Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,355 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 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Lowest review score: 0 LEGO Friends
Score distribution:
1,355 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo hit one out of the ballpark here. All DS owners should also own Polarium. My question: why was it not included with the system?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a fan of brawlers and Star Wars, I loved this game. The space combat offers a bit of variety to keep the casual gamer interested. The brawling portions are top notch, so fans of Golden Axe, the Turtles series, and the X-Men arcade game will be very pleased with the action in this title, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2006 FIFA World Cup is easy enough for a soccer novice to pick up and enjoy, but deep enough in detail and difficulty options to please the hardcore futbol fan. Though not beyond figuring out, more detailed in-game explanations or tutorials could have only helped make this game more accessible.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perverse sense of humor and singular style ensure that Contact offers a refreshing dose of originality that is certainly not lacking on the DS, but might be lacking in the RPG genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over The Hedge serves quite well as a light-hearted stealth action game. It’s not enough to make you forget that there’s no Metal Gear on DS, but it does boast a somewhat new use of the system’s features, and for a portable game based on a family movie property, exceeds all expectations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It uses the system's capabilities, but doesn't stray too far from established norms.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially a marketable way to attract new players to the Meteos concept, and it works. The only real problem here is a minor one -- for some reason, the game continues to progress when in Sleep Mode, resulting in a Game Over as soon as the DS is unfolded.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Watching other people play the game is a healthy chunk of the fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wii controller is decidedly a bit unwieldy for traditional Contra-esque play.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be subtle, but they add a spritz of freshness to what many feel is a stale series, and is reason enough to purchase Mario Party 8, especially for those holding out for something new in the franchise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately Mario Strikers: Charged is worth buying.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game could stand to be fleshed out in the areas of multiplayer and including something for single players to do after the campaign is through, but what Battalion Wars includes out of the box is still quite fun to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Kart Wii has many faults. But when it’s good, it’s very, very good, and as long as you have Wi-Fi, it will keep you occupied for many months to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's definitely worth playing. It's a gem in the Wii library.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s polished and endearing, with lots of action, varied gameplay, and a nice tale wrapped up in a cool role-playing package. Those players looking for a completely different approach to the genre should give this game a serious look.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So, On Tour is not the best game and the series and does little to progress the franchise, but Guitar Hero fans now have a decent distraction while away from home.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is nice to see that Vicarious Visions decided to take this project seriously and put together a competent platformer with enjoyable combat and outstanding production values.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For what it’s worth, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon is the best Square-Enix game for a Nintendo home console since Final Fantasy VI (called Final Fantasy III at the time) hit SNES in the mid-90s.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a sequel, Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 is a unique concept that uses DS to its full potential.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FFIV has always been a solid game and will always remain that way, but some games don’t hold up as well as others over the years and, for most of us, nostalgia can only take you so far.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blast Works, is, on many levels, quite an achievement. The game is one part shooter, one part game creator and one part trading station; and all three of these components function well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may have slipped under the radar before, but now is the perfect time to give this unique game the second chance it deserves. Don’t miss out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MadWorld is not quite the godsend, super-mature hardcore title some gamers were hoping for; it has a few major flaws but still manages to out-rank most of the competition with ease.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Slug 7 is a godsend to hardcore gamers looking for a portable fix.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Talk about a lot of bang for your buck: ten dollars for a fully functional online Bomberman.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The series is one of the more original console offerings out there and worth the time for any gamer looking for something a little more real.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since it would be considered a "casual" game in the first place, it doesn't offer a high-end graphics experience and isn't heavy on the presentation, but with multiplayer support and a second quest, Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of the Spooky Manor is a graphic adventure with a lot to offer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And as with other LEGO titles, those deficiencies don’t keep LEGO Battles from being an engaging, satisfying RTS experience, especially for younger players or those looking for lighter fare. If that’s your angle, then this game is a solid buy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For $30.00 there’s not much reason to pass this title by-- it’s a unique experience not yet to be had on Wii and will provide many hours of gluttonous eating fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players looking for a strategy game that hasn’t been done often need look no further than Swords & Soldiers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Mini Ninjas might be somewhat hard to distinguish from all of the kid targeted shovelware eating up retailer shelf space, it is definitely worth taking a closer look.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there is no clear ending to The Screaming Narwhal, it is a fun tale that shouldn’t be missed by any fans of old point and click style games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether or not the setlist is everybody’s cup of tea, Band Hero’s many additions and mechanical enhancements easily make it the most solid of the franchise’s handheld iterations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Newcomers to the series will be well-treated if jumping into the series at this game, and long time fans will also be immensely satisfied, left only with a wonder of who will headline the next sequel that cannot come too soon.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For players who enjoyed Wii Fit and are still using it, Wii Fit Plus is worth the upgrade: it surpasses the original game in every way. However, the game will not compel players to keep up their routines. Only plan on adding this Plus to your collection if you are into the whole fitness game genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite these issues, TouchMaster 3's neat presentation and overall variety set it apart from most other packages of mini-games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Granted, this chapter isn't quite as fun as the previous three. However, chapter four is a great, story-driven addition that ties various characters and plotlines together more than earlier chapters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most unique puzzle designs to come along in a while. Whether you like your thinking games slow and strategic or fast and chaotic, you'll find something to enjoy with this one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's worth a look for the uninitiated as well (if only for its multiplayer mode), but it's not quite up to the standard set by "Advance Wars."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of a save feature for high scores is a disappointment, but it's still a nice addition to an arcade-lover's library.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visual design is the best part of the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This handheld version of the game feels more like the N64 incarnations, which I prefer to this generation of ASB.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this game is a bit too fast, thereby affecting strategy, and the title could use some more character, it’s still a solid hockey game for the fan on the move.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blizzard deserves a round of hearty applause for adding a save system to the game, which makes it much more appropriate for portable gaming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it can be tough to get into, this is actually a pretty decent conversion of a game that really shouldn't play this well on a Game Boy system.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What this game lacks in glitz and glamour, it makes up in structure, skill and longevity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may take a couple of hours to get into, but once there the game has a very addictive system. If you have a taste for strategy, give it a shot and see if you like it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Mega Man Battle Network 4 shares most, if not all, of its play mechanics with its three predecessors, it still offers some new aspects and, above all else, its still very fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Mega Man Battle Network 4 shares most, if not all, of its play mechanics with its three predecessors, it still offers some new aspects and, above all else, its still very fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They’ve taken the technology used in [the original game's] engine and tweaked it just a bit to deliver more responsive controls, but above all, a better looking game overall.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no question in my mind: If you've never played Super Mario Bros., you can't call yourself a gamer. This is a pretty decent way to get to know Mario and Luigi, but there are flashier ("Super Mario All-Stars") and deeper ("Super Mario Bros. Deluxe") ways to do it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zelda has aged rather gracefully compared to some of the games from its time, and it's worth picking up for the portability factor alone.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's easy enough to get into and fun enough to play for hours at a time, even when you aren't advancing the main story. Very nicely done.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Swordcraft Story was a focused drive to a goal, Swordcraft Story 2 revels in the journey. What has not changed is an engaging storyline, enjoyable leveling and realtime combat strategy polished to the point of being able to be enjoyed by players at any level.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is definitely one of the best racers available for the Game Boy Advance, and includes enough unlockable content to challenge some console games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The postman often getting in my way in running around Hyrule Town was a minor annoyance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The character design in Castlevania brought way to a whole new viewpoint in video games. The level design is easily one of the best, bringing a deep sense of platforming to the action. After over 15 years, the game still has a unique look.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most people will tell you to buy the DS version over the GBA version. I beg to differ. The GBA version is, in my opinion, fully equal to the DS version if not superior because you can play it on the big screen with the Game Boy Player, it has co-op multiplayer, it is cheaper, and, besides the space combat, it works the same as the DS version.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pleasant enough game that seems like a sure way to keep fans of the show happily occupied for hours on end. Older gamers who aren't turned off by the cutesy style and themes will find a moderately long and generally amusing trip through this silly little cartoon world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game hit its peak on the N64, and while NST has done a great job at polishing and cleaning it so that it’s super tidy and sharp, it really doesn’t revolutionize the original title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's brief by today's standards -- finishing at 100% won't take a seasoned gamer longer than 15 hours -- but it's so addictive that you're likely to start a new game as soon as you've finished.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You only get two play modes with this game, friendly and tournament, and that just isn’t enough...Having said all that, this game kicks its predecessor in the ass. It looks better, plays better, sounds better and damnit, it just feels right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best monster game since "Rampage."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frogger Beyond has far surpassed the expectations that I initially had for this game. Konami did an excellent job with recreating Frogger and creating a challenging puzzle game for the GameCube.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game only loses points because of limited replayablility and a poor story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most surprisingly fun games I’ve played in some time. The sheer variety of the levels is outstanding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few problems keep the score from being higher, but both weird and conventional this is a fun title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game offers little to strive for in terms of hidden content or special endings, Clash of Ninja is worthy of continued play in and of itself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What the game lacks in close up visuals and audio it makes up for in its fun, addicting gameplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily the greatest party game on the market today. While that isn’t saying a whole lot since anything that isn’t Mario Party is usually schlock and unworthy of anything but the bargain bin, it still proves that there’s plenty of spunk within the series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the show and gamers just looking for a personality-filled, arcade-styled game will be pleased.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you liked "Mario Golf," you'll love Ribbit King. There's not much depth, but there's more than enough charm and fun to make it worth your twenty bucks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much, much better than I had thought it would be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot of potential here, unrealized because technical limitations doom the game to single player only.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To be honest, if you’ve already own last year’s game, there isn’t that much of a point to check this game out. Why? Lockout. There won’t even be a season this year. There just aren’t enough improvements here to ensure your interest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The entire time I played the game, I wondered why it didn't compel me as much as I knew such a well-designed game should. I have come to the conclusion that it is because I've seen three of these games in the last couple of years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that the atmosphere is the most notable part of the game means that it also fails in some respects.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals are smooth and colorful, just like the films, and the gameplay is set up to bring little skating fans joy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fun and will keep you playing for at least 30 hours if you go everywhere, find everything and kill everyone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was never a tamagotchi fan or even an RPG fan but this game actually proves to me why this genre is so involving. You really do dive into the life and mindset of the character. It's fresh, it's different and it's captivating. You'll enjoy it in a strange way. Kind of like how watching the TV show "Cops" is so strangely addictive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even for non-Pokémon fanatics, this game is definitely worth a look-- if only for the strange and addictive experience of an unfolding photo-safari on a videogame console.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a solid game and you're a Star Wars fan, this game is probably perfect for you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of course, puzzle fans, tetris players, strategists and nude twister players alike will all love Starcraft 64!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's tough to go up against Tetrisphere but Ocean managed to do quite a nice job of dealing with the puzzle concept. Great work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure F-Zero X has 30 tracks and a random track generator, but it is lacking one thing that Wipeout has: variation. Wipeout has more variety and in some cases, better track design. All in all, Wipeout 64 offers a good balance of racing and action.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where most titles stress the importance in challenge in completing a level, Yoshi's Story emphasizes challenge in exploration--something rarely done in two-dimensional games. While Yoshi's Story isn't Yoshi's Island II, it is another shining example of simple, unadulterated entertainment in gaming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Although it could have been a lot more with an extensive single player mode, the current build is brilliantly done for a high-score-setter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This game is nothing but fun, with a dash of frustration and an immersion in the pop culture of another country.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The finest 3D Sonic game to date, and for many, that is reason enough to warrant a purchase...Unfortunately, it is also a game hampered by ear bleeding music, a terrible camera and an unrefined control system.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Anime characters and special shots may not be for everyone, but it's a fun diversion that features enough style, varied courses and a solid enough control scheme to be another strong step for sports on Wii.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Proving Ground is another solid entry into the series that, once again, requires players to link tricks to score massive combos to progress through the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Exploration elements provide awe, as well as a video and audio presentation that push the system to its fullest. A living, breathing world awaits, but the camera hiccups really do stutter the experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Possessing one of the lowest bargain prices available for DS software, Puzzler Collection may be just the ticket for those looking for a puzzle fix or for some software to interest the more casual gamer in the family.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While the presentation is a bit disappointingly simplistic, the core gameplay is fun and a worthy challenge to even the most seasoned of button tapping rhythm vets.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A very well executed game. Gameplay is tight, and the overall experience is a good one. However, the game is just too short.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A fun game that ends much too quickly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While comparing BlackThorne to the classic "Prince of Persia," it's obvious that it isn't as good as the revolutionary title. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean it isn't an overall good game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    I genuinely had fun with this title, but technical issues and a drab story kept it from achieving greatness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Each overworld that Crash visits is filled with platform elements that have been drawn out from generation to generation and have just ceased to be original any longer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Topsy Turvy delivers, as usual, a fun, innovative Nintendo-published adventure.