Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,447 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: 73
Highest review score: 100 Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition
Score distribution:
1447 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An enticing action-RPG adventure that will take you on an eye-popping romp through classic Disney locales and have you swinging your keyblade to no end in its fantastic battling system. But for all it does right, it will still manage to leave a sour taste in your mouth at times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A short but sweet single player (around 10 hours), an endlessly re-playable multiplayer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sega 3D Classics Collection is decent collection of games made better by an earnest attempt to do something fun and unique with older games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a nice taste of a budget, licensed title that's actually much more decent than anyone might expect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sonic CD alone would be a good reason to own this collection. If Mega Collection has left you hungry for more Sonic, Gems Collection has got everything else between it and Sonic Adventure DX. Sonic Gems Collection completes the continuum of Sonic history available for GC.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Great visuals and over-the-top hack-n-slash awesomeness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The visuals are something we haven't seen in a while and THQ should definitely take the opportunity to expand upon that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An original work that is a very solid good game on a whole and defintely worth playing for all of the Punch-Out!! fans out there and fans of the genre.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The loading issues may plague the experience somewhat, but Raving Rabbids Travel in Time stands out on Wii in a crowded mini-game compilation field. The game works best as a family experience, aiming toward a younger demographic, but boasts some impressive online integration that even the most hardcore gamer will enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You can treat Little Inferno like a bedtime story or a three-hour movie, but remember that at its heart, Little Inferno is a game about games. It will make you think about what you do in games, the purpose of games, and the future of games, so sit tight, think hard, and keep burning those toys.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s depressing from my standpoint and given EA’s efforts with the past three games, it’s hard to see if this series is going anywhere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The presentation could have been a little cleaner, especially with the colored box units that are present throughout entire battles, and the forced combination of touch screen and button control could be a stumbling block for some players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The graphics are technically inferior to the original, the level design and difficulty are very inconsistent, and the attempts to add replay value are downright laughable. Still, the impressive aural elements, delightful personality, and generally fun gameplay make DKC an entertaining video game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Corpse Party is a great, different game, one that a system as far along in its life cycle as 3DS greatly needs to keep things fresh. If you’ve been looking for something off the beaten path, I highly recommend picking this one up. So long as you’re willing to forego traditional battles and aren’t irritated by cliched anime tropes, Corpse Party has an engaging story and unique style of play that should keep you glued to your 3DS for quite a while. Play it in the dark for extra anxiety!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a social experience more than a true game, but like Tomodachi Life, Miitomo is aware that it’s a niche game and wears its quirkiness proudly on its sleeve. There’s plenty of incentive to check in daily to earn Platinum Points for those looking to snag rewards from My Nintendo, but I highly recommend people give this one a download simply to try something different. There are plenty of endless runners and match-three puzzlers on the iOS and Android marketplaces; Miitomo is unique, which I’d expect no less from Nintendo.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Outside of some obnoxious boss battles, this is a great game from a continuously creative developer.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Crazy Chicken: Pirates 3D's single level might seem incredibly repetitive, it is only $1.99– and its presentation, quirks and all, is just endearing enough to justify those two bucks.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tappingo’s gameplay doesn’t disappoint and offers hours of content, making it an excellent addition to the 3DS eShop library.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Pokémon Conquest is one of those games that looks awful on paper, but is brilliant in its delivery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The story mode has no where near the complexities and storyline that the Game Boy games have had, and the Colosseum mode is no where near as customizable as the Stadium titles were for the N64. However, both play modes are enjoyable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a decent game for a system's twilight, but not terribly unique.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Anyone searching for the ultimate co-op experience on the Wii should look no further than LEGO Batman.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 is still a good game, but the rehashed feel keeps the title from hitting its goal of greatness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Thirty-five levels will take plenty of time to shoot through, though it'd be nice to have a "free play" option, without time limits. And with plenty of achievements, treasure, and medal to earn, the game's good for any shooting gallery fan or gamer on a budget.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Splatoon has arrived and very nearly delivered on every bit of the potential it showed at E3 2014.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The controls in the game take some getting used to, as they try and follow the basic platform layout, but at the same time try and do something a bit more Zelda-esque.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops on Wii features an amazing amount of high-octane action and content.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In many ways it feels like your average JRPG strategy game, and in some places it even stumbles over itself with attempts at being cute or sexy. However, there are also enough strong points that really shine through and make the game stand out from the crowd, even if its best features are reminiscent of ideas from more noteworthy titles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s difficult to recommend this title wholeheartedly, but Dementium does just enough to warrant it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    For a new intellectual property, it surprisingly falls back on the basics and brings nothing new to the table.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Monster Lab is a surprisingly deep game in regards to the creation aspects and battling system.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Rather than being an average game with its share of reasons not to like it, Rocky is a game whose shortcomings are why it isn't a "great" game in its own right.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Asphalt Urban GT doesn't participate in much of the innovation that makes the DS special, but oddly enough, it's still a fun racer that offers some very cool multiplayer features.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The graphical engine, the imaginative VFX powers, and the style of the game are all positive. The issues with combat and the hassle of switching between input methods on the fly are not.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    All in all, the game handles pretty well. There are a few bumps in the road as combat is shallow, the challenge level is low, and the amusing cut scenes fail to make the DS version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, a prized old-school shooter that stacks up against "Gradius" and others with great fortitude. Though simple, the game is some of the most fun $20.00 can net you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's one of those games you just buy on the name alone -- unfortunately, it's also one of those games that hold the potential to make a killing, but leave the impact of a mosquito on a windshield. It's not horrendous or even bad; just extremely disappointing in execution.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The only downside for fans is the spoilers. If you haven’t seen this yet, you may want to step aside and wait. There are story elements in this game that you may want to wait for until you actually sit down in the auditorium.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The overall gameplay is quite enjoyable. The humor and fun mini-games reel you in, and the added bonuses of unlockable treats such as trailers and costumes keep you playing more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This game suffers from the fact that its console counterpart is so amazing and that it seems to distance itself from that greatness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Overall, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is better than the first outing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The bright, cheerful characters are cute and quirky and the overall setting is pleasant. Unfortunately, the game gets tiresome after just a couple hours of playtime and sits on the shelf in favor of other more action-packed games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Definitely pick this game up for your younger brother or sister but not for yourself because you will get rather bored of this game much quicker than your sibling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A great looking game with some intense and satisfying action. Despite some serious shortcomings with audio and gameplay, this game is an enjoyable title that any action fan can enjoy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you are a big fan of mini-games, you're planning on buying a bunch of games this month along with your DS, and would like to pretend that you actually have a girlfriend... then I suggest you go pick up a copy of Feel the Magic: XY/XX.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For SM2 veterans, the story mode is just too short for a full recommendation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Strangely addictive and fun for the amount of time it takes to play through it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the wake of Resident Evil 4's Game of the Year honors, it's nice to see where the series got its roots, but it also reminds us just how far the series has come.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Much of the gameplay is stale, the story is simple, and the presentation is devoid of character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Gyrostarr is a good deal for 700 Wii Points on WiiWare. The graphics and multiplayer aspects really shine and the new twist of collecting energy is fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An average golf game featuring some new stuff as well as your typical golfing action. However, the character design and sense of humor showcased in this one sets it apart from the rest.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game may not be on as grand a scale as the PS or Xbox version, but the GBA version offers a solid package for a portable title.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While it may not have the depth and grandeur some would look for, it has enough character to stand out from the other licensed titles.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the end, Garfield's Funfest is appealing to the same demographic as the direct-to-DVD movie itself: youngsters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the single-player campaign can turn out to be fairly boring and uninspiring, the real value this game offers is in multiplayer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A fun and fast-paced racer with plenty of customization options. For racing fans, this is an excellent buy; just don't expect the single player portion to last very long.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It is definitely not the longest, or the greatest, Game Boy Advance title available. The production values here are well put together, but considering the extremely small length, we can only recommend it to rabid Star Wars fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, the sequel is a superior experience to its predecessor and the amount of content that can be found in-game across the decently-sized single player campaign is impressive-- hours upon hours can be poured into just excavating or just battling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The story line actually holds your attention and with three different difficulty settings, the gameplay will suit anyone's needs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    I have to say that I was surprised how good the game actually was and how badly the game gets trashed nowadays. Sure, it may be the worst in the series of Zelda titles, but it's by no means a bad game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The graphics aren't the best and the audio does leave a lot to be desired. For the Duel Master fans, I'd say it's a well done game, they'd find the most joy out of it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    With mentally deficient in-game opponents and groan-inducing fetch-quests galore, the real draw of SNK Vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS is the collection aspect.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The puzzles are well-crafted and mostly intuitive, while the story seems lackluster and fails to provide motivation at some points. Since story is often the major driving force behind an adventure game, it falls to the individual player to decide how well the game fares.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    One of the most entertaining games I have played in a long time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A solid port of the original PSX game, but that's part of the problem: It is a port with no enhancements and a hefty price tag to boot.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Line Rider 2: Unbound is a fairly decent port of an interesting Flash game, but there are some problems keeping the Wii experience from fully living up to its potential.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There is a bit of replay value, but you'll be less inclined to play it through more than twice.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Its technical shortcomings are easy to ignore and once you grasp the unique gameplay, it turns out to be quite a lot of fun. Definitely recommended for fans, they're sure to have a ball.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Overall, there’s definitely other titles -- better titles -- available for the system that this package obviously copies from, specifically Brain Age. But, Brain Challenge is a budget title, retails for 800 Nintendo Points and does a respectable job mimicking a standout product, along with a couple ventures of its own.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The lack of depth is rather disconcerting when there are so many bigger games out there carrying the same price tag.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Although it fails to visually inspire any sense of awe, Hudson’s creation astounds the player by taking Nintendo’s advice and creating something fresh with a formula that’s existed since the eighties. Well done!
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an on-rails slasher that is good for 7-10 hours, you will probably enjoy this title. If you’re looking for a full-fledged RPG experience, however, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite Ontamarama's relatively short story mode, options to increase difficulty, the pursuit of high scores and the Shop will keep players coming back for more. Ontamarama is perfect for younger players as a friendly, approachable gateway into the music/rhythm genre.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great compilation of (mostly) classic games, but you have to wonder how many times they can package the same game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is a solid experience, especially for younger players who can’t play the more gory, blood fests found today.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is far too limited to be played for long stretches of time, but it's a nice way to kill a half hour here and there.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The absence of a save feature hurts the Mini Mix in a big way, but considering that the NES Classic GBA series offered a total of one game on one cartridge for the same price instead of three, the sting doesn't seem quite as bad.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it lacks any original mechanics, and has a somewhat shallow premise, Sarge’s War is very finely polished. So polished, in fact, that you may just slip up (grasp the pun?) as a gamer and ignore the game outright.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something that'll keep your heart pumping and controls that are tight with lightning quick response, this certainly isn't for you.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Escape 2 Africa was a delightful surprise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the fairly deep single-player mode, the fact remains that in some ways, this title isn't as deep as its companion game "Mario Golf: Advance Tour."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle fans and casual gamers looking for an affordable, quick game have a great option in Jill's bakery.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kirby is over far too quick, but it's a decent romp while it lasts, and one that I wouldn't mind playing through again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its simplistic origins, dull multiplayer, and audio failings, Ms. Pac-Man can be really fun. It is indeed, Maze Madness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you know a younger gamer who would get a kick out of inventing jetpacks out of fire extinguishers, you'll definitely want to pick it up. Unfortunately, that narrows the game's niche down quite a bit.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sorely lacking some solid gameplay elements. Although the game is targeted at a younger audience, it’s still a shame to see so much of the game’s potential get lost in a sea of only a handful of mini-games.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an excellent game for kids, with just enough challenge and depth to give them a truly fulfilling experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While BloodRayne suffers from a lack of originality and has some definite camera issues, the game play makes up for it by busting out with some dynamic game play elements, weapons, and controls.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not bad, but it doesn't quite have the same charm that it did when I was ten years old.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Updated rosters and the always-entertaining create-a-player are all welcome in this installment of Madden on the GBA. Unfortunately, there just isn't enough here to warrant another purchase if you already have last year’s game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Biggest Loser is a very poor game; the presentation is pathetic and there is no real interactivity to keep gamers interested.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be disappointing to some that this title isn't a new platform game featuring Ubisoft's limbless hero, but what Wii owners ended up with is a pretty worthy substitute.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boing! Docomodake combines puzzles and platforming in a unique, refreshing way, though its use of DS features might have been more novel had it arrived earlier on in the DS's lifespan.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Where the Wild Things Are delivers a far more passionate experience than one might expect. Griptonite Games went with a wholly original plot that is far darker and, in many respects, more compelling than the movie’s take, but the developer does so at some risk.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Evaluating Scribblenauts is difficult because, in spite of its numerous flaws, it never skimps on content to work with or play through, it encourages gamers to interact with friends and family for new ideas, and it provides one of the first (if only) titles to engage a gamer's imagination like no other.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Atlus did an excellent job further augmenting this with another great, humorous localization: whoever came up with the unexpected and hilarious, "Murder case! Woot!" remark should be applauded.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In fairness to EA, hockey may be the most difficult sport to translate to a video game. But if you are looking for an accurate hockey experience, I suggest season tickets.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent attempt for Infogrames and I can't wait to see what they will come up with for the sequel.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Othello has been left in obscurity for far too long, and Capcom and Griptonite have done a great job creating a "next gen" version of the rule set to draw new folks in.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s polished and fun for the four or five hours it lasts. Hopefully Griptonite takes this solid foundation and really expands on it in a future Spider-Man title.

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