Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,437 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
Score distribution:
1437 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Offers some excellent gameplay and a fun multiplayer racing experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sam & Max: Season One may just be the best. It's a smooth, smart point-and-click, simple when appropriate, perplexing when needed, and quite possibly the funniest game you'll ever play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For future releases in this series, it’d be nice if there were more customization options and musical selections but those are minor gripes to what was, generally, a favorable experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Obviously there’s enough here to keep your attention span up to snuff and every single mode available is a lot of fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It doesn't have Madden's depth, but then, it doesn't have Madden's Mt. Everest learning curve, either.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An excellent hockey video game. It sets a precedent for game mode depth. In particular, its dynasty mode is sick and twisted in terms of its Madden-esque depth.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    2D gaming fans of all sorts will enjoy Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow immensely.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's worth a look if you're wanting a good game; it's a must buy if you're a fan of the genre or series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's not just intuitive to wave your hands around to play football, but it's also fun. Throwing the ball and seeing the motion echoed on-screen can give a huge sense of empowerment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Heron: Steam Machine is an enjoyable puzzle game and sits well with its many compatriots on the WiiWare service.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Anyone, of any age, can pick up the Wii remote and zap a few cute little beasts. To make a long story short, for all those looking for a rich gameplay experience on their Wii, Elebits might be for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Using the pixels of the past, Inti Creates has made Mega Man 9 a title that easily stacks up with the franchise’s greats, such as Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 3.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Blows any other recent incarnation out of the water.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Combining the classic play mechanics that made the classic series so addictive and a new set of team-based skills, this is probably the most in-depth Sonic title yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    These mini-games are one of the only things about Wario Land 4 that I didn't like. In a nutshell, they're repetitive and don't give enough money. Plus, the mini-games are limited in their fun factor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the most solid, fast, and fun arcade racers I've had the pleasure of playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you like Bond, first-person shooters, or just a bit of action, you should definitely check this one out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I was amazed at how faithful a recreation of the original it was.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If only my girlfriends looked this good!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Factor in the unexpectedly cool solo adventure, and there is no reason that any portable gamer should be without this title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Abandons exterior features and special effects to deliver an addicting Action/RPG with an intriguing story and noticeable Japanese influences.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The stunning graphics, superb sound and beautifully addictive gameplay are several of the factors that make this a great game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Some would argue that "Winning Eleven" on the PS2 would make a better game, but FIFA just has the unique style, flair and production value that Konami can’t seem to pick up on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A must own title for your Game Boy Advance. It's the perfect traveling game even though the story mode is over quickly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It looks and sounds fantastic, its core gameplay is remarkably addictive, and there is plenty of game to last for quite some time. Unfortunately, major design issues severely damage much of the fun the game has to offer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You've got an awesome fantasy setting (which is really well realised), two characters with original and familiar styles of play, platforming, awesome visuals, 20-hours of gameplay, and something that The Wind Waker didn't have; A decent challenge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Sports a free roaming city where you can drive around wherever you'd like across 125 miles. This is the biggest of its kind for a racing game and, once again, transfers to this genre spectacularly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While a few faults hurt the game -- like the difficulty and meager amount of levels -- the main foundation of this title is fabulous.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A must for portable gamers who happen to be wrestling fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A very ambitious game and would have been a SPECTACULAR title if it was on a larger cartridge and more time was put into tweaking it. What Body Harvest does well however is setting the mood. At its best, the game makes the movie Aliens look tame.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The patches make the game more fun, less difficult (if needed), and surprisingly much better. If only some other publishers could learn from this example, ports may not be so bad after all!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Contra 4 will deliver everything veterans of the series could ever want, from the classic spread gun to music that brings orgasmic delight to the ears.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Fast paced and accessible to everyone. Nintendo of America were mad to consider not releasing this game in the US. Any doubts about it's quality should be cast out of your mind. It's fun, addictive and it's got a superb multi-player mode.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With over thirty hours of playtime and dozens upon dozens of side-quests, it will definitely keep you busy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that it's a little too easy to have an opponent attack your backside, controls are typically quick responding and attacks are relatively devastating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fun and addictive, making it well worth your time even if the cute visuals aren't your thing. It could have been a bit longer, but all-in-all, it's a great addition to anyone's library.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A highly enjoyable and tensely tuned game for any fan of tactical shooters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's just something about slashing through a room full of Orcs or lighting Nazgûl on fire.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Its simplified approach and cool cinematic feel of the single player mode will whisk you away in no time at all.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The nice thing about the look and attitude of Vexx is that he has a dark side.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The deep combat, unique character designs and intriguing plot offer something for both the strategy fan and the giant robot enthusiast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For fans looking for a solid flying game, or for something that's wholly different, this is a good bet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite a couple of problems, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is definitely a must for Dragon Ball fans and 3D fighting enthusiasts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While the wow-factor of the first game has dissipated, the tried-and-true platforming gameplay remains fun even after three games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Square-Enix has really produced a fine piece of software here, not only because of the quality of the original title but also because of the fantastic attention to detail.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In a business full of cheap knock-offs and umpteenth sequels, where a recognizable title or endorsement can make games instant best-sellers, Alien Hominid is a diamond in the rough. Highly recommended.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, it’s hard not to like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare -- Reflex Edition. The controls are solid and the presentation (while average) is decent enough not to detract from the performance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More tables would have been nice, though the boss stages and unlockable areas mitigate this.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Minor graphical flaws remain, the controls still sit below the standard set by EA’s shooter, and, feature-wise, Wii owners are left with the short end of the stick. Even with these setbacks, this is still the best first-person shooter on Wii.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: World at War is a perfect example of the well-done sequel.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Easily the most entertaining handheld game featuring web-head. Activision has certainly done well in giving Vicarious Visions their licenses once again, as they've created a fun game that not only uses the DS's features to its advantage, but is also a great launch title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 is a massive package. While the absence of online is unfortunate, the game is still as deep as the ocean, with so many modes and so many permutations on those modes that it could take weeks for a player just to experience every mode once.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it isn't necessary a quantum leap over the PS2 version -- and while the game has its faults -- this is still a solid title that hardcore Wii owners will want to consider adding to their library.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In spite of its shortcomings, Wario World is a fun throwback to the simpler games of the 16-bit era and is most certainly worthy of the Wario name.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you haven't ever played a Bomberman game before, add a whole point to the final score and you've got yourself a definite winner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Neves is an approachable puzzle game that deserves induction into the Touch Generations series for its right-brain challenge and touch controls. The sheer number of puzzles combined with the increasing difficulty levels of different modes will keep players coming back time and again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Monster Hunter Tri is a long game with great online co-op on a console not known for either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, The Conduit is a solid effort on Wii, although it is more of a jack of all trades than a master of one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's another easy-to-learn, fun-to-play, great-with-the-family game, with realistic and satisfying motion controls to boot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it's certainly too violent and heavy for kids under 18 (as the appropriate ESRB rating states), and perhaps too ramblingly intellectual for every taste, Killer 7 is a brilliant piece of work when taken as a whole.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Blood represents third-party innovation at its finest and is a solid buy or, for the more cash-strapped, an absolute must-rent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The learning curve of this title is still a dream and the game is just as good as it always was. The new modes are icing on the vitamin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If Wii is you're only system and you have the cash, it's probably worth it. On its own, it's a solid entry, although there are also a lot of other competing music games out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you can get past the first five hours of mindless fun, Dragon Sword is an unparalleled experience on DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent title on the GBA and still withstands the test of repetitiveness while offering plenty of addictions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Many people will say that farming sims are the same experience over and over. While that may have been true with the main Harvest Moon series, Rune Factory's addition of RPG elements has given the sub-genre a welcome change that many will enjoy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This will give you at least 30 hours of gameplay if you're a Tony Hawk enthusiast. If you're strictly 100% polygons, stay away and grab the Cube version, otherwise grab this and THPS4 too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans should be content with the challenging main game and incredible amount of unlockable content similar to the original game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a solid compilation that is superior to the two games that preceded it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's better than its predecessor, better than most licensed games, and perhaps better than the legendary X-Men arcade game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kudos to 1st Playable for combining two great genres that surprisingly play great together.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's retro in every way that made RPGs of that era fun, and the new additions give it a bit of a modern feel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lovely graphics and sound coupled with great gameplay make this the game to get.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Casual gamer, hardcore gamer, it doesn't matter. Wii Fit is an excellent way to introduce a little physical activity into your daily routine -- if you can manage to find a copy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The real charm of the game comes from Daffy's annimated reactions to your meddling, done with such a pitch-perfect style that it would have made the late Chuck Jones proud. [Nov 2007, p.102]
    • Nintendojo
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The prettiest N64 football game. It has decent gameplay and commentators that are better than average.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    N64 is a great FPS. Its not ground-breaking, or cutting edge, just good, solid shoot’em up fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The closest thing to being a Jedi simulator that’s available on the console market.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sims fans will find the game very inviting, but will also find that other than going to various locations, seeing new items to buy, and experiencing the wild animations, this game is definitely not an overhaul of the series. Yet with the new unlockables, it is hard to resist this delicious title.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whatever its shortcomings, though, Dawn of the New World is clearly Wii’s best RPG to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes, it's a frustrating game, to be sure. But it’s the warm, fuzzy kind of frustrating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is easily one of the best Action RPGs on the Game Boy Advance and one of the best licensed titles available for the handheld console.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Art Style: AQUIA stands as a worthy successor to the Art Style series.