lushness to the soundtrack that Metroid has long deserved.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite fears that a new stable of characters would prove less interesting than the established cast, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney manages to hold up to its predecessors in nearly every way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gunman Clive 2 is everything a fan of the original game could want: it improves on an already strong framework, without feeling like a rehash.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mario Maker is a refreshing take on the Super Mario formula, offering fans the chance to play with the famous plumber in ways that they never have before.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is a marvelous return to form, expertly adapting to the 3DS all of the strengths of the franchise– compelling characters, top-notch production values, and the all-important puzzle– into a cohesive game. We love the thrill of a good solution, and this latest entry to the series provides them in spades.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Players who have already exhausted the experience have no reason to buy it again unless they are extremely eager to see it flourish on a handheld.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is definitely a top-tier WiiWare title. It manages to correct most of the flaws with the first game and is an amazing example of why WiiWare is a good idea.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For new players of Mutant Mudds, I would wholeheartedly recommend Deluxe. However, if you already have it for 3DS, you have to ask yourself if the addition of checkpoints and the extra ghost levels is worth buying the game again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Super Scribblenauts shines with polish, cleverness and ingenuity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A disorienting thrill ride of white/black strategy; an unbelievable roller coaster of shooting glory.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The moments where the odd discordant cadence make us yearn for times gone by come a little too often, even though it's by far the greatest testimony and most successful game to fulfil the promise of one-to-one motion control. It's an apt swan song for our little white console, but ultimately it's flown a little too close to the sun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent game and a great value, but not perfect. It has many improvements, but one or two of the new features cancel out some of the strides forward.