Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,459 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: 73
Highest review score: 100 Fire Emblem: Awakening
Lowest review score: 0 LEGO Friends
Score distribution:
1459 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's hard to say that EA is giving GameCube owners a favor with Carbon, they are a business after all, but it probably doesn't hurt.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    As it is, this game is still a good fit for preteens, although the extremely low difficulty level, even on Hard, might not appeal to players looking for the next Marvel Vs. Capcom.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Overall, Spore Hero's not horrible or even bad for that matter, but it sure isn't great.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Speed Racer is definitely a rental unless you're a fan of the television series or the newly released movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, overall I found the game to be frustrating more often than fun. The problems were just too much to overcome.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Controls are tight and responsive, and offer up an entirely new experience, especially since Cooking Mama is one of the first of its kind, but the experience will not last.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Visually, it does Disney's Tarzan justice. Unfortunately, Ubi Soft's final product is simply too short and shallow to justify a purchase for most gamers.
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    • 62 Critic Score
    Some issues should have been worked out, but there's no question that this DS title will provide some serious fan service for Aly & AJ devotees.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Older kids will find little challenge in the game's tasks, meaning that Diego's adventure is really for youngsters who have an older brother or sister with a DS and haven't played a lot of games yet.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If you look on the bright side, the game is better than "Dark Tomorrow." However, it’s worse than the old Batman the Movie coin-op.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The graphics are grainy but interesting. Sound effects are awesome, especially when concerning the dragons. Ignore the voice acting and you’re good to go.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game's mechanics are quite a bit deeper and more complex than the simple control scheme suggests. The result of this is that a lot of novice players will be turned off by the game before getting too far into it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A run of the mill stealth title, borrowing gameplay elements from other titles in the genre, and it does nothing to expand or deepen them. The extra features such as fear and Batmobile action stages are automated when they should be intuitively controllable by the player.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    I applaud the creators of Zoocube for not doing a me-too cookie cutter clone puzzle game. It's a neat concept and with a bit more polish it could have been the breakout they were hoping for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There are many drawbacks to NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, and they make this a tough game to recommend, especially with a 1000 Wii Point asking price. But players looking for a slow-paced platformer full of puzzles will definitely enjoy the experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A constant, an ever-glimmering paradox that may someday lead the land into a brightened future.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The game, with its remixed story line, random objectives, and Zelda-esque gameplay isn’t enough to keep newcomers to the series interested.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The visuals, the audio, and worst of all, the ability to actually enjoy the experience,have not come along so well.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Eragon will take about six to seven hours to beat with little reason to go back and do it all again. The game looks fantastic despite being a run-of-the-mill action/adventure game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with a budget price, Gridmaster falls short of delivering basic expectations that sudokuholics (and even novice players) have for an electronic game of numbered crosswords.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re a huge fan, it’s worth a look. If you’re anything less than a hardcore Spidey follower, however, you’ll be better off taking a pass on this title.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For most people, High School Musical: Making the Cut will feel like a sandwich with no meat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The same excellent play mechanics remain from Donkey Konga, but replay value is severely marred by the inferior quality of the soundtrack.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game does a lot, looks nice and offers some interesting options such as Wi-Fi downloads and slick trading cards that unlock new Spectrobes; but the game is ultimately more tedious than it is worth. It's also low on fun, which should be the basis of most games.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll is a game that had high expectations from its fans, but ultimately lets everybody down.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those who spend countless hours in front of the TV, monitoring the daily misadventures of Dexter and the Powerpuff Girls will certainly find something to appreciate in this game, but for everyone else, it’s probably best to stick with Mario and friends.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The core gameplay of Konductra is solid and somewhat original, and the task mode gives it some life, but the overall implementation is counterintuitive.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is clear that the Wii has the potential to serve up an awesome Spider-Man experience, but it will not be found here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Riviera is extremely bland. There are a lot of pleasing elements like the artwork and audio, but it cripples a sense of freedom and feels altogether too straightforward.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero On Tour was fun for a while but the novelty has worn off and Decades has made the DS versions’ shortcomings much more apparent.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, the beauty is only skin deep, and the core content of the game is really a disappointment. The game is very short and the missions are poor.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The lack of animation leaves the game high and dry at times.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cars Race-O-Rama is a half-hearted effort throughout; all the pieces fit together but nothings stands out as particularly noteworthy and every facet of the game seems to be in need of a couple extra layers of polish.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    The little toy cars can still initiate nostalgia in the older crowd, but Hot Wheels All Out misses that quality. Without it, it fails as a purely entertaining racer and gaming veterans will not like it. But as a budget title for young kids in the minivan ride to grandma's house, it has some tread.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, this title's shortcomings hold it back from being appropriate for anything but the most dedicated fans of the show or platforming games.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, Wordmaster is what it is and does not try to be anything more. Like its included instruction manual, it is a no-frills take on familiar concept.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is a fast, kick-ass wicked ride that just kept me coming back for more. In short, it is an excellent video game and few games reach that status in my book.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had developers put the extra effort into interface and fuller options for the core treasures rather than including all the throwaway titles this could have been a stellar collection. As it is, Midway Arcade Treasures holds a tenuous spot at strictly average, teetering on below average.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When it all comes down to it, only HUGE fans of the Halle Berry film should pick this up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I found this game too tough to really get into it. Racing fans who don't mind a stiff challenge should get a real kick out of it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mazes Of Fate is more a love letter from its developers to the beloved PC adventure games of yore than an enjoyable experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent effort that can still be improved both in terms of car and course line-ups, and the control scheme. However, I like that the game keeps you honest with a health meter for your car so you can’t go apeshit on everything.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I won’t lie; I’m a bit disappointed with Legends.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While I'm not a big fan of the TBS genre, I looked forward to Rebelstar because of its apocalyptic storyline, cute anime characters, and the opportunity to blow up little gray aliens. Unfortunately, the game's pace (particularly the frequent loading times) kept me from ever feeling thoroughly entertained.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kids who just can’t get enough of High School Musical will eat up Sing It!. But fans of the karaoke genre, and even those same kids who worship the ground Sharpay and Chad dance on, might want to think twice before plunking down their $60 to purchase the game and microphone bundle -- there just isn’t enough content to justify the price of the game, not to mention a few flaws.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are definitely other small missteps, such as the lack of control options, but Heracles: Chariot Racing shines because of its mythological setting, with stellar course pieces and style.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Games aren’t beauty pageants, though, and while this game looks good, it isn’t really that interesting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Compared to the father of this genre, Whirl Tour can (and most likely will) turn into a session of tedium and bore.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I played for half an hour on my GBA SP and started getting pains in my wrists. It would have been a much sounder decision to have only one attack button and use A to jump.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether gamers will attach to this one is a matter of taste; younger players who have played the life out of Nintendogs and other pet simulators may find World of Zoo a worthwhile, new distraction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like most women in the single scene these days, it looks good from afar but it's far from good. The hype of voice acting, stylish soundtrack, and unique comic book presentation may draw you in but the weak gameplay experience will have you running for cover.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    However, for the adventure fans still looking for a fix, go back and give Twilight Princess another playthrough instead.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wild Earth: African Safari feels like a game on the fence. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a serious, realistic photo safari sim or a lighthearted romp for younger players.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may be a strange thing to concede, but the Gamecube port of RE4, with tacked on Wii remote functionality, trumps this Wii-developed title in almost every department.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is absolutely nothing upgraded in Wolfenstein 3D for its GBA romp, and with the game being so simple, this accounts for most of the damage done to its overall score.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I found this freedom to be restricted by tight controls. Put plainly, the D-pad sucks. Had the controls been more sensitive, Oscar's movement would have been more fluid, players would have gotten a better representation of the underwater environment, and my hands would hurt much less.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the experience as a whole, deep as it may be, is as tethered as the remote and nunchuk.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MySims Party is attempting to be a party game collection that people will turn to. The problem is there are better games that do the same thing already.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain certainly has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, unclear mechanics, uneven difficulty, uncomfortable controls, and some serious glitches and hiccups do a lot of damage to the overall experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Korg is definitely a flawed product. It isn’t very user friendly, the interface is cluttered, the sound quality is disappointing, and some options are too limited while others are too numerous.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best praise that can be given to Sonic Unleashed is to call it a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, the game is heavily weighted towards its werewolf stages.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Generally one of the most simplistic platformers you may encounter. Even though Patrick and SpongeBob go through each level attached at the hip, they may as well be only one person. Or... sea creature.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have the patience to overlook its technical shortcomings and master its quirks, Eye of the Beholder is actually a pretty decent dungeon-crawling experience to take on the road with you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the show will enjoy every bit of it, but without knowledge of the series it'll feel like watching a silent movie without subtitles; the story just won't make any sense.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    VS3 is all mouth and no trousers.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a good choice for children who may not be familiar with the fundamentals, but other arcade collections have more style.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While this game is simplistic and dated, it holds the same kind of addictive fun as 'SSB. Even though the control is stiff, graphics are shoddy and sound is dismal, what the game offers is quite likeable, especially for fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The action is solid, and there are plenty of maps and options (including Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection play), but there's little that series fans haven't seen before. [Feb 2008, p.88]
    • Nintendojo
    • 64 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    R2R redeems itself with the training mode but it isn't enough to save this game. PIUU!!! And I thought my feet smelled bad, this cartridge needs some Lysol!
    • 63 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Red Steel's FPS control style is superior to a standard console controller, but that's a credit to the Wii, not the game; Red Steel does its best to ruin what the system provides.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Deca Sports DS could have been so much better. Hudson had most of the game locked down, but the controls are awful. The game had to have been play tested, and there is no reason as to why they weren’t fixed.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The combat in this title is extremely weak and features little to no depth other than smack-smack-smack-bang.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    For what it is, PokéPark Wii is an endearing little game that is sure to incite nostalgia in longtime fans of the series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Even with the rough edges, Supermarket Mania features a fun management time for spurt gaming. The title does not proffer anything remotely innovative, but achieves success in its smart controls and normalcy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    As a whole, Transformers Prime: The Game is a decent, if imperfect licensed title that will not long last in the collective memory of Wii owners, but it still deserves some honorable mention for actually being fun, a word that could not be properly applied to any of its Transformer forebears on Wii.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game certainly isn't perfect– the backgrounds are forgettable, and the game oscillates too readily between being a pushover and cheating badly– but it does better than most games of its ilk and is worth a look for curious young gamers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    While Rising Board 3D's gameplay certainly has potential, that little penguin that could is often the little penguin that can't, constantly crashing into mountains that you'll swear had no business being in the middle of the ocean, or failing just a simple spin because you didn't have enough practice moving your Circle Pad just so.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D is a fun rhythm game for kids, but it needs to work on its footwork before it enters the dancing game hall of fame. It spends far too much time chatting in rehearsal than it does performing, and even then the game’s over before it’s barely begun. If Gabrielle had a wider repertoire of steps to her name, Ghostly Groove 3D‘s worryingly high eShop price of £12.59 might have been more palatable, but ultimately it leaves us screaming for all the wrong reasons.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Glitches aside, the graphics are quite good for a third-party title, but they could definitely do with a bit of sharpening.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game took me three hours to earn a gold star ranking on each course. While the game has online leaderboards and even achievements to earn, I found no interest in pursing them after receiving my last gold star.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It’s fun while it lasts, but there just isn’t enough meat to the package, and it’s hard to recommend it over games like Zen Pinball 2 or Pokémon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game offers a good amount of content and replayability that young kids and fans will enjoy to a degree, but if you're just itching for a compilation of mini-games on 3DS, Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue lacks the polish and consistency you can easily find elsewhere in 3DS's library.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The slick production values jazz up the game, and the Metroidvania exploration works on a basic level. Spidey fails to sling off the ground because of repetitive combat and a lack of variety. The world feels a bit lifeless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It is a decent game, and will impress you with its 3D effects and difficulty. However, with an asking price of $39.99, the game just isn't worth it, unless you are a major Monkey Ball fan.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The learning curve in Mission mode is quite steep, and many will undoubtedly be put off by the slow pace at which each stage unfolds.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If it was setting its sights nearer the $3-5 mark, then Mr. Nibbles’ acorns would be the ideal eShop comfort food, but at $8, Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo feels a little undercooked to be a true platforming classic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Order Up!! delivers an eye-catching take on the cooking genre. But the title ultimately serves as more of a fun distraction than an enthralling experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Oceanhorn is an admirable attempt at taking a stab at the Zelda formula. There are plenty of islands to explore, puzzles to solve, and baddies to bonk. The controls are serviceable outside of a couple small hitches with running and a somewhat clunky interface. While imperfect, the presentation makes the world look like a stunning diorama and the music serves to enhance the experience even further. I genuinely had fun with Oceanhorn, and I hope that the upcoming sequel irons out of some of the original’s kinks. For those wanting a more traditional Zelda experience, I recommend giving this one a shot.
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    • 58 Critic Score
    Enchanted the movie did a respectable job appealing to more than its target demographic. Altron made a worthwhile effort to repeat the spirit of this endeavor with the video game adaptation but unfortunately fell short.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Despite this glaring shortcoming, Amiibo Festival is good, relaxed fun that will be perfect during the holidays and parties with friends.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    With a wealth of content, improved controls, and some addicting minigames to play, Cooking Mama 5 has brought the series back up to par– here’s hoping Majesco can push forward even more and really make the franchise shine if it ever graces us with a sixth installment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It’s worth a play, but this is a rare Zelda game that will leave most fans underwhelmed.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Lego Marvel’s Avengers is a wonderful recreation of the source material, it’s fun to play and the trademark humor fans have come to expect from the series remains intact. Unfortunately, the game’s short length makes it a little difficult to recommend for most seasoned gamers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Sonic Lost World is not a fundamentally bad game, it’s one that borders on greatness. If not for some fatal flaws, this could be a truly compelling experience– but it still has those flaws.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There is some fun to be had in Deca Sports 3, and it's a sure-fire hit at parties. Not a hard-core sports simulator, but some lesser-known sports that don't get the full retail package are also nice to find here.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The varied options are a nice addition, but most importantly, the game offers off-TV play. As a game geared toward children, allowing kids to play remotely is a fantastic feature. This is arguably the port's biggest upgrade in the transition between consoles.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Photo Finder is a decent adventure stuffed with charm and fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    For what it is, Hello Kitty Kruisers is not the worst game I’ve ever played, by far, it’s just not all that it could be. Overly simplistic races and a lack of depth in terms of racing and unlocking content affect what could be an actually decent racer for Wii U. If you enjoy the Sanrio universe or you have kids in your life that would enjoy a simple, easy racing experience, the small price tag at least isn’t a deterrent to picking it up.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Sonic Lost World on 3DS is a good Sonic game. While it doesn’t reach the same heights as Sonic Generations or the Wii U racer Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed, it’s certainly better than where the franchise was headed just a few years ago.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a solid debut for Mario away from the Nintendo ecosystem of consoles, but it’s nowhere near the heights of gameplay that the plumber is known for. Longtime fans might balk at playing a Mario game on iOS (and soon Android, too), but as of now there isn’t much to be worried about. Nintendo wanted to make a mobile Mario title that would offer just enough for players to have fun and want to buy a proper series installment, and I think that the company has succeeded in doing just that.

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