Nintendophiles' Scores

  • Games
For 461 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 8 Mucha Lucha! Mascaritas of the Lost Code
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 461
461 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All of this wonderful single player and multiplayer comes polished in an aforementioned pastel graphical environment at which you can't help but smile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I love Meteos. I didn't think a puzzle game would ever burn itself into my retinas to the degree Tetris did, but I was wrong. I find myself waking up and dreaming of rockets blasting off or lining up three different colored tiles on floors while I walk. It's a disease, but it's one that I'm glad I paid for the privilege to catch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have a DS, find a way to procure this game. You will find yourself mesmerized in a way that is profound, delightful and extremely satisfying. [JPN Import]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For those of you waiting for the first real and complete usage of the DS system's capabilities (read: Yoshi's Touch n' Go), look no further than Kirby Canvas Curse.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dual Strike has a lot to offer, and it looks and sounds better than ever. The game has the same traditional look as before but from a more isotopic perspective, which gives a nice 3D sppearance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One heck of a game that rises above its genre as something everyone can play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a gripping story, slick battle sequence, superior graphics, and a set of good tunes to boot, Golden Sun is a total package.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With even more improvements made over the near-perfect SNES game, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 deserves the highest honors.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What really shines, even on top of the great graphics and sound and gameplay, is the replay value.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Four Swords" is the perfect multiplayer Zelda game. It combines amazing cooperative gameplay with competitive gameplay at the same time. The end result is a multiplayer game like no other.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic golfing title that competes with the big boys. It features five full courses and a host of mini-games that'll keep people busy for those long road-trips. My only complaint would be that it is far too easy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From my perspective, I prefer the original on the sole basis of storyline, because it provides for a greater variety of enemy CO's and aids in creating a close bond with your own CO's. Either way, it's still a great game and is co-owner of the crown when it comes to "Best Game Boy Advance game."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the big things to the little things like Move Tutors, new moves, and the ability to mix and match through literally hundreds of creatures, makes creating teams an endless task. Whether you're new to the series or been there from the beginning, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen will surely not disappoint.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the big things to the little things like Move Tutors, new moves, and the ability to mix and match through literally hundreds of creatures, makes creating teams an endless task. Whether you're new to the series or been there from the beginning, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen will surely not disappoint.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tops the original in terms of intuitive gameplay, graphics and sound... but the basic formula hasn't changed a bit. Which is good, it probably doesn't need to be changed.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Metroid Prime without a doubt has become my favorite game on the GameCube, and thus far my favorite game out of this generation of gaming. My favorite game ever is "Ocarina of Time" and Metroid Prime has come mighty close to being as outstanding as that masterpiece.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I felt like a kid playing this game, right alongside Link. I laughed at times; I felt sad at times, I was in shock and amazement. To say this is simply a game is an understatement; it is an adventure. [Import]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I question if it goes too far to say this is the best single-player experience I've ever had on my GCN. No boring moments like "Metroid Prime," no extreme tedium like "Wind Waker." It's like a roller coaster that never goes up, only down.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game, while not perfect, will even attract and hold non-RPG fans with its unique battle system, and interesting story. The game is a great, interesting, and fun experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I want to go on about how perfect everything else in this game is, but you need to experience this for yourself. The title is an amped version of the original Metroid Prime, making an epic experience even better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A mixture of numerous ideas and seemingly unrelated modes that melds to form an exquisite game. Zelda is ever changing, and this iteration sees the dream of true connectivity come to fruition for Nintendo while bringing a fresh face to the series. [Import]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Plainly put, this is one of the best games available on the Gamecube to date. Though not quite as challenging as Superstar Saga (or most RPG's in general), Paper Mario 2 manages to remain wholly engaging from beginning to end.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, an experience like no other.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Majora's Mask is, withouht a doubt, a magnum opus of epic proportions. It may not be as great as "Ocarina of Time," but it gets as close as it possibly can. One of Nintendo's greatest.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    My favorite game of all Time. It is the perfect example of a perfect and polished game. Every aspect of the game is virtually flawless.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Whether in battle or just the game world itself this is my favourite game of the year on any system.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It is a game with flaws but it is an infinitely better game that "FFTA" is and yet still miles away from achieving the perfection that is "Advance Wars 2." That being said, I love this game, and I honestly cannot wait to see further installments.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Not enough can be said for how much fun this game is, how the action keeps coming at you, and how the soul system truly adds a layer of customization and replayability that wasn't in previous Castlevania games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An incredible game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This game has personality, detail, and polish that very few games can even come close to.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This game still is one of the best, if not the best, 2D platformers ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best GBA game so far, and it'll keep you busy for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is not a game you need in your library - this is a game everyone *must* have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game is the shiznit. It’s the best game on the Game Boy Advance.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There is one big factor of the game that I don't like, it's too easy! It took me an hour and a half for me to beat the game and 4 to beat every task, BUT it has excellent replay value.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Probably one of the coolest stories ever to grace a platform/adventure game. And not only that, but the story actually is consistent with the games in the past.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply put, The Lost Age is the best role-playing game available for Game Boy Advance. However, I highly recommend playing the second best RPG, the original Golden Sun, before you play this continuation of it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An absolutely amazing achievement.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An instant classic on the GBA and it lives up to the original game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A fast paced platforming action game. With the ability to play five playable characters and having different paths in each level, the ideal amount of replay value is added to the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's unlike anything I’ve ever played.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most shockingly good GBA games I’ve played all year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The brand new 'Bob-omb Blast' is likely to be the best multiplayer kart game you will ever play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls, sound, graphics, gameplay… they are all fantastic. Miyamoto has another genius of a game. Super Mario Sunshine beats out Mario 64 by a mile.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I absolutely worship the Green Plant: Intersection level. For that level alone this game is worth it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's caused everyone I've shown it to end up with a huge goofy smile on their face after only a few minutes play, has made them say "Wow! Did you see THAT!" on a number of occasions, made me genuinely laugh out loud more than once (try pressing Pause!) and has impressed me time and again with the level of ingenuity and style that Team Viewtiful have infused into the title. [Import]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gaming community is rarely treated to a gaming spectacle that excels so elegantly as Splinter Cell.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I'm already in love with this mountain, and all I want to do is get back up to the peaks and board down that fresh powder.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Adds a few nice modes to the Mario Party series, but if you already own "Mario Party 4" there is absolutely no reason to upgrade.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The amount of impeccable polish applied to Soul Calibur II is nothing short of astonishing. It rivals every fighting game in the history of gaming, and has raised the bar for every game yet to come.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is one of Nintendo 64’s most fun and hilarious games of all time. Not only does the game have one of Nintendo 64’s best Single Player experience it also is home to one of the most addicting, and again hilarious Multiplayer games ever created.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The sound in DKR is fantastic. The characters make noises, the cars make noises, and the music fits in perfectly.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s multiplayer is, by far, the best on Nintendo 64. The Single Player is epic and addicting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It features nice graphics, wonderful sound, addictive gameplay, and a lot of replay value.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Just a little too similar to "Tactics Ogre." The fights got a little too mundane and boring. Perhaps it's because I spent so much time with Ogre that I grew bored of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance quicker. That's not to say that Final Fantasy Tactics Advance isn't worth every penny, because it is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Playing NFL Street made me re-realize why I hated "Madden" so much. Arcade football is just more fun, plain and simple. And, on top of that, it offers quite the extensive one player mode that will keep players busy for months.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An awesome and unique racing game with truly blazzing speed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While the game isn't nearly as perfected and amazing as "Ocarina of Time," it still provides Nintendo fans with an epic and excellent experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I couldnít help to think this was what "Star Fox" should have been. In a genre which is getting drabber and more predictable by the day, Beyond Good & Evil has done what "Ratchet and Clank" did with the platforming genre and revitalized it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A great throwback, mixing several different game elements, to create perhaps one of the most enjoyable games I’ve ever played.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Aesthetic beauty aside, Feel the Magic is a clear-cut winner in this pond of first generation launch titles. It's a nice little challenge with a well-permeated concept, which will be something you, your friends and your family will be able to pick up and play at any given moment well into the DS's lifespan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    THE must-own launch title. There are a couple of issues keeping it from being a definitive killer-app for the system, such as the problematic control scheme, but it’s as close as any of us could have hoped for, and certainly close enough to warrant a purchase.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is one of the most addictive games I've played in recent years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You can't help but fall in love with the little critters. Nintendogs is entertaining, innovative, and packs quite a bit of staying power thanks to all the great unlockables in the game. Believe me, when you get it, you'll fall in love with this incredible, complex game and the little furry pal that goes with it. [JPN Import]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only real knock against it is its length. Coming in at four hours just does not cut it. There are multiple endings the higher the completion percentage, and the original Metroid for comparisons sake, but the brevity of the adventure hurts an otherwise great title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With a wonderful mix of Four Swords style gameplay and a Wind Waker feel, the game takes a little something from everything and still manages to improve on it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the finest and most refined GBA games to date (maybe one of the last, too). It contains a narrative that takes the audience seriously (yet provides good comic relief) and a superb cast of characters.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's nice to see Nintendo giving away such high quality freebies like this. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say, "We want more!"
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything is nearly identical to what you played in Sands of Time, and in the case of combat, the bar has been raised. With a much more even balance of fighting and foot work, PoP fans should be pleased.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Apart from virtually every aspect of gaming that Ultimate Destruction pulls off beautifully, the pure raw fun to be had with this title alone makes it worth a purchase. There's madcap enjoyment to be had here the kind of which you'd find in "Super Smash Bros. Melee."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals in Mario Kart: Super Circuit are mind numbingly perfect.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The replay value is great and this game will last forever.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have the patience to learn it and can look past no licensees or real wrestlers (although this can be fixed in CAW), then Fire Pro can be a very rewarding wrestling experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is naturally fast paced, which only means it is more fun. You have to think fast and have good reflexes. Personally, I love the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It combines great visuals, good sound effects and good overall music, and is solid as a pinball game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game can have loads of excitement. One of the main reasons is that the controls are excellent and it is easy to pull off major combos without a lot of effort. However, the game is still going to be hard to master.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the series you will eat this one up because it’s not a port. Instead, it’s a good original game of the Mega Man saga that will take you ten to twenty hours to beat. However, it will definitely frustrate those who are not good at games or someone that does not like hard games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It plays like an absolute dream. Sometimes I forgot I was playing on my GBA.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s addictive and much more varied than the original...The combination of the RPG aspects and the real-time/turn-based battle system is the main draw for this unique game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though Duke Nukem turned heel and became more of a world hero instead of solo killer, this game still has the same good fun that you would expect from a Duke Nukem game but without the bathroom jokes and strippers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very addictive and lengthy FPS.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't say enough about Jazz Jackrabbit on the GBA. Jaleco and Game Titan have created a brand new experience while still keeping Jazz's classic gameplay intact.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A culmination of intelligent programming, good game design and fun. The game is a technical marvel that must not only be seen, but heard.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s not a great deal that can be done to improve the 2D shooter’s basic premise, but Iridion II raises the bar by including superior audio, very decent graphics, and a good variety of both new (auto-upgrade) as well as classic (super-shot and smart bombs) gameplay features.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is just enough of a story for Resident Evil fans to play the game and find out new information, but there certainly could have been much more in terms of the story.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neversoft succeeded by sacrificing some of the polish that could have made the game a better by a smidgen. The framerate and lack of astonishing detail are valid complaints, but should not deter any Gamecube owner from buying this game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game plays perfectly, just like the original. However, that is the problem. The game has nothing new, nothing different, nothing innovative, and nothing that changes the gameplay from original except the targeting computer, which you are penalized for using!!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Almost perfect. Some of the challenges are a bit difficult but they help build your skill level. And although the graphics aren't stunning they are above adequate for this game, and are still very good.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game was created with gamers in mind it combines a great mix of fun with a great story and best of all a franchise character to suck you in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazingly addicting, completing charming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once again, the combination of Sega and monkeys has resulted in an extremely addicting game. Don’t pass this game up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every RPG fans' dream of a game. It has some of the best gameplay, an engaging story, great music (although the quality detracts from this), and hours of gameplay to keep you playing into the long nights.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aggressive Inline literally has become my favorite extreme sports game to date.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has everything that I could possibly want all bundled up in one nice little package: an epic quest, beautiful graphics, great music, and puzzles around every turn... It truly is that marvelous.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s franchise mode is deeper than ever, and gameplay more solid than ever. Once again, EA and Tiburon have topped themselves in all categories.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes to sports games, nothing can really beat "Tiger Woods" in the realism department, but nothing can really beat Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour in the fun department.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The amount of fun that it provides is unbelievable, and its simple, arcade-style gameplay is wonderful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's amazing to think that a guy like me, the type who used to hate NASCAR with a corrupt passion, has actually found love in a game like this.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is as solid as past installments, only not as amazing and shocking.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best arcade racing experience available on the GameCube. If your a fan of the first than this is a must buy.