Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,371 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
Highest review score: 100 Elliot Quest
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition
Score distribution:
1,371 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For only 500 Nintendo Points, the game is almost a must-have for any puzzle-loving fiend.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite my small grievances, I still welcome the new return to Unova with open arms.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    These Pokémon adventures will likely be the swan song of the ageing Nintendo DS system, so I'm glad to see it go out on such a high note. Whether you're a Pokémaniac, a rookie trainer, or a nostalgic Red & Blue fanboy, Black & White 2 are must-play games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The mere fact that this game has the power to rekindle those early feelings of PokéBliss in even the most seasoned-Pokémaniacs is a testament to its freshness and originality.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The mere fact that this game has the power to rekindle those early feelings of PokéBliss in even the most seasoned-Pokémaniacs is a testament to its freshness and originality.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Buying the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Set probably won’t be enough for you. Again and again, you’ll run into times when you wish you had just a little more cash to buy that colored trap, or that Skylander. But more than any Skylanders game before it, Trap Team makes you feel good about your purchases– even if it’s your kid that gets to enjoy them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Anything bad you remember regarding Vendetta, you won't see it in this follow-up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Another fantastic entry in its series, and easily one of the best 3DS releases of the year. The game retains the charm and wit of previous Paper Mario titles, and its new sticker mechanic makes combat even more engaging than before.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Put simply, outstanding.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game needs to be in every Wii U owner’s collection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's insane to think that NST made this incredibly fast gaming engine from scratch. However, much like the sexual performance of most North American males, this game is fast and exciting but it just doesn't last. I'm sorry Nintendo but three variations and three mirrored tracks doesn't constitute nine tracks in total.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You simply can’t get bored of it and it’s literally fun for all of your friends and family. How can you go wrong at all? It’s a wicked game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. U is Wii U's first must-have title, especially if you're a fan of Mario or platforming games. It's the culmination of the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series, and perhaps the best 2D Mario title since the SNES era. This is all thanks to how well it strikes a balance between the offering of recognizable mechanics and original ones.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Along with greater sharing options (clothing designs can be shared with other players via QR codes, and the game even allows you to take your own screenshots by pressing the system’s shoulder buttons), these features make New Leaf the perfect starting point for any player looking to get into the Animal Crossing series for the first time, and they give old fans plenty of incentives to pack up and move to a new city yet again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Black Ops 2 is, at this moment in time, the best, most content rich multiplayer game ever released on a Nintendo system.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An absolutely amazing game. The lack of sixty hours of content leading up to it does rob the story of some of its impact and many characters don't get the proper time needed to fully flesh them out, but the great writing and high stakes of the events still make the game's thirty or more hours exceptionally compelling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With a lengthy 60-70 hours of gameplay, Origins is more than worth its value in longevity. Highly recommended.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite some minor platforming quibbles, DreamRift's crafted a wonderful number that defies any generic description, and platformer/role-playing/adventure enthusiasts (hah) should definitely check it out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Whether the 3D effects are worth that extra soy latte is up to the consumer, but they're certainly good-looking– and SpeedX 3D is great-playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    People like me who will love the humor and get all the references will have an absolute blast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Simply a delightful game to play. With its rich, lively combat system and entertaining characters, it strikes a masterful balance between engaging gameplay and heartfelt story-telling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, Siesta Fiesta is a breath of fresh air as a unique Breakout-styled game that fans of the genre will not want to miss.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ultimately, I may have mentioned multiple times that x or y was my favourite part, but in the end I really enjoyed everything this game had to offer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The title just has some sort of magic to it, in spite of its humor and deliberate cheesiness, that encourages good vibes, especially by the time the over-the-top finale is completed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're at all a fan of puzzles or charming tales (or any combination of the two), don't overlook this gem. For the price, there's really no reason to hesitate.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any baseball fan looking for a wintertime hold-me-over will be happy with this sleeper gem, however it's played. As a hardcore baseball sim, it's every bit as good as the more familiar baseball games of the world, it just doesn't have the same look.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At around 1,000 different puzzle of varying difficulty, a plethora of options, ease of use, and single-card download play, there's little if anything that New York Times Crosswords got wrong.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the different batting camera angles are missing, ASB 2003 is outstanding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be over quick, but it's got the sort of staying power and pick-up-and-play appeal that'll keep you coming back whenever you get tired of the latest games. It's the perfect title for anyone who craves addictive, fast-paced action or just something different from the status quo.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't break any new grounds in originality (like Mario 64), Mario Kart 64 is a great addition to the N64 line-up. The solid graphics, good sound, and addictive gameplay--coupled with features like being able to race yourself (from a former race) in a special ghost mode--make you want to play it forever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides the slight easiness and linearity of the main game, there isn't much to complain about. There is an added bonus to this game in that the game actually has further story after you escape from Zebes, and the gameplay goes in a direction never explored in the Metroid series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer modes alone are worth it. Add to that a high level of game mode depth, gameplay excellence, and stunning style and you’ve got one fantastic game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is great, through and through, albeit short.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gamers looking for an in-depth boxing sim will not find it here. Those looking for wonderful puzzles to solve, characters to fall in love with, and music that will stick for years, this is your game. Punch-Out!! is going to be easily regarded as one of the stand out titles of this year on any system and is a must-own game for Wii owners.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo puts a lot of care and attention into its handheld ports and remakes, and Kirby Superstar has aged very well over the years.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simulation and action components of in Horse Life work surprisingly well together, striking a perfect balance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tactical Assault hits the balance between staying true to the series while making an entertaining and challenging video game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Paper Mario is an intriguing mix of platforming and RPG, offering a entertaining and satisfying gaming experience even if the endgame comes too soon.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the minor technical gripes aside, this is a perfect RPG to play for anyone. Don't be silly like me and get rid of your PlayStation version and purchase the GBA version instead.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like Megaman, RPGs, Action, or Adventure games in the slightest, I highly recommend it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is probably the best time-killing game to come along since "Wario Ware Inc"; even if you only use half the content on this cartridge, it's well worth the investment for the hours of entertainment it offers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It just goes to show that you can teach an old vampire some new tricks.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides the sound quality issues, players have little reason to choose the original cart over this GBA port. Everything that made Final Fantasy VI great on the SNES is here, and then some.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    American Wasteland creates a near-perfect balance that all free roaming games strive to achieve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The N64 version of "Mario Golf" didn't leave much room for improvement. Lucky for us, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour's enhanced graphics, magnificently tweaked play mechanics and large variety of gameplay modes and characters improved upon the original in every way imaginable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is one of Nintendo's many hits, if not a masterpiece.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of control and immersion, Wii Sports destroys the competition and provides an excellent foundation for other developers to build upon.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only real negative is the fact that you have to leave the last two controller ports empty.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic games have always been known for their speed, but in Sonic Advance 2, it's been exaggerated almost to a fault.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quality title full of replayability and creativity. Even after completing 30+ story missions and 40+ side missions, plenty remains to explore and destroy in Hulk's universe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best third party offerings on the DS so far and comes highly recommended for DS owners, especially if you don’t have a load of friends to play multiplayer against.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After the smoke clears, and the nuclear radiation fades, Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter is one of the finest games in video game history. It combines every element that makes a good game flawlessly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse who doesn’t get into games that much, plug in this title and go right to "Mean Bean Machine." You’ll have so much fun you won’t hardly believe it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully complete game. It plays great, it has a good amount of strategy and depth, and it has impressive longevity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Serious air is the truth with this bad boy. You better have skipped lunch if you're going to get on this wild ride!!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are several ways the series can grow in its already rumored sequel, but, for now, we have a brand new toy to master, a killer soundtrack to play it with, lots of in-game unlockables, and new downloadable mash-ups to add to the library for the foreseeable future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I support the XG revolution. Come join at super-human speeds, inhumane weapons that go boom in the night, and the best locales this side of Jamaica and Mars put together. There's even a track that looks like Mars Attacks meets The Wizard of OZ...I'm not makin' that up either.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate version of, what some perceive to be, the greatest action game ever made.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's apparent that the team who made this put a great deal of love into it. Where other other companies seem content to port classics with a few overhauls, here's an entirely new game that feels like a classic. Now that's refreshing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lightening fast and frantic thrill ride from beginning to end, and well worth a purchase.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Newcomers to the game who are accustomed to the current game generation may be turned off by its astonishingly short playtime and lack of "100% clear" bonuses, while veterans will find very little reason to pick up this version unless they're willing to pony up for the e-Reader cards.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With beautiful music and great visuals, this is one sleeper hit no one should miss.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It works beautifully.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lots of replay value, lots of fun, lots of bouncing breasts. This is no Tony Hawk-stale-ass-been-there-done-that type of game; this game is fresh, fun, and fast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking to hop into an intense racing experience without the hinderances of setting the vehicle up or dealing with super accurate damage than this game is for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Art Style: PiCTOBiTS finds a way to stand on its own, while paying homage to Nintendo’s past.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a polished, dead-on addition to a franchise in which a sore thumb stands out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a perfect game for a lazy afternoon -- it's active, it's immersive, and it doesn't require any commitments to enjoy it. And with the bongos thrown in basically for free, it's a real steal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay variety and overall visual and audio experience is outstanding-- if only such a fun game were lengthier.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Devil Survivor hits all the marks of a great Shin Megami Tensei title: the story has a mature tone with plenty of twists and multiple endings, the setting and characters defy the genre’s norms, and the gameplay mechanics offer some unique twists to well established formulas while demanding the player to think strategically.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there were to be an official wish list for a Metallica music game, Guitar Hero: Metallica would have crossed most of those wishes off of the list.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By eliminating the time limit, adding more and larger areas, and littering the world with nearly 5 times the original's hidden treasure, Nintendo was able to not only lengthen the main scenario's play time (now roughly 20 hours), but also make the player feel more comfortable with exploring the Pikmin universe without the time limit constantly looming over their heads.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has all those essential elements that good games need, and all those elements are slightly less than perfect.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each level roughly sticks to the staple patformer diet of grass, ice , sand ,etc. But the foreground settings are brilliantly imaginative - a bizzare, alien theme park , an underground shrine , a military base - and really improve the more sedate sections of the game,i.e jumping , talking,etc. It certainly makes a refreshing change from Banjo's desert/ice/grass worlds.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excruciating experience that will bear some of the most rewarding gameplay experiences ever crafted... Quest has once again pulled off another masterpiece in the flawless Ogre Battle Saga.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truth is, Big Brain Academy offers little depth, and almost no immersion, because the gameplay is so start-and-stop. But Big Brain Academy succeeds because of its simplicity and accessibility.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever played a Mega Man game before, and enjoyed your experience, there's nothing to not like about this game. It is a good, solid adventure with some intense action and enough of a challenge to keep you busy for a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swordcraft Story takes away all the daunting tedium and deftly delivers a fun, satisfying adventure enjoyable by both experienced and new players alike.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fine continuation of what's shaping up to be quite an epic RPG series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best part about it is that there's something new going on every day, whether it's a new neighbor moving in, a nasty snowstorm on the horizon, or a holiday party at City Hall.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay manages to successfully merge the two Castlevania play styles, while retaining a firm hold on excellent design and presentation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The replay value on Starfox64 is pretty much endless, unless you consider the route difficulties and level tasks terrible game design.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you have never even played SMW, it's still fun to go out and play one of the games that truly defined the Mario franchise. This is a great game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game sheds the stereotypes surrounding mindless on-rails shooters, instead delivering a veritable interactive movie that packs more suspense, drama, and compelling characters in its five hours than other Wii games do in thirty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This cartridge was clearly made by people who love these sorts of games... An excellent choice for people seeking a little quality "pick up and play" action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Valid proof that "coming up short" can still translate into "a hell of a lot of fun."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While it's essentially "Marble Madness" with better graphics and a few twists in the game design, it feels much more than that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Maybe the game relies on the magic system a little too much, but it's that system that keeps Lost Magic from ever being lost.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With bolstered controls and a development system as deep as most RPGs, Tiger Woods is still the game beat when it comes to golf.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Having played this game for a relatively long time, I have to warn that even though you will get your money's worth and many, many hours of play, it does end up getting very tedious after a couple of weeks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is not just a fun play, it's a good read. It's a classic PC-styled adventure with an emphasis on story and realized in a great way on DS hardware.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Perhaps the strongest and most-heard criticism that can be leveled at Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box is that it's more of the same, and indeed, it is. Yet there's a slightly grander sense of scale in everything-- the settings, story, puzzles, minigames, graphics and soundtrack all feel amped up just a notch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It offers a different experience than "Perfect Dark" and "TWINE" and Turok 3 is worth a look.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s an excellent mission to run through over the Christmas holidays and the production quality of EA's Medal of Honor series blows a lot of games on the Cube right out of the water.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This game is about two steps away from being called "Bam Margera Pro Skater," seeing as he is the main pro skater you see in the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sports fans will enjoy the level of off the field depth and control scheme depth here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While its flashy new successor doesn’t innovate quite like the original did, it does in fact make leaps and bounds above its predecessor through improved gameplay mechanics, fantastic new features, and a new coat of polish in the audio and visual departments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The writing and extreme sense of humor will definitely get fans turning their heads and exploring every inch of every level. There's a good 15-20 hours available in this title and any Simpsons fan should cherish every minute.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While a few faults may hold back the score from being perfect, LostWinds is a refreshing and almost nostalgic experience that will leave a player excited, but still asking for more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sonic Rush may be the best side-scroller on the DS so far. The level design is inspired, and the rush of speed, to use an appropriate word, that should be inherent in Sonic games is not only present, but may be at its most intense yet.