Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,470 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: 73
Score distribution:
1470 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For portable golf, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 has it where it counts. Its flaws should encourage a cautious purchase, but in many respects, the robust multiplayer makes up for it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Marvel TCG does a nice job of bringing the battle home for fans, but won't pull many new devotees to the fold.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As usual, Spidey delivers a decent handheld experience that will be great for kids.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, if the game is intended for someone in elementary school, there are few racing genre, and far fewer movie-based titles, that would be better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Regardless, Crystal Defenders R1 is a solid introduction to tower defense and a decent appetizer to build anticipation for its follow-up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While some mistakes were made in the making of this game, not enough were made to make it bad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Every round is quick and frantic and offers lots of opportunities for sudden turn-arounds. The more humans you can get hooked up to it at once, the better it is.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of all the racing games out there, my favorite is still "F-Zero" and "Mario Kart," but if you want something a little more realistic, but still a bit off the wall, go for this.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When taken as a whole, Active Life: Extreme Challenge is a decent enough game, especially for young fans of extreme sports.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The learning curve is a little steep and not everyone may enjoy losing dozens of battles before they finally get the hang of it. However, it should be noted that with 120 cards from the original card game as well as 60 cards from the expansion pack, Atari is extremely faithful to the source material.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its lack of replay value and repetiveness, the game just gets really old.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The variety of game modes is there, the cool Pokemon license is there, the excellent effort of NST is there, but the core of the game-- the gameplay-- just doesn't have that certain piece of magic and accessibility that separates the Tetrises from the wannabes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Spyro 2: Season of Flame is a very well produced game, the difficulty of it may turn away many players, myself included.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Leaf Green and Fire Red are better games than "Ruby" and "Sapphire." Their balance, style, and structure were the original benchmark and they remain that way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 offers everything players should expect from the series, but the developers at EA Redwood Studios need to take the motion controls to the woodshed for next year's release.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mildly fast racing game with mediocre techno beats, unbalanced gameplay, but “wow” worthy environments.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, it's not so much that Spyborgs is bad -- just incredibly generic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A far cry from the Sonic of the early 90’s.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As expected, the originals are better and more authentic Resident Evil experiences, and you'll get more enjoyment-- though not multiplayer-- out of them. Darkside Chronicles, on the other hand, is best for someone who absolutely loves light-gun games and has a buddy along for the ride.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For its discount price point, pinball enthusiasts will be entertained.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the Scooby-Doo! universe will find this a nice pick-up, especially those on the younger end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it can indeed get repetitive fairly quickly, especially depending on the relative attention span of the player, those who enjoy simple battling and customization will get their money’s worth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Leaf Green and Fire Red are better games than "Ruby" and "Sapphire." Their balance, style, and structure were the original benchmark and they remain that way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Fox Command isn't quite a return-to-form for the series; it's best to think of it as a good few steps on the road to recovery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great game -- a little light on action -- but nevertheless a break-through title.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bottom line is this; casual players who love a good puzzle game now and then will enjoy this title for a long time to come, but core gamers who look for variety and depth in their games may want to look elsewhere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Midway should’ve opted for smaller teams rather than 11 on 11 play. Think of Hitz, Blitz or Jam. This was a major game design folly here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a challenge and do not care that the game isn’t teeming with personality, then it is for you.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite all these gripes, Rooms is still a blast to play. While $30 may seem a bit steep for the title that, when boiled down, is nothing more than an advanced slide puzzle, once the game inevitably lands in the bargain bins it is definitely recommended for any puzzle fan.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SIKB makes up for these shortcomings a little with above-average gameplay and audio.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, I found this game to be difficult to get into from a control perspective and then once I became familiar with the controls, the game was an exercise in frustration rather than a pleasure to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard to shake the feeling that this has all been done before -- and that the Gold/Silver/Crystal versions did it better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing: City Folk is a difficult game to evaluate. It is undeniably a well-made and highly polished game that offers all the interesting activities and character the series is known for. On the other hand, it’s almost identical to past titles in the series, with almost nothing in the way of new features.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The downside of the game is simply that it is not up to par with "SSX3," which is what happens when you go head to head with someone who has had two previous tries in one console generation to get it right.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There I was, acting like a little schoolgirl, playing my Lizzie McGuire game, when the action just stopped. It's over. Kaput. The end. I beat the game. I checked the time log on the title screen. I had been playing for exactly one hour.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Did the world need a Digimon kart racer? Not particularly. But as "Mario Kart" clones go, this one's pretty decent.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bakugan Battle Brawlers is ultimately a silly game based on a silly premise, but the end product's decent enough to satisfy plenty of kids who think the show and cards are the greatest thing since the last monster-collecting/card-battling anime fad.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is just nothing that really makes this game pop. It's not memorable. It does not stand out in my mind. And that is the most unfortunate event of them all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, there is a good deal to like about Mini Ninjas.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fleshing out of the Dig Dug world in story mode was enjoyable, I only wish that the gameplay was a bit deeper, or at least more challenging.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Friend or Foe will not be confused for an epic and will likely be soon forgotten among Wii titles, but it is nevertheless a decent beat-em-up and is worth a rental or a bargain-bin purchase for co-op fanatics or hardcore Spidey fans.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the traveler looking for a tutorial in classic solitary gaming, you could do worse than Travel Games for Dummies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Balls of Fury for DS delivers surprisingly solid touch control ping-pong action on the go.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent compilation of two good Dreamcast RPGs which didn’t get as much recognition as they should have received.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blackhand Edition has a few high points, but it's hard not to think of what a Godfather game could have truly been.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Balls of Fury for Wii delivers solid motion control ping-pong action at home.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The learning curve is gentle enough for first time RPGers while the scale of the story should appease RPG veterans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps it is not the game that RPG lovers have been waiting for, but it could easily be the game that Eragon fans will embrace.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is good but not great, and is one that you should probably rent. It takes around 20 hours to complete (or less).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall the game isn't bad. Given the turn-based strategy and JRPG competition on DS, this is rental territory. Those that buy Mythologies should do so if they appreciate its multiplayer merits.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not the most challenging game, Lethal Alliance hits its mark in appealing to the widest possible range of Star Wars gamers new and old.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the whole package will provide hours of entertainment to gamers who know what they are getting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LIT
    LIT showcases some rather novel puzzle aspects, while simultaneously remaining shrouded with horror and darkness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crash: Mind Over Mutant isn’t the most original platformer we’ve played -- it’s not even the most original Crash title we’ve played -- but it does work much better than some previous titles in the series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Painfully inconsistent. It has great control, and myriad single-player and multiplayer modes. Unfortunately, it also has abysmal music and a spotty graphics engine that cannot achieve the sense of speed the Driver games need.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much like its 360 predecessor, Blue Dragon Plus is an average game that will tempt gamers with its pedigree but also show a failure to live up to its potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is great, the character development is great, but the gameplay elements can get a little repetitive. MMBN3 is also the most difficult of the Network games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guinness World Records isn’t the most revolutionary or innovative minigame compilation on the market, but it works well at what it sets out to do.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When taken as a whole, Gravitronix is an unpretentious Pong-style action experience. From top to bottom, the game functions as it should, with a mix of single-player and multiplayer modes suitable for short spurts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many, many better games are out there, but not a whole lot for those looking for a DS superhero fix.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great game to play with your friends and it can be fun to play alone but I don’t recommend it unless you’re a hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh! fan.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is, however, very taste specific. A frantic, reflex-testing shooter this is not; it's all about the journey.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the game play experience of True Crime is just ruined by the frustrating camera system.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of portable dungeon crawlers with touch-screen interaction, rejoice. This is the game you have been waiting for.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be worth it to veterans of the series, but Smash Hits is a worthy investment for those who only started rocking after the series hit the Wii.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs doesn't bring anything new that you haven’t played a hundred times before, but the variety of gameplay types provide a break from the monotony of movie-based games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re into adrenaline-pumping thrills and any game slower than F-Zero,, don’t expect to get much, if anything, out of this game. If, however, you enjoy paced simulations and the thought of collecting stuff, you may want to put Endless Ocean on your sonar, at least for a rental.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Mega Man Battle Network 6 still has its underlying concepts straight, but can't quite shake off that sixth-game curse, which means it doesn't quite deserve that last tenth of a point.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Questionable control, average graphics, and shoddy music...in the majority of respects it's a decent affair.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    I like the idea, it’s just the execution needs work.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A beautiful game. There is enough eye candy to keep you entertained for a few hours, but the awkward gameplay overshadows the looks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Being that so many versions are available however, at even cheaper prices, there’s not much reason to invest in this port.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It's cute, it's exhilarating, and it's an extremely good alternative to the failed Pokemon Channel. Is it worth the casual gamer's dollar? Probably not.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Although the game isn't the most beautiful out there, the draw is based solely on gameplay, which is rare these days.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Frankly speaking, it's one of the best titles from the NES years. However, the game has been ported so many times that it hardly stands on its own as a stand-alone experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A fun and energetic game that works well as a platformer, but horribly as a showcase. The game controls well, but has many graphical problems.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It shows a real effort to make a solid representation of UFC. It works solidly. What I don’t like, however, is that it’s lacking the flair and pizzazz of a fighter.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Victorious Boxers: Revolution isn't quite a revolutionary title, but it's a fun one nonetheless, save for some Story Mode missteps.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A better-than-average game for kids, and one that will keep them on their mental toes, to boot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    There are a variety of technical problems with Kung Fu Panda: the camera is wonky, Wii remote motions imprecise, a little buggy and a lazy PS2 port.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Buena Vista does a remarkable job in setting the difficulty level at a place in which older players like myself are not turned off, while still making sure the experience isn’t so hard as to alienate the younger demographic it outwardly targets.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Excellent graphics and sound, and one of the best attempts at a 2-D dogfighting game I've seen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Doesn’t play as fluently as the AKI games from THQ of yore, and is lacking some elements that would give it some life or charisma.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The difficulty is much better than previous games in the series, so no need to worry about that if you’ve had horrifying experiences with insanely difficult shooters before (which everyone has.)
    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Destiny's Soldier is incredibly faithful to the traditional Mage Knight rules, but this, unfortunately, mostly serves as a reminder of how strategy games have evolved differently on and off of video game systems.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The platforming can be fun and the rocket ship missions in between are even better. However, considering the extraordinarily short length and simple gameplay, this can only be recommended to a handful of people.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    At only 700 Nintendo Points, ColorZ presents an extremely unique experience to WiiWare enthusiasts at an affordable price, whether they hunger for a game with conniption-taunting challenge or have friends willing to take this perilous journey together.

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