Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,376 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
    • 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.
    • 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.
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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Humanity in Chains is a game that was made for Attack on Titan fans. It’s fun, visually stunning, immersive, and it’s essentially an entire anime made into a video game.
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    • 58 Critic Score
    The folks at Big John Games have something here in Kart Krashers, but it just feels so incomplete, for lack of a better term. There's a lot that can be improved upon and controls that need to be fine tuned. If they can get that done and even add more to the plot, then this game could be a step into a whole new subgenre of either platformers or racing games.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    But considering Vampire Moon is first and foremost a hidden object game, this is unsurprising– it almost seems as if City Interactive wanted to make the simplest game possible, and threw on a threadbare story simply to make it seem like a legitimate adventure game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The best part of the game is actually the infinite classic Frogger mode, which you can access right from the beginning. Sure, it looks pretty dated, but it is more fun and more fair than the actual campaign mode itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It takes a great, classic gameplay concept and executes it rather well while adding in some unique twists. None of these new ideas turn the genre on its head or stand out as some sort of revelation, but none really fail either.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    As a mini-game compilation, Go Vacation falls short of the standard set by Wii Sports Resort due to its middling selection of activities and its frustrating motion controls; as a sandbox game, however, it fares significantly better, offering up four expansive resorts to explore and a myriad of collectibles to find. While its extensive use of gesture commands nearly ruins the entire experience, there is still quite a bit of fun to be had with the title, particularly if you have a companion to share it with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The boss battles are downright silly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Much of the game just isn't fun. Even with the three modes, there isn't enough variety to the actual racing game to make it fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    It has some new twists unfamiliar to puzzle enthusiasts, but nothing so raw or innovative as to really put it a cut above its brethren.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The game proffers average stylus-based mini-games and good production values; however, the title can easily be played in one sitting by most players, even children, so kids may grow tired of it in one day.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Pop
    For 700 Wii Points, Pop is overpriced.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This title doesn’t even scratch the surface of what the Cube can do, let alone what a quality game should be. It’s as sub-par as any other knockoff sports title out there.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    However, the title comes up short in every department or ignores them completely.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An uncomfortable, awkward attempt at a platform adventure title.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Initial impressions were of a decent game with a catchy title and clever art design. This was quickly stripped away by the repetitive levels and painful controls.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even the nonsensical story lines would be very easily tolerated if X-Men: The Official Game was any fun, but most of the time, it's not.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Simple and colorful, perfect for that rugrat who just crawled from his Fisher-Price collection to his brother's N64--but he's the only one who'll really enjoy it.
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    • 55 Critic Score
    It displays the efforts, but the game only passes by as average.
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    • 55 Critic Score
    For one, the title sports a tough challenge for any astute gamer. Not only that, but the variety of problems keeps players on their toes and alert to upcoming problems with fluid pacing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Gamers clamored for a sequel for years, but the follow-through may not be exactly what they hoped for.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Shrek the Third is that everything lacks polish.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The gameplay can become fairly stale after an hour or so. This isn’t a pick-up-and-play title either, because the password saves are much too long and complex.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A largely unoriginal action/platformer that does little to expand its genre.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    FIFA 08 on Wii is a resounding miss. With the controls lacking, multi-platform gamers have little reason to purchase this version, and Wii-only owners will have to wait for something better.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Sure, you're able to use different powers, but it's still contrived and after the first half an hour or so, the gameplay becomes boring.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's paced, moderately intelligent, and has a micromanagement appeal. It's also slow, occasionally simple, and has little direct control.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game's uncomfortable controls keep it from being a winning experience and can make it downright unenjoyable at times. A more fully-realized control system and a better menu interface could have made this game far more playable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    As fertile a ground as the flight combat genre is for quality gameplay, this falls short of the target. Even more depressing is that this was a franchise that in the previous generation was considered an A-List series, but now is a strictly average game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If players are looking for a few fun Crash-based mini-games and a standard platformer with everything one would expect from a platformer, then the title may be something worth picking up. However, if players are looking for an epic platformer with a plethora of surprises and story twists, players may want to keep looking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Dissatisfying and a pale comparison to how good this game could have been if it were designed to play like a fantasy sports simulation. Granted, there is an oxymoron inherent to a fantasy simulation, but as it stands Quidditch World Cup merely feels like a semi-responsive movie. A slow, semi-responsive movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Don’t bother buying Altered Beast. It isn’t worth it unless your idea of fun is pressing two or three buttons through 20 levels of bland, uninspired environments and continually dying along the way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Despite all its faults, and while its not a horrible game, it's just really not that fun to play.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Shadow Legacy has some potential, but it's unfulfilled by repetitive gameplay and objectives (i.e. fetching items for the people you've just rescued from another dimension).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    A mediocre to below-average RPG, and doesn’t hold many great moments.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Wing Island is one game that truly misses a level of immersion better visuals could provide.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Overall, The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun isn't bad for its basic details, and it's actually decent for a licensed game. Yet flaws shine so bright when a game is this simple.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    WarioWare Snapped! is like buying a Lamborghini with a bad engine. The game looks super slick and proffers a highly amusing time when running, but more often than not, never gets started because of under-the-hood problems.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    To see such a cheap effort made, and to see yet another game released that truly gives kids the short end of the stick makes me feel very disappointed.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Excave is a functional dungeon crawler, which should be fun, if you’re willing to work your way around weak item management, the lack of a map, constant backtracking, and its overall short length. If you can’t deal with these problems, then even the alluring $5 price tag won’t help you forget them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It would certainly be easier to recommend Gnömz if it were even half its cost, but as it stands there is far too little content in the game to justify its $10 price tag, especially when there are more fully-featured titles like Bomberman Blast available on the service for the same amount of money.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    All in all, Dora Saves the Snow Princess is a great idea that ultimately proves too shallow.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity is, at best, a rental for the true Lyoko devotee -- the game can easily be beaten in a short span -- and a polite pass for everyone else.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    All things considered, I can kind of give High Strangeness a halfhearted recommendation; the soundtrack is outstanding and there are some clever story and gameplay concepts on display, just don’t be surprised if the second half leaves you feeling low.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you’re a seasoned gamer looking for a short X-Men fix, this one works, but most other folks will want to take a pass.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The restrictions put on car selection, unlockable content, and course layout act as a leash on the player. This ultimately makes the game frustrating, as you struggle to escape the leash. Then it makes it boring, as you accept the fact that you can't change the game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    GBA users really get the short end of the stick here, since DS owners can get three games -- Uno, Skip-Bo and Uno Freefall -- all on one cartridge for roughly the same price as this game, plus wireless multiplayer to boot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wreck-It Ralph does some things right. The voice work is a lot of fun and the sound effects and 3D are impressive, especially for fans of the film. At the end of the day though, it just doesn't offer enough. It's a pretty basic side-scroller with little in terms of depth or length.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is a slight cuteness factor in Build-a-Bear Workshop, but it doesn't approach what kids would get out of a trip to the store.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Its graphics, art style, physics, and overall presentation values are great, and its gameplay is quite alluring. It also makes excellent use of the GamePad, though requiring Wii Remotes for multiplayer feels obtuse. If you have friends that live close-by and regularly game locally, then Chasing Aurora seems worth the price of admission. For those who like to fly solo, or have friends that do not live near enough to get together in-person, it'd be hard to recommend this purchase as there just won't be enough in it for you.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Who would have thought that a game with parachuting dynamite monkeys and ninja penguins would be this bad?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The biggest issue is that the single player experience just isn't all that deep.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Space Lift Danger Panic! is a hard game to recommend to those looking for a unique, deep experience, but it’s a pretty decent game for those looking to kill some time in short bursts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    All in all, this is probably the worst Dragon Ball game available, and there is no reason as to why this game wasn’t given the attention it deserved.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The main problem though, whether Brave's being played solo or through co-op, is the game just isn't all that deep.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you enjoy exploring vibrant, cartoony worlds, and have a friend around to join you on your quest (not to mention have a tolerance for some vague gameplay objectives), then you'll eke some fun out of Epic Mickey 2's flawed journey. If you found any of these elements cumbersome or frustrating in the past, then this sequel won't do anything to persuade you otherwise.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Wii version of Neopets Puzzle Adventure is technically baffling, with broken framerates, aggravating hiccups, and other programming problems that really damage the experience. Neopets fanatics pining for a fix will do better to look to the superior (and cheaper) DS version rather than this rushed Wii project.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Has several shining moments, but overall it is plagued by poor level design and artificial challenges. The mediocre game is balanced out by the superb story, however. The acting is incredible.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    Certainly a passable game of baseball, and it is not a bad investment for the baseball fan who only has a Wii, especially given the fact that there are simply no other options for genuine MLB play. The game has enough collective minor problems, though– among them the absence of online, mediocre graphics, and dated roster and stadium settings– that it cannot be recommended without certain qualifications.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Monsters vs. Aliens isn’t a bad game, especially for the younger target audience it is oriented toward. It also isn’t a great game, as it is pretty short and generally repetitive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The platforming is polished, if simple, and the graphics are above par. Just as the game isn't awful, however, neither is it good, and it certainly doesn't have much staying power, even for young ones.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A game that looks and sounds good but whose premise only holds up for so long.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Control issues, repetitive modes, and the lack of features keep it from being a great game. It's not worth the price of admission either.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Disc Sports as a concept has great potential. Sadly, this attempt fails to tap that potential and comes off feeling half-baked. Golf is playable, but that's about it. What's sad is that with a critical eye and bit more polish, it could have been truly stellar.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Much of the gameplay is completely run of the mill and its few strengths, the graphics and voice acting, are cut down to mediocrity by a general lack of imagination and effort.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Strike Force Foxx does a few things well. The controls are tight, the story is delightfully tongue-in-cheek, and the levels require some effort to complete. Unfortunately, the lack of variety really prevents it from going any farther.